Megan Good was making headlines for being one of the few lead African American female characters on TV but it seems like NBC is about to change all that – and not in a good way.
NBC has released a list of programs that will be renewed for the 2013-2013 TV season but it seems like “Deception” is nowhere to be found on the list and has likely been canceled.
Of course there is still a chance that the network could be bringing the show back and they could even be considering selling it to another network to shopping it over to execs on Netflix, but for now the future of the drama series looks bleak.
Jennifer Salke, the president of NBC Entertainment, spoke out about the upcoming TV season and while she praised the shows that did end up on the renewal list, she was also able to give “Deception” fans (wherever they are) a little bit of hope.
“On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up,” Salke said. “We’re proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. We’re especially pleased to be renewing “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire” – two first-season successes – and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”
In other words, “Deception” may be announced as a returning drama in the upcoming weeks but only time will tell.
Shadow & Act did share details about the show’s ratings and it seems like chances of renewal are very slim.
The show debuted with a little over 5 million viewers and since then has lost 40 percent of its viewership, leaving the show with only about 3 million viewers.
Of course, with the show being strikingly similar in appeal to the already popular “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington it just doesn’t seem like there is enough space for both shows to thrive successfully.
Not to mention the fact that “Deception” wasn’t marketed with nearly as much expertise and success as “Scandal” which had audience members involved through social media before it even returned for the new season.