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[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."

[02/11/14 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Conspiracy Thriller "The Lottery"
Set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, the 10-episode series reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction.

[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."

[01/09/14 - 02:46 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Preachers' Daughters," Eyes "Flowers in the Attic" Sequel
Kayla Alpert is set to script "Petals on the Wind," which takes place 10 years after the first movie ends.

[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 GarcĂ­a 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."







LOTTERY, THE (LIFETIME)
Premieres in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2014) Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of the conspiracy thriller The Lottery, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. Set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction. Remarkably, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this global crisis unfolds, the government's interests and power begin to dominate, igniting a highly controversial debate over our fundamental and personal freedom to raise a family. The Lottery stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) as Dr. Alison Lennon, the brilliant fertility specialist whose scientific breakthrough may have life-and-death consequences; Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story) as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country; David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries) as James, Alison's colleague and lab assistant; and Martin Donovan (Homeland) as Darius Hayes, a calculating government official willing to use any strategy to achieve what he believes is the greater good.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Alpay as James
· Marley Shelton as Alison Lennon
· Martin Donovan as Darius Hayes
· Michael Graziadei as Kyle
CREW INFORMATION:
· Danny Cannon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Dawn Olmstead as EP
· Timothy J. Sexton as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Grady Girl Productions
· Warner Horizon Television