February 27, 2013

THE SKED: “Cult” Exiled to Fridays

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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As it turned out, there wasn’t room for two shows about homicidal true believers on the network airwaves, and The Following is occupying that space.  CULT hasn’t yet been canceled by CW after its pair of miserably low-rated airings, but it faces the next-worst fate, sent away to the wilderness of Fridays at 9PM, where the network has been airing random reruns.  Those reruns will now take over Cult’s Tuesday 9PM slot, while Steven Rae (both fictional and pseudonymous), Billy Grimm and their crazed fans will play out their string for a while after Nikita.  That show, along with The Carrie Diaries, 90210, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast, remains on the bubble for next season.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."