Lucky 7 (TV series)

Lucky 7 is an American drama television series that ran from September 24, to October 1, 2013, on ABC as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The one-hour series is based on the British television show The Syndicate, which was created by Kay Mellor.[3] Steven Spielberg phoned Kay Mellor to tell her how much he loved the original, and a few months later became an executive producer on Lucky 7.[1][2] ABC placed a series order on May 10, 2013.[4] The pilot episode earned only 1.3 rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, making Lucky 7 the lowest rated fall drama premiere in ABC history.[5]

Lucky 7
Lucky 7 logo.jpg
Based onThe Syndicate
Developed by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (6 unaired)
Executive producer(s)
CinematographyFabian Wagner
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original networkABC
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseSeptember 24 (2013-09-24) –
October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)

On October 4, 2013, ABC canceled the series due to low ratings. It was the first show of the 2013–14 season to be canceled. As of now, ABC is still uncertain if it will air the remaining episodes.[6]

On September 25, 2014, ABC released all the episodes produced on iTunes, which were a total of 8 episodes.


A group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York City, play the lottery every week and dream about what they would do with the winnings. When they do finally hit the jackpot, the coworkers learn that money may solve some problems, but it creates new ones.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers[a]
1"Pilot"Paul McGuiganDavid Zabel & Jason RichmanSeptember 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)4.43[9]
2"Inside Job"Stephen CraggDavid Zabel & Jason RichmanOctober 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)2.62[10]
3"Cable Guy"[11]Stephen CraggDavid Zabel & Barbie KligmanOctober 8 2013 (October 8 2013)TBD
4"Pay Day"[12]Dan LernerMichael J. Cinquemani & Jason RichmanOctober 15 2013 (October 15 2013)TBD
5"All In"[13]Stephen HerekShannon GossOctober 22 2013 (October 22 2013)TBD
6"Gold Star, Inc."Colin BuckseyDavid A. WeinsteinOctober 29 2013 (October 29 2013)TBD
7"Movin' On Up..."Matthew PennAlex Metcalf ()TBD
8"Five More Minutes"Alanna UbachDavid A. Weinstein ()TBD


Kristin dos Santos of E! Online said the show is not unique enough to make it memorable.[14] David Hinckley of the New York Daily News gave the show 3 out of 5 stars.[15]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "The night Steven Spielberg called... and Kay Mellor won the prize of a lifetime". 15 March 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Zeitchik, Steven (24 September 2013). "In 'Lucky 7,' the lives of a more ordinary number". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (May 10, 2013). "ABC Orders Ryan Seacrest's 'Mixology,' Sofia Vergara's 'Killer Women,' 'Once' Spinoff, More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2013). "UPDATE: ABC Picks Up 'Once Upon A Time' Spinoff, 'Mixology', 'The Returned', 'Killer Women', 'Lucky 7', 'Betrayal', 'Trophy Wife', Cullen Bros, 'Influence', 'The Goldbergs', 'Super Fun Night', 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2013). "RATINGS RAT RACE: Strong Premiere For ABC's 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Lucky 7' Flops, NBC's 'Chicago Fire' Hits Highs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (October 4, 2013). "'Lucky 7' canceled: Fall's first axed show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Masters, Megan (July 17, 2013). "Items: Ravenswood Recast, Sherlock Vet to Thrones, Psych Casting News and More". TVLine. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "ABC's 'Lucky 7' Books 'The Butler' Actor for Recurring Role (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'The Goldbergs' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice, 'NCIS' & 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Up; 'Chicago Fire' & 'Lucky 7' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  11. ^ "(#103) "Cable Guy"". Listings — LUCKY 7 on ABC. The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "(#104) "Pay Day"". Listings — LUCKY 7 on ABC. The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  13. ^ "Shows A-Z - lucky 7 on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  14. ^ Santos, Kristin (September 24, 2013). "Lucky 7 Review: Why the New Drama Is a Risk for ABC". E! Online. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  15. ^ Hinckley, David (September 24, 2013). "'Lucky 7': TV review". Daily News. New York. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  • Notes
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