Lifetime’s new show The Lottery is focused on the survival of the human race. But, will this show survive to see a second season or will it be cancelled instead?
The Lottery takes place in the year 2025 when our planet is in the midst of a fertility crisis. Women can no longer bear children and the human race faces extinction. After years of research researchers have been able to fertilize 100 eggs and a lottery is held to determine who can carry them to term. The cast of this thriller includes Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, and Shelley Conn.
The series debuted on July 20th to 1.08 million viewers with a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. In week two, viewership dropped 33% but then regained some ground in week three. The most recent episode attracted just 620,000 viewers.
Because Lifetime has so few original scripted series, it’s difficult to know when they consider a series a failure. However, these numbers are quite low — about half of what Witches of East End has been pulling in. Drop Dead Diva was cancelled with much better numbers.
While Lifetime could choose to renew The Lottery for a second season, unless the ratings improve, it’s looking likely that it will be cancelled instead.
But, what do you think? Should The Lottery be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
I would Love for this show to have more season’s. I was my favorite right from the very beginning.
Please return this show with many more episodes…..really miss watching it…
Watched every episode…please bring it back for more seasons..
I loved this show I think they should continue it with many more episodes…
I loved the show should not be canceled.
Yes it should be a second season
I think lifetime owes it to the fans to have a season 2
Why was it canceled? I believe it did have ratings everyone watched it….
BringThe Lottery back. It was unfair to the viewers to cancel after one season, and not complete the story.
I agree with the previous comments.
A fine show, with an outstanding cast and relevant plot line.
Lifetime should rethink the cancellation.