ABC is ready to press its luck - unfortunately, without any Whammies. Whammies should be in everything - where is a dang Press Your Luck reboot already!
The network is developing a new drama that will focus on the lives of seven employees of a Queens, New York service station who unexpectedly luck into a fortune when they hit the jackpot with the state lottery.
The series, Lucky 7, is being developed by Detroit 187's David Zabel, who will write the hour-long drama.
ABC Studios and Amblin TV are behind the project.
Zabel is also working on Betrayal at the network, which is a pilot dealing with an unhappily married photographer who cheats on her husband with a lawyer.
Amblin also recently announced another project, Middle Age Rage, which deals with a mother who feels invisible in her middle years and decides to go about changing that by making her voice heard and demanding the respect has been neglected for so long.
ABC has now ordered 12 drama pilots this season, with the biggest ones being Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. and the adaptation of Disney's Big Thunder, based on the theme park ride.
I am amazed at how many pilots these networks develop and then do nothing with them. So much wasted money!