'Moonlight' is dead, for real this time
By James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter
, in the THR LiveFeed blog, June 23, 2008
Like the final minutes of a vampire movie where you think the creature is dead until it lunges up for one last attack, online reports have kept making fans of the canceled CBS drama "Moonlight"
jump out of their seats.
"Moonlight" will be picked up by the CW.By TNT
By ... anybody, dammit. Just give us more "Moonlight," more Alex O'Loughlin, more vomance!
Sorry, fans. Sources close to the show said Monday that all those last-ditch efforts to bring "Moonlight" back from its final resting place have now concluded. The sets have been dismantled. The stage is being taken over by CBS' upcoming drama "The Mentalist." The billowy shirts are packed up. It's done
Did the show ever stand a real chance of revival? Sure, sources say there was significant interest from various parties. Every option to keep the show alive was explored. But the math didn't compute. As with "Jericho," it's tough to shrink a broadcast show's budget to fit a nonbroadcast network. The "Moonlight" ratings might have seemed ideal for another outlet
, but there's no guarantee the same number of viewers would have followed the show to a new home.
So, yes, dearest "Moonlight" fans, for a while there, you kept the dream of "Moonlight" alive. And the dream really appreciates your time together. It learned so much and wouldn't trade those months for anything. But now the dream is looking for opportunities elsewhere and talking about you in the past tense. The dream has moved on, changed its Facebook relationship status to "single" and is politely yet firmly asking you to quit calling.
"Moonlight" is over you. Now it's time for you to move on, too.http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/06/moonlight-is-de.html