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It's Safe to Say CW has Killed 'Cult'


cultWhile it hasn't officially been canceled, CW's Cult may as well be. This morning, the network quietly pulled the remaining episodes from the schedule.

The show debuted in March in a cozy Tuesday timeslot, but was quickly shipped off to Friday nights after a disappointing debut. I still maintain that the Friday repositioning was less about crap ratings and more about trying to give it a better lead-in, but that seems moot now. I just got listing updates directly from the CW publicity team that reveal they have pulled Cult from their lineup for at least the next three weeks, effective immediately.

Cult was an interesting idea (a TV show-within-a-TV show that inspires real-world crimes in an intricately woven conspiracy) that suffered from too many bad aspects to pull it all together. The biggest problem with the show is that there were way too many elements thrown in, with too many hidden meanings and secrets and not enough answers to keep away the frustration.

Repeats of The Carrie Diaries and reality-competition show Oh Sit! will air in Cult's 9pm Friday time slot through the rest of April.