Saturday, February 23, 2008

Watch with Kristin discusses Moonlight being on the bubble

E! Online's Watch with Kristin has posted her opinion about Moonlight being on the bubble. She talks about other tv programs as well, but of course I concentrated on her Friday night info. Thank you to the sweet Kim for making sure I knew about this :)

Bubble Wrap: Faves That May Be in Danger

We hear you. And feel your pain.

Many of you have been writing in since the strike's end to ask about the fate of your favorite series this season—and beyond. And while the official word on most series won't be handed down until the new season is unveiled in New York City May 11-15 (mark your calendars!), we figure it's only fair to let you know what we're hearing about the current status of shows that are "on the bubble." So, click on to find out which shows are in trouble of cancellation...and how likely they are to be saved.

The crowd of angry villagers is gathering in Comments; the protest captains are handing out pitchforks and torches. And we storm the castle at midnight.

There's a Reason They Call It the Death Slot
• Friday Night Lights (NBC)
• Moonlight (CBS)
• Women's Murder Club (ABC)

If you weren't around for, say, The Tragedie of the Firefly Ship, by bard of the globe Joss Whedon, you might not have heard about this thing called the "death slot."

We fans use the term to refer to any and all shows that get scheduled on Friday nights, where they die a slow, sleepy death because everyone's out getting drunk or at least sleeping off the workweek and then receive a eulogy in the trades that sounds like, "Alas, poor show, we hardly knew ye..." It's a veritable tautology of television: If you get the death slot, you die.

As such, no one should be surprised that three Friday-at-9 p.m. shows are in trouble, namely America's best-ever reality show (Friday Night Lights; nothing else on television is more genuine); a cult-fave vampire detective show (Moonlight); and a smart, fast-talking girlie crime drama (Women's Murder Club). In the end, it's like Jessica Rabbit said, if she were a TV producer instead of a bombshell, "I'm not a flop, I'm just scheduled that way."

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I thought Kristin loved MOONLIGHT. Then why was her post sounded like MOONLIGHT is already dead?! We all know that MOONLIGHT is still very much alive with 4 new eps. starting April 11th.

We MOONLIGHT fans are united to support our beloved show with various ways to let CBS know that MOONLIGHT must be renewed.