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Uh, oh! Deception is canceled

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NBC's Deception is axed!

NBC has canceled Deception. Bummer?

NBC's Deception is axed!

Sorry, Deception fans, but it looks like you're out of luck. Deadline is reporting that NBC has canceled the show. As it turns out, Revenge and Scandal fans get all the drama they need from those shows and weren't looking to add another after all.

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The show really was insanely similar to those two previous successes. The biggest difference between Deception and Revenge seemed to be the person murdered. While in Revenge, our girl is trying to find out who murdered her father, Deception's lead is trying to find out who murdered her uber-rich, party-lovin' BFF.

To catch the killer, she goes undercover (a la a million shows currently on television) with her detective partner and reenters the exceedingly wealthy world she thought she'd left behind. All around her, more drama unfolds and she soon finds herself sucked into the midst.

Sound familiar? The one thing Deception had going for it, though, was its stellar cast, which included Victor Garber, Meagan Good, and Tate Donovan, among many others.

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Sadly, that lineup just wasn't enough. The show opened to less-than-stellar ratings and viewership (5.66 million), but NBC held onto the struggling show throughout the first season, despite its dwindling numbers. However, it turns out that the Season 1 finale will actually be a series finale.

Bummer, right? Or not really? Were you hooked on Deception or did it not make your cut, either?

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