Meagan Good is set to hit the small screen at the top of a year in a promising drama series on NBC called “Deception.” Good nabbed the lead role of undercover detective Joanna Lacasto, who is approached by NYPD detective and former lover Will Sacovitch, played by Laz Alonso, to take on a murder case.

The case is centered around the killing of a childhood friend in her mother’s former employers’ home. The show promises to be a thrilling mystery enhanced by the chemistry and romance between Lacasto (Good) and Alonso (Sacovitch). If it lives up to the hype, “Deception” will be a nail-biter that keeps viewers tuning in for more. It’s also great to see another black actress in a lead role on a major network.

Watch the trailer below:

“Deception” debuts on January 7, 2013 at 10 PM EST on NBC. Will you tune in, Clutchettes?

  • Kenzy

    ill watch it to support, but im having a very hard time believing megan good as a cop or serious role like that, im just not see cop. and im not saying its back acting just speculating perhaps her past roles have tainted my image…also it seems like a long drawn out version of an episode of law and order, just instead of finding out who murdered in the end of the episode we will have to wait until the end of a season. meh..if it werent actors i wanted to support id pass but b/c i would like to support megan and laz ..ill watch

  • A

    Megan Good suffers for “type cast” meaning she is always cast for the same role (sexy, love interest, promiscuous)–that’s why you can’t see her as a cop. I’m very happy to see that shes got this new role because she’s talented and seems humble. I’ll support.

  • __A

    It looks pretty decent. I’m glad that Megan is getting roles. She’s beautiful and a decent actress, but I do kind of agree about the format of the show.

    Law and Order/NCIS/CSI type shows always do well. A new case every episode keeps people interested. The drawn out storyline can get old if not done right. They can get to be like a soap opera.

  • Yb

    Hell yeah I’m going to tune in!! So glad to see black women in lead roles, not playing to token negro or the black best friend.

    I’ve been rooting for Meagan to get a good role since Eve’s Bayou. Hopefully this will be it.

  • EST. 1986

    I might check it out, but as someone said above, it too is hard for me to envision Ms. Megan in any other role besides the down, hood chick she usually is casted as.


    If I remember lol. I rarely watch TV but, I will if a GOOD show is on.I will mos def dvr this one because, she killed in Eve’s Bayou. So, I hope that helps with the ratings.But, I hope she’s not like Kristian Dunst, a great child actor but, as an adult a horrible actor.

  • EST. 1986


  • J

    I’m happy to see that the reports about basic television channels adding diversity to their programs is true. Early this year it was reported that we would start to see more shows and movies coming out geared towards minorities, so it’s about time.

    While the reviews here are mixed on Megan Good being portrayed as a good cop despite her past roles, I don’t that it should be a deciding factor in watching the show. The acting industry is not easy to get into or find a role that not stereotypical, so many actors play the same roles over and over.

    Plus, we have to remember that Kerri Washington played similar roles in her acting past that were questionable. Before she was Olivia Pope she did play the other woman in ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ and paid a man to get pregnant in ‘She Hate Me.’ Now she’s a television star and many people can’t go without watching Scandal.

    The funny thing to me is that this show plays off of the premise of ‘Veronica Mars’ in that it’s about a woman searching for the truth about her friend’s murder. Then she starts to investigate the family and see if they were involved. So the idea behind it is old, but could be interesting too.

  • Val

    Wait. Did this just say that she’s going to have a Black love interest?! Wow! Usually pretty Black actresses are given White love interests. I’ll definitely check it out.

  • bk chick

    Watch the trailer…i think I saw her kissing a few white don’t get your hopes up lol

  • Val

    Lol. Oh well.

  • Mademoiselle

    “Lacasto” sounds Italian and “Sacovitch” sounds east-European… I wonder what the families of these 2 black people will look like on the show.

  • Ask_ME

    I guess now that Scandal is a hit we will see more black women starring on television shows. Good!

  • Per Usual

    Now you know, no major network is going to showcase black love…unless it’s Tiny & TI (nothing wrong with them btw). But trust and believe we’ll see an abundance of new shows where the beautiful black girl will be save by… the white knight.

