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'Cult' pulled from the CW schedule; show's creator and star mourn

April 10, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • Matt Davis and Jessica Lucas star in "Cult."
Matt Davis and Jessica Lucas star in "Cult." (Jack Rowand / The CW )

It looks as though the TV season is about to claim another casualty. The CW officially removed the low-rated thriller "Cult" from its schedule, replacing it with reruns of "The Carrie Diaries" and "Oh Sit!"

While the network hasn't actually canceled the series, about a journalist, played by Matt Davis, who investigates the devoted and murderous fans of a TV series titled "Cult," the fact that it's gone from the network's schedule for the foreseeable future does not bode well.

Davis, who tweets under the name Ernesto Riley, seemed more than a little bitter about the news, writing, "Good news Cult fans! Cult has been renewed for the next ten season due to its brilliant marketing campaign! Good job everyone."

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"All joking aside, thank you to all who watched," he continued. "It was a wonderful learning experience, and exciting misadventure. On to bigger the better!"

The show's creator, Rockne S. O'Bannon, also seemed dejected and hurt by the news, telling fans via Twitter, "Sadly true. CW Execs once called the last 5 episodes 'outstanding'. I guess too outstanding. You are great, SMART fans. Thx to u all!"

The series premiered in February to just 860,000 viewers and went down from there in subsequent airings. It moved from Tuesdays to Fridays after two airings and is off the schedule completely after seven episodes.

A rep for the network said that the scheduling of the show's remaining episodes was still to be determined.

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