Deception is an American television drama series created by Liz Heldens which follows Detective Joanna Locasto who, after her socialite friend is found dead in a motel room from what appears to be a drug overdose, begins to uncover the truth of what really happened with her friend's death and to figure out who was behind it.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 7 January to 18 March, 2013. There are 11 hour-long episodes in one season.
The series originally aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 17 April to 26 June, 2013, on Wednesdays at 20h30. It later aired on M-Net Series Zone. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Deception premiered on M-Net Series Zone with a double bill on Friday 6 September 2013, at 22h00. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a triple bill weekly, at 21h00.
When wealthy socialite and notorious party girl Vivian Bowers is found dead of an overdose, no one is really surprised. The heiress to the Bowers pharmaceutical empire has been tabloid fodder for years: wild, pretty, privileged... and now dead at the age of 32.
But for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), things don't add up with this suspicious dynasty. Convinced the troubled girl's death was a homicide, he has a clever plan to get to the truth. Her name is Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good).
Twenty years ago she was Vivian's best friend and practically grew up inside the Bowers' home. And when she appears at Vivian's funeral, the family re-embraces her and no one is the wiser.
Joanna quickly begins to uncover dark secrets and clues about why Vivian's life was very much in danger. At the same time, she rekindles an old romantic relationship and rediscovers the allure of the luxurious lifestyle she once knew.
She's about to see once again just how the other half lives... and dies.
Also starring are Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Katherine LaNasa and Ella Rae Peck. Deception comes from executive producer/writer Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) and director Peter Horton (Grey's Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money).
The series is from Universal Television and BermanBraun.
Season 1 (11 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 17 Apr 2013 | Finale: 26 Jun 2013 | Wed, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 6 Sep 2013 | Finale: 27 Sep 2013 | Fri, 21h00