We’ve been hearing talk of Deception‘s plummeting ratings for some time now. While many had high hopes for the NBC series starring Meagan Good and Laz Alonso, it appears that the show’s performance hasn’t quite met expectations. Although the primetime thriller started off strong with 5.62 million viewers on its first night, the success quickly diminished, pulling in a mere 3.08 million on February 4th. Numbers have been rather shaky ever since. The show’s March 18th season finale finished with 3.41 million viewers.
Now, TV by the Numbers, an entertainment website dedicated to analyzing the success of television shows by viewership, boldly claims that Deception ”is certain to be canceled.” The site says according to their renew/cancel index, they are sure that Deception will not be returning for a second season.
Considering the success of ABC’s widely popular political drama, Scandal, many predicted that Good’s show would’ve been shoo-in for television success. While this certainly isn’t good news for Meagan, in the event that the show is canceled, we doubt she’ll have any trouble lining up other gigs. Just this month we told you that the 31-year-old Los Angeles native had been cast to play Ron Burgundy’s boss in Anchorman: The Legend Continues. You know what they say: you can’t keep a good woman down.
So far there has been no word from the network regarding the future of the show, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Would you be sad to see this show go? Did you check it out at all this season?