Lifetime on Wednesday birthed the first official trailer for its upcoming drama The Lottery, premiering July 20 at 10/9c, and mankind has definitely seen better days.
Set in 2025, The Lottery drops viewers into a world where women have stopped having children, putting the human race on the brink of extinction. In order to save all life on Earth, 100 embryos are fertilized and a national lottery is conducted to choose the surrogates.
The Lottery stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries), Martin Donovan (Boss), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Single Ladies), Michael Graziadei (The Young and the Restless) and Louise Lombard (Star-Crossed).
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* James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) has joined the cast of El Rey Network’s spy drama Matador, premiering July 15 at 9/8c. Callis will play Lucien Sayer, a “mysterious figure who commands a fraternity of the world’s most elite businessmen, politicians and influencers.”
* Dane Cook is getting his own comedy special on Showtime this fall, he announced Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
* Though no official decision has been made about Sherri Shepherd or Jenny McCarthy’s replacements, The View has reportedly extended an offer to frequent guest co-host Mario Cantone, per the New York Post‘s Page Six.