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Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Listings - CULT on The CW | TheFutonCritic.com

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

SERIES PREMIERE

"CULT" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"You're Next" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

MATT DAVIS OF "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" STARS IN A NEW DRAMA - Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate's (guest star James Pizzinato "Alcatraz") relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show called "Cult" intends to harm him. When his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff enlists Skye Yarrow (Jessica Lucas, "Cloverfield," "Melrose Place"), a young research assistant working on "Cult," to help with his investigation into the dark underworld of the TV show and its rabid fans. Meanwhile, in the parallel worlds of the show-within-a-show, the cult's ruthless leader, Billy Grimm, is played by actor Roger Reeves (the double role of Billy/Roger is played by Robert Knepper ("Prison Break," "Shameless"), a man whose primary agenda is winning back his former follower and lover, Kelly Collins, played by actress Marti Gerritsen (the double role of Kelly/Marti is played by Alona Tal ("Supernatural," "The Killing"). Since escaping from the cult, Kelly has become an LAPD detective who finds herself drawn back into an investigation of the group's activities as she struggles to keep Billy at a safe distance. As the television show grows in popularity, cast members Roger and Marti begin to feel the effects in their "real" lives. Jason Ensler directed the episode written by Rockne S. O'Bannon (#101).
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Just dropping by. New serial airs tonight on The CW.

Interesting to see Robert Knepper in this. Plus, they got Alona Tal from Supernatural and Jessica Lucas from Melrose Place. Adds to the eye candy.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Reviews have been somewhat mixed. From what I've read, it does look a little intriguing -- I might have to tune in.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Will it last more than 2 episodes?
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

It's from Rockne S. O'Bannon, so I'll give it a shot. He said he got the inspiration while dealing with the fan-following for (his creation) "Farscape", and kind of wondered what would happened if he used it for evil . For the moment they're running encore episodes after "Nikita" on Fridays, which is handy since 9pm Central on Tuesdays is a tough slot for me.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Will it last more than 2 episodes?
If Nikita can make it with barely over 1m viewers, then I think this might. Plus the dude who is the lead was on The Vampire Diaries.

The only show right now on The CW that is almost certain to get cancelled is 90210.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

With such a compatible lead-in, this is sure to be a hit.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

I need to see a few more episodes before I decide how I like it.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Only got 0.94 million viewers.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
With such a compatible lead-in, this is sure to be a hit.
Wow, I had no idea that CW paired it with Hart Of Dixie. There is zero crossover audience for the two shows. I'm surprised they didn't stick it after Arrow for a couple of weeks.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

I liked it, but watching it after seeing The Following these past few weeks you start comparing the two unnecessarily.
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Re: Cult -- Series Premiere -- "You're Next" -- 2/19/13

Originally Posted by Evan Meadow View Post
I liked it, but watching it after seeing The Following these past few weeks you start comparing the two unnecessarily.
Both have vaguely similar concepts, though Cult is inferior in every single way. I had a very tough time making it through the hour and will likely drop it after one episode.

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