CBS today made a bunch of television fanatics very angry. The network put a stake through the heart of Moonlight lovers everywhere, opting not to bring back the vampire drama for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The decision comes on the eve of CBS' upfronts in New York City, which will outline the network's upcoming schedule. Moonlight had been considered a bubble show with a very devoted fan base--devoted enough to even donate blood in its honor.
On the other hand, today was a good day for fans of How I Met Your Mother, and they may have Britney Spears to thank for it. The comedy was granted another season, possibly in part to Spears' guest appearances, which boosted ratings during sweeps.
Also getting another season and proving the Seinfeld jinx to be a myth is The New Adventures of Old Christine. The show, starring former Seinfeld cast member Julia-Louis Dreyfus, has been picked up for 22 more episodes. Rumor has it that ABC was ready to take on the show if CBS axed it.
CBS is also welcoming half a dozen new shows to its lineup. The network has picked up new dramas The Mentalist, Jerry Bruckheimer's Eleventh Hour, Harper's Island, The Ex List (previously titled Mythological Ex), and a pair of comedies, Worst Week of My Life and Project Gary, starring Jay Mohr.
Other moves by CBS include renewals for The Unit, Rules of Engagement, and the sinking of James Woods' Shark.
CBS is expected to reveal its schedule tomorrow.