LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC is taking a few episodes back from its freshman dramas "Deception" and "Revolution."
"We had an original order for 13," "Deception" executive producer Gail Berman told me after the show's panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour. "It was cut back to 11 because Bob [Greenblatt] did what I thought was an incredibly ingenious move: they put it on so [it] would have no interruptions. So it's 11 in a row. They couldn't fit 13 in a row."
As for "Revolution," Greenblatt made an off-handed remark during the executive session to "the last 10 episodes" of the season left to air. Said number would put the season total at 20 episodes, two shy of the traditional full season order of 22. A spokesperson subsequently confirmed to me that there are indeed 10 episodes left to air.
"Deception" premieres this Monday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c. "Revolution" returns on Monday, March 25 at 10:00/9:00c.