Lifetime has made it official — opting not to review The Lottery for a second season. The cancellation was considered a foregone conclusion after the futuristic drama’s freshman season averaged a paltry 700,000 in Live+Same Day. Compare that to the 1.8 million average for the second season of Devious Maids, which was recently renewed for a third season.
Conspiracy thriller The Lottery opened to 1.1 million total viewers in July paired with Witches Of East End. That sophomore supernatural drama’s future also is up in the air after a soft second season that premiered with 1.12 million viewers. It leaves Devious Maids as the only confirmed returning Lifetime scripted series for now. The network has on tap two upcoming hourlong scripted shows, UnREAL and the straight-to-series Omen sequel Damien, as well as drama pilot The Clan Of The Cave Bear.
Produced by Warner Horizon, the 10-episode The Lottery was set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race.