New CW Drama ‘Cult’ Shifting to Friday Nights

The new drama Cult has only aired two episodes of its debut season and already it is being assigned the dreaded death slot for network programming: Friday nights at 9 PM, starting on March 8.

This is not a good sign at all for the new series about Jeff Sefton (played by ‘The Vampire Diaries’ alum Matt Davis), an investigative journalist who is searching for his missing brother, uncovering the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans. The cast of ‘Cult’ includes Jessica Lucas (‘90210’), Alona Tal (‘Supernatural’) and Robert Knepper (‘Prison Break’).

The series debuted on February 19 to very lackluster ratings, earning only 940,000 viewers for its series premiere and falling even further this past Tuesday, earning only 880,000 viewers. Sadly, the move to Friday nights at 9 PM is not exactly a show of faith by the network.

Reportedly encore episodes of various CW series will take over the Tuesday at 9 PM timeslot for which ‘Cult’ held for two weeks, starting with ‘Beauty And the Beast’ on March 5. Viewers should check their local listings for further details on what encore episodes will air in the timeslot for the remainder of the season.

Again, ‘Cult’ will move to its new timeslot of Fridays at 9/8c on The CW next Friday, March 8.