'Deception' Canceled by NBC After One Season

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May 8th, 2013

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Deception has been officially canceled by NBC after a single season. Regular TVBTN readers should not be surprised...

  • Ultima

    Do you know if these decisions really come down to a call that is made on a specific day?

    NBC executives may have decided prior to today that Deception and some of the pilots were dead, but today is when they are actually letting the producers of those shows know that they won’t be going forward with them.

    Even if they decided that there was little chance of Deception getting renewed around the time it ended, it doesn’t hurt to wait a couple months just in case they have a really poor pilot season.

  • kevin

    im shocked, absolutely just shattered. i thought for sure i would see this show go qo seasons. Oh well, at least i can look foward to 8 or 9 seasons of Hannibal

  • Dan

    Maybe NBC should announce something less obvious like the fate of Whitney, Go On, GWK Community, The new normal etc

  • omabin


    Thanks, it was that first part that I was looking to have confirmed. It makes total sense.

  • forg

    NBC is probably confused as well what to renew/cancel from their sitcoms

  • NeNe Leakes

    The New Normal is renewed with a 13 episode order for midseason. You heard it here first! Boop!

  • Jacob

    This is why I don’t watch tv anymore. I watch more reality tv nowdays. Its so hard to get into a new show because it has such slim chances that it will be renewed.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Dan S – Hannibal’s ratings aren’t any better than Deception’s… what makes you think Hannibal should be renewed?

    I’m not saying it won’t be; this is NBC, after all. Just curious what reasoning you have.

  • rainbowtwizzler

    I’m really glad about this because the show was painful to get through. I’m hoping that John Larroquette gets some quality work soon. I imagine had Deception been renewed, his character’s position in the cast would have been upgraded. I also imagine NBC would have replaced the writers too.

  • Jazz

    Yes, that writing team didn’t do them any favors. Some good actors who did a lot with less than stellar material including Donovan, Garber and Larroquette. Oh and the wonderful S. Epatha Merkerson among others.

  • Fred

    My mom liked this one better than Revenge.
    Gonna break the news to her after Mother’s Day.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Never watched more than the pilot episode of this one.

  • Dan S

    @r0ckmypants, regarding Hannial getting renewed over Deception is just a gut feeling. It was given a less favorable timeslot than Deception was on Mon. & I still think NBC is waiting until the upfronts to make a final decision. Obviously it can go either way & if NBC does cancel it perhaps a cable network may pick it up since its only supposed to produce 13 episodes a season anyway.

  • Brad

    NOT canning Hannibal today means it still has a shot. It’s the only drama where the fate hasn’t been decided.

    I guess tomorrow will be the comedies.

  • bobby069

    Sad..one of the few shows on nbc besides the voice, the new normal and revolution i enjoy…most the rest are boring and the “comedies” on Thursday are very boring and not Must See TV so i hope even Community and Parks get cancelled…total snooze fests…if they want to bring the 18-30 group back they need to get bold on network tv

  • Dan W

    Not surprised but that doesn’t make me any less upset! I really thought this show was decent enough. I know I enjoyed watching the 11 episodes that were aired! This does look better for Hannibal I think…unless they decide to cancel that as well which frankly they should because the ratings aren’t great.

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  • Bern

    Not surprised but damn. I was one of a few people that liked the show.

  • TVDude

    What’s Deception? :)

    I’m joking, but seriously, the show never really had much of a chance. NBC used it as Spackle, and Spackle it was.

  • Potato

    I’m assuming we’ll hear about Hannibal and the comedies on Friday, since they both (comm and hann that is) air tomorrow, so NBC can get one more data point for each

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