Monday, March 31, 2008

Spoiler ~ CBS releases official description of Click (episode #1x14)

Spoilers...... Today, CBS sent out a press release with their official description of Moonlight's episode #1x14 ~ Click. Airdate May 2nd, 2008. It matches the spoilers for episode #14 that we have been discussing.


I am glad to see that David Blue's character, Logan, is coming back. He is listed in the credits for episodes 13 & 14. YEA! "The Vampire version of a slob." hahaha.....

Click was written by Erin Maher and Kathryn Reindl. They also wrote a crowd favorite.... the sexy B.C. episode (#1x06) which included that infamously hot MickBeth shower scene!

Press Release ~


Eric Winter ("Brothers & Sisters") Returns as ADA Benjamin Talbot

"Click" - A rising Hollywood starlet is murdered after she hires Mick as part of her security detail because she felt her life was threatened by aggressive paparazzi. Meanwhile, Beth's new boss at Buzzwire has questionable journalistic ethics, on MOONLIGHT, Friday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Mick St. John......................... Alex O'Loughlin
Beth Turner................................ Sophia Myles
Josef Kostan............................ Jason Dohring
Coraline ............................ Shannyn Sossamon

Guillermo.................................... Jacob Vargas
Logan............................................. David Blue

ADA Benjamin Talbot.................... Eric Winter
Tierney Tate................................... Peyton List
Grant Lewis...................................... Greg Pitts
Jason Abbott....................... Eddie McClintock
Dean.................................................. Alex Sol
Ryan Gold............................. William Christian
Scott Walsh.................................... Sean Wing
Clint......................................... Sane Copeland
Marshall.................................. Martin Spanjers
Partygoer #2.......................... Marc Vanhanian
Paparazzo................................ Lindsay Heston
Paparazzo #1........................ Bryan Rasmussen
Paparazzo #2............................ Robert Okumu

WRITTEN BY: Erin Maher and Kathryn Reindl

DIRECTED BY: Scott Lautanen


RATING: To Be Announced

Australia ~ Cosmo's quick interview with Alex O'Loughlin

The movie August Rush was recently released in Australia. Cosmo did a fun, brief interview with Alex O'Loughlin to tie into the film opening. A peek at a romantic date with Alex. The final question they ask him is something I know many of you have been asking too *grin*

Cosmopolitan Celeb Insider
Don't Miss August Rush

We felt the fuzzies with this sweet-as story about a music miracle child, Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore), who uses his talents to track down his parents who abandoned him when he was born. It's been a while since we got a 'magic-does-exist' fix, and we promise this fairytale-ish flick won't disappoint.

Keep your eyes peeled for Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (the parents), as well as Aussie actor Alex O'Loughlin (pictured with Meyers above). Hint: he's the spunky Sydney boy who's shacked up with Holly Valance in LA, and recently starred as a detective-slash-vampire in Channel Nine's Moonlight). We roped him in for a quick chat:

Cosmo : How's the Aussie-in-LA thing working out for you?

Alex O'Loughlin : I lived on a couch for a year and effed my back, but things are going okay now.

Cosmo : Were you bummed to miss out on the James Bond/Casino Royale role to Daniel Craig?

Alex O'Loughlin : I didn't think I'd get it, but being Jimmy Bond for a day was awesome! I had a tuxedo cut and was flown to London to shoot three audition scenes. One was a seductive scene with a topless Bond girl, and in another one I had to "assassinate" a guy!

Cosmo : You play an Irish muso in August Rush. Can we expect a duet with Holly [Valance] to hit the charts anytime soon?

Alex O'Loughlin : (Groans) I know you didn't just ask me that.

Cosmo : We did.

Alex O'Loughlin : Holly's fantastic, but no, not going to happen.

Cosmo : So spill: what's the most romantic thing you've done for a chick?

Alex O'Loughlin : I'm going to sound like a knob aren't I?

Cosmo : Quite possibly.

Alex O'Loughlin : OK ... I took her to a national park, built a campfire, and told her she would have to sleep in a single swag with me for the night!

Cosmo : That's original!

Alex O'Loughlin : I think I'm a fun boyfriend. I love living life and doing spontaneous things.

Cosmo : Aww. Can we keep you?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Birthday Boy Photo Wallpaper ~ Jason Dohring as Josef Konstantin

In honor of Jason Dohring's birthday, here is a new photo wallpaper of him as our Josef Konstantin ~ a/k/a Kostan for the LA mortals. *wink*

Happy Birthday, Jason!

Wishing Jason Dohring an amazing day! I had a difficult time deciding between all of his dreamy photos. This picture of him looking right at you won. Happy Birthday, Jason :)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Detroit News Article ~ Can these 12 shows be saved?

