Analysts Say ‘Deception’ Won’t Be Returning For Another Season

March 27, 2013  |  

Source: Anthony Dixon/WENN

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?

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  • Brooklynn SoLuvd Jackson

    I looooved that show.. a group of us woman would meet up every week at each others house to sip wine eat and enjoy such a great show.. scandal has nothing on Deception!!!

    • Jan

      Please bring this show back. It was great and I couldn’t wait to watch it. It came on too late for us, so we watched it on Hulu, I think.

  • Veevee

    I hope it comes back ! I loved it. The viewers probably just decreased because people watch a lot of shows online now. Whenever I missed this show I’d make sure to watch it online as soon as I could

  • Amber

    I love this dam show, they better have another season or I’m going to be pissed!!!

  • a

    It is a great show, I def hope it comes back!

  • Boombabe lol 2013

    I loveeeee this I have to see how everything pans out with the daughter or if they catch the dad please send the show back please I live this show. The actors are great

  • disqus_75w4hayWdr

    Just reviewed last episode. NBC please bring it back it will get more numbers when other shows return too.

  • Dorothy Giles-Monette

    I really liked this show. I’m so sick of Good shows starting and only sticking around for one season. I hope that they bring deception back for a second season. At least complete the story for closer! I don’t watch to many shows on nbc but this one I did watch. Please at least close it out with all the cliffhangers completed. If not for a full season At least do a short or half season to finish it off. Thank you kindly!

  • Yes I have been a devout fan and now it might or is going to be gone! This sux!

  • Vi

    I watched all episodes on Demand but there have been no more since 3/18/13;it may have already been canceled. I do love this show and hope it returns

  • Goukito

    I really love this show!! I sure hope it returns. The twists, turns, and surprises definitely made this season a favorite for me. PLEASE NBC, bring it back! So much needs to be resolved!!

  • Please Please Please Do Not Cancel Deception Please Please please leave this show on Television Air for more seasons and i think this show deserves to stay on televsion for more seasons because this is a great show and My favorite Cast Members on deception out of all the cast members are joanna locasto meagan good and julian bowers wes brown

  • Chas

    I hope it returns…

  • shaeshae

    I had high hopes for the show but it felt flat to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is cancelled. The plots were too simple, you can guess what will happen in the next three episodes without looking at the previews. Hopefully everyone will find something else (better) going forward.

  • scandalous7

    well, we still have Scandal

  • Is It 5:00 Yet?

    I want the show to come back because I want to know the reason why Vivian was killed, how Julian is going to react when he finds out Joanna is a cop, if Joanna and will gonna get back together, and etc. So much that is left unsaid.

  • &.

    I liked the show. Now I want to know who killed Kimberly Agar, what is going to happen to the little sister. So many questions. I hope the show comes back, maybe on another network because to be nbc always cancels shows that have potential to be a success ( Do No Harm for example).

    To me, the reason why it didn’t do well in ratings is because of lack of promotion, commercials, cast interviews and etc pertaining to the show. If there is a season season, this is what they need to do – use all marketing tools to promote the show.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    I like it, but I work internationally so I never can catch it when it’s on . . .


  • j


  • I actually thought it started out good, but got progressively boring towards the end. The never ending “who killed Viv” murder storyline got tiresome… real quick! I also think Meagan’s character was dumbed down a little every week. Hard to believe she was supposed to be a cop.

    *If there is a season two, hopefully the writing improves….if no season two, i won’t shed any tears. Scandal is by far the better show!

  • chanela

    she probably isn’t sleeping around with a married man. that’s why it’s failing. people love ratchetness

  • Lana

    I really can’t take Meagan seriously because of her past movies but I’ll try to watch the show online.

  • IllyPhilly

    I’m the oddball of the bunch. The show was predictable and it’s understandable why it may be cancelled. Good luck to both Laz and Megan though.

  • Guest

    I hope the show comes back. I watched the show every week. I liked it. It was pretty interesting.

  • Keisha Samoht

    Eh, that sucks. It looked like a good show, but i was focused on watching Chicago Fire faithfully to make sure that i watch each week’s installment. Sorry it didnt last.. but just so i know now.. is Chicago Fire coming back for season 2?

  • Guest

    Eddie Spaghetti was my favorite character.

  • sabrina

    Like everyone else, I wasn’t too impressed in the beginning. But then it got sooo good I started tuning in every week. I hope it does return!!

  • NBC is the last place network. This show is better than most and a return is NEEDED.

  • NBC is the last place network. This show is better than most and a return is NEEDED.

  • Sevn

    I only missed 1 or 2 episodes this season. I definitely want it to return! It was too many cliffhangers that I want to see unfold!

  • MonicaT

    This is a GREAT show! I hope it comes back, but on a different night. Megan and LAZ are great!!!!

  • Tudbee

    I really hope it’s renewed for another season. I watched every episode and couldn’t get enough of the love triangle and seeing that eye candy Laz. And I definitely want all the secrets revealed. Cos almost everyone has something in their closets and I want to know what and who.

  • Nope

    I’ve typcasted Meagan Good as a vixen so I didn’t take the one show that I did watch very seriously, especially not her in a drama. And yes the acting was horrible. I honestly just watched that one episode to get a few looks at her. But considering the comments, maybe I’ll give it another shot.

  • KAHorton3787

    I watched the whole season, and man, it started out bad, with bad acting and ALL, but THE PLOT TURNS THOUGH! And the acting got a lot better as the season progressed and MAN, I got all in! And The way the season ended, they HAVE to renew, at least for a short season to close out the right way.

  • Shaela

    I stopped watching but just recently caught up with the show on Demand. It has gotten pretty good. I hope it returns.