Cult: New CW TV Series Replacing Cancelled Emily Owens, MD

The smallest network has announced that their newest drama, Cult, will debut on Tuesday, February 19th. It’ll be taking over cancelled Emily Owens, MD’s spot on the schedule.

It’s unclear how many episodes of Cult have been ordered but here’s the press release:


December 4, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW today announced the series premiere of the mind-bending, suspenseful new drama CULT on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET).

Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to laugh off his younger brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him. However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously, and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV series “Cult” and its rabid fans, who are obsessed with the show’s charismatic cult leader, Billy Grimm. As the show’s gruesome plot twists begin to play out in the real world, Jeff enlists the help of a young research assistant Skye in a race to save Nate and unravel the mystery behind the TV series whose hardcore fans would literally kill to see what happens next…

The series stars Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Jeff Sefton, Jessica Lucas (“Melrose Place,” “Cloverfield”) as Skye Yarrow, Alona Tal (“Supernatural,” “The Killing”) as Kelly Collins and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Shameless”) as Billy Grimm.

CULT is from Fake Empire and Rockne S. O’Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Rockne S. O’Bannon (“Farscape,” “V”), Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”) and Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”).

What do you think? Will you be giving Cult a chance?

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  1. Anonymous says

    cancel the beauty& the beast instead,it’s a nonesense show! emily owens is a great show & way lot better than other supernatural tv shows!

  2. Susan says

    What the hell!!! I love Emily Owens MD. Can’t you just move the show to a different night instead of canceling it?!?!?!? This is ridiculous! Obviously many people love this show. And it’s so much better than Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. I will NOT even give CULT a try if CW cancels Emily Owens MD.

  3. Iman says

    This is ridiculous! This show has brought something new to CW. We do not need more supernatural shows! We have enough of those. CW will not gain more fans but will actually lose them. If you have any common sense you would not cancel Emily Owens M.D.

  4. Kathy says

    No, I won’t be watching “The Cult.” What is C W thinking?? Emily Owens MD is one of the few network television shows I can watch. The networks continue to fill their time slots with garbage. It will be cable for me. Ever wonder why so many Emmy’s are awarded to HBO, Showtime, etc? Well, now you know. WHO MADE THE DECISION TO PULL THE PLUG ON THIS SHOW??

  5. Kathleen Maughan says

    What???? No, I am not going to watch this new show. I loved Emily Owens, M.D. It was one of the few shows I could watch on network T.V. It will be back to cable for me. Can’t believe you are cancelling it. Hey you guys calling the “shots,” please reconsider.

  6. Anonymous says

    SCREW THIS !!!! why did they have to go and cancel Emily Owens Md. the show was perfect !! I hope this new show Cult goes belly up and the producers lose money over it

  7. NC says

    Nooooo! At least give it 2 seasons CW. You guys drag on shows like Gossip Girl, 90210, and Supernatural for so many seasons and show crappy shows like Arrow Beauty and the Beast but you can’t give adorable Emily a chance?

  8. Megan says

    What?!!!!!!!! This is Absolutely ridiculous! I must say I’m rather dissapointed with CW. I LOVED Emily Owens MD. I can’t believe they are going to replace it with another show. I just don’t understand why. Did it not have enough viewers?!!!!!

  9. JimBob says

    Exactly! We all love Emily Owens MD, great storyline, great characters, great actors, NOT a great decision! Can’t believe the CW cancelled it! What a flakey decision! I won’t be giving “Cult” a once over! Shame on you CW!

  10. Esther says

    I can’t believe that you guys are cancelling yet another FANTASTIC show… I live in the UK so i have to rely on TV links to watch this show like many others who lives abroad and is unable to watch it directly.

    Its unfair to cancel this show based on your ratings when clearly there are those of us MANY OF US who has to resort to watching this online.

    I really think that CW needs to reconsider their decision based upon this and let this show go on for another season hey possibly 3.

    As Margaret has said in her comment to you we already have so many supernatural show circulating out there it makes a nice change watching a show that deals with the in’s and outs of life.

    I think that this show is FANTASTIC please DON’T CANCEL IT!!!

  11. Michelle says

    Margaret you took the words out of my mouth. I am so UPSET over Emily Owens MD being cancelled. The writing was perfect, cast was great, the story and lessons learned after every episode were amazing. I can honestly relate to the main character. It was my new favorite show. CW listen to the fans please! If the ratings were low it’s probably because of the time slot it’s up against new girl on fox go on on nbc and happy endings on abc…this is a drama put it on a friday or sunday just please give it a chance plus personally I would watch it on the cw website more likely others did the same. Just don’t let something that I can honestly see being on for a good five seasons never come to be.

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  13. Margaret says

    I’m not even giving “The Cult” a chance. That’s right. I’m not watching it. I’m never watching any of the shows CW has anymore. I’m done. You canceled an AMAZING show for a bunch of supernatural crap. I loved Emily Owens MD, And The CW didn’t give it a chance. So I’m done with The CW for good.

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