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TV News: Sleepy, Leftovers, Lottery, Dead

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 17th 2013 01:12PM

Sleepy Hollow
Fox's new series "Sleepy Hollow" premiered last night to an impressive 10.05 million viewers, and a 3.4 key demo rating. That's the network's best series premiere since 2007, and up 6% over last the debut of Fox's most recent hit "The Following" in January. [Source: Fox]

The Leftovers
HBO has ordered Damon Lindelof's post-apocalyptic drama show "The Leftovers" to series. Lindelof will serve as showrunner, while Peter Berg will direct the pilot.

Based on the 2011 novel by Tom Perrotta, the story follows a group of people who didn’t cross over during the Rapture and are stranded in "a world that will never be the same." [Source: HBO]

The Lottery
Lifetime has given a pilot order to the futuristic conspiracy thriller "The Lottery". Timothy J. Sexton ("Children of Men") is penning the pilot.

The story is set on an Earth destined for extinction as women have stopped having children. When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. [Source: Deadline]

The Walking Dead
Christian Serratos ("Twilight") has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead".

Serratos will play the tough and beautiful Rosita Espinosa from the comics. The actress will recur on Season 4 with an option to become a regular in Season 5. [Source: Deadline]

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