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The Lottery: Season One Ratings

26 August 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Lifetime has had mixed success with their original scripted series. Some get solid ratings while others have been a disappointment. The Lottery is a different kind of series for the cable channel. Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.

The Lottery takes place in the year 2025 when our planet is in the midst of a fertility crisis. Women can no longer bear children and the human race faces extinction. After years of research researchers have been able to fertilize 100 eggs and a lottery is held to determine who can carry them to term. The cast of this thriller includes Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, and Shelley Conn.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The »

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Michael Graziadei Talks The Lottery, Pushing Boundaries on Lifetime, His Work on Young And The Restless and American Horror Story, and More

17 August 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From executive producer/writer Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), the Lifetime drama series The Lottery is set in a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, after women mysteriously stopped bearing children.  Dr. Alison Lennon (Marley Shelton) and her team have spent years researching to finally successfully fertilize 100 embryos that will be available to women through a national lottery conducted by the President of the United States (Yul Vazquez).  The show also stars Martin Donovan, Athena Karkanis, David Alpay and Shelley Conn. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Michael Graziadei (who plays Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country) talked about how he came to be a part of The Lottery, what appealed to him about this story, how exciting it is to be on a network that is pushing boundaries and taking risks in their storytelling, »

- Christina Radish

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Lost Baddie Is Picked By The Lottery

9 August 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lost alum William Mapother seems poised to do a number on The Lottery.

Related The Lottery‘s Marley Shelton Talks ABout Alison’s Trust Issues, Search For a Sperm Donor

Set within a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, the new Lifetime series (airing Sundays at 10/9c) revolves around a national lottery to determine who gets control of 100 remarkably fertilized embryos.

Mapother will appear in at least one episode, and possibly recur, as Tyler Waters, an engaging, messianic tech visionary who presents a genuine alternative to the government, and a provocative vision of the future.

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In the Saved By the Bell Tell-All Teaser, Hormones Make for High Drama

8 August 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Even when you’re saved by the bell, it’s not all right.

At least, that’s the lesson we’re learning from The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, Lifetime’s upcoming original movie inspired by Bell star Dustin Diamond’s 2009 tell-all.

Related  Lifetime Takes on Marilyn Monroe: Upon Which Actress Do You Wish This No-Win Scenario?

In the sneak peek above, there’s some serious teenage tension going on at a photo shoot, not least of which includes a catfight between Lark Voorhies (played by Blink‘s Taylor Russell McKenzie) and Tiffani Thiessen (newcomer Alyssa Lynch). Plus, »

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The Lottery: Marley Shelton on Alison's Trust Issues, Search For a Sperm Donor

2 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There isn’t anything The Lottery‘s Dr. Alison Lennon won’t do for her research — including getting tortured. And Marley Shelton tells TVLine that it’s only going to get harder for the good doc this Sunday (on Lifetime, 10/9c).

Related Poll: Did The Lottery Deliver?

Here, Shelton previews Alison’s social skills, trust issues and her search for a certain on-the-run sperm donor.

Tvline | In the premiere, Alison agreed to cooperate with Vanessa. What does that mean for her and her research?

The good news is it gives her some protection from Darius and other sinister forces, but »

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The Lottery

21 July 2014 12:19 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Lifetime

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 20, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, and Shelley Conn.

TV show description:

This thriller series takes place in the year 2025, in a world that's in the midst of a fertility crisis. Civilization is facing extinction as women have mysteriously stopped bearing children.

After years of research, Doctor Alison Lennon (Marley Shelton) and her team are remarkably able to fertilize 100 human eggs. However, her victory is short-lived when the Director of the Us Fertility Commission, Darius Hayes (Martin Donovan), takes government control of the lab and informs the President (Yul Vasquez) of the monumental scientific breakthrough.

To determine which women »

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Lifetime's The Lottery: Did It Deliver?

20 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Children are the future. So what happens when there are only a few of them left and everyone on Earth is infertile and childless? That’s what Lifetimes’s The Lottery (which premiered Sunday night) hopes to explore.

Related Lifetime Adapting Stephen King Novella Big Driver; Maria Bello and Joan Jett to Star

If the premise sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because the series’ creator is none other than Timothy J. Sexton, the man who co-wrote Children of Men, a dystopic science-fiction film that investigated the same idea – only The Lottery is set a few years earlier, in 2025.

The pilot introduces us to Dr. »

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Preview: Lifetime’s ‘The Lottery’

18 July 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Remember Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 movie “Children of Men?”

Lifetime Channel’s “The Lottery” plays on the similar concept of the near future—women stopped having children and the human race is on a path of extinction. However, the television series will begin with a small group of scientists managing to create 100 embryos to be successfully fertilized. And a national lottery is created to decide on which women could play the surrogate mothers.

Lifetime Channel was able to let Latino-Review preview its pilot episode before its premiere date on Sunday, July 20.

