It looks like ABC network has decided to clean the house for the coming fall. The network has decided to cancel the renewal of the magician solves crime procedural drama series ‘Deception’ for a season 2.
The show’s writer Chuck alum Chris Fedak, ‘Deception’ premiered on the network on March 11 and won the hearts of people. It won the Sunday 10 pm slot, all thanks to the lead-in from the ‘American Idol’ debut on ABC.
In 18 to 49, the show’s bow drew a 1.3 and 6.1 million viewers in total, which is known to be ABC’s best premiere numbers in the hour since the time ‘Quantico’ premiered in the year 2015.
This was a respectable beginning of a drama series based on the present rating scenario, although it cannot be counted a breakout.
By April 23, ‘Deception’ experienced a drop to its lowest demo rating, a 0.6, having 3.38 million viewers. Since that time, the show has managed to recover a little, getting a 0.7 to 0.8 for its subsequently aired episodes; however, that was not enough. Going by the most recent ratings of the show, the Season 1 of ‘Deception’ has an average of 1.2.
In the series, Jack Cutmore-Scott plays the role of a superstar magician named Cameron Black. After his career gets ruined by a scandal, he enrols in the FBI as a consulting influencer and illusionist o help the officials there solve crimes. Cameron uses every skill and trick of deception mentioned in the book and invents new ones to help them solve high profile cases and catch criminals while showcasing the most spectacular illusions of his career.
The main stars in the show include Amaury Nolasco, Ilfenesh Hadera, Laila Robins, Justin Chon, Lenora Crichlow and Vinnie Jones. Chris Fedak, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, of Berlanti TV and Martin Gero, are the executive producer of the series. David Kwong, known for developing puzzles and illusions, is the co-producer of the show.