As The CW banishes its poor-performing new drama “Cult” to Fridays, Anna Pinkert considers the night’s reputation as “the death slot,” and those genre series that have whistled past the programming graveyard — and thrived.
Cult, the new CW drama from Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, delves into murder, obsession, fandom and cults in a manner that lacks tension and feels a decade out of date.
The CW gives the upcoming midseason replacement Cult the Tuesday, 9 p.m. time slot formerly held by Emily Ownes, M.D. Created by Farscape mastermind Rockne S. O’Bannon, the thriller debuts Feb. 19.
A Comic-Con International audience was treated to a screening of Cult, the upcoming drama from Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon that delves in the shadowy depths of obsessive fandom.
The CW has greenlit Cult, a crime pilot from Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon that had been axed in the 2006 merger of UPN and The WB.