Fall TV 2013: ABC’s ‘Lucky 7′ Canceled First, FOX’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Up For Renewal?
Fall TV 2013 has largely gotten into full swing on the broadcast end, and where FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' became the first out of the gate to earn a surprise renewal, it seems ABC's 'Lucky 7' has the distinct honor of becoming fall 2013's first network cancellation. Meanwhile, FOX's Andy Samberg-centered 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' may end up the second series up for renewal, so how's the race going?
According to TVLine, the Brooklyn cop comedy from 'Parks and Recreation' creator Mike Schur has received an order for additional scripts, short of the back-nine order most network series look to as a mark of success, but surely a good sign for the fall's best-reviewed comedy. The ratings certainly haven't hurt either, with September's premiere garnering 6 million viewers on Tuesday nights.
As for ABC's 'Lucky 7,' the ironic title hasn't been lost on critics placing the writing on the wall, given the lottery-winner series only made it to two episodes, despite the distinction of having Marvel's powerhouse 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' ahead of it. Having lost a whopping 50% of its audience from the first week to hit a .7 demo in the ratings, ABC immediately pulled the series in favor of 'Scandal' repeats, which itself earned its highest premiere yet with over 10 million viewers.
We'll keep an eye out for fall 2013's biggest success stories and flops, but what say you? Is FOX's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on the arresting path to a full season? Did 'Lucky 7' tempt the TV gods with its title? Give us your thoughts on the fall TV race in the comments!