Mekeisha Madden Toby, of the Detroit News newspaper, has written an article regarding television shows on the bubble. She not only included Moonlight, but also provided the address for those who want to contact CBS to ask for a second season pickup. Excellent! I am glad she is helping to spread the word :) I hope it gets more fans motivated to support Moonlight.

I won't include all twelve shows here.... just her kind words about our show. You can read the rest by following the link below.

Can these 12 shows be saved?
By Mekeisha Madden Toby

It's time again to sit right down and write the networks a letter.

A dozen TV shows rest on the bubble and face cancellation, so if you're a fan of "Eli Stone" (ABC), "Aliens in America" (The CW), "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox) and "The Unit" (CBS), take a few moments this weekend and write network executives to try to save them.

Not into writing letters? Fans of "Las Vegas," which ended its fifth season with an unceremonious cliffhanger, are sending baby booties to the president of NBC in honor of Delinda and Danny's unborn baby. Such antics have been known to work.

Peanuts brought "Jericho" back for a second season. Although low ratings have killed it for good, a second chance is better than nothing.


"Moonlight" (returns 9 p.m. April 25): Mick St. John (Aussie-born actor Alex O'Loughlin) is no Angel, but he's a pretty handsome and pretty charming vampire all the same. A perfect fit with its schedule predecessor "Ghost Whisperer," all "Moonlight" needs is a few more weeks to excel.

To save "The Unit," "The Big Theory" and "Moonlight," write to:
Nina Tassler
CBS Entertainment President
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Alex O'Loughlin needs your votes!

Just a reminder everyone.... Please, help Alex by voting! Unfortunately, he continues to be in 2nd place for Sexiest Sci Fi guy. *growl* He is still winning the Man-Mane category, but Patrick Dempsey's percentage has been creeping up. We need to stand by our man!

TV Guide has asked several new poll questions. Alex O'Loughlin is competing in two of them ~ Sexiest Sci-Fi Guy and Sexiest Man-Mane. We know that he should win both hands down!

No one else from our cast is included in any of the categories. How can you have Jason Dohring, Brian J White, Sophia Myles, Jordan Belfi (RIP) & Shannyn Sossamon along side Alex and NOT have the hottest cast on television?! *grumble*

Tom Welling (Smallville) & Alex are fighting it out to be #1 in the Sci Fi guy category. Currently, Alex is in second place. :( We are not going to let him down, are we?!? He is winning the Man-Mane poll right now.

Please, go vote.... vote often.... and spread the word!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Moonlight takes 86% of the vote in Hollywood Reporter poll

Recently, I told you about the "As the networks lock in their primetime schedule plans, which shows would you most like to see return?" poll on The Hollywood Reporter's website. They have already written an article declaring Moonlight as the winner ~ with 86% of the vote! Our response completely surprised them.... but it doesn't surprise me at all :) Way to go, Moonlight fans!

I was happy to read that The Hollywood Reporter feels the "odds look good for a pickup." On another point they made, I had to disagree a bit. They state Alex O'Loughlin being a "hunk" is the main reason Moonlight is so popular. That is not all our show has to offer. The engrossing & compelling story has us hooked! Of course, there is no arguing that hunk is definitely a word that can be used to describe Alex. However, that is not all he has to offer. He is also an extremely talented actor, along with having that elusive "It" factor. That comes naturally to him, while other performers dream of having it. Everyone in our cast ~ Jason Dohring, Sophia Myles, Shannyn Sossamon & Brian J White ~ are wonderful actors. They have brought the characters to life for us. We are fortunate to have such dedicated & talented writers, crew and cast working hard on our show. That is why I am addicted to Moonlight!

The video used to accompany the article has clips of Mick and Beth's desert bathtub scene from Fever (episode #1x04) & their visit to the lab in Love Lasts Forever (episode #1x11).

Fans foam for Friday fang fest
March 28, 2008
By Jenna Bordelon and James Hibberd

CBS' cult favorite "Moonlight" returns April 25 with four new episodes. The vampire drama is considered on the bubble for a fall renewal, but odds look good for a pickup.

And if fans have anything to say about it, "Moonlight" will live on forever. The Hollywood Reporter ran an online poll -- still available at -- in which we asked voters what shows they wanted brought back in the new fall season. We were not prepared for the response.

In overwhelming numbers -- 5182 out of 5958 votes cast as of Friday at 3:11 p.m. PT -- "Moonlight" flew away with it.

Like a bat outta hell, the vampires took 86% of the votes cast, while "Cashmere Mafia" only took 5% of the votes to put it a distant second.

Why? It's simple. "Moonlight" has a hunk. A hunk whose shirt is often unbuttoned way past the point of being comfortable. That's a character women can get behind, fangs or no fangs. "Why won't he bite me?" they wonder every week. Why not indeed.

