ABC cancels new series "Lucky 7" the network confirmed on Friday Oct. 4.
It's a cold cruel world out here for new TV shows especially if they are calling the ABC network home.
After just two episodes, the network has confirmed that the show has been cancelled. The show first premiered on Tuesday, September 24.
Instead of allowing the show to air the rest of the episodes for one season, the show is being taken off the air before it's even built a following.
According to the AP, "Lucky 7" will no longer air on Tuesdays at 10pm EST. The network has decided to put re-runs of their popular political-drama "Scandal" in that time slot for now.
So why was the show cancelled so soon?
As you may have guessed, it all came down to ratings. Unfortunately, execs were not too pleased with the low viewership for the show's second week and decided to cut their loses.
On premiere night, "Lucky 7" drew in 4.4 million. This week, only about half of those viewers tuned in with ratings of 2.6 million.
It's hard to compete with a show like Scandal that reportedly attracted 10.5 million viewers for the premiere of its third season. Clearly ABC has a standard that even new shows have to meet.
"Lucky 7" was reportedly a British remake and followed seven gas station employees who won the lottery.
Sound off! Did you watch "Lucky 7?" Are you bummed that the show has been cancelled?