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Unlucky 7: ABC’s “Lucky 7” fall’s first cancellation

ABC's "Lucky 7" becomes unlucky as fall's first cancellation.

ABC’s “Lucky 7” becomes unlucky as fall’s first cancellation.

It turns out Lucky 7 was not so lucky after all.

After two airings, ABC had enough of the failing hour long drama series and immediately pulled the plug, making Lucky 7 the first casualty of the fall TV season.

The one-hour drama series, which was remake of the British series The Syndicate, followed a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, NY who win $45 million in the lottery. While the seven lucky winners enjoy their newfound wealth, their winnings create new problems in their lives.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show, which aired Tuesday nights at 10, premiered to 4.43 million viewers and a 1.3 adult demo rating, making it ABC’s lowest rated drama premiere in years, airing just a few hours after the explosive debut of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Lucky 7’s ratings for the 2nd episode dropped about 50%. The show was met with 2.62 million viewers and a woeful 0.7 adult demo.

ABC pulled the show from its nightly lineup, replacing the show with repeats of Scandal. As early as next week, production on the series will be terminated.

The fate of the three confirmed episodes that were filmed is unknown but they likely will not be aired.

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