Watching Moonlight at the Veoh website for Keep It Dark Campaign

It's Moonlight Friday :) Remember.... we are gonna turn off our televisions tonight & watch Love Lasts Forever (episode #1x11) online together!

Keep It Dark Campaign
Friday nights until Moonlight returns on April 18th
7:00 to 9:00 pm Central & Mountain
8:00 to 10:00 pm Eastern & Pacific

Thanks to Moonmaiden for the cool banner!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spoilers for Moonlight's new episode ~ What's Left Behind (#1x15)

SPOILERS ~ Information about Moonlight's four new episodes is really flowing now! We are already getting hints about the storyline for episode #1x15. The third of our four remaining shows for this season.

As usual, do not read if you want to be surprised. Script subject to change.......

SPOILER ALERT!!! ~ Moonlight's Episode #1x15 ~ What's Left Behind ~ Airdate May 9th, 2008

Just as Beth was herself kidnapped as a child, a little girl is taken in this episode.... six year old Jess Fordham. She has been hearing noises and having nightmares. Of course, her family just thinks this is the usual afraid of the dark/monsters thing that happens with many children.

The vampire nation is concerned by her disappearance. Josef seems to know members of the little girl's family. He investigates her kidnapping with a woman named Sally. They search for papers at the crime scene. It looks like the papers are also missing.

ADA Talbot is investigating a classic car chop shop.

Coraline returns! She is researching documents, photos & blueprints at a library.

Is this kidnapping connected to Coraline's similar act with Beth? Or, is she still doing research for the "cure?"

No Mick and Beth spoilers for this episode.... or.... are the writers just messing with our brains?! :> Is "Sally" a code name for Beth? For that matter, is Josef actually going to do some investigating? Or, is it Mick? As we know, writers have been known to use code names to keep people guessing. I think it would be fun to see Josef and Beth working together tho.

Moonlight's UK ratings for Fever episode (#1x04)

Moonlight's airing of Fever (episode #1x04) moved our show up to third place on the Living TV channel's ratings chart! And, again, gained viewers :) This continues the steady weekly increase. I hear from many new UK fans who are so excited about Moonlight. The obsession is spreading! *wink*

Living TV Channel Ratings Chart

Week 4 ~ Fever (episode #1x04)

1 America's Next Top Model - Mon 2100 - 523,000
2 Most Haunted - Tue 2100 - 260,000
3 MOONLIGHT - Tue 2200 - 237,000
4 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Wed 2101 - 193,000
5 America's Next Top Model - Mon 2000 - 193,000
6 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2100 - 172,000
7 Ghost Whisperer - Mon 2200 - 164,000
8 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2302 - 157,000
9 CSI Miami - Sun 2101 - 157,000
10 CSI Miami - Sun 2200 - 150,000

Spoiler ~ CBS releases official description of Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)

CBS issued a press release today with the official description of Moonlight's next new episode ~ Fated to Pretend (#1x13). It confirms spoilers posted previously :)


Press Release ~


Eric Winter ("Brothers & Sisters") Guest Stars as a New ADA Who Doesn't See Eye to Eye with Mick

"Fated To Pretend" - When Beth is kidnapped by a suspect in the murder case of her boss at Buzzwire, Mick is forced to decide whether saving her is worth sacrificing being human again, on MOONLIGHT, Friday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Mick St. John......................... Alex O'Loughlin
Beth Turner................................ Sophia Myles
Josef Kostan.............................. Jason Dohring
Coraline ............................ Shannyn Sossamon

Guillermo.................................... Jacob Vargas
Maureen Williams......................... Tami Roman
Logan............................................. David Blue

ADA Benjamin Talbot.................... Eric Winter
Kent Morrow................... Christopher Cousins
Bonnie Morrow............................ Ksenia Solo
Pierce Anders....................... Edoardo Ballerini
Dee Dee Dwight.......................... Victoria Pratt
Interior Designer............................ Amy Motta
Ellen............................................. Bonnie Root
Luis Perez................................... Antonio Elias
Architect....................................... Jennifer Chu
Office Novak............................... Erika Ringor

WRITTEN BY: Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman, two of the series' executive producers

DIRECTED BY: David M. Barrett, one of the series' co-executive producers


RATING: To Be Announced

Vote for Moonlight in the Hollywood Reporter's returning show poll

The Hollywood Reporter has a new poll up on their home page.... "As the networks lock in their primetime schedule plans, which shows would you most like to see return?" Of course, Moonlight is one of the choices. :) We are up against Scrubs, Reaper, Lipstick Jungle, Cashmere Mafia and Boston Legal.

Please, go vote for our show! This is very important and high profile in the entertainment industry. We need to support Moonlight by voting and getting others to do the same.

Our poll is about half way down on the website's main page......

