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''Windfall'' is an American
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television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400 million in a lottery. The series was created by Laurie McCarthy and Gwendolyn M. Parker and premiered on June 8, 2006, on
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, taking the time slot occupied by '' ER'' during the rest of the year. On August 31, 2006, NBC announced the show's cancellation by stating on its website that the episode that night would be the series finale. Controversially, NBC also gave local affiliates the option of showing pre-season football instead and showing the final episode at each affiliates discretion. Many affiliates took them up on this, planning to show it either much later that night or at other odd days/times during the Labor Day weekend (for example,
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planned to show the episode at 12:30pm on September 3, 2006). In the United Kingdom and
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Middle East
the show has been picked up by Five Life and
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respectively. It is also shown in Ireland on the channel 3e weekdays at 3pm.


Cast members

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Sarah Wynter Sarah Wynter (born 15 February 1973)
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as Beth Walsh *
Jason Gedrick Jason Michael Gedrick (born February 7, 1965) is an American actor best known for his work on the television series '' Murder One'' and ''Boomtown A boomtown is a community A community is a social unit The term "level of analysis" is u ...
as Cameron Walsh *
Jon Foster Jon Foster (born August 3, 1984) is an American actor and musician. His films include the drama ''The Door in the Floor ''The Door in the Floor'' is a 2004 American comedy-drama Comedy-drama, or dramedy, is a genre of dramatic works that combi ...
as Damian Brunner *
Alice Greczyn Alice Hannah Meiqui Greczyn (born February 6, 1986) is an American actress and model best known for roles in the films ''The Dukes of Hazzard (film), The Dukes of Hazzard'', ''Shrooms (film), Shrooms'', ''House of Fears'' and ''Sex Drive (film), Se ...
as Frankie McMahon *
Jaclyn DeSantis Jaclyn DeSantis is an American actress. She is best known for playing Maggie on the NBC television series Windfall (TV series), Windfall. Early life Jaclyn was born in Long Island, New York. She attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and ...
as Maggie Hernandez *
Lana Parrilla Lana Parrilla (born July 15, 1977) is an American actress. She was a regular cast member in the fifth season of the ABC ABC are the first three letters of the Latin script known as the alphabet. ABC or abc may also refer to: Arts, enterta ...
as Nina Schaefer *
Luke Perry Coy Luther "Luke" Perry III (October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019) was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox television series ''Beverly Hills, 90210'' from 1990 to 1995, and aga ...
as Peter Schaefer * D.J. Cotrona as Sean Mathers *
Nikki DeLoach Ashlee Nicole DeLoach (born September 9, 1979) is an American actress. Early life DeLoach was born in Waycross, Georgia. She is the eldest of three children of Terri, Pierce County School superintendent and David DeLoach, an owner of a wood pro ...

Nikki DeLoach
as Sunny van Hattern * Peyton List as Tally Reida *
Malinda Williams Malinda Williams (born September 24, 1970) is an American actress and producer. She began her career on television, before appearing in films ''A Thin Line Between Love and Hate ''A Thin Line Between Love and Hate'' is a 1996 American black c ...
as Kimberly George * Sarah Rose Glassman as Daisy Schaefer * Emma Prescott as Violet Schaefer *
Tembi Locke Tembekile "Tembi" Locke (born July 26, 1970) is an American actress who has appeared in television shows and film. She is best known as Dr. Grace Monroe on Syfy's series ''Eureka (U.S. TV series), Eureka'' and as Dr. Diana Davis in ''Sliders'' and ...
as Addie McMahon * Larissa Drekonja as Galina Kokorev *
Jonathan LaPaglia Jonathan LaPaglia (, ; born 31 August 1969) is an Australian actor known for his roles as Frank B. Parker in the television series '' Seven Days'', Kevin Debreno in ''The District ''The District'' is an American crime drama Crime films, ...

Jonathan LaPaglia
as Dave Park * Sarah Jane Morris as Zoe Reida *
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as Isabel Hernandez


Production

The show was developed in early 2005 by
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for
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. At the time the show was known as ''Ticket To Ride''. After ordering the pilot Fox decided to pass on the series. In June 2005 it was announced that NBC had picked up the series and would be shooting a new pilot. It was also confirmed that co-creator Gwendolyn Parker would no longer be involved with the show as she had moved on to work on ''
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Without a Trace
''.


Episode list

''Windfall'' ranked 164 for the 2005-06 television season with an average of 5.510 million viewers. Due to the finale episode being preëmpted in many markets it is not even counted among the shows aired in primetime that week and thus there is no ratings for it.


See also

* ''The Millionaire'' (TV series) * ''
Lottery! ''Lottery!'' is an American anthology series, anthologic Dramatic programming, drama that premiered on American Broadcasting Company, ABC on September 9, 1983. The series aired for one season of 17 episodes and starred Ben Murphy as Patrick Sean ...
'' * ''Lucky 7'' (TV series)


References


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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Windfall 2000s American drama television series 2006 American television series debuts 2006 American television series endings English-language television shows NBC original programming Serial drama television series Television series by 20th Century Fox Television Television shows set in Los Angeles