The CW Cancels Cult and the Show Within Cult

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The CW's show about a show is now not a show at all. Meta-thriller Cult has been yanked from the network's schedule, a rep from The CW confirms. The news was first reported by Zap2It. Noooooo! And to make matters worse, Cult's Friday-night slot will be replaced by reruns of the extreme musical chairs reality competition program Oh Sit!. Noooooo! And also reruns of The Carrie Diaries, but man, Oh Sit!? That's like being dumped for a a pile of man-shaped garbage. Ouch. 

Cult, a midseason entry that was mostly met with poor-to-mediocre reviews but did earn a *AHEM* cult following, was seven episodes into its first-season run. The CW says plans to air the remaining episodes either online or in another time slot are still to be determined.

I liked Cult, if only because it was totally insane. The drama centered on fans of a hit CW show (hey, it's fiction) who became so obsessed that they mimicked bad things that happened on it. But Cult also featured quite a bit of that show-within-the-show, and it proved to be just as intriguing—if not more so—than the real one. And sometimes, when everything went just right, the CW logo on the fake show would align with the CW logo on the real show, and minds would be blown, Inception-style.