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

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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).



Comments (16)

  • 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.

    Comment by Joshua – March 31, 2013 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • add

    Comment by RibaMc – March 31, 2013 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Im sorry for that first comment, i pushed the post comment-button so fast.

      But i would rather say that Matt Long is more known for his role i Jack And Bobby, a fantastic short lived series.

      Comment by RibaMc – March 31, 2013 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Windfall?

    Comment by Mark – March 31, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Here is his database page, if we’re all playing some sort of What show was he on for 10 minutes? game LOL http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1668265/

      Comment by Danyelle – March 31, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Haha that’s what I thought too! It sounds EXACTLY like Windfall. Hopefully it’s better then that show…which was a hot mess.

      Comment by Josh – March 31, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it’s what I thought as well.

      Comment by Michael Sacal – March 31, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awwww, I liked seeing him again on Private Practice and hoping this pilot makes it. The TV needs more Matt Long!

    Comment by Lauren – March 31, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Anastasia Phillips done with Bomb Girls?

    Comment by dude – March 31, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love him, but he is like the kiss of death to shows.

    Comment by Danielle H. – March 31, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was amazing in Jack and Bobby!

    Comment by Dennis – March 31, 2013 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not for long he’s not. That pilot is a hot mess.

    Comment by JMac – March 31, 2013 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is the ugliest hair do i’ve ever seen.

    Comment by shump – March 31, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Carol M. – June 10, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!

      Comment by Alida D – September 27, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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