‘Deception’ — Renewed or Cancelled for Season 2?

11 months ago, by

May 11, 2013

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UPDATE: NBC has officially cancelled Deception last May 9, 2013. Read article here.

Hi there Deception fan, do you want the peacock network to renew the revenge-y Monday night drama? On this article, we’ve amassed the facts regarding the past and current status of the freshman soap. Is it still on the bubble, will it be cancelled or renewed for season 2? Keep reading to find out!

NBC introduced viewers to Deception this year to fill-in for Revolution’s hiatus period. The show’s premise resembles ABC’s Sunday sudser Revenge where an old friend of a murdered wealthy woman went incognito to investigate the mystery of her death. Based from the review I’ve read about the premiere, it seemed that the show didn’t bear the potential of a television smash. Apparently, the supporting characters were trite and the protagonist (Meagan Good) doesn’t incarnate the edgy, threatening TV series heroine (read: Emily Thorne).

The ratings at the beginning of the season were weak. The premiere drew 5.66 million total viewers, with a 2.0 rating on adults 18-49. Week two slipped 20% down with 4.14 million total of returning viewers. The succeeding weeks were unimpressive and kept falling. However as the season draws nigh to the thirteenth episode finale, it managed to stay steady with a 1.1 rating on the same demo (3.3 mil).

Some say that NBC could have done better with Deception if it was promoted with a greater scale as they did with the musical, Smash. This subject is moot since despite of its weak marketing strategy, the vindictive drama has registered a thriving fanbase. They thought that the series may have started slow but it is definitely worth sticking around for.

The stars, Meagan Good and Laz Alonso recently spoke to ET where they expressed their hopes of a season 2 pick-up. They were both enthusiastic as they discussed the thickening storyline and the upcoming trajectories set for their characters.

In conclusion, Deception has the potential of being the next Revenge/Scandal of NBC. It has delivered steady numbers, a reasonable amount of supporters and a story that may unravel more interesting twist and character dynamics. However, the ratings are simply below par compared to other NBC’s top tier programs.

Thus far, we predict that Deception is ‘certain to be cancelled’ by May of 2013.

Do you want NBC to renew Deception for a season 2?

  • Eddie

    Please renew…if anything get new more or new writers.

  • mjj2430@aol.comm

    Do not cancel please

  • PianoDiva

    I’m fed up with NBC They cancel SMASH and DECEPTION and now they bring some stupid show with Anne Heche. Total Rubbish no wonder Their network is struggling!

  • Deanna1313

    Please don’t cancel it! Put it on in the 9:00 hour and there will be more viewers for sure!

  • Jam

    Renew Deception! I need to know what happened next! Every episode was a cliff hanging and left me wondering what was next…please keep it for season2

  • Sabrina

    Yeees plizzz, do not cance this show, I have never watched any other TV programs that got me so excited than Deception. it’s very unfair of NBC to cancel it. The show have so muck potential. This the only show that i watch så plizzz, dp us a favor and pliz condsider the choice, i am sure everyone how watch it will lovet it.
    Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew! Renew!

  • Mikella

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  • MIKE S

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! DON’T CANCEL!!!!!!! Definitely one of the better shows they had on!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelle.bradford.3 Angelle Bradford

    do not cancel!!!!!!

  • Janet Parker

    Why do tv exec always have to go and mess up a good thing? Here is some great advice for them. Sit down with your writers continue working the story line and add a few more twist, maybe give us a backstory on some of the main characters. Something we weren’t expecting, give it more action where the main characters secrets are amplified. In reality rich people have very juicy secrets bring the secrets out. A great show is just like great sex. You have given us great foreplay now it is time for you the execs and the writers to steam it up and bring us to the climax in season 2 and leave us wanting more for season 3. The actors were very good. Please make it happen, give Scandal a run for its ratings.

  • Carole

    This Is One Of The Best Shows On TV. It Has A Lot Of Fans. Please DON’T Let Us All Down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dijryred D’Andra Passley

    pls dnt cancel

  • http://twitter.com/VickiesAndCiroc IG: BEAUTI_FULL_X3

    You shouldn’t cancel Deception. I believe it is true that if it was marketed better then it would’ve been more people viewing . I love the show but stumbled across it one night and was hooked. Now you guys know that people look forward to season 2 you should lunch it but also promote the show Deception return in hopes that you will keep you existing audience as well as a gain in percentage viewing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/godfavormelydia.major Lydia Major

    This sadden me because I love this show

  • vana101

    deception should definitely be renewed !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726821998 Brenda Rai Brooks-Perry

    DO NOT CANCEL DECEPTION!!!

  • dkny

    do not cancel!

  • ashley

    dont cancel it !! its an amazing show and everyone would see that if they actually stuck it out to the end.

  • okok

    dont canceeeel…. its awesome nd i wanna have more of it!!!!!

  • linda

    WE LOVE DECEPTION!! Please do not cancel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.e.calzada Sara Calzada

    No Do not cancell this show, This was by far the best thing they had on tv. I Love this show and i am so excited to see what happens in season 2!!

  • dlm

    i liked this show and wish that they would give it another season!!

  • Dana

    Deception is the only show on TV that I watch…..Please, please, RENEW

  • Sarah Wilson

    PLEASE DEFINITELY RENEW DECEPTION ! BEST SHOW EVER AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEE C’MONNN NBCCCCC pleaseeeeeeeeeeee !

  • daisy

    please do not cancel season 2!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dagreatpharaoh William DaYoung-God Sanders

    Have they cancelled the show?
    Did they atleast finish the season?

  • Amanda

    don’t cancel deception please!!!!

