While we told The CW this months ago, Tuesday nights after “Hart of Dixie” just is not a very good home for “Cult.” The two shows are insanely different, and there’s also the issue that this has become the timeslot where TV series (most recently “Ringer” and “Emily Owens M.D.”) go to die on this network.
So with this information in mind, the network is making a decision after just two episodes that is certainly interesting. If we were talking about a different show, we would say that this is a bad thing; however, it may just end up working for Matt Davis and company. Beginning on March 8 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, “Cult” will air after new episodes of “Nikita,” a show that is at least a little more similar when it comes to genre. There is also a proven genre audience watching TV at that time, as “Supernatural” was actually able to be one of The CW’s top-rated shows last year despite airing on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, though, it’s unlikely in this case that a new timeslot is really going to make that big of a difference. Some of the actors here are already looking at other pilots, and “Supernatural” had the benefit of moving to Fridays with a built-in audience already together. We just just don’t understand (and never will understand) why you did not put this show on after “The Vampire Diaries,” and then use Davis’ longtime role as Alaric as a means to cross-promote. After all, is “Beauty and the Beast” really doing so amazing that you don’t want to move it?
As you may be getting the impression of here, we’re actually digging “Cult” so far. You can check out our review for the show’s second episode over at this link.
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