Pilot Scoop: Matt Long Is One of ABC's Lucky 7

Lucky 7 ABC Pilot Matt LongPrivate Practice/Mad Men alum Matt Long has been tapped to star in ABC’s drama pilot Lucky 7, TVLine has learned.

From Detroit 1-8-7‘s David Zabel and Jason Richman, the project centers on seven employees at a Queens-area service station whose lives are forever altered when they win the lottery.

The actor — who replaces the previously cast Luke Hemsworth (Neighbours) — will play one of the “lucky,” jackpot-landing employees.

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Long — whose other TV credits include The Newsroom, The Deep End and Jack & Bobby — rounds out the prospective series’ main cast, which is made up of Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (The Wire), Summer Bishil (90210), Anastasia Phillips (Skins), Christine Evangelista (The Kill Point), Luis Antonio Ramos (Early Edition), relative newcomer Stephen Louis Grush and Lorraine Bruce (The Syndicate).

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  1. Joshua says:

    I take it (with the casting of Lorraine Bruce) that this is roughly based on ‘The Syndicate’ which was shown on BBC One last year here in the UK? It’s the same premise and was a great drama. It’s currently airing a second season too. A well recieved drama over here – hopefully it’ll do well in the US, I can imagine it doing so.

  2. Mark says:


  3. Lauren says:

    Awwww, I liked seeing him again on Private Practice and hoping this pilot makes it. The TV needs more Matt Long!

  4. dude says:

    Is Anastasia Phillips done with Bomb Girls?

  5. Danielle H. says:

    Love him, but he is like the kiss of death to shows.

  6. Dennis says:

    He was amazing in Jack and Bobby!

  7. JMac says:

    Not for long he’s not. That pilot is a hot mess.

  8. shump says:

    That is the ugliest hair do i’ve ever seen.

  9. Carol M. says:

    Tv needs more Matt long. This actor is highly underrated & it’s a shame because this guys got talent. Clearly abc loves him because they keep bringing him back. The last show he was on was amazing ‘guilded Lilly’s’, it should’ve been picked up. Crossing my fingers that this one sticks!

    • Alida D says:

      It’s a pity that Gilded Lilly did not get picked up because I wanted to see what happened next and was left hanging. Guess that’s about to happen with Lucky Seven, too. Keep trying, Matt!