Meagan Good confirmed today what many “Deception” fans were dreading: NBC has decided not to renew “Deception.” The series, which only ran for one season, followed Joanna Lacasto (Meagan Good), an undercover detective hired to solve the murder case of her slain childhood friend and wealthy tabloid covergirl, Vivian Bowers. To uncover the mystery, Meagan posed as a visitor in her late friend’s family’s home. The premise was suspenseful and fascinating, and there was an ever-entertaining love triangle between Joanna, Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), the FBI agent who hired her, and Julian Bowers, the brother of the late Vivian.
Meagan Good posted the below on her Instagram account late last night:
So where did “Deception” go wrong? I watched the first couple of episodes but wasn’t drawn in by the initially slow-moving plot and I couldn’t get attached to the characters. Several people felt similar, and the ratings dropped. It’s unfortunate because one evening, my friend convinced me to watch the show on Demand and I was hooked. I stayed in and watched the rest of the series and by episode three, I was intrigued and anxious to find out the truth about Vivian. Perhaps if the show had more press and promotion, and the plot picked up earlier in the series, it would’ve performed better among viewers.
“Deception” fans and actors Megan Good and Laz Alonzo previously launched a social media campaign to #RenewDeception, but their efforts weren’t successful. I wouldn’t be surprised if the same group started a petition as well to get the series picked up by NBC or a competing network.
What do you think about the cancellation of Deception after 11 episodes? Were you into the show, Clutchettes?