You may be wondering who this lovely lady is pictured above. She is Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. When Jericho was cancelled, their fans went to work, famously sending pounds and pounds of peanuts to the CBS offices. Ms Tassler is the one who decided to renew Jericho after all.
I have read quotes from Ms Tassler about Moonlight in several articles. Here is an excerpt from her interview with Maria Elena Fernandez and the Los Angeles Times Newspaper regarding our show ~
"Oh, I love my vampire!" CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler said recently, beginning a conversation about her network's new drama, "Moonlight." Other networks might have postponed the series or decided not to air it, but Tassler, who says she's always had "affection for the vampire character" and admits she was "smitten" by star Alex O'Loughlin the first time she met him, remains steadfast.
"You have to remember that this is under the auspices of Joel Silver and we've got a lot riding on Joel," Tassler said. "As you continue to work on a show, if I still feel inspired, and I feel they are making exciting choices, then our enthusiasm remains. This is not a perfect science. It's an evolutionary process."
Although CBS has not picked up a full season of episodes, Tassler ordered four more scripts a few weeks ago."I am pleased," she said. "I am encouraged. I know we have great episodes ahead. It's an interesting season. It's a marathon, not a sprint."
As we know, the show was completely recast except for Alex. The reporter asked Ms Tassler if they ever considered replacing him also ~
"No, no, no, no," Tassler said. "Mick St. John was Alex O'Loughlin. Alex is so warm and genuine and such a wonderfully talented actor. We had seen his episodes of 'The Shield,' and he's got such great charisma and is so unassuming in his crazy good looks that he just endears himself to you."
Sounds like Alex casts his spell on everyone!
While what she has said in the past seems encouraging, we do not know what she & the rest of the executives are thinking now. I'm sure you have also read that Moonlight's producer, Joel Silver, said "it will kill us" when asked how the writer's strike could affect the show. :(
I suggest that we contact Ms Tassler! Writing letters, emailing and calling. Thank her for previously supporting our show, and ask her to continue to do so. Also, show her what an extensive and LOYAL fan base Moonlight has grown in such a short amount of time. CBS needs to see that we are dedicated to keeping our show on the air!
Phone Number ~ ( 323 ) 575-2747
Snail Mail Address ~
51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019-6188
7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039-2112
We can also contact the following....
Mr. Les Moonves, President & CEO of CBS ~ email@example.com
Feedback form on their website ~
CBS Audience Services ~
Email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247