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Old 03-11-18, 01:37 AM
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Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18




SERIES PREMIERE

THE ART OF ILLUSION TAKES CENTER STAGE WHEN ABC'S NEW DRAMA 'DECEPTION' PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 11

"Pilot" - When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion - the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world's most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career, on "Deception," premiering SUNDAY, MARCH 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"Deception" stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black/Jonathan Black, Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, Amaury Nolasco as FBI Agent Mike Alvarez, Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon, Laila Robins as FBI Agent Deakins and Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gustafsen

"Pilot" was written by Chris Fedak and directed by Michael Lehmann.



PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels
· Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black/Jonathan Black
· Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon
· Laila Robins as Deakins
· Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark
· Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gastafsen

CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Fedak as CRTR/EP
· David Kwong as CO-PROD
· David Nutter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Martin Gero as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP

This is from Greg Berlanti, the producer of all the CW super hero shows, and Chris Fedak, one of the writers/producers of Chuck.

Fedak created this series.


13 episodes ordered


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Old 03-11-18, 08:53 AM
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

I wonder if the Lenora Crichlow curse will hit this show.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Might have to check this out simply because if both the producers.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

I would love to be a fly on the wall during these show pitches to the network.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
I would love to be a fly on the wall during these show pitches to the network.
What? You mean a Magician procedural isn't fresh enough?

I recorded this last night, but haven't had the chance to view it yet. Too much on Sunday including the 2 hours of American Idol.
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It sounds like something you would hear about on an episode of Episodes.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

It was decent enough.

He’s no Bill Bixby though.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

For a show that is basically a “Throw Castle and The Mentalist in a blender” concept, we actually liked it a lot. There were some bits of chemistry, and the story held our attention.

I also liked the way they portrayed the magic. It was fun, something you don’t see in a lot of series these days.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Originally Posted by RoboDad View Post
For a show that is basically a “Throw Castle and The Mentalist in a blender” concept, we actually liked it a lot. There were some bits of chemistry, and the story held our attention.

I also liked the way they portrayed the magic. It was fun, something you don’t see in a lot of series these days.
This was a pleasant surprise, I figured that I had the space on my tivo so why not even though for some reason I tend not to stick with Network TV shows that air at 10 pm on a Sunday (but my tivo is filled with basic/pay cable shows from the Sunday 8-11 pm time frame). I also thought it was fun and moved at a steady pace so even if it does not last a full season I have no issues watching the show as long as it airs.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Yeah it was a fun and breezy 1 hour.

Definitely has a Castle and The Mentalist vibe.

I remembered the female lead FBI agent from the Baywatch movie last summer.

Seems like it did decently following American Idol on Sunday.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

So I don't have to bother, can someone please spoiler for me what the "scandal" is here?
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

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So I don't have to bother, can someone please spoiler for me what the "scandal" is here?
???. I recorded the show not really knowing anything at all about it other than it was a new show that popped up on the schedule and I tend to try and give new networks shows a watch. I was playing around around a bit on my iPad while watching so maybe I missed something important on the show talking about a scandalous situation?

Possible spoiler:

Spoiler:
The only thing I can remotely think of is that the lead character is revealed to have a twin who ends up in jail and the reveal of the twin to the public at large also ruins the career the main character built up for himself in Vegas. Heck, if you went to IMDB it spoils that the lead plays two characters, but maybe this is the scandal part of the show.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Originally Posted by Inhumans99 View Post
maybe I missed something important on the show talking about a scandalous situation?
From the show synopsis posted above:

When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
From the show synopsis posted above:

When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion
Proof I do not always read everything in the first post...but yeah, what I put in a spoiler tag does seem to clarify what the scandal is.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Sounds decent. The producing pedigree definitely has me piqued.

Originally Posted by RoboDad View Post
For a show that is basically a “Throw Castle and The Mentalist in a blender” concept, we actually liked it a lot. There were some bits of chemistry, and the story held our attention.

I also liked the way they portrayed the magic. It was fun, something you don’t see in a lot of series these days.
Actually it sounds like a direct ripoff of White Collar. .
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

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Actually it sounds like a direct ripoff of White Collar. .
How so? The premise is that Cameron Black is trying to prove his brother's innocence by working with the FBI. He isn't a convicted criminal under house arrest, forced to work on cases to avoid going back to prison.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion - the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world's most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career, on "Deception."
Convicted criminal and legendary con artist Neal Caffrey has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, forgery and thieving - the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world's most elusive criminals while staging the biggest cons of his career, on "White Collar".
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Well Mike that's pretty damming, lol.
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Um, no, not really. As I alluded to earlier, the parallels between the premise of this show and that of The Mentalist are much more accurate, but the characters and writing style are much more similar to Castle.
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That's fine and dandy. Going off the description of the show, which I was(haven't watched yet) it sounds like WC.
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The first episode wasn't terrible. The magicians "twist" was right out of The Prestige (excellent movie) but set up his work with the FBI. I'll stick around for now.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

I actually enjoyed the pilot a lot and the characters mesh. This is a light network procedural with the magic tricks sprucing up the standard formula. My real worry is that the magic tricks get lamer and lamer as writers struggle to come up with new ones each week for a full season.

I did get a "Now You See Me" vibe, if you have seen those magician movies.
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Vinnie Jones looks thrilled to be involved.
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Re: Deception (ABC) -- From EP Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak -- 3/11/18

Forgot to record this but we checked out the pilot on demand. Interesting concept and twist at the beginning. Characters are likable enough too. Would have liked more backstory from the female lead.

As others said, it definitely has a Castle vibe, although not based on the two main characters. I’m not getting a will they won’t they vibe, nor am I rooting for it. Main guy seems to have more chemistry with the person on the phone.

Anyway, we’ll probably keep checking it out as other shows seem to be slowing down.
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