Mystery thriller Deception premieres tonight at 10/9c and was originally planned to run for 13 episodes, but will now wrap its first season two weeks earlier.
"We had an original order for 13 [episodes]," executive producer Gail Berman confirmed to The Futon Critic.
"It was cut back to 11... so [it] would have no interruptions. So it's 11 in a row. They couldn't fit 13 in a row."
Deception follows a detective (Meagan Good) who returns undercover to the family she grew up in to investigate her old friend's murder.
The first season of sci-fi drama Revolution - originally intended to comprise 22 episodes - has also been scaled back to just 20.
The Eric Kripke-created series will return to NBC's schedules on March 25 following a four-month hiatus and will premiere on Sky1 in the UK in the near future.
Kripke recently claimed that the time away from US screens had benefited Revolution and allowed the show's production team to "really take a breath, look at what we'd done, really analyse it, and make adjustments".
> Revolution creator on hiatus: 'I hope it won't dampen enthusiasm'
> Law & Order star S Epatha Merkerson joins NBC's Deception
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