'Cult' to Premiere Tuesday, February 19 on The CW

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December 4th, 2012

via press release:


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (9:00-10:00 PM)


December 4, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW today announced the series premiere of the mind-bending, suspenseful new drama CULT on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET).  


Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to laugh off his younger brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him.  However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously, and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV series “Cult” and its rabid fans, who are obsessed with the show’s charismatic cult leader, Billy Grimm.  As the show’s gruesome plot twists begin to play out in the real world, Jeff enlists the help of a young research assistant Skye in a race to save Nate and unravel the mystery behind the TV series whose hardcore fans would literally kill to see what happens next…

The series stars Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Jeff Sefton, Jessica Lucas (“Melrose Place,” “Cloverfield”) as Skye Yarrow, Alona Tal (“Supernatural,” “The Killing”) as Kelly Collins and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Shameless”) as Billy Grimm.

CULT is from Fake Empire and Rockne S. O’Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Rockne S. O’Bannon (“Farscape,” “V”), Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”) and Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”).

  • Kavyn

    What a horrible decision.

  • Dan

    Um no stupid CW, Cult should premiere after Vampire Diaries and give the failing BATB the Tuesday 9pm death slot. Cult still has a chance while BATB is a dead show (The Secret Circle) walking.

  • david

    Weird scheduling to pair it with Heart of Dixie but i do wee what they are doing. They want to try a new show on every night except that they have no new show for Friday nights. I am thinking that is why they did not pair it with TVD. I hope it does good. I will try and watch it except i have shows on ABC Family on Tuesday nights with PLL and TLG. So they will show the rest of Emily Owens and then show Cult after that. It could be a good show. I wonder if they will do anything with Fridays at 9 then or just have Arrow repeats for the rest of the season.

  • tv#1

    It should have TVD lead out spot and B&TB should move to Tuesdays. B&TB has already proved itself to be a low performer. It has done worse than The Secret Circle did last fall. They should give Cult a try in a better time-slot.

  • CH2164

    Ha,It’s the next Emily flopwens MD

  • Tony

    This show is going to tank thanks to Matt Davis. Putting him as the lead is a huge mistake.

  • thesnowleopard

    So much for Cult being scheduled on Fridays, as some idiots were claiming not so long ago. As for the Tuesday night time slot, it’s only cursed until a show does well in it.

    No, you’re not the only one. Have you ever checked out Marble Hornets?

  • omabin

    This schedule is just idiotic. As I saw someone else saying, just because a timeslot is open, does not make it the right timeslot. Clearly, the correct thing would have been to move beauty to tuesdays at 9 to let it die quietly, since that is already a dead show walking. If they must kept beauty where it is, then the only other option with be a pairing with nikita on tuesday and giving it a cw affiliate lead-in (better than anything the cw has to offer not called tvd or arrow) and send 90210 for fridays to die:

    The Carrie Diaries
    Hart of Dixie



    The Vampire Diaries
    Beauty and the Beast

    Arrow – R

    Oh well…

  • Amy

    First of all, it doesn’t matter what time this show airs, it will get cancelled. The premise is just bad.

    Secondly, KW ftw always. The Following will be a break out success.

  • Timmy G

    Booo, it deserved the post TVD slot. Ah well, still planning on checking it out, here’s hoping the death slot curse can be broken!

  • Tom

    From the minute we saw the EOMD ratings, the question has been,

    “Just how bad will that Dixie to Cult copy read?”

  • man

    Kevin did not help success of secret circle or hidden palms
    But following should be huge at least initially

  • Pepper

    This scheduling decision is basically the same thing as throwing Cult and BatB away. BatB is probably gonna be cancelled anyway, and by giving Cult this horrible time slot with an incompatible lead-in, it’s basically as good as giving up on it. Not sure what the CW was thinking.

  • chris

    Why in the hell would CW use Hart of Dixie as a leadin? Move hod to 9 and atleast put cult at 8:00. Quit trying to make HOD a leadin show!!! CW needs to let these shows premiere in the lead slot and take a chance, this worked with vd and arrow, why not cult and carrie diaries?

  • chris

    Mondays: 8 Carrie Diaries 9 90210
    Tuesdays: 8 Beauty and the Beast 9 Hart of Dixie
    Wednesday: 8 Arrow 9 Cult
    Thursday: 8 Vampire Diaries 9 Supernatural
    Friday: 8 Nikita 9 Arrow or Cult Repeats

  • PV

    I believe Cult is a little too dark for the 8pm slot. But it should be on thursdays no matter what. BaTB is failing, it has to move.

  • Joh K.

    Supernatural does not need a lead it. It is a lead in. Send it back to Tuesdays at 8pm. Tuesday 9-Heart of Dixie even tho they aren’t compatible. Wed 8-Arrow, 9- Cult

  • John

    Supernatural’s Jo (Alona Tal) and Prison Break/Heroes’ T-Dog (Knepper)! Count me in!

  • Joseph

    It has a hard to sell premise, very weird but i’ll be watching anyway.

  • thesnowleopard

    I don’t see how the premise is any less viable than the premise for The X-Files. A lot depends on how well-written the storyline is, whether the characters are likeable or at least watchable, and whether it will hook an audience. None of these things are adversely affected by being on Tuesdays. It’s certainly better off than it would be on Fridays.

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