After two low rated episodes, ABC has cancelled their lotto-winners drama Lucky 7. The series has been pulled from ABC’s schedule effective immediately, with repeat episodes of flagship drama Scandal set to take over the Tuesday night 10pm time-slot.
Based on the British series The Syndicate, Lucky 7 follows seven employees at a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Isiah Whitlock Jr, Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos and Matt Long.
With the cancellation, Lucky 7 has the distinction of becoming the first casualty of the 2013-2014 season. The writing had been on the wall since the series premiered on Tuesday September 24th to 4.4 million viewers and a 1.3 A18-49 rating. Then, in its second week, the series dipped even further to 2.6 million viewers and a 0.7 A18-49 rating; sealing the fate of the freshman drama. The performance of Lucky 7 stands in stark contrast to that of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow which has already earned a second season renewal.