Video ~ Italian fan promo for Moonlight's return

Thema made this marvelous video for fans in Italy to promote Moonlight's return with new episodes on April 25th. Even tho I don't speak Italian, I really enjoy this clip. It would make me want to watch the show if I had never seen it before.... how about you?

English translation thoughtfully provided by Thema :)

A P.I.,
A MAN!!!




25 APRIL 2008

Music ~ Soundtrack to the trailer for The Pirates of the Caribbean

TV Squad states Moonlight is likely to get a second season pickup

AOL Television's TV Squad website lists Moonlight as a bubble show that is "likely to be renewed." :)

What shows are on the bubble for next season?

The Hollywood Reporter has an article today that both breaks my heart and makes me ecstatic for the next television season. The article, citing lots of anonymous sources, lists shows that are "on the bubble" for next season -- meaning renewal is not certain--and predicts their likelihood of renewal.

Interestingly (and tragically), The CW's Reaper appears to be on the chopping block. Tonight's ratings for Reaper could tip the balance, as a new episode goes up against a new episode of Lost. While many critics think Reaper has lost its way since the pilot, I think it's been pretty much on track. We even got a new story line during the last episode where Sam meets a new love interest, aka the devil's daughter. The dialogue is clever, the lead actor is lovable, and his sidekicks are, well, a kick. Although, if I didn't have a way to record both shows, I would probably choose Lost over Reaper tonight.

Likely to be canceled: Reaper, Jericho [ Sadly, already true :( ], Cashmere Mafia

Likely to be renewed: How I Met Your Mother, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Scrubs (probably on ABC), Knight Rider (a series spawned from that crap movie), Friday Night Lights, Moonlight, Law & Order, Prison Break, According to Jim, 'Til Death, Back to You.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spoiler ~ Mick St John & Beth Turner photo wallpaper from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend (#1x13)

Spoiler photo ~

A new MickBeth background for your computer! The spoiler pictures from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend episode (#1x13) were just begging to be turned into wallpaper. :> We are all so excited to finally have new images of Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles..... and to see that they are back at work on our show. I hope they know how happy they make us!

Moonlight Blood Drive Info

This is important information about the blood drive being organized by Christi, Barbara and all the wonderful Moonlight fans contributing to the American Red Cross!

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2008
Moonlight Blood Drive

Fans of the CBS vampire detective television series Moonlight have organized a national blood drive to show their support and to celebrate the return of new episodes beginning Friday April 25th.

The freshman series has amassed a huge fan base and a cult-like following, as evidenced by winning the “Favorite New TV Drama” on The Peoples Choice Awards, and the show consistently won it’s time period.

The Official Moonlight Blood Drive is being sponsored by, which is the place for fans of TV programs to join campaigns for their favorite shows, including “save our show” campaigns.

The National Red Cross has taken an active roll in the blood drive and is acting as a liaison with all of the local Red Cross chapters nationwide. You can select the chapter you would like your donation to go to when you click on the Red Cross donation button on the site. We have earmarked some donations to go to the Greater Los Angeles Red Cross chapter to replenish funds that were depleted by the wildfires.

The Official Moonlight Blood Drive will be held at various locations nationwide April 18th through April 27th. To participate, fans should access and click on Moonlight Season 2 in the Crusades section on the main page to see the three options on how to pledge to give blood or donate money and to find the locations where blood drives are being held. There still is a need for volunteers to help at sites already set up or to run a new blood drive sites across the nation. There are over 4000 total pledges so far. To see how simple it is to run a blood drive site go to and click on the “volunteer” link. There are many blood drive sites already set up in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Fans who need information and do not have an internet connection can call 800-335-4852 Pacific Time 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. To respond to this press release e-mail .

The Official Moonlight Blood Drive t-shirt, that is sure to become a collector’s item, will be available for donors during the blood drive through The t-shirts and other items will be available for fans to purchase, who do not participate in the blood drive, after April 27th. Go to to find out this information.

The only two sites exclusively affiliated with the Official Moonlight Blood Drive are and Therefore, for additional information, please contact the representatives listed on the two sites.

Keep It Dark Campaign Continues

Your weekly reminder :) CBS still has not posted any Moonlight episodes on the official website for us to watch online. So, we will once again be viewing Love Lasts Forever (episode #1x11) on the Veoh site for Keep It Dark Friday. We've gotten it up to 11,213 views!

Keep It Dark Campaign
Friday nights until Moonlight returns on April 18th
7:00 to 9:00 pm Central & Mountain
8:00 to 10:00 pm Eastern & Pacific

Moonlight Countdown... only 30 more days to go!

I was sitting here thinking that it will be sooooo LONG until we get to see Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13). Then, I checked my Moonlight Countdown Clock. Only 30 days left! YEA!

Moonlight in Returning Favorites section of new TV Guide Magazine

TV Guide's March 31st to April 13th, 2008 issue features Moonlight in its section on returning shows. Along with the mildly spoilery information is a great photo of Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St John. What a lovely thing to find in your mailbox!

