After the overwhelming success of ABC’s drama Scandal (which returns to television this thursday!), NBC has decided to follow suit with a similar formula. Meagan Good stars as televisions new leading lady Joanna Locasto, in a drama about an undercover detective, infiltrating the family of a late friend and billionaire heiress, in hopes of finding her true cause of death. Joanna encounters many twists and turns while on her journey, faces an old flame or two, and has to deal with the temptation of falling into the life she left behind.
As good as it sounds Deception seems to fall more in line with ABC’s other top contender Revenge, and was met with mixed reviews. Viewers and blogs alike have complained of the premier episode being a bit hard to follow and slow moving, however sources such as NY Daily News feel that your disdain for the antagonist family will be more than enough to keep you coming back.
The show also stars Laz Alonzo as Meagan’s “handler”/liaison, Victor Garber from Alias and a million other shows you’ve probably seen, and is directed by Peter Horton, who also worked on Grey’s Anatomy with our beloved Shonda Rhimes. We have the first episode in its entirety for you here, so let us know what you think!