Moonlight may shine on

By Tim Surette

Oct 22, 2007

CBS obviously knows when it doesn't want to keep a show around any longer... just ask the crew that worked on Viva Laughlin. The singing-and-dancing drama was canceled today, only four days after it debuted.

With that information in mind, fans of Moonlight should be doing cartwheels. E! Online is reporting that CBS has ordered four more scripts of the new drama, a good sign that the show has performed up to CBS's standards. The next step for more Moonlight would be a full-season order.

This year, however, script orders may be more a preventive measure than a sign of a full-season pickup. A looming Hollywood writers' strike set for November has executives scrambling to fill up blank pages and stock up on scripts.

Moonlight stars Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St. John, a private investigator in Los Angeles who also happens to be a vampire. In addition to checking out cases (some of which involve other bloodsuckers), Mick must also deal with his romantic complications courtesy of a news reporter (Sophia Myles) and the one who made him undead (Shannon Sossamon).

Other shows that have been asked for more scripts include NBC's Bionic Woman, Life, Journeyman, and Chuck, CBS's Cane, and The CW's Aliens in America. Interestingly enough, none of those shows have received a full-season order yet.

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  • scooternutt Jan 07, 2009

    I love this show it is so much classier than most of the garbage put on tv these days!! There was so much chemistry between all the characters! But I guess CBS forgot what classiness was... go figure

  • hermonster May 04, 2008

    Why is there even a question of renewing Moonlight?

    The fans have really done the best promoting of the show with the blood drive, oh yea did I mention the Peoples Choice Award. Maybe CBS should promote more for show that is different, than all the reality garbage, I deal with realty all day, I like watching something totally unreal. Come on CBS give us another season of Moonlight.

  • BlackTygress Mar 19, 2008

    I LOVE this show. Besides Supernatural (the CW), Moonlight is my favorite show. It's very well written and the actors are talented. Please, please, don't cancel this show for several seasons at least! Is is awesome, and I am thoroughly anticipating the next episode!

  • jaguayo Feb 22, 2008

    I'm from Ecuador, these are good news. I love this show please don't cancel it.

  • Suzy30 Feb 19, 2008

    From Portugal. I love Moonlight. Dont cancel this show. Its a great show. More episodes please.

  • isumpin Feb 13, 2008

    Yesssss! I am happy dancing!!! More Alex! More MCBeth and No Josh!!!!!

  • as_bo Jan 20, 2008

    Vampires are so cool :D I love this show

  • Pamela77 Jan 19, 2008

    A true fan, "Moonlight" is without a doubt the best show on TV. I really love the excellent interactions between characters and scenes. The dark and mysterious combined with the sensuous feel of the show leaves me breathless and wanting more. With the gorgeous and sexy Alec Lougholin it is no wonder. Moonlight definitely needs to continue an entire season with more to come.

  • darkofan Jan 13, 2008

    This is my new favorite show, I really hope it stays on! (Alex O'Loughlin is hot!)

  • Rosenrot83 Jan 12, 2008

    now that moonlight won the Peoples Choice Award they just have to make a second season!

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