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Lifetime Cancels ‘The Lottery’ After One Season

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Lifetime has closed the books on The Lottery.

The A+E Networks-owned cable network has opted not to renew the one-hour dystopian thriller from Children of Men‘s Timothy J. Sexton.

Debuting in July, The Lottery took place at a time when women stopped having children, with the human population staring down the barrel of impending extinction. It is discovered that 100 embryos were successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.

Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, Athena Karkanis, David Alpay, Shelley Conn, Yul Vazquez and Martin Donovan starred. Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break, Hatfields & McCoys) served as executive producer alongside Sexton. Grady Girl Productions and Warner Horizon TV produced.

Never a strong ratings performer, The Lottery wrapped its 10-episode freshman run in late September. It had a soft debut when it launched just north of 1 million viewers on July 20.

Lifetime’s scripted slate includes Un-Real, Damien, the newly-renewed Devious Maids and Witches of East End. Among the drama pilots at the network include The Clan of the Cave Bear.

Lifetime Cancels ‘The Lottery’ After One Season The Lottery Still – H 2014 Lifetime has closed the books on The Lottery. The A+E Networks-owned cable network has opted not to renew the