[03/06/15 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 6 Updates include: Mark-Paul Gosselaar cast in "People Are Talking" at NBC; Joy Bryant, Coby Bell among latest cast in ABC's "The Advocate"; and Alexandra Chando tapped for role in The CW's "Dead People."
[10/17/14 - 04:32 PM] Lifetime Cancels "The Lottery" After One Season The show's 10-episode run averaged a modest 670,000 viewers, well behind the recently renewed "Devious Maids" (1.805 million) and fellow summer entry "Witches of East End" (1.133 million).
[08/11/14 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, August 11 Updates include: Ed Harris is latest bound for HBO's "Westworld"; Patti LaBelle to guest on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show"; and Michael Rady to visit The CW's "Jane the Virgin."
[07/22/14 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, July 22 Updates include: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood first to board HBO's "Westworld"; Ken Jeong to topline comedy pilot for MTV; and Elisabeth Rohm joins the cast of CBS's "Stalker."
[07/18/14 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Friday, July 18 Updates include: The CW's "Hart of Dixie" to return for just 10 episodes; Alexandra Shipp to lead Lifetime's "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"; Wentworth Miller cast as Captain Cold on The CW's "The Flash."
[05/19/14 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Monday, May 19 Updates include: Glen Mazzara brings "Damien" to Lifetime; Lisa Cholodenko to helm NBC's "The Slap"; and ABC Family's "Stitchers" casts pair of newcomers.
[02/26/14 - 11:58 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 26 Update include: Taraji P. Henson boards FOX's "Empire"; Michael Rosenbaum heads to "Mission Control" at NBC; and John Rhys-Davies is the latest cast in FOX's "Hieroglyph."
[02/06/14 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 6 Updates include: Jay Baruchel to be FX's "Man Seeking Woman"; Peter Facinelli tapped as lead in NBC's "Odyssey"; and Zachary Knighton is one of FOX's "Weird Loners."
[12/02/13 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 2 Updates include: Pablo Schreiber cast in HBO's "The Brink"; Daniel Knauf lands a pair of projects at NBC; and Murray Miller brings "Mr. Romance" to HBO.
[11/25/13 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 25 Updates include: D.J. Caruso to helm NBC's "Tin Man"; David Alpay to play "The Lottery" at Lifetime; and NBC to import the U.K. comedy "30 and Counting."
[11/21/13 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 21 Updates include: Noah Bean, Zeljko Ivanek join Syfy's "12 Monkeys"; Marley Shelton to lead Lifetime's "The Lottery"; and MTV cancels "Nikki & Sara Live" after two seasons.
[11/04/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 4 Updates include: NBC halts production on "Crisis"; Laura Ramsey tapped as lead on VH1's "Hindsight"; and Gael García Bernal is the first cast in Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."
[10/01/13 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, October 1 Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to comedy "Galavant"; Will Forte brings "The Last Man on Earth" to FOX; and Jennie Garth in talks to join ABC Family's "Mystery Girls."
[09/16/13 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Monday, September 16 Updates include: David Zayas joins FX's "Saints George"; Lifetime orders "The Lottery" to pilot; and Christian Serratos lands key role on AMC's "The Walking Dead."
SEASON(S): 1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 10/17/14
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, May 2014) Lifetime brings viewers to the year 2025 with the premiere of the provocative new conspiracy thriller, The Lottery on Sunday, July 20, at 10PM ET/PT. Currently filming in Montreal, the series stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries), Athena Karkanis (Low Winter Sun), Yul Vasquez (Magic City), Shelley Conn (Terra Nova) and Martin Donovan (Homeland). 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.