Lucky 7 (TV series)

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Lucky 7
Lucky 7 logo.jpg
Genre Drama
Based on The Syndicate
Developed by David Zabel
Jason Richman
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • David Zabel
  • Jason Richman
  • Justin Falvey
  • Darryl Frank
  • Paul McGuigan
Cinematography Fabian Wagner
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release September 24 – November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
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Lucky 7 is an American drama television series that ran from September 24, to November 26, 2013, on ABC as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The one-hour series is based on the British television show The Syndicate, which was created by Kay Mellor.[1] ABC placed a series order on May 10, 2013.[2] The pilot episode earned only 1.3 rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, making Lucky 7 the lowest rated fall drama premiere in ABC history.[3]

On December 10, 2013, ABC canceled the series due to low ratings. It was the first show of the 2013–14 season to be canceled. As of now, ABC is still uncertain if it will air the remaining episodes.[4]

On February 2, 2014, ABC released all the episodes produced on iTunes, which were a total of 10 episodes.

Premise[edit]

A group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York City, play the lottery every week and dream about what they would do with the winnings. When they do finally hit the jackpot, the coworkers learn that money may solve some problems, but it creates new ones.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers[a]
(million)
1 "Pilot" Paul McGuigan David Zabel & Jason Richman September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24) 4.43[7]
2 "Inside Job" Stephen Cragg David Zabel & Jason Richman October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01) 2.62[8]
3 "Cable Guy"[9] Stephen Cragg David Zabel & Barbie Kligman October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08) N/A
4 "Pay Day"[10] Dan Lerner Michael J. Cinquemani & Jason Richman October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15) N/A
5 "All In"[11] Stephen Herek Shannon Goss October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22) N/A
6 "Gold Star, Inc." Colin Bucksey David A. Weinstein October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29) N/A
7 "Movin' On Up..." Matthew Penn Alex Metcalf November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05) N/A
8 "Five More Minutes" J. Miller Tobin David A. Weinstein November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12) N/A
9 "Kidnapped" J. Miller Tobin Shannon Goss November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19) N/A
10 "Free to Go"The Finale Stephen Cragg David Zabel November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26) N/A

Reception[edit]

Kristin dos Santos of E! Online said the show is not unique enough to make it memorable.[12] David Hinckley of the New York Daily News gave the show 3 out of 5 stars.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (May 10, 2013). "ABC Orders Ryan Seacrest's 'Mixology,' Sofia Vergara's 'Killer Women,' 'Once' Spinoff, More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2013). "UPDATE: ABC Picks Up 'Once Upon A Time' Spinoff, 'Mixology', 'The Returned', 'Killer Women', 'Lucky 7', 'Betrayal', 'Trophy Wife', Cullen Bros, 'Influence', 'The Goldbergs', 'Super Fun Night', 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' To Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2013). "RATINGS RAT RACE: Strong Premiere For ABC's 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Lucky 7' Flops, NBC's 'Chicago Fire' Hits Highs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hibberd, James (October 4, 2013). "'Lucky 7' canceled: Fall's first axed show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Masters, Megan (July 17, 2013). "Items: Ravenswood Recast, Sherlock Vet to Thrones, Psych Casting News and More". TVLine. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "ABC's 'Lucky 7' Books 'The Butler' Actor for Recurring Role (Exclusive)". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'The Goldbergs' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice, 'NCIS' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' & 'Lucky 7' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "(#103) "Cable Guy"". Listings — LUCKY 7 on ABC. The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ "(#104) "Pay Day"". Listings — LUCKY 7 on ABC. The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Shows A-Z - lucky 7 on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Santos, Kristin (September 24, 2013). "Lucky 7 Review: Why the New Drama Is a Risk for ABC". E! Online. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hinckley, David (September 24, 2013). "'Lucky 7': TV review". Daily News. New York. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  • Notes
  1. ^ Live + Same Day

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