‘Deception’ canceled by NBC prior to upfront presentation

NBC LogoNBC has made one of its first major moves now when it comes to plotting out their upcoming fall season, and it includes potentially making fans of the freshman series “Deception” rather sad.

On Wednesday, the network confirmed that the series, which was viewed in many ways be some as a combination of ABC’s “Revenge” and “Scandal,” will not be for another season. When you look at ratings alone, it is hard to say that this is much of a surprise at all. “Deception” has struggled to bring in viewers almost since its debut, where it had to follow up “The Biggest Loser” on Monday nights rather than another popular series in “The Voice.” (Oh, the joys of being “Revolution.”)

Ever since it first started on NBC, the odds of “Deception” actually surviving were pretty weak. It started at a rough time of the year, and could never really get going in the middle of some very competitive programming on the rival networks (such as “Castle” and “Hawaii Five-0”). It also started off the tradition of new dramas from the network bombing out in the second half of the season. “Do No Harm” lasted only two episodes before becoming chum, while “Hannibal” is languishing despite having a big name in the title and a veteran producer in Bryan Fuller.

We should know the rest of the upcoming NBC schedule in the middle of next week, when the network officially holds their upfront presentation.

What do you think about the end of “Deception,” and what else do you think is going to be on the network’s chopping block? If you want to read even more news when it comes to NBC’s current renewal / cancellation schedule, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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