Lifetime Pulls Plug on Drama Series

Oct 20, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime has canceled an original drama series. The cable channel made the decision Friday to pull the plug on “The Lottery,” Deadline.com reports.

The move comes after the freshman drama, about a dystopian future in which women have stopped having children, earned only 700,000 viewers in Live+Same Day, the story reports. By comparison, the network’s “Devious Maids” is drawing an average of 1.8 million viewers by the same measure.

“Maids” recently earned a third-season renewal.

“The Lottery” debuted with 1.1 million total viewers in July, when it was paired with “Witches of East End.” With its cancellation, Lifetime has just one confirmed returning scripted show at the moment, which is “Devious Maids.”

Lifetime also has two hourlong scripted shows in the works, “UnREAL” and the straight-to-series show “Damien,” which is a sequel to the horror film “The Omen,” the report notes. The network also has a drama pilot for “The Clan of the Cave Bear.”

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