Lucky 7 Pulled By ABC After 2 Eps, Replaces It With Scandal Reruns
Here’s the spoilers for Scandal from Michael O’Connell at The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 4th, 2013.
Lucky 7 is about to endure a lot of jokes about its unfortunate title. ABC has axed the freshman drama after just two episodes, making it the first cancellation of the 2013-14 season.
ABC knows one thing that’s working. Starting Oct. 8, the network will plug repeats of Scandal into Tuesday‘s 10 p.m. hour. The Shonda Rhimes drama hit series highs in its season-three premiere, jumping a whopping 71 percent from last fall.
The writing was on the wall for Lucky 7. A miserable premiere (1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers) led to a historically weak follow-up. Pulling just a 0.7 rating in the targeted demographic, it lost nearly half of its ratings and ranked as the lowest-rated broadcast drama to air in-season ever.
And all of this was with one of the TV season’s most auspicious lead-ins. Though it aired an hour after Agents of SHIELD, ABC was no doubt banking on the Marvel drama’s buzz and significant ratings pull to boost the rest of its Tuesday lineup.
Scandal returns with episode 3×02 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on Thursday Oct. 10th, 2013 10/9c on ABC.
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