Cult, is The CW‘s latest series and joins a mid-season onslaught of dark thriller series on network television. This new breed of mixed psychological, conspiracy and sometimes demonic thriller series includes the likes of The Following (FOX), Do No Harm (NBC) and Zero Hour (ABC). The Following is a relative success, Do No Harm was cancelled after 2 weeks and Zero Hour will probably share a similar fate. The bunch seem to be drawing on the likes of Dexter, Lost, American Horror Story and other random successes. The Following is both controversial and accompanied by mixed-reviews but seems to be holding it’s own as a hit for FOX. On the other hand, Do No Harm, was like an experiment gone wrong part 2 for NBC (re: Awake). Zero Hour is sure to be another huge flop (Last Resort, The River) of a big drama thriller for ABC which is still clearly ‘lost’ in the past (re: LOST). Will Cult, the show within a show type of show, represent the status quo or turn a different leaf? The bigger question: why is Cultpaired with Hart of Dixie on Tuesday nights?
Cultstars Mathew Davis (The Vampire Diaries), Rober Knepper aka T-Bag (Prison Break, Heroes), Israeli-American singer and actress Alona Tal and Vancouver’s very own Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place, Edgemont). Other Canadians include Marie Avgeropoulos, Ben Hollingsworth and Stacey Farber. The sole reason I’ll personally be tuning into Cultis because it’s filmed here in Vancouver and has a cast largely made up of Vancouver and other Canadian actors. Plus the cast includes T-Bag! (IMDb)
Cultpremieres Tuesday, February 19th on The CW (9pm east/8pm central)
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Ella Rae Peck, the 22 year old American actress most known for her character of Lola on Gossip Girl (CW), is my latest crush. She’s moved from ‘teenage’ soap opera drama to ‘Deception‘ (NBC), a prime time soap opera drama. Ella plays Mia Bowers, an innocent socialite belonging to a powerful and corrupt family. Her sister is murdered and the deceptions ensue. She stars alongside a mega cast including Meagan Good and Victor Garber (cast). Her character is a true gem in the story as she portrays a typical teenage girl with some additional conflict.
Southland is such a tease! Remember when NBC cancelled Southland? But that was only after they moved the season 2 time slot. And then they moved up the season 2 premiere date. And then they just cancelled it before airing season 2? And then TNT purchased the episodes? And then TNT renewed it for another season? And now we’re entering the fifth season of this gritty and procedural police drama.
To be a further tease, here is some promo and teaser clips of Southland (Season 5) airing on TNT on February 13th 2013. To add to the tease, Chad Michael Murray (‘One Tree Hill’) will join the cast this season.
“Southland takes a raw look at Los Angeles as it is in the 2000s and as well at the lives of the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department who are trying to contain it.” (IMDb)