Without giving major spoilers, the story mainly follows Dr. Alison Lennon (played by Marley Shelton) and her team manage fertilize eggs with sperms and Kyle (played by Michael Graziadei), a father to the last and youngest children on the planet.

Despite the successful fertilization, a government military agency is trying to shut down the program headed by Darius Hayes (played »

- Gig Patta

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TV Review: ‘The Lottery’

18 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bringing together elements also found in CBS’ “Extant” – life conception, science fiction and the threat of human extinction – Lifetime’s “The Lottery” is more political thriller than anything else, a series that does little to establish its place or time while setting up a high-stakes drama centered around two seemingly overmatched protagonists against the wheels of government. Created by Timothy J. Sexton, who wrote the similarly dystopian feature “Children of Men,” the premiere is enough to whet the appetite, though a wholehearted endorsement would be, pardon the expression, premature.

The concept is certainly provocative: a global fertility crisis, followed by the last birth of children – a mere six of them – in 2019. Now 2025, the world is panicked, realizing that unless humans regain the ability to reproduce, they’re destined to die out as a species.

Enter Dr. Alison Lennon (Marley Shelton), who has somehow managed to fertilize 100 embryos; and Kyle (Michael Graziadei »

- Brian Lowry

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Marley Shelton stars in Lifetime’s The Lottery

11 July 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

The year is 2025 and the world is in a state of desperation and panic, as women have stopped giving birth in the new conspiracy thriller series The LotteryMarley Shelton stars in Lifetime’s The Lottery, premiering Sunday, July 20 at 10pm Et/Pt, as Dr. Alison Lennon — the doctor responsible for giving the world some new hope. It’s been five years since a baby has been born. Maternity wings are empty. Kindergarten classes have ended. The global fertility crisis has devastated the most fundamental dream of having a family. And as the possibility of human extinction looms, one scientist — … Continue reading →

The post Marley Shelton stars in Lifetime’s The Lottery appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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Go Behind the Scenes and See the Official Trailer for The Lottery

3 July 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite being just half the length of the official teaser, the official trailer has arrived for "The Lottery" along with a look behind the scenes with the cast of Lifetime's newest conspiracy thriller series. Check 'em both out here, and look for more soon!

Written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), the series stars Marley Shelton (Planet Terror, "Eleventh Hour"), Michael Graziadei ("American Horror Story"), David Alpay ("The Vampire Diaries"), Athena Karkanis ("Low Winter Sun"), Yul Vazquez ("Magic City"), Shelley Conn ("Terra Nova"), and Martin Donovan (The Haunting in Connecticut, "Homeland").

Can you imagine a world where women have stopped giving birth? 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.

"The Lottery" is produced by Timothy J. Sexton alongside Rick Eid ("Hostages") and Dawn Olmstead ("Prison Break"). Danny Cannon ("CSI") directed and executive produced the pilot, »

- Debi Moore

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TVLine Items: Lifetime's Lottery Trailer, Battlestar Alum to Matador and More

2 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lifetime on Wednesday birthed the first official trailer for its upcoming drama The Lottery, premiering July 20 at 10/9c, and mankind has definitely seen better days.

Related CSI and Y&R Vets Enter Lifetime’s Lottery

Set in 2025, The Lottery drops viewers into a world where women have stopped having children, putting the human race on the brink of extinction. In order to save all life on Earth, 100 embryos are fertilized and a national lottery is conducted to choose the surrogates.

The Lottery stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries), Martin Donovan (Boss), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Single Ladies), Michael Graziadei »

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‘Agents of Shield’ Actor Joins Lifetime’s ‘The Lottery’

20 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Marvel’s Agents of Shield” actor J. August Richards is switching from superheroes to politics in his quest to save the world in his new role on Lifetime’s new scripted series, “The Lottery.”

Richards has been cast in a multi-episode arc as deputy secretary of state Nathan Mitchell on the post-apocalyptic drama set in a world where women have stopped having children and a “lottery” is held to determine the surrogates for 100 fertilized embryos. His character is tasked by the president to travel overseas as a foreign diplomat once the lottery is announced.

The series, starring Marley Shelton, is produced by Warner Horizon Television for Lifetime and is slated to premiere July 20.

Richards, who will continue his recurring role on ABC’s “Shield,” has also begun filming his recurring role on Bravo’s “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.”

He is repped by Apa and Greenlight management.

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- Andrea Seikaly

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Raffle Off These New Stills from The Lottery

19 June 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A few days ago we brought you the first teaser video for Lifetime's upcoming new series "The Lottery," and today we're back with a set of stills introducing us to the main characters.

Written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), the series stars Marley Shelton (Planet Terror, "Eleventh Hour"), Michael Graziadei ("American Horror Story"), David Alpay ("The Vampire Diaries"), Athena Karkanis ("Low Winter Sun"), Yul Vazquez ("Magic City"), Shelley Conn ("Terra Nova"), and Martin Donovan (The Haunting in Connecticut, "Homeland").

