Scoop: DECEPTION on NBC - Saturday, January 12, 2013
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"Pilot" - The death of wealthy party girl VivIan Bowers doesn't add up for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), especially in a family as suspicious as the Bowers. Convinced that the tabloid staple's death was a homicide, he recruits his former SFPD partner and Vivian's childhood best friend, Joanna Padget Locasto (Meagan Good) to re-establish ties with the Bowers. Determined to find justice for her estranged best friend, Joanna infiltrates the dynasty she once considered family, and quickly begins to uncover why Vivian's life was very much in danger. Also starring are Victor Garber (ARGO), Tate Donovan (DAMAGES), Katherine LaNasa (THE CAMPAIGN), Wes Brown (SCANDAL), Ella Rae Peck (GOSSIP GIRL), and Marin Hinkle (TWO AND A HALF MEN). Deception AIRS on NBC on Saturday, January 12 at 10pm!
DECEPTION is NBC's new mid-season drama that follows the Bowers family dynasty through the opulent world of excess and Scandal in which they live, starting with the death of the family's eldest daughter, VivIan Bowers.
A wealthy socialite and notorious party girl, Vivian, the heiress to the Bowers pharmaceutical empire, had been tabloid fodder for years, nevertheless the case doesn't sit well with FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso, AVATAR). Convinced that the troubled girl's death was a homicide, he reaches out to his former flame and police partner, Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good, THINK LIKE A MAN), convincing her to infiltrate the Bowers household that was once home to her-- where she was Vivian's best friend twenty years earlier -- in order to investigate Vivian's death. When Joanna appears at Vivian's funeral, some of the family, including patriarch Robert Bowers (Victor Garber, ARGO), and Joanna's first love, JulIan Bowers (Wes Brown, SCANDAL), embrace her, while others, including Robert's second wife, Sofia (Katherine LaNasa, THE CAMPAIGN), daughter, Mia (Ella Rae Peck, GOSSIP GIRL), eldest son, Edward (Tate Donovan, ARGO) and his wife, Samantha (Marin Hinkle, TWO AND A HALF MEN), reluctantly accept Joanna into their home.
As Joanna Settles in, she quickly begins to uncover dark secrets and clues that lead her to believe that Vivian's life was very much in danger. Torn between the lure of the old life she once knew as an extension of the Bowers family and her mission to find out what happened to her best friend, Joanna will have to live a lie to find out the truth.
Rounding out the cast is Emmy-winner John Larroquette as larger-than-life Senator Haverstock, Robert Bowers' former best friend.
Liz Heldens (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) is executive producer/writer; the pilot was directed by Peter Horton (GREY'S ANATOMY, DIRTY SEXY MONEY). Executive producers also include Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein. Deception is a presentation from Universal Television and BermanBraun.
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