  • Beautiful Mic

    Will I watch? Is it true that Meagan Good married a minister to suppress her involvement in running/owning a business that sells sex (prostitution, escorting, brothel, human trafficking…)?

    I’ve always thought she was a good actress, but I’ve become very discerning in the type of people I will support, even if it’s just by watching their shows/movies.

    Thinking back to her recent marriage…this is all programming (aside from the tv show) – very strategic…

  • Beautiful Mic

    Yes, hopefully all of them won’t have carbon copy plots/story lines.

  • Kristi

    I’ll watch the first episode to give it a try….Megan Good isn’t a terrible actress and I kinda have a crush in Laz Alonzo : ) But my question is, how are they going to stretch the premise of the show out past the investigation of the murder? The plot seem appropriate for a mini-series, not a weekly drama. I dunno…

  • The Other Jess

    No, because she goes undercover as a MAID, in a house full of rich white women no less! Sorry, will definitely not be watching. Just another way to have a Black woman play the help. They can keep it.

  • The Other Jess

    She’ll be playing a MAID to a house full of white women in this show – not exactly an enviable leading role.

  • The Other Jess

    Meagan Goode is supposed to be playing an Afro-Latina. Lacasto is a spanish name.

  • The Other Jess

    or be maids, as Meagan Good is in this role – an undercover cop who plays a maid icognito. smdh.

  • binks

    I agree with those who said it is hard to see Meagan in any other roles than the ones she is typecast in…i.e. the hot chick or the pretty girlfriend. But I will give it a try, but if I’ am not feeling it I won’t continue watching it.

  • karen

    Well judging from the trailer I think I saw a black woman(not sure if its Meagans character) kissing a white man in this story. It flashed so quick. You know in dramas like this they always have goodlooking blk women with a white love interest like you said, and I aint objecting. As long as he is a goodlooking white guy its fine with me. Anyway it looks very interesting and I hope its good enough to last. I will be watching.

  • Hailey J

    My friend I work with at DISH just told me about this show earlier today, and based on what I just saw with the trailer, I think I’ll give it a try. I’ve always enjoyed Meagan Good, so I agree with all the others who say it’ll be nice to see her venture out farther in her acting career. I’ll have to remember to setup a timer to my DISH Hopper DVR around that time though. I have a lot of my favorite shows coming back in January, but thankfully with the 2 terabyte hard drive my DVR has I won’t have to worry about any of them not recording. It should be interesting to see how this series plays out. I do have to admit it has a Revenge type of feel to it too.

  • Mademoiselle

    I was almost convinced this wasn’t an advertisement for cable services.

  • Mina

    Heck yeah I’ll watch! Even though Meagan Good is still playing the role of best friend, at least her best friend is out of the picture (dead) and she’s getting sweet justice for her. I’m tired of seeing Meagan always playing the sidechick, heaux, or best friend. She’s always typecasted to play those roles. However, I definitely want to watch Deception now that she’s a cop, taking action and doing things besides having sex with ballers/thugs and looking pretty!

  • Mina

    Well she’s still typecasted as she’s still the best friend and she’s working with her lover -___- but at least she’s an undercover detective and doing stuff besides looking pretty. Finally I get to see her get her hands dirty and do much more than she usually does!

  • Dani

    She’s not going undercover as a maid. she’s going back to the estate as herself a family friend who happens to be the daughter of someone who worked for the family. Why not support a prime time show that looks complex and interesting? We always hear complaints about the lack of black leads in positive shows, how about we show some support of this show and other’s like it instead of programs BBW and RHOA. I guess people always have to find something to complain about.

  • class of fitness

    we if it has the Veronica mars vibe, it will last 3 or 4 seasons at the most?

  • kelly

    This show reminds me of veronica mars… I cant wait to tune in…

  • Cree

    “Scandal” on ABC with Kerry Washington…

    “Deception” on NBC with Megan Good…

    Coincidence? I think not.

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