Note ~ they state that Mick was turned in 1947, which is incorrect. He became a Vampire in 1952, on his wedding night.

SPOILER ALERT.... especially for international fans who haven't seen the first 12 episodes :)

Returning Favorites

[Friday] Moonlight

Returns : 4/25, 9/8c, CBS

Where we left off :
Private eye vampire Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) saw his fanged friend Josef (Jason Dohring) survive an assassination attempt. Mick's ex Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon), who turned him into a bloodsucker in 1947, gave him a cure that made him temporarily mortal - and ready to cozy up to reporter Beth Turner (Sophia Myles). But Beth might not succumb : After all, when her boyfriend was gunned down, Mick refused to save him by turning him into one of the living dead.

What's next :
"We've always suspected that there are doctors, lawyers, housewives and garbagemen who live among us as vampires," executive producer Harry Werksman says. "We are going to explore the pleasures of being human." Viewers will also learn more about Mick's past and watch him struggle to win back Beth. "As that happens we're going to introduce a romantic foil who makes her wonder if being with a human isn't the way to go," adds executive producer Gabrielle Stanton.

Dead again :
Mick won't have a heartbeat much longer. "As his vampirism returns, he'll have a much better understanding of his powers," Werksman says. "Where he once looked at it as a curse, by the end of the season, Mick will realize that being undead is something he can live with."

Episodes left : 4

Photo caption : Mick is alive and kicking - for a while

I have been saying that the temporary "cure" for his Vampirism should give Mick a new understanding and appreciation for his Vampire skills/powers. Glad to read that seems to be the way our writers feel too. :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vote for Alex O'Loughlin in the Sexiest SciFi Guy & Sexiest Man Mane polls

TV Guide has asked several new poll questions. Alex O'Loughlin is competing in two of them ~ Sexiest Sci-Fi Guy and Sexiest Man-Mane. We know that he should win both hands down!

No one else from our cast is included in any of the categories. How can you have Jason Dohring, Brian J White, Sophia Myles, Jordan Belfi (RIP) & Shannyn Sossamon along side Alex and NOT have the hottest cast on television?! *grumble*

Tom Welling (Smallville) & Alex are fighting it out to be #1 in the Sci Fi guy category. Currently, Alex is in second place. :( We are not going to let him down, are we?!? He is winning the Man-Mane poll right now.

32% Tom Welling, Smallville
31% Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight
15% Thomas Dekker, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
15% Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica
4% Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

42% Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight
21% Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
18% Josh Holloway, Lost
7% Sendhil Ramamurthy, Heroes
6% Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights
2% James Tupper, Men in Trees

Please, go vote.... vote often.... and spread the word!

Vote for the Sexiest

Be heard as a Moonlight viewer!

Since we are grumbling about Nielsen, I thought this would be a good time for a reminder about our own little ratings system. ;>

Repost ~

I have been thinking about the Nielsen ratings system and Moonlight. Obsess much? hahaha.... We are all loyal viewers of our show, but we don't count in the imporant numbers that determine if it stays on the air ~ just because we are not part of the Nielsen family. Do you know anyone who has one of their boxes? Grrr!

Something occurred to me. Why don't we contact CBS directly with our own ratings?!? Tell them that we watch Moonlight every week (many times on tv, DVR, online, Amazon, TIVO) but are not counted. It is an important message.

Be heard as a Moonlight viewer!

CBS contact info........

Feedback Form ~

Nina Tassler
President CBS Entertainment
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112

Email and call CBS' Audience Services department
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247

Don't get on the wrong side of Moonlight fans!

TV Guide readers wrote to Matt Roush concerning Fox's immortal show, New Amsterdam. One made it quite clear that John Amsterdam is absolutely no competition for our Mick St John (I agree). Her declaration that she would "like Mick to stake Mr. Amsterdam and cut off his head" and Matt's reply about Moonlight fans made me chuckle!

Ask Matt

Question :
As a huge fan of Moonlight, Lost and now Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I am so glad FX is repeating it on weekends or I never would've found and adored this show!), I love sci-fi. That's why I wanted to try New Amsterdam. Sorry to disagree with some of your other readers, but I am not a fan in the slightest. The first episode showed a tinge of promise — I thought it was interesting the way they were handling the immortal aspect, showing potential to become an original show. But by the second and third episodes, I was bored to tears. Some of those were tears of laughter because, honestly, some of the dialogue is just terrible! It's essentially a crime procedural with the slightest haze of a supernatural element. This is more for the CSI fan than the sci-fi fan, and even then, it is easily predictable and poorly acted. The twist with Omar came as a surprise, but then turned sour for me as I found the whole aspect of John's numerous children to be badly executed. Where is the pain in his eyes? He doesn't even act like a father! I won't be watching any longer, and I sorely wish that the far superior Canterbury's Law had gotten those prime post-American Idol slots. New Amsterdam may be a "supernatural" show, but the holes in the plot are way too huge to avoid. I've definitely fallen away from this one. — Angie L.

