'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”).

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I see this show as “dying very badly.”

    However, I will watch because the cast isn’t TOO awful. Jessica Lucas is smokin’ hot, if not a terribly good actress, Davis is at least a half decent actor based on his TVD appearance, and Knepper is a great “heavy”.

    But I still think the show will go nowhere.

  • Rachel

    The WB shelved this godawful idea years ago then the idiot new president resurrects it only to give it the worst timeslot on the schedule…LOL.

  • Anon

    As if the lead-in makes any difference.

    What matters is what it is up against on the other networks and does it contrast enough to give people a choice they want.

    It’s up against a police procedural, sitcoms and whatever NBC runs up the flagpole.

    Tell me truly – do any of you watch any CW show because of its lead-in?

  • Tom

    There’s no way anyone who hasn’t at least seen the pilot of Cult can make an informed decision about its prospects for success. Granted, the CW has recently debuted new shows that, in retrospect, were predestined to fail. Moreover, rumors to the effect that the CW is trying to figure out a way to revive the LA Complex don’t exactly inspire confidence in the network. However, even a blind pig can occasionally find an acorn. So, at least take a step back and wait for Cult to air before pronouncing its demise.

  • Bizarro

    They should of put it on thursdays and move Beauty to friday. Oh it looks like this show won’t last that long or the Carrie Diaries. Both have two horrible lead ins and are on the CW’s worst nights and don’t look that good. I like HOD and 90210 but 90210 can’t help noone. I remember it being the lead in last year for 3 shows that ALL got cancelled!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Tom: Uhm, isn’t that supposed to be “blind squirrel”? :-)

    I’m predicting Cult’s demise because I think it’s premise is complicated, confusing and lame. A cult tv show that is a real cult? Seriously? Exactly which network would this be airing on in real life? :-) \

    Now if they mean this is some show like some of these religious shows run by freak shows like Pat Robertson, well, maybe it might make some sense. So why bother with the TV show? Just make it a cult.

    The TV show part of the premise is just a gimmick. Shows that rely on gimmicks tend to go nowhere because the producers and writers have no clue where to take the show. The Event is one glaring example as was Flash Forward.

  • Tom

    @ RSHack That would be “even a blind squirrel can find a nut….”
    Knowing the CW, complicated, confusing and lame may well sum up Cult. On the other hand, I enjoyed FF. So, there may just be a snowball’s chance that I’ll like Cult. But first I need to watch the pilot.

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