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Hope for revival of CBS's canceled vampire drama doused with holy water, says report; sets, stage torn down.
Jun 24, 2008
Report: Moonlight staked through the heart
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Moonlight was canceled in mid-May, but the show's cultish fans weren't going to simply stand by and let it rest in peace. The devoted bared their teeth and organized several save-the-show campaigns, pitching their fan base to any network that would consider taking on Moonlight. The most recent rumor had DirecTV--which ...

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Could the vampire drama be saved by the same people who saved Friday Night Lights?
Jun 20, 2008
Rumor: DirecTV looking at adopting Moonlight

There are hardcore fans, and there are hardcore fans. The guy with the Dwight Schrute bobblehead doll on his desk? He's kind of hardcore. Moonlight fans? They're really hardcore.

Moonlight fans are attempting to pull a Jericho with the recently canceled vampire drama, making it undead. They've put the line out there in attempts to hook a new network or television provider for Moonlight, and it looks like they may have at least a nibble.

According to Moonlight fan site Moonlight Line, which is attempting to resurrect the show, DirecTV has inquired about possibly picking up the program. Though DirecTV may seem like an odd choice--basic-cablers such as Sci Fi Channel seemed possible destinations--the satellite service has already acted as life preserver for another well-loved drama treading water.

In April, it was officially announced that DirecTV had reached a deal with NBC to keep Friday Night Lights ...

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CBS asks for four more scripts of its supernatural crime drama; full season order coming next?
Oct 22, 2007
Moonlight may shine on

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 ...

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Save-the-show initiative calls on fans of the vampire-centric CBS drama to donate blood.
Apr 02, 2008
Moonlighters form bloody campaign

It’s official: These save-the-show campaigns are getting a little out of hand. What worked with Jericho (at least temporarily) was a miracle--fans sent in tons (literally) of nuts to CBS, and the execs reversed a decision to cancel the show.

Soon, other campaigns followed. Light bulbs and mini-footballs for Friday Night Lights. Mars bars for Veronica Mars. Hair clippings for Cavemen. Rice-a-Roni for Journeyman.

Now another campaign has begun asking fans of the show to literally give up a piece of themselves. The rabid fans of Moonlight, a CBS drama about a vampire who works as a private investigator, are asking for help to ensure a second season by donating what vampires love best--blood.

While bags and bags of blood being dumped on CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler's desk would probably be fairly effective, that won't be the case. The initiative is being spearheaded by fans in ...

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Reports say Las Vegas craps out, showrunner for vampire drama gets stake in heart (metaphorically, of course).
Feb 22, 2008
Trouble for Vegas, Moonlight?

When the writers' strike ended a few weeks ago, Hollywood finally let out a collective sigh knowing that it could stop lying around the house and get back to work.

Well, most thought they would get back to work.

One bit of bad news about the lifting of the strike is that studio executives also went back to work--and part of their jobs is to cancel television shows. All eyes are on the mighty axe, which has apparently already been brought down on a few programs behind closed doors.

Yesterday saw reports of NBC's Bionic Woman being shut down for good, and today it looks like another NBC program will join it. Las Vegas, which concluded its fifth season less than a week ago, has been canceled, according to TVGuide.com. As is ...

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Hunky vampire from canceled cult hit signs talent deal with CBS; Criminal Minds, Grey's producer developing series for him.
Aug 16, 2008
Moonlight's O'Loughlin sticking with CBS

It wasn't a question of if Alex O'Loughlin would get another shot at television; it was a question of which lucky network would land the Australian actor.

The star of the dearly departed vampire romance drama Moonlight isn't holding anything against the network that canceled the show. O'Loughlin has signed a one-year talent deal with CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which means that he'll be working with the Eye again.

O'Loughlin will be the cornerstone of a series produced by big-name Mark Gordon, who currently serves as producer on Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Reaper, and Private Practice. The actor can also pitch projects to CBS films.

Much of Moonlight's draw is credited to O'Loughlin, who played the undead private investigator Mick St. John. He previously appeared in The Shield and August Rush, and can next be seen in the film ...

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The star of the cult (and occult) show talks about the final episode and moving to Los Angeles.
Jan 16, 2008
Out walking in the Moonlight with Sophia Myles

British actress Sophia (pronounced sof-EYE-a) Myles is adjusting to change and loving it. Like several of her fellow countrymen and countrywomen also in the acting business, the fair-haired, blue-eyed beauty landed a starring role in a new American show and left her island country for the movie- and television-making machine that is Los Angeles.

While many people would have time to mull over this sort of important, life-changing decision, Myles barely had a day to accept her role as reporter Beth Turner on one of CBS's new fan favorites, Moonlight.

"[The Moonlight producers] offered me the job, and I had 24 hours to make my decision," Myles said during a conference call with a handful of reporters. As she tells it, she was on a plane the next day and began shooting the program's pilot only three days later--not exactly a lot of time to prepare for her ...

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Network also renews Old Christine, Unit, Engagement; welcomes six newbies.
May 14, 2008
CBS kills Moonlight, saves Mother

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 ...

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Moonlight's lead finally finds role on new show; hunk will play an organ transplant doctor in Three Rivers.
Mar 17, 2009
More blood for Alex O'Loughlin at CBS

One of the reasons Moonlight had such a rabid fan base was because of its dreamy lead, Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin. Once the vampire drama was finally staked through the heart, all eyes were on O'Loughlin's next move, and CBS made the wise decision to keep the actor in their crib by signing him to a talent deal with the promise of a future lead role coming his way.

Hit shows add cast members; new series rethink some roles.
May 25, 2007
New characters on tap for Heroes, Prison Break

The 2006-07 season is barely over and the broadcast networks announced their fall schedules only a week ago, but buzz has started about new characters being added to returning hits next season and roles being recast on the newly picked-up rookie shows.

NBC's Heroes, which wrapped its freshman season with an explosive finale Monday, is rumored to be introducing at least four new, mostly international, characters next season, among them a sexy boyfriend for everyone's favorite cheerleader, Claire (Hayden Panettiere).

Also potentially joining the cast of characters on Heroes next season are a 28-year-old black mother, a surrogate for Niki's (Ali Larter) son, an Irish mobster, and a twentysomething Latina. It is believed that most of these characters will only do arcs on the show rather than become regulars.

New characters on Fox's Prison Break--which will find Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and the gang locked ...

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Moonlight follows Mick St. John, an immortal vampire and private investigator and his struggle to exist after he was bitten 60 years ago by his vampire bride, Coraline, on their wedding night. It also follows his internal torment as he falls in love with one he should not, one who is mortal named Beth, a news reporter, as well as his dealings with the woman who made him a vampire, his sire Coraline. Josef plays Mick's immortal mentor.

The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Silver Pictures. Joel Silver is executive producing with Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow both writing and executive producing.moreless
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