Monday, February 11, 2008

UK's Living Channel issues press release for Moonlight

Virgin Media and its Living television network have issued the following press release regarding Moonlight, which they will premiere in England on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM. I'm happy to see how positive they are about our show. They include a great shout out to the loyal Moonlight fans that support the program here in the States ~ “The show has an extremely devoted following in the US, and we believe we can replicate that success in the UK.” I hope Moonlight is embraced by the UK viewers and receives big ratings. :)

Living sinks its teeth into vampire drama Moonlight, Via agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

London January 24 2008 Virgin Media Television owned television channel LIVING has acquired brand new supernatural thriller Moonlight from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for its Q1 2008 schedule, it was announced today by Amy Barham, Head of Acquisitions, Virgin Media Television; Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television; and Chris Law, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UK Television and Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. International Television. The deal secures the acquisition of the vampire drama, which stars Alex O’Loughlin (The Shield) and Sophia Myles (Thunderbirds, Doctor Who) and was recently voted Best New TV Drama at the 2008 People’s Choice Awards in the US.

Amy Barham, Head of Acquisitions, Virgin Media Television, brokered the deal: “LIVING has a real heritage in the supernatural, and the recent excellent performances of Ghost Whisperer and Blood Ties demonstrate our viewers’ commitment to this type of show. Moonlight is another strong offering in this genre.”

“We are thrilled that LIVING is the home for Moonlight in the UK and know it is a good fit for their audience,” said Schlesinger. “The show has an extremely devoted following in the US, and we believe we can replicate that success in the UK.”

In Moonlight, O’Loughlin stars as Mick St. John, a mysterious, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles who defies the traditional vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living. In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was bitten 60 years ago by his then-new bride, the seductive Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon – One Missed Call, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), on their wedding night. Forever 30 years of age, Mick is as handsome and charismatic as the day he was "turned.” With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef (Jason Dohring – Veronica Mars), a 400-year-old vampire hedge-fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living, including beautiful, ambitious Internet investigative reporter Beth Turner (Myles).

Moonlight is produced by Silver Pictures Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Joel Silver, Chip Johannessen, Ron Koslow, Rod Holcomb and Gerard Bocaccio.

LIVING is the ultimate entertainment destination on TV. Commissions like Britain’s Next Top Model, Dirty Dancing – The Time of Your Life, Living with Kimberly Stewart and To The Manor Bowen have emerged as some of the UK’s most talked-about programmes. As the home of the paranormal, LIVING airs cult phenomena Most Haunted and the hugely successful Most Haunted Live. LIVING has also built a reputation for cleverly identifying and out-maneuvering its rivals to the best acquired shows out there such as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer and America’s Next Top Model.

Since its launch at the end of 2004 LIVING2 is one of the fastest growing channels on multichannel. With an emphasis on entertainment reality, LIVING2 feature new exclusive acquisitions of top reality shows.

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