Capping off what will hopefully be a topnotch night of television on Tuesdays this fall, ABC has Lucky 7 set to air at 10:00 p.m.. Based on a British series called The Syndicate, Lucky 7 follows a group of gas station employees, all of whom could use a stroke of good fortune, who hit it big with the lottery. But as the trailer indicates, the situation has a few twists.
The series joins fellow newcomers Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife on Tuesday nights. Here's ABC's full description for the series.
In Astoria, Queens, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they'd actually win. Money could solve problems for each of them: Matt (Matt Long) could get his girlfriend and two kids out of his mother's house; Matt's brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt; Samira (Summer Bishil), a second-generation Pakistani immigrant, could afford to go to Juilliard; Denise (Lorraine Bruce), a plucky cashier, could focus on rebuilding her crumbling marriage; Leanne (Anastasia Phillips), a young mother, could help her daughter realize her dreams; Bob (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store's manager, could finally retire; and Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos) could give his wife and kids a whole new life.
"Lucky 7" stars Isiah Whitlock, Jr. ("The Wire") as Bob Harris, Matt Long ("Private Practice") as Matt Korzak, Stephen Louis Grush ("Detroit 1-8-7") as Nicky Korzak, Lorraine Bruce ("Eden Lake") as Denise, Anastasia Phillips ("Stoked") as Leanne, Summer Bishil ("Towelhead") as Samira Rajpur, Luis Antonio Ramos ("The Ruins") as Antonio Clemente and Christine Evangelista ("The Joneses") as Mary.
Written by David Zabel ("ER") and Jason Richman ("Detroit 1-8-7"), "Lucky 7" is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David Zabel and Jason Richman. The pilot was directed by Paul McGuigan. "Lucky 7" is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Television.
While some characters appear to be more desperate than others, there's also the husband who opted to give up chipping in each week. A wise choice, perhaps, but an unlucky one as his coworkers are cashing in and he's left to mind the shop. But we've all heard that lottery windfalls aren't always the happily-ever-after people believe them to be, and the win here appears to be just the beginning of this story. What's going to happen to all of these characters now that they're rich? WIll they all remain friends? Will the money lead to misfortune and cause bigger problems in their lives? That's what we'll find out when Lucky 7 debuts this fall.
ABC has Lucky 7 scheduled to air Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET. Check out the full ABC Fall 2013 schedule here.
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