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This weekend on TV: A world without babies in 'The Lottery'

Published July 18, 2014 11:47 am

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And now for something completely different for the Lifetime channel — it's The Lottery (8 p.m., Lifetime).

In the not-too-distant future, the world is experiencing a fertility crisis. After years of plummeting birth rates, not a single baby has been born anywhere on Earth for five years.

As this series begins, scientists have managed to fertilize 100 eggs, and there's a lottery to determine which 100 women will carry the embryos.

"The Lottery" is more than a little bit over the top. But it might just be crazy enough to work for Lifetime.

Friday on TV ...

Crossbones (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Lowe plans to kidnap Blackbeard.

Saturday on TV ...

PCL baseball: Las Vegas at Salt Lake Bees

MLS (8 p.m., Ch 30): Vancouver Whitecaps at Real Salt Lake

Bad Teacher (8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): CBS burns off two more episodes of this canceled sitcom.

Power (10 p.m., Starz): Ghost and Angela consider the consequences of their affair,

Sunday on TV …

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Nominations for eviction are revealed.

Rising Star (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The duels continue.

Last Tango in Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Robbie is not best happy when Judith tells him that John had a one night stand with Gillian.

The Musketeers (7 p.m., BBC America): Porthos wakes up with a hangover and a dead body next to him.

The Witches of East End (7 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Ingrid gets ready to move out.

The Last Ship (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): The crew tangles with a drug lord.

Unforgettable (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A city official is murdered.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In the Season 2 finale of "Endeavour," Morse investigates the seemingly unconnected cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an escaped prisoner.

Halt and Catch Fire (8 and 9 p.m., AMC): Scandal hits Cardiff Electric.

The Last Ship (8 and 10 p.m. TNT): The crew tangles with a vicious drug lord.

Falling Skies (8 and 10 p.m., TNT): Tom and his family are attacked.

Reckless (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jamie and Roy work together to prove that two football players did not kill their coach.

Vicious (9:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Freddie and Stuart go clubbing.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Bill recalls his human history.

Ray Donovan (10 p.m., HBO): A reporter investigates Sully's death.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Family members try to convince viewers they have strong bonds.

The Strain (11 p.m., FX): The four survivors start displaying really weird symptoms.

The Leftovers (11 p.m., HBO): Kevin has unexpected visitors.

Masters of Sex (11 p.m., Showtime): Masters starts a new job but learns he has to leave Virginia behind. ­