NBC’s “Deception” premieres Monday 1/7/2013 @10PM

by manu narayan

I will be guest starring on the premiere episode of Deception on NBC, Monday, 1/07/2013 at 10PM.

Deception was a blast to work on and stars my friend Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) as Detective Joanna Padget Locasto. A few years ago in Toronto, we spent a lot of time together on the set of Mike Myers’ The Love Guru. In addition to Meagan, Deception also stars Victor Garber (Alias), Tate Donovan (Damages), Wes Brown (True Blood) and Laz Alonso (Avatar). Law and Order’s S. Epatha Merkerson, with whom I did the Public Theatre’s production of Fucking A, plays Beverly Paget, Detective Locasto’s mother.

Meagan, pictured with me (below) at The Love Guru premiere in Los Angeles in 2008, is getting rave reviews for her performance in NBC’s new drama. Besides being talented and beautiful, she is the nicest person. The show is going to be a huge hit, definitely check it out if you can.

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NBC’s synopsis of its new series Deception premiering Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 10PM:

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 Detective Joanna 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.

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