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The CW Moves 'Cult' to Fridays

The one-hour drama starring "Vampire Diaries" alum Matt Davis had been airing on Tuesdays.

Cult' (The CW)
The CW
"Cult"

After two episodes, The CW's midseason entry Cult is moving to Fridays.

The one-hour drama, starring The Vampire Diaries alum Matt Davis, aired for two weeks on Tuesday nights following Southern-set medical drama Hart of Dixie before the network announced the move Wednesday afternoon. Starting March 8, it will air at 9 p.m. Fridays, following actioner Nikita.

Encore episodes of various CW series will take over the 9 p.m. Tuesday slot, starting with Beauty and the Beast on March 5.

Cult had a mediocre debut when it launched Feb. 19, drawing slightly less 900,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49. For its most recent episode, it stayed relatively even with the premiere in the ad-coveted demo but dropped to about 820,000 viewers.

From Fake Empire/Rockne S. O'Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. TV/CBS TV Studios, Cult follows a journalist and a production assistant as they investigate the fans of the series within the show (also titled Cult), who might be re-creating crimes seen on TV. Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape, V), Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein are executive producers.

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