5.11.2013

As Predicted...

I interrupt your daily scheduled program to report the following:  NBC has canceled its weak, bullshit-ass Scandal-knock off, Deception.

From omg!

"NBC canceled a string of shows, too, including Smash, The New Normal, Whitney, Go On, 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Up All Night and Deception."
You can read more about it on Huffington Post.  Of course they want to blame Meagan for it, but come on...we all know better than that.  I hope she got paid.

But really, are we surprised?  That show was a shit burger and Sister Ankh took one for the team.  For that, we say thanks.  'Cause y'all couldn't have paid my black ass to do it.

Now back to your regularly-scheduled lives.

10 comments:

  1. Even the few fans of the show (yes, I met their comments) blamed the demise of shit writing, so I don't know where they get off pushing the blame on Meagan. It was an expected blame-shifting move, yes, but still annoying to see.

    And, yes, nothing but top shelf drinks for Ankh in honour of her noble sacrifice.

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    1. Ah, yes....the ritual Black woman-blaming. That train's never late.

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  2. I don't blame Meagan. I blame the writers and the director of the show. Deception had potential, but they were clueless in how they wanted to utilize her.The problems with that show was that 1)Their show really fit every age demographic. Deception fitted teenagers and very young adults than the 18-49 crowd that Scandal has 2)That CW like theme had to go.its was dull and juvenile. Can't draw too much of an older crowd with that 3) It was stereotypical to some degree. It seemed that the writer wanted that Scandal feel, but went about it all around. It was like they were obvious with their messages behind their scenes and 4)lastly, just mentioned part of it...too predictable. You can see the answer to Deception from afar.

    Im sorry for the demise of Deception, but the show basically sucked. I would imagine if Scandal wasnt doing well,they would have blamed it on the IR themes behind. Well there is good news:they can't. Shonda can't help that she knows what to do with her mind and her pen. I feel for Las and Meagan. They are good actors who deserved better. Hopefully, something better will come along.

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  3. Megan has been cast in the new Will Ferrell movie. As for Deception never watched it, but heard it was a ripoff of Revenge which I do like.

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    1. Wipe your forehead off and just say "Whew"! that you did watch the mess. Though I've never watched revenge, some people said it was.

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  4. Amaya!!!! How you gon' steal my thunder, girl? I've been keeping tabs to announce when this shit got canceled and you beat me to it.

    Laaaawd this show needed to go. I don't know why the dragged the cancellation out so long; we knew there was no way in hell this ish was getting renewed.

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    1. Sorry, girl. I was catching up on my emails and news feeds and saw the link on omg! I couldn't wait, as I was happy about it. You called it, but like I said, we're not surprised. That show was so full of epic fail.

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  5. Thank you ladies...I never watched this so I'm grateful for not wasting an hour of my life that I could not get back.
    But you know, shit shows with white protagonists will get a LOT of chances. They JUST cancelled Body of Proof which was total garbage and I think that mess got like 5 seasons. On top of bad writing, they wanted us to suspend belief and pretend that Dana Delaney was in her 30's, even though she has a droopy eye from a badly placed Botox needle. They had an actress who is about 10-12 years older than her playing her mom...Joanna Cassidy I think, and while she looks old, she's like that Hollywood 60 something type, not a granny 60 something type. So mad old but still trying to keep her sexy going. And Dana Delaney doesn't look "fresh" enough to be her daughter.

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    1. You know...whenever you write comments like these, I watch something online or on TV and wince at how old some of these white actresses look. And I wince at how they look a mere 10-15 years later. I never really paid this much attention before.

      So...they very well may be in their 30s or 40s. They just happen to look 50.

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    2. You mean like that chick who stars on Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo? B/c I think she's 40 and started off the show playing a resident (usually in their mid to late 20's) looking not a day under 50. So you are right.
      I cannot tell how old white women are b/c most white women I know look older than me unless they are under 25.
      Of course, looking young won't stop people from asking if my slightly younger adult cousins are my kids when we are out together.

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