The CW Cancels Cult and the Show Within Cult


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. 


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I loved this show it was one of the best on tv right now. All the mysteries were amazing, and the show within a show who knew it could be so great. It was cancelled because of low ratings and I think people didnt watch it because they didnt understand it! people are so stupid nowadays. its like heroes and lost because of people in the country where the ratings count they lowered the quality because people were too stupid and then they were cancelled!!!! where are peoples brains and common sense?
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So disappointing. I much preferred this show to the Following which made no sense at all!
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There should be a law that prevents Broadcasters from pulling a show without giving it closure.
This way they can still cancel a show due to low ratings but viewers who were atrracted to the show would get their questions answered.
Its the polite thing to do.
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We made it through 1-1/2 episodes and gave it up. One of the worst shows I've ever seen - and I was so looking forward to seeing Matt Davis again.
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and zero hour as well.. and some of the shows they renew year after year are crap and should have been scrapped ages ago ,beauty and the beast and dallas for fucks sake
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i was watching it online its not in the Uk,was wondering why it haden't been on for a few weeks now i know..damn thought it was a promising show!
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Now I will never find out the mystery behind Cult. BRING CULT BACK!
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I am shocked! Cult is such an interesting and creative series! I do not understand why CWTV canceled it. The show is such a mystery that keeps me on my toes every week. CWTV just lost a viewer. BRING CULT BACK!
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What! Why did I have to find out by doing a missing show report on the web! Where Oh Where have my show gone! At least finish out the year. Ratings smatings, no one wants to begin watching a show and never find out what happens at the end. Like my favorite show "The Gate". Ooooh I'm so mad! Take that crazy Vampire Diaries off. I loved it at first but man, things are crazy as all get out! Can't watch that drama anymore! Bring back Cult!
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Bring Cult back on air!
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I don't really get why so many think this is so wrong by CW. Shows with poor writing and poor characterization just can't stay on air (unless they get lucky and have huge viewing figures).

If anything, I think the problem is the process of taking a relatively interesting concept to air in this fashion. It just wasn't good enough.
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Im getting really tired of CW canceling shows all the time get ur stuff together
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@CW fuck u for canceling it ...........
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What is up with all the networks this season???!!! This is like the 3rd new series that I loved that has been cancelled out of the blue!!! I understand it's all about ratings or whatever, but they are cancelling these shows after 3-7 episodes! That's enough to get someone like me, that saw the previews and watched the pilot episode, to start to get into the show, but not near long enough to pull in the big audience the networks are wanting. First, if the series showed enough potential for it to be aired (airing a TV show isn’t cheap) than at least let it run through the first season (a new shows first season is usually only like 12 episodes) and the networks should be more considerate and pull things together in the last episode so a least I don’t feel like I’m left hanging. Second, air re runs. I missed an episode of another new series I like and found that I won't be able to catch the re run because they don't air them, and that it's about impossible to find anywhere online to watch because the networks aren't even bothering to offer new series episodes on their sites and of course we all know they don't want us sharing any recordings. So if someone is flipping through channels and ends up watching the show and liking it they have no way to watch previous episodes to catch up. Who the h@!? is making these decisions? Sorry everyone probably thinks I'm crazy because I feel so strongly about TV shows, (say what you want I don’t care) but it's not just that, I'm tired of new shows getting pulled right as I get interested, However every channels line up is filled with re runs of shows that, although popular at one time, are now cancelled (Law and Order, Friends,…… I’m sure you all can take it from there) Why can’t they mix in some NEW shows, we all pay good money for our cable or satellite and should start expecting actual entertainment!
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Agreed! As soon they get ya hooked, they drop the ball, and leave their viewers with nothing but a bunch of unanswered questions, and disappointment. Its starting too feel a bit insulting...like purchasing a book only to find that after reading the whole thing, the last chapter hadn't been added. This happened to me both with Invasion, and 666 Park Avenue. It used to be, if the Pilot didn't get enough ratings, they'd drop it . I sure miss those days
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Oh MAN!! I love this show. It's because it's so different is why I like it.
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I am going to miss that show; I wanted to see what was going to happen. I am getting so sick of them canceling show. Why can they not at least air something that gives us an ending. Or better yet, instead of looking to get millions of numbers right away, try building up an audience by leaving it on long enough to form one.
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I gave up early on this, but I have to be honest and say I liked the show within the show better than the show itself, haha.
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I thought it wasn't on this week because of baseball or some other sport..I forgot which one. I really liked Cult! Sure it was unrealistic but that's what TV is supposed to be. Why can't they get rid of American Idol? Hasn't it been around long enough? Sorry AI fans, I never liked it and Cult was so much better. I'm sure not many will agree but that's my opinion.
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yes I wondered why it was not on myself well anyway I liked the show it was different.
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Can Alaric come back to Vampire Diaries so I can at least have some reason to watch that mess again?
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Seriously! There goes my Fridays. The show was picking up too. Dude was getting closer to finding he's brother. Plus I want to know who that rich dude is and what happens to the 2 cops. Ahhhhhhh....thanks CW.
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that sucks...it was something i enjoyed watching for little time
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I hope we get to see the remaining eps. in one form or another. That's the worst part about cancellation. Or rather the 2nd worst thing: not seeing the rest of the episodes.
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I went to DVR it tonight and it wasn't there. :( found out it was cancelled.
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That sucks!!
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Well this sucks.now we won't know how Jeff finds his brother or if he & Skye become more than friends.I hope at least Matt Davis can find a way to go back to Vampire Diaries as Alaric again
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I couldn't even get through the pilot. No real surprises here,twas just a matter of time. I'm glad it's gone.
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I apologise for my comment coming off as insensitive to those who liked the show. What i should've said was that I wont really miss it because I didnt even give it a chance. To AmberLand916 and stardreamer333
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Hey Hey Hey no reason to be happy about something that is obviously making others unhappy!
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Really? I understand if you did not like it, or understand why it may be interesting to other people, but you don't have to wish it off the air. It is not like everything that is played on tv is for your enjoyment.
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good tv shows being canceled before even completing a season.... again... not surprised...
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bring back "the secret circle" cw, great fast paced tv series
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Saw this coming like a warg!
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fuck The Carrie Diaries and Beauty & the Beast, Cult should stay on!!!
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Cult is cancelled, but The Carrie Diaries and Beauty & the Beast are still on? Who makes these decisions?
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Sigh. Yet another good show cancelled by yet another crap tv station. Fed up with them making these good shows and not giving them a chance, especially when's there's crap that's called 'reality tv' on....Come on CW sort it out, you used to be cool, now not so much.....
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Just when it was revealed that the show has something to do with real cult survivors that are being killed by the cop. Who is she protecting and is Steven Rae one of the cult kids from that picture?
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Exactly! Soooooo many unanswered questions! B*******S LOL
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I understand that TV networks are in a money making business, but in my opinion why cancel a show that is half way through? It is SO frustrating, that we will never find out what is happening. I agree with saying it will not be renewed for next season, and therefore the writers can give us answers and make the show 'end' with the first season, and give watchers some closure. I watch Cult, it's not great, but as a watcher I made a commitment to see it through, and I think the network when showing the the first 7 episodes, made a commitment to us as viewers to give them an ending of sorts...
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I agree with you 100%. it just makes no sense. Unless your gonna replace the show with something better, why bother when your halfway through a series. it's just complete nonsense.
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Come on, CW. The fans have spoken and they want TSC and Cult back and BATB, TCD and HOD gone. So just give us what we want, pretty please????
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I Love Cult :'( its the best show on tv by far!
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Can't say I'm terribly surprised. I wanted the show to succeed but the first 5-6 episodes just weren't cutting it.

