/// ABC Cancels Lucky 7

October 4, 2013  |  Media Week

Lucky 7 has been 86’d. After just two episodes, the low-rated freshman drama has been yanked from ABC’s Tuesday night lineup. Effective Oct. 8, the network will fill the 10 p.m. timeslot with encore presentations of its hit drama Scandal. Ironic title aside, Lucky 7 never really had a chance. The show premiered on Sept. 24 to 4.43 million viewers and a rock-bottom 1.3 in the 18-49 demo , making it the lowest-rated fall drama premiere in ABC history. The subsequent broadcast fared even worse, delivering an unsustainable 2.62 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. Based on the UK series The Syndicate, Lucky 7 documented the lives of a group of Queens, NY, gas station employees who share a winning lottery ticket. Lucky 7 was canceled a year to the day after CBS aired the second (and final) episode of its Friday night drama Made in Jersey . The first cancelation of the 2013-14 broadcast season, Lucky’s demise came just 24 hours after Fox announced it had picked up Sleepy Hollow for a second season. While there’s been no official word from ABC, its new Sunday 10 p.m

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