Aired: 2014 (1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes)
Starring: Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vazquez, Shelley Conn, Martin Donovan
Series Website: www.mylifetime.com/shows/the-lottery
Description: Set within a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction as women have mysteriously stopped bearing children. After years of research, Dr. Alison Lennon (Shelton) and her team remarkably fertilize 100 embryos. However, her victory is short-lived when the Director of the U.S. Fertility Commission, Darius Hayes (Donovan), takes government control of the lab and informs the President (Vasquez) of the monumental scientific breakthrough. To determine which women will carry the prized embryos to term, Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller (Karkanis) convinces the President to hold a national lottery and a battle over the control of the 100 embryos begins. Michael Graziadei stars as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country, while David Alpay stars as James, Alison’s colleague and lab assistant. Shelley Conn portrays Gabrielle, the First Lady of the United States. MyLifetime.com
Why Was It Cancelled? This show appeared on Lifetime’s Summer schedule with almost no promotion and not surprisingly it delivered little in the way of a ratings pulse or buzz across the social networks. It averaged around a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic based on the overnights and usually pulled considerably less than a million viewers. Now it will fade into television obscurity as another failed sci fi show.