ABC’s un-“Lucky 7” is the fall TV season’s first casualty.
The freshman drama about a rag tag group of gas station workers in Queens who win the lottery has been yanked after only two episodes.
Deadline.com reported Friday that the show — based on a British series — posted a meager 0.7 rating in the adult demo of 18-to-49-year-olds last Tuesday.
Fixer extraordinaire Olivia Pope to the rescue: An ABC spokesperson said the network will air repeats of “Scandal” in “Lucky 7’s” 9 p.m. Tuesday time slot until picking a permanent replacement. She added that ABC hasn’t decided what to do with the already-produced “Lucky 7” episodes.
ABC completely revamped its Tuesday line-up this fall with all new shows. While “Lucky 7” wasn’t great, it also wasn’t the worst new drama of the season. It was certainly better than NBC’s “Ironside” reboot or ABC’s affairs-are-boring “Betrayal.” The show didn’t get a ton of promotion from the Alphabet Net and it didn’t have the benefit of a big lead-in, airing after the new comedy “Trophy Wife.”
Chicago actor Stephen Louis Grush
“Lucky 7” also didn’t have any big names in the cast. It did have Stephen Louis Grush, a Louisiana native who moved to Chicago to study at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He’s been in several plays at Steppenwolf Theatre. He’s also written and performed with the sketch comedy collective, The Cool Table, and is the founding artistic director of X111 Pocket, a Chicago-based multi-media company.While “Lucky 7” is the first to go this fall, you can bet it won’t be the last. Wouldn’t surprise me to see one of NBC’s new sitcoms bite the dust, and I wouldn’t be feeling too loyal to “Betrayal,” either.
Which show do you think has the next appointment with the cancelation ax?