Matt Roush :
I agree that the procedural part of the show is the weakest. It's generic in every way, but I'm still relatively intrigued by the way Amsterdam's longevity and his knowledge of ancient New York plays into the cases. But back to the bashing, as Connie L. chimes in with this even harsher critique: "The flashbacks, which a lot of people seem to like, are artificial and boring to me. Mr. Amsterdam is not what a man who has lived 400 years would be. Where are the wrinkles from so much loss and grief? Yes, he's 35 or so, but he's been through so much death and pain that I don't see! I can't get past that at all. I want someone to shoot him, stab him or just have him fall off a building so I can see what happens. How does he stay alive and how does he deal with the people that see it happen? And a point his grandson made, which I can't get out of my head, is what if someone cut his head off? Yes, what if? He does not act like a father or grandfather at all. I want to see feelings, and he doesn't have it. I see this show as a crime show with flashbacks, nothing else. Mr. Amsterdam is no Mick St. John. I'll take my Mick any day. In fact, I'd like Mick to stake Mr. Amsterdam and cut off his head."

Lesson here: You really don't want to get on the wrong side of Moonlight fans.


Moonlight & its great fans mentioned in two Zap2it website articles

Daniel Fienberg, from Zap2it, has written an article spurred mainly by the recent cancellation of Jericho. He addresses the fans reaction to that, as well as bringing up past beloved but lost shows ~ such as Firefly, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, etc. While I do not personally think Moonlight is the cause of Jericho not being renewed, I (of course) like what he says about Moonlight fans. :) Daniel also has the same complaints we do about the way television ratings are tabulated. "The ratings system is a crock." I'm posting a bit of his article for you.

Fans shouldn't blame CBS for cancelling 'Jericho' again

Want somebody or something to blame, Jericho fans? Try Moonlight. The Friday night drama has consistently drooped in ratings between Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs delivering an audience which, under normal circumstances -- this being the network that cancelled Close to Home, which would have been a hit anywhere else -- wouldn't be enough for renewal. But I have to believe that CBS is terrified by the dedication and level of obsession from the Moonlight fans. If the network's going to pick up one low-rated drama for next year, it'll be Moonlight, because CBS would rather weather another sea of goobers than deal with irate care packages full of blood.

Can I just say that I agree with y'all on one thing: The ratings system is a crock. If you want to make your fortune, develop a better way of measuring TV audience size than what Nielsen currently does. You couldn't do worse. But TV networks can only do business with what they have available, so your letters that start with "I watch Jericho religiously and so do my 100 best friends and none of us have Nielsen boxes" really won't have much of an impact. CBS tried to do business a different way this past year and you got seven new episodes out of it.

That's not bad.

Ask angry fans of Journeyman or Drive or Firefly if they would be satisfied with another seven episodes. Jericho fans probably shouldn't complain to Cane fans about CBS not giving them enough of a chance to find an audience. Airing in the Tuesday death slot, Cane averaged 8.9 million viewers this season, but nobody invited Cane to make new episodes after the strike ended. In that same time slot, Jericho averaged 6.8 million viewers.

My point isn't to malign the most passionate of Jericho fans or to rub salt in the wounds so soon after the last salt massage.

The point is just to say... Why the anger? Again! I understand sadness or frustration or a little bit of resignation. But why so mad? Two DVD sets with 29 episodes? That's not so bad. The Prisoner only aired 17 episodes. Fawlty Towers aired 12. My Freaks and Geeks DVD set has 18 episodes, one more than my Undeclared set.

Why should Tuesday night be about venting your spleen at CBS, at the tastes of American viewers at Nielsen?

Why not just say good-bye to Jake and Hawkins and the rest of the gang?

There'll be plenty of new shows to obsess over soon enough, at least until they're cancelled.

Zap2it mentions Moonlight in another article. We've all been concerned about the ratings for the Price is Right specials that CBS has been airing on Friday nights.

The network's "The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular" specials have been performing so well on Friday nights that CBS wants to milk the Drew Carey franchise for all its worth, ordering for new primetime specials for May sweeps.

Don't worry, though, "Moonlight" fans. These new "Price Is Right" installments will air on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., the slot currently occupied by "Big Brother -- 'Til Death Do Us Part."

Monday, March 24, 2008

SPOILER VIDEO ~ New sneak peek scene from Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)


FINALLY! This is a new sneak peek scene from Moonlight's next episode ~ Fated to Pretend (#1x13). A great preview glimpse of Beth and Mick's beach picnic. It is soooooooooooooo lovely to see Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles back in action as our Mick and Beth.

