The first cancellation of the season goes to ABC, as the network has pulled blue-collar lotto drama Lucky 7 from the schedule after two low-rated episodes. In its place will go repeats of Scandal, which garnered series high ratings for its third season premiere last night, though there’s no word yet on which show will be the next to air new episodes in the slot. There are reportedly no immediate plans to air the already produced episodes of Lucky 7 and production has yet to halt, something that’s a mere technicality at this point.
Lucky 7 became the lowest rated in-season ABC drama premiere ever when it garnered a 1.3 in the 18-49 demographic upon its premiere on the all-new Tuesday night lineup, but it was the 46% second week collapse and microscopic .2 DVR bump that ultimately sealed its fate. Granted, the entire ABC Tuesday lineup nosedived during the second week of the season, with centerpiece Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. losing nearly 1.5 points following its mammoth premiere, but the network couldn’t risk the night going down any further, especially since the affiliate ratings would be adversely effected by a poor 10:00 showing.
While the show was never seemingly given a chance, premiering in a slot that was too late given its content and not receiving much in the way of marketing attention, there’s always a chance that the completed episodes will surface, since ABC aired burn offs of Zero Hour and 666 Park Avenue this summer. Additionally, the network released every episode of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 on Hulu for a limited time, so if production isn’t completely halted, the cast and crew might be given the time necessary to craft an ending that could see the light of day in the near future.
Based on British drama The Syndicate, Lucky 7 starred the likes of Matt Long, Summer Bishil, and Lorraine Bruce.
Will you miss Lucky 7? Do you think ABC gave it a fair shot to succeed? What show would you like to see air on Tuesdays at 10:00?