Despite their best efforts, The CW couldn't make Cult a hit. The new series has been pulled from the schedule indefinitely. It initially aired as part of the network's Tuesday-night lineup, but its low ratings got it bumped to Fridays. Unfortunately, the new slot was no help and Cult continued to struggle.
The CW has aired seven of the 13 episodes in the season. We're unsure whether the remaining five will ever see the light of day. The most recent episode, titled "Suffer the Children," pulled a mere 620,000 total viewers. With numbers like that, perhaps it's a good thing The CW cut their losses.
Series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon reacted to the news as follows:
Cult centered on a journalist and research assistant who investigated the cult following of a TV show. Its fans take their obsession to a deadly level when they begin re-creating fictional murders from the series.
Cult starred The Vampire Diaries' Matt Davis, Cloverfield's Jessica Lucas and Heroes' Robert Knepper. At the moment, Cult's Friday-night slot will be filled with reruns of The Carrie Diaries and Oh, Sit.
Were you a fan of Cult? Did it deserve to be canceled?