And we’re off. NBC has just started notifying both pilots and series which aren’t making it to the 2013-2014 season. The first of the networks remaining bubble series to be cancelled is soap Deception.
Created by Liz Heldens, Deception followed a female detective who returns to the wealthy family in which she grew up to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. The drama series stars Victor Garber, Meagan Good, Tate Donovan, Neil Jackson and Katherine LaNasa. Universal Television and BermanBraun Productions are producing, with Heldens, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Peter Horton serving as executive producers. The series, initially picked up for 13 episodes, later had its first season cut to 11 episodes.
The cancellation of the series comes as no real surprise. In TVWise’s latest assessment of bubble shows, Deception was one of several that we reported would be cancelled in favour of new series. Deception, nevertheless, had relatively strong support at NBC, unfortunately comparisons to the freshman season of ABC’s Revenge and low ratings sealed the fate of the series.