Mick ~ Hi
Beth ~ Hi
Mick ~ Quite the spread.
Beth ~ I realized I have no idea what you like, so I got a bit of everything.
Mick ~ Wow... looks great. You look great.
Beth ~ So do you. Mortality suits you.
Mick ~ Thanks

UK's Daily Star mentions Holly Valance and Moonlight

Moonlight's B.C. episode (#1x06) will air in the UK on Tuesday. The Daily Star did a blurb about Holly Valance who appears as the stunning Lola in that particular episode. Unfortunately, they had a few issues... such as calling Beth BAth and saying Mick is a lawyer. Hmmmmm... I wonder if the writer has ever watched the show. It is good to see Moonlight being mentioned by the media tho.


FANGS are looking up for Holly Valance.

She has landed the role of a sexy vampire in new series Moonlight.

Former soap star Holly, 24, plays sultry Lola in an episode of the show on March 25.

Lola is a 500-year-old bloodsucker who comes under suspicion when party-goers who visit her nightclub end up dead.

Sticking her nose into the investigation is TV reporter Bath – played by David Tennant’s ex-love, Sophia Myles, 27.

Holly, who played Felicity “Flick” Scully in Neighbours for three years, enjoyed getting her teeth into her new role. But, there might just be another reason why she joined the show.

Her boyfriend Alex O’Loughlin, 31, happens to have the lead role in the series – on Living TV on Tuesdays at 10pm – as lawyer Mick St John, who is also a secret vampire.

CBS will rebroadcast Moonlight's The Mortal Cure (episode #1x12) on April 18th

Great news! CBS issued a press release today stating they will rebroadcast Moonlight's The Mortal Cure (episode #1x12). Now, we only have to wait until 4/18 for our Mick fix. We've been hoping that the network would air a few reruns of the series before jumping into the new stuff. Newbies will benefit from seeing how Mick became temporarily human... and... I guess... the rest of us fans wouldn't mind watching it again too much. *wink*

Moonlight's April 2008 Schedule ~

The Mortal Cure (episode #1x12) ~ Friday, April 18th, 2008 ~ Rerun

Fated To Pretend (episode #1x13) ~ Friday, April 25th, 2008 ~ NEW EPISODE

Press Release :


"The Mortal Cure" - Mick's dream of becoming human again is within reach when he uncovers Coraline's secret, but the answers come with a steep price. Meanwhile, still angry with Mick, Beth must deal with some heartbreaking news alone, on a rebroadcast of MOONLIGHT, Friday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/18/08)

Video ~ Watch with Kristin gives SPOILERS for Moonlight

E Online's, Watch with Kristin, has a new online SPOILER video about several returning shows..... Gossip Girl, The Riches, Bones.... Moonlight! She talks about the episode (#1x13 & #1x14) spoilers we have already discussed, but it is great to hear our show mentioned.

Even better, the video includes behind the scenes peeks of Sophia Myles and Alex O'Loughlin. It is great to see them! Moonlight appears around the 2:31 mark.


In the Ask Kristin part of the video ~

Kristin, can you tell me what happened to Moonlight?

Kristin Dos Santos : It's coming back, and taking a turn toward tabloid dirt. A hard driving editor takes over Beth's Buzzwire and turns it into a scandal loving blog, of all things. Right around the time the paparazzi start digging into Mick's mysterious background, threatening of course to expose his bloody secret.

Update ~ The video is not available right now on the E! website. According to the tech dept, it will be fixed but they don't know how soon. Luckily, I had already typed out Kristin's answer for you here :)

Sophia Myles & Shannyn Sossamon in SciFi Magazine's April 2008 Issue

Sci Fi Magazine is the official publication of the SciFi Channel. In their special April 2008 issue, they have a feature called TV's Hot New Super Women ~ Secret Agents, Cyborgs & more. Our Sophia Myles and Shannyn Sossamon are both in it! YEA!

Who's That Girl?
Have we ever enjoyed so many hot new faces in one television season? Sci Fi investigates the heavenly bodies steaming up the small screen to offer a closer look at this year's freshman 23.

Moonlight's Sophia Myles
The new beauty to a beast
This English Rose, star of the vampire detective series Moonlight, is no shrinking violet when it comes to vamps, having had roles in two Underworld movies and an adaptation of Dracula. Previously, she warmed up viewers with her role in the Doctor Who episode "Girl in the Fireplace."

Moonlight's Shannyn Sossamon
The new vampire lover
Sossamon vamps it up playing Moonlight's hemophagic hottie Coraline. As the ex-wife of vampire detective Mick St John, Sossamon plays the undead femme fatale who messes with the hero, not just over the course of one case, but over decades. That's staying power no bad girl from 1940's film noir could ever dream of.