  • LiveurlifeThisyear

    Don’t cancel it like this. How could you? At least give it a full 2nd season to end it well, maybe even with a 2 hr. finale.

  • Ga girl

    NOT happynthatbthus show was cancelled. You made a mistake!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmason0412 Michelle April Mason

    Keep Deception. I didn’t even know this show excited for the first few episodes but once I seen it, I was hooked. You’ve got to bring it back for season 2. Your fans are sadden by you cancelling Deception.

  • kristin

    Ill die do not cancel!!!!!!!!

  • Emma

    Please don’t cancel! I love this show and so do all my friends! Season 2 please!

  • Mmmmm…..

    Please renew. Shocked they would consider cancelling this show. It’s intriguing, exciting with good character actors. I am looking forward to season 2, hope I’m not disappointed.

  • lavonda

    dont cancel this show

  • samantha

    Aww don’t cancel!! It wad getting good!! NBC just needs to advertis better for Deception than Smash!

  • Tana

    Yess!!! Renew deception!!!!

  • michele

    do not cancel!!!!!!

  • Deb

    Maybe another network will pick it up. It’s NBC loss!,,

  • VickieJ

    Do not cancel, loved this show it just needs to be promoted more! Please don’t cancel.

  • dovie

    You must renew the show it is the best show ive seen in a looooonnnnggg time!

  • Deceptionfan

    Renew deception

  • Angela

    Please do not cancel!!

  • Angell White

    Please don’t cancel please I love this show. Great story line. It’s one of my favorites I tevo so that I don’t miss it please give it another shot

  • Miranda

    Please Renew ….. Give it a chance ! We shouldnt be left woundering who killed vivan ,,,

  • bestfriend

    YES YESSSSSSSSSS YES YESSS YESSS YESSS YESSSSSSSSS PLEASE :)
    this is the best show from nbc love it so emotionaly good verrry goood nigaa :) <3

  • Carri-Anne Nelson

    LOVE deception-dumb decision!

  • Territa

    Please renew I was looking and looking for Deception

  • Brandie Moore

    Do not cancel, I need to know what happens to Robert Bower lol

  • Freshmoney

    Omg please don’t cancel this show I love this show I’m already addicted to it it is an amazing show the only one I’m 10000percent dedicated to ….. Keep deception … I’m ready for season 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.s this is freshmoneys gf dnt got twitter lol

  • Yesenia Gutierrez

    DONT CANCEL! PLEASE! i love all the characters!

  • myriah

    I’m addicted pleaseeeee pleaseeee don’t cancel

  • myriah

    Pleaseeee renew soooonnnn!!!!!

  • sherlee

    season 2 plz!

  • Kimberly Anne Woodcock

    Yes yes yes!!

  • Shiela

    please bring Deception back for a second season!

  • louhemianlou@aol.com

    i was trying to fugiure out if there was a season 2 because i am ready for so much more they have to offer.. plus there are such great actors in this show.. it cant end so soon

  • poeticsister

    Need to bring Deception back!!!!!

  • catrionajeanc@yahoo.com

    Please do not cancel.

  • CAROLINASNYDER

    do NOT CANCEL!!!! LOVED THIS SHOW@@@@ WANT TO SEE Julian GET HIS GIRL…COP OR NOT!

  • BSlater

    WHY!!! It was so good. Don’t Cancel NBC

  • Zainab Ogunbajo

    Bring back Deception, pls! Don’t cancel when it just started getting Goode!!!

  • Really

    The show was good but not advertised enough, I wonder why?

  • Yvette Carthon

    BAD MOVE NBC, YOU WANT US TO SUPPORT YOUR OTHER PROGRAMMING BUT YOU TAKE AWAY QUALITY TV, FOR REALITY CRAP!!!! I’M VERY DISGUSTED

  • Nadia

    Do not cancel the show!

  • Deshona

    Yes I want to see more Deception!!!

  • Faith

    I enjoyed Deception! Do not cancel!

  • Heather Dietz

    Please renew..I love this show. I was out of the country with no access to local television stations, so I paid for the entire season through Amazon, to watch on my Kindle!! DO NOT CANCEL!! This is a terrific & suspenseful drama. I’m disappointed in the people who make the decisions to cancel certain shows. We should have some input, afterall these shows are for the publics entertainment..but no one considers our opinions of what we’d like to continue seeing televised! What ashame, maybe it’s particular networks we should boycott, the same way these networks have tendencies to boycott shows we like!!!

  • Ldraperny

    Very disappointed. I really loved the show and it got better as the season went along. Don’t leave us hanging!

  • Fee

    Please do not cancel one of the biggest tv shows. This show is excellent. Needs to be renewed.

  • Alexis

    Yes!!!

  • stephen

    Wtf? I have been excited for season 2 ever since season one ended im very upset about this

  • Pam

    Great show. It should to be cancelled!!!

  • Roxie

    Can another network pick up the show? The Deception does not need to end-

    not like this.

  • Jejey

    Please don’t cancel the show this was a show me and my stepmom had in common we actually bonded together for the first Time in awhile. Please don’t cancel.

  • Ayzia

    Plllleeeeaaasssseeeee come back!

  • Rony P

    Don’t cancel this show.

  • Jackina Juju Reid

    Do not cancel

  • Tracy

    Noooo!! Please DON’T cancel this show! I have been waiting for it to come back as it is….and no it really wasn’t promoted, not many knew about it. It started off slow but definitely got more interesting and I was at the edge waiting for the next weeks show. Please renew and give it another chance!

    Tracy

  • Redgy

    please come back Meagan Good! :-(

  • deceprion hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i need to know who killed vivian…………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!