Can you imagine a world where women have stopped giving birth? 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.

"The Lottery" is produced by Timothy J. Sexton alongside Rick Eid ("Hostages") and Dawn Olmstead ("Prison Break"). Danny Cannon ("CSI") directed and executive produced the pilot, which is from Grady Girl Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. »

- Debi Moore

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The Lottery (2014) TV Show Trailer: A Children Of Men TV Series

15 June 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Lottery Trailer. Lifetime‘s The Lottery (2014) TV show trailer stars Marley Shelton, David Alpay, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Martin Donovan, and Michael GraziadeiThe Lottery‘s plot synopsis: “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 [...]

Continue reading: The Lottery (2014) TV Show Trailer: A Children Of Men TV Series »

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Sneak Peek at Dystopian Series The Lottery

14 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It wasn’t too long ago that I was making fun of Lifetime’s predilection for terrible TV movies about terrible men. But, like seemingly every network (I’m looking at you, The CW), they’ve taken a hard turn into genre territory lately, greenlighting Witches of Eastwick and an Omen-inspired series from The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara. The network recently sent us a sneak peek of their upcoming series The Lottery, and it actually looks kind of great. It’s from Timothy J. Sexton, who scripted Children of Men, and it is a long form exploration of the same theme: all the women, everywhere, are infertile and have been for years. Here’s an official synopsis:

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, »

- Mily Dunbar

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Get the First Sneak Peek of Lifetime's New Summer Series The Lottery

11 June 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We haven't talked much about Lifetime's upcoming new series "The Lottery" since it falls more on the sci-fi side of the fence, but since the first teaser trailer just landed in our inbox, we thought we'd give you a peek.

Can you imagine a world where women have stopped giving birth? 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.

Written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), the series stars Marley Shelton (Planet Terror, "Eleventh Hour"), Michael Graziadei ("American Horror Story"), David Alpay ("The Vampire Diaries"), Athena Karkanis ("Low Winter Sun"), Yul Vazquez ("Magic City"), Shelley Conn ("Terra Nova"), and Martin Donovan (The Haunting in Connecticut, "Homeland").

"The Lottery" is produced by Timothy J. Sexton alongside Rick Eid ("Hostages") and Dawn Olmstead ("Prison Break"). Danny Cannon ("CSI") directed and executive produced the pilot, which »

- Debi Moore

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Watch: 'Children of Men' Writer Rewrites the Sci-Fi Drama As Lifetime's 'The Lottery'

10 June 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Timothy J. Sexton, one of the writers of "Children of Men," apparently isn't done imagining what a zero birth rate world would look like. And he's doing it for Lifetime.  This summer, Sexton and the network that once declared itself to be "television for women" are launching "The Lottery," which pushes Lifetime into science-fiction territory with the story of a world devastated by a lack of children, and the extreme lengths scientists will go to in order to save the human race.   The trailer below, featuring stars Marley Shelton and Martin Donovan, quickly shifts its focus from the titular lottery (which assigns childless women a chance at a fertilized embryo) to high-stakes drama and egg theft. Still, it's an intriguing peek at what could be a smart burst of sci-fi, albeit from an unexpected source.  "The Lottery" premieres Sunday, July 20th. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Watch: 'Children of Men' Writer Rewrites the Sci-Fi Drama As Lifetime's 'The Lottery'

10 June 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Timothy J. Sexton, one of the writers of "Children of Men," apparently isn't done imagining what a zero birth rate world would look like. And he's doing it for Lifetime.  This summer, Sexton and the network that once declared itself to be "television for women" are launching "The Lottery," which pushes Lifetime into science-fiction territory with the story of a world devastated by a lack of children, and the extreme lengths scientists will go to in order to save the human race.   The trailer below, featuring stars Marley Shelton and Martin Donovan, quickly shifts its focus from the titular lottery (which assigns childless women a chance at a fertilized embryo) to high-stakes drama and egg theft. Still, it's an intriguing peek at what could be a smart burst of sci-fi, albeit from an unexpected source.  "The Lottery" premieres Sunday, July 20th.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Decoding Annie Parker’ a well-intentioned but unfortunately flawed biopic

1 May 2014 9:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Decoding Annie Parker

Written by Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, and Michael Moss

Directed by Steven Bernstein

USA, 2013

The new film Decoding Annie Parker was made with the most honorable intentions, and unfortunately, very little else. In many respects, the story could just as well have been a movie-of-the-week from the early 1990s on either one of the Big Three networks or Lifetime. It covers a hot-button issue, is female-centric, has a large cast full of actors who are mostly recognizable from various TV shows, and feels like a snapshot of life instead of an immersion. Tackling the topic of breast cancer by looking at its genetic background is, perhaps, an interesting avenue to pursue, but Decoding Annie Parker lacks depth throughout.

Samantha Morton stars as Annie, who defines her life in an opening quote as a joke, and in some dark way, she’s not wrong: when she’s a girl, »

- Josh Spiegel

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