ABC's Lucky 7 Is The First New Show To Get Unceremoniously Cancelled

For jaded TV viewers, the best part of premiere season isn't searching for the gem of a new show that might save network television in the battle against cable. It's the schadenfreude that comes from gleefully placing bets ahead of time on what show will find itself axed first—that's the real fun! And this year, that distinct honor went to ABC's drama Lucky 7.

The show aired just two episodes on September 24th and October 1st. I have a carton of milk in my refrigerator that will outlive Lucky 7 by 300%. The show had no name actors and was barely promoted by ABC (clearly, all the ad dollars were spent on unlimited cans of Aqua Net for The Goldbergs clan), both of which led to dismal ratings: only 4.6 million viewers for the premiere, with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, dropping to 2.8 million viewers and 0.6 rating the following week.

It remains unclear why ABC even took a gamble on this, given that we all know their drama forte lies in (generally speaking) one worded shows: Scandal, Revenge, Betrayal, S.H.I.E.L.D. Couple that with the fact that NBC, bastion of all that is awful, tried this exact show a few years ago with Windfall and similarly failed, this seemed like a bad idea out of the gate.