Thursday, February 14, 2008

CBS list of renewed tv programs DOES NOT include Moonlight!

CBS issued a press release today listing the television shows that they are renewing for the 2008/2009 season. Moonlight is not on the list! A few months ago, CEO Les Moonves mentioned that The Big Bang Theory & Moonlight were the freshman series that were "likely" to get a second season. Big Bang Theory is on the renewal list. :( This is the reason we can not let up in supporting our show. It is imperative that the four new episodes airing the rest of this season (beginning April 11th) have huge ratings. Continue writing and calling the network, media shows and magazines, keep Moonlight and our stars at the top of Hey! Nielsen. Above all.... spread the word!

One last thing......... please, remember to be polite and concise whether writing or actually speaking to someone at CBS. Threatening to not watch the network ever again or being rude won't get us what we are trying so hard to achieve. Moonlight fans are a great bunch so I don't think it will be a problem. :)

Mr. Les Moonves
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6188
( 212 ) 975-4545
Email :

Nina Tassler
CBS Entertainment President
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
( 323 ) 575-2747

Audience Services ~
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Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247

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Here is the CBS list of returning tv programs from today ~


"Cold Case," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami,"
"CSI: NY," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men,"
"Without a Trace" and the Freshman Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" Join Previously Announced '"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race"

Eight of the Top 20 Scripted Series on Television to Return

CBS has renewed 11 series for next season in a move that will return 10 hours of the Network's primetime schedule and eight of the top 20 scripted series on television.

The 11 series are COLD CASE, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, GHOST WHISPERER, NCIS, NUMB3RS, freshman comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN and WITHOUT A TRACE. They join the previously announced SURVIVOR, another top 20 program, and THE AMAZING RACE, which ranks among the top 30.

COLD CASE is averaging 12.38 million viewers. COLD CASE is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Meredith Stiehm and Veena Sud are executive producers.

CRIMINAL MINDS is Wednesday's top scripted program in viewers, averaging 14.06 million viewers in its competitive Wednesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period. CRIMINAL MINDS is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Mark Gordon, Ed Bernero and Deb Spera are executive producers.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION remains Thursday's Number One program with a weekly audience of 17.78 million viewers. CSI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker, Naren Shankar, Jonathan Littman, William Petersen, Cynthia Chvatal and Ken Fink are executive producers.

CSI: MIAMI is Monday's top scripted program, averaging 14.87 million viewers. CSI: MIAMI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Jonathan Littman are executive producers.

CSI: NY is the Number One program in its time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 12.87 million viewers. CSI: NY is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are executive producers.

GHOST WHISPERER has placed first in its Friday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 every week this season with first run episodes while averaging 9.18 million viewers. GHOST WHISPERER is produced by Sander/Moses Productions in association with ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television. Ian Sander, Kim Moses, John Gray and P.K. Simonds are executive producers.

NCIS has become a top 10 program in its fifth season, averaging 15.65 million viewers, while remaining impervious to tough reality competition including "American Idol." NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Chas. Floyd Johnson, Shane Brennan and Donald Bellisario are executive producers.

NUMB3RS has placed first in its time period in viewers (9.36m) and key demographics in 11 of its last 12 original broadcasts. NUMB3RS is produced by Scott Free Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Ken Sanzel, David W. Zucker, Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton and Don McGill are executive producers.

THE BIG BANG THEORY, in its freshman season, is averaging 8.36 million viewers and, with original episodes, has improved the year ago Monday (8:30-9:00 PM) time period by +15% in adults 18-49 and +5% in viewers. THE BIG BANG THEORY is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Lee Aronsohn are executive producers.

TWO AND A HALF MEN is television's #1 comedy, averaging 13.6 million viewers. TWO AND A HALF MEN is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and the Tannenbaum Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are executive producers.

WITHOUT A TRACE successfully returned to its Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period, winning the hour with an average of 13.72 million viewers while also placing first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. WITHOUT A TRACE is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Network Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Hank Steinberg, Greg Walker, Jan Nash and David Amann are executive producers.

Last month, CBS announced that SURVIVOR would return for its 17th and 18th editions and THE AMAZING RACE will be back with its 13th edition.


Deborah said...

This is a blow to me! I think CBS really has been playing with our minds! First, the good news about 4 new episodes, then bang, dropped a bomb! I am so upset. I don't understand why CBS doesn't want to give MOONLIGHT a chance to grow. It even won the PCA for Favorite New Drama. The ratings have been decent for Friday nights. During repeats, the show even beat out "Desperate Housewives" & new episodes of "Friday Night Lights" I thought Nina Tassler loved this show. "Big Bang Theory" had the similar rating like MOONLIGHT. So, why CBS renewed that show & not MOONLIGHT.

Kandye, do you know if this is set in stone? By the way, do you know if Kristen Dos Santos of Eonline know about this?

I will definitely write to Nina Tassler & Les Moonves, etc. like I did before. We need to be united.

Anonymous said...

Why are they dragging their heels with Moonlight? I'm so upset right now. I never considered that they might not renew it... I've left FB at CBS. What else can we do besides write to the addresses you've listed?

Anonymous said...

OHMIGOD NO. What the heck are they thinking?! We better not have to pull a Jericho and start mailing them thousands upon thousands of plastic vampire fangs. *pouts*

Anonymous said...

I simply can't understand CBS's hesitation to renew Moonlight! Surely they don't intend to spend $ on 4 new episodes just to cancel afterwards.

They have to renew ML. We must keep fighting.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand their thinking!!! As someone else posted, I think they like playing with our minds. It's mean spirited and not nice to the ML fans plus this gives CBS a bad rap....they probably don't care about that. PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER and not picked up for the 08-09 season. Goes to show you just how important that award is???

I love Moonlight, Mick/Alex - Beth/Sophia - Josef/Jason and Coraline/Shannon.

Long live Moonlight in our hearts and minds.


wondergirl9847 said...

This is so frustrating! I cannot BELIEVE CBS is waiting to announce whether they'll renew or not. This is absolute TORTURE. Surely, the realize how many fans they have for Moonlight, right?! If not, they need to be told...NOW.

Aristos said...

I am stunned... our Friday night gatherings clamoured around the TV to watch this show --- c;mon guys --- don't do this!!! Give us MOONLIGHT

Anonymous said...

Im thinking they are just waiting to see how the next four episodes go

Sandi said...

Every once in a while a GOOD show comes along and someone decides to cancel. Moonlight has it all and the awards it has won should alert them to what the fans want. I look forward to Fri. nights and watch it over again via Tivo. The writers strike was so detrimental to the freshman shows. Remember Seinfeld? Almost canceled......
This show has an excellent cast that are good actors. Alex brings charm and grace to the part and a new twist to the genre......The reality shows make me ill!
I'll keep voting and praying that CBS wakes up and gives this show another (full ) season.

Anonymous said...

How can a show win a Golden Globe, capture the ratings before the writers strike in its time slot and not be renewed? I will think twice before watching CBS as I hate the fact that they started something and leave us hanging again. At least make it a Summer series - It's much better than Swingtown or anything else they have on right now.

Sylvie said...



Anonymous said...

What the heck i just found out about the show and i think it is awesome and besides don:t u think it might get even a little more popular considering twilight just came out and there are a lot of vampire fans out there.