They really should let shows play out their initial episode order before making the decision to cancel, though. Especially when they're replacing it with something like "Oh Sit!" (seriously?)
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Smart choice, but I'm not a fan of Oh Sit!.
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No !!! I love Cult ;(

I am a fan of many series and I really think Cult was finaly going somewhere. It's sad for me because I like every simgle one of the characters (except Nate hahha). I will miss it.
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20 minutess into the 1st episode I quit this show...wonder how it made it this far??
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Couldn't even get through ep 1...really liked the leading actor in TVD but this show...BLOWS!!!
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They never give shows a proper chance to grow. Bring back The Secret Circle!
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Def! Hard to see how they greenlight shows like Cult and dismiss TSC which could have had so many built in fans from the books
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Yeah they are desperate for the next Lost that they try any type of unusual show but don't support it unless it is an instant hit. TSC was enjoyable and could have go on for a good number of seasons.
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Not surprising, I saw previews and wasn't impressed, and the lead character, which I recall from a few other shows including Heroes, to me, wasn't meant to be a lead, he doesn't have what it takes. It's too bad, because the concept is cool, but the execution and everything else was truly sloppy.
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So this is the show that replaced my beloved Emily Owens MD and it also is cancelled. Is there any hope to bring back Emily Owens???
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Completely lost interested with it by episode two. I mean, I'm just a guy trying to watch Jesscia Lucas on a weekly basis here - why does she always has to pick such awful projects?
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Good news! Or bad. I can't decide. This was a great hangover show. Then again it's probably not too difficult to replace. I just hope it's going to have a proper ending. Not like Last resort...
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The curse of Robert Knepper. That's the 5th show he's worked on that's been cancelled now.
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Really..wat r d other 4
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Prison Break, which is where he picked up the curse. It did get an ending and go on longer than anyone expected but it only ended because the network cancelled any further seasons.

From there he joined the cast of Heroes (during Season 4), it was cancelled that season. He then joined Stargate Universe during Season 2. it was cancelled that season. Then he was in a show called Breakout Kings, it was cancelled during it's first season and finally, Cult, which has been cancelled during it's first season.
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Breakout Kings has a second season before it was cancelled.
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So it did, my bad! Still, the curse of Robert Knepper. Poor guy!
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Carnivàle
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Stargate Universe and Heroes are shows that he's been in. Both have ended.
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There really is a curse I can see dat
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I dont understand how a show like beauty and the beast is still running and they cancel this! Granted cult had its weaknesses but just the pure ridiculousness of the plot was quite awesome and original. Alas we live in a world where tiny little pretty girls can take down big bad guys...(here's looking at u beauty and the beast)
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Never watched the cult. I pretty much don't watch CW anymore.
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So why are you commenting on a thread about a show and network you don't watch?
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Hahahaha nice one there man
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Finally, CW done good.
This thing should have been aborted in the fetal stage, but better late than never.
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