It was announced today that the cable network has canceled their science-fiction drama “The Lottery” after one season, which is something that most in the TV world predicted. The ratings for the show were not stellar from the get-go, and it struggled to even maintain that throughout the entirety of the first season. Ultimately, we feel like had it been on a network known more for genre programming, it may have had more of a shot.
So what are the larger implications here? You have to really look at the network’s programming schedule as a whole. For example, “Devious Maids” has already been renewed for another season, but the jury is still out on another popular show in “Witches of East End.” While we’re sad for fans of “The Lottery,” at the same time its end may be a reason to have more optimism for the Jenna Dewan Tatum drama about witchcraft and so much more. It is hard for any network to lose a huge amount of scripted content in one year, and given the end of many other shows like “Army Wives,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and “The Client List,” it’s not like Lifetime has a whole lot of long-lasting shows right now.
Hopefully, we’ll find out a decision on “Witches of East End” in one way or another version soon, given that the quicker the network announces it, hopefully that means those involved can really start planning again. We were optimistic about it before this, so hopefully it will stay that way.
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