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Lifetime Cancels ‘Witches of East End’ and ‘The Lottery’

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Lifetime announced last week that it wasn’t moving forward with a third season of “,” reports Deadline. The series followed a new generation of witches based on the book of the same name. Featuring former “” and “Revenge” actor, , “Witches” ended its second season in early October.

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The cancellation of “Witches” follows last months cancellation of the network’s “,” which starred “'” (ex-Daniel Romalotti) as the father of one of the last naturally birthed children in the world. The series followed a world where women are no longer having children, which leaves the human race on the brink of extinction. When 100 embryos are later found to have been successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.

The series also starred Marley Shelton (“Eleventh Hour“) as Dr. Alison Lennon, a brilliant fertility specialist whose scientific breakthrough may have life-and-death consequences, David Alpay (“The Vampire Diaries“) as James, Alison’s colleague and lab assistant, and Martin Donovan (“Homeland“) as Darius Hayes, a calculating government official willing to use any strategy to achieve what he believes is the greater good.