'Cult' Shipped Off to Friday Nights at 9pm

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February 27th, 2013

via press release:



February 27, 2013 (Burbank, CA) ? CULT will move to its new night on Friday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), as investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis) searches for his missing brother and uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans.  The series also stars Jessica Lucas as Skye Yarrow, Alona Tal as Kelly Collins and Robert Knepper as Billy Grimm.

Encore episodes of CW series will take over the Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 p.m. timeslot, beginning with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on March 5.


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”).


  • KC Alex Smith

    In most cases this would look like a bad idea but this is a great idea because many people earlier was already discussing Cult being on behind Nikita next season if it got picked up.

    I think its way better pair than with a teen soap like Hart of Dixie.

    I think The CW should build a procedural presence like CBS where they keep shows like Cult and Beauty and the Beast and build that base up.

  • John A

    Lol they could try and move Flop Nikita to Tuesdays and wont? They really dont give a crap about Nikita do they. Then again Nikita wouldnt do better than Cult did anyway.

  • layla

    Yes! batb re runs!!! i hope batb finds a good night.

    p.s. after 4 attempts earlier in the day this is the 1st visit that did not throw up the google malware screen. ^5 on being on top of that issue.

  • Baby Got Max

    @rob Please don’t ever go away. You are the new Max and I love you. PS MAX, I MISS YOU!!! RETURN TO ME!!!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Ekras, we’re investigating it

  • DM

    Probably a good move. This show sounds like it would be much better paired with Nikita than Hart of Dixie anyway, at least until they cancel it that is.

  • Tom

    Not too much of a surprise – turns out even 0.3s can make the CW blush!

    As to the site, sounds like someone managed to slip some malware into the ads tvbtn is serving.

  • JulieDawn

    Apparently BATB gets the entire month of March for the Tuesday repeats. The writing staff just posted the schedule on the site they created.


  • JulieDawn

    Okay so the link isn’t working – but if anyone is interested, it’s ‘BATBNation’ on Tumblr.

    I think this will be an interesting experiment for Cult and BATB. I quite enjoyed Cult last week but this week was bored, and wasn’t sure if I was going to watch again.

  • Sam

    I always thought with the way cw advertists BATB that it would attract and be a good pair with HOD fans but could this be a sign cw testing it for next season. Considering they wanna Renew it ?

  • herpderp

    I’d say this is The CW experimenting with moving BATB to Tuesdays next season.

  • Katie

    Hope the reruns of BATB do well. Started off very sluggish in the beginning, but has finally picked up some momentum. It is getting interesting, with Evan joining muirfield and the man hunt against Vincent. I would watch a second season to see where the show goes.

  • Dan S

    I guess in the end Emily Owens should have stuck around. I’ll follow Cult to Fridays which I find more interesting than Golden Boy when they’ll be going head to head against each other. The CW with so many holes to fill, I hope they have a lot of pilots to peruse for next season.

  • JustMe

    show is done. It was DOA after The Following hit pretty big.

  • feinn

    Move 90210 to Friday, save Nikita

  • Lisa

    Getting paired with Nikita is pretty humiliating.

  • Holly

    Cults ratings are obviously bad, but this was quicker than I would have expected. Using BatB reruns says they haven’t given up on that show yet…or alternatively that they want to make use of the extra airings while they still can…

  • david

    Nikita does seem like it is a better lead in for this show than Heart of Dixie. It means i will be able to watch it as a new episode becase i have alot of shows allready on Tuesday nights now. But that being said they could be just burning it off this way too.

  • Eric_Philly

    Well, that’s a shame… good try Rockne!

  • Jarrod

    Airing it after TVD, whilst moving BATB would have been a better move. Would have given this show a chance and a decision as to whether or not the fans would follow BATB IF it were to be renewed for a second season and given a new time slot.

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