TV by the Numbers ~ Bill Gorman ~ thinks CBS will renew Moonlight

Bill Gorman, from TV by the Numbers, keeps track of the data, statistics & ratings for television shows. He gives his opinion on the chances of Moonlight being renewed for a second season.

CBS “On The Bubble”: Jericho, Moonlight, Cane

Our Renew or Cancel? posts have been on hiatus since the new fall shows went dormant. Now we’ve got some data on the spring shows as well, and it’s time to look at the numbers and take some guesses on who’s coming back next fall and who’s going away permanently.

The Case for Moonlight

Moonlight ratings put it #30 at CBS for season to date adults 18-49, and #26 for average viewers.

Moonlight aired in a lightly viewed timeslot on Fridays, so its relative timeslot ratings matter. There it was very slightly behind Friday Night Lights [18-49, 2.90m, Viewers, 6.21m] for the 18-49 lead, but solidly in second place for average viewers behind Women’s Murder Club [18-49, 2.63m, Viewers, 8.94m].

Moonlight gets another chance to prove itself this spring with 4 new episodes starting April 25.

My Guesses

It’s possible that all 3 of these shows get the axe, but I think that’s unlikely. But even with CBS scrambling after the writer’s strike, I think there’s is no chance they’re all coming back.

My money is on a Moonlight renewal and Cane and Jericho cancellations.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring on EW's TV Characters You'd Date list

MICK ST. JOHN (Alex O'Loughlin)

Because I have absolutely no problems with dating an extremely hot dead guy. — Catherine

LOGAN ECHOLLS (Jason Dohring) and VERONICA MARS (Kristen Bell)
Veronica Mars

He's fiercely loyal, witty as hell, and pretty much awesome in every way. To quote Veronica, he's ''ownage.'' Sure, he used to arrange bum fights and screw his friend's stepmother, but when you think about it...he's had the most f'd up life ever (girlfriend brutally murdered, dad arrested for sleeping with/killing said girlfriend, mom commits suicide, etc.) yet he still manages to love with his whole heart. — Melissa

Some folks have mentioned the boys from Veronica Mars, but no man has stepped up to the plate to take V herself. I heartily volunteer. She's smart, hilarious, and a sassy lady. What's more to ask for, oh wait she's a bombshell. Annoy me, tiny blonde, annoy me anytime! — Seth

Both of our boys..... Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring.... appear on Entertainment Weekly's list of TV Characters You'd Date. Those who made the cut were selected by the EW readers. Of course, the question is about their television alter egos. Moonlight's Mick St John for Alex :) The editor did misspell his last name as O'Laughlin tho. I fixed it here, and emailed them the error. Can you imagine how many Moonlight fans they have heard from about that? ha!

Another reason I emailed EW.... They chose to focus on Jason's work as Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars instead of as our Josef on Moonlight. I wish they had listed both roles for him. However, I am happy Jason is on the list period because he deserves it.

What girl doesn't dream of being a willing freshie for either of these magnetic men?!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

SPOILER PHOTO ~ Alex O'Loughlin/Mick St John wallpaper from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend

SPOILER photo! You knew that I wouldn't be able to resist turning the new promo pics from Moonlight's Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13) into wallpapers. Here is the first one..... Alex O'Loughlin ~ on the beach ~ delicious as our Mick St John. An open shirt & low rise jeans have never looked this good!

Sorry that Jericho has been canceled :(

As we have heard and been discussing, CBS has officially canceled Jericho. I am so sorry to hear the news! Talk about great fans.... many of which are also huge Moonlight fans. Perhaps there will be a Jericho movie. I've also heard rumors about the show being picked up by a cable tv channel.

Nina Tassler issued the following statement ~

To the fans of Jericho:

We have read your emails over the past few days and have been touched by the depth and passion with which you have expressed your disappointment. Please know that canceling a television series is a very difficult decision. Hundreds of people at the Network, the production company and the incredibly-talented creative team worked very hard to build and serve the community for this show -- both on-air and online. It is a show we loved too.

Thank you for supporting Jericho with such passion. We truly appreciate the commitment you made to the series and we are humbled by your disappointment. In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story.

Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment

She also said ~

"Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high-quality second season.

We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We're proud of everyone's efforts."

For its six episodes (the series finale will be its seventh), Jericho averaged 6.8 million viewers. The finale airs on March 25th.

This just highlights something we all know.... ratings are a must to keep our show on the air. We need to not only promote Moonlight online but continue reaching out to people in the "real" world. :) CBS is waiting to see what kind of viewer numbers our next four new episodes pull in before deciding on Moonlight's future.

I really like this photo of Lennie James and Skeet Ulrich.

Moonlight's UK Ratings for week two and three

More UK ratings info.... As you can see, Moonlight moved up to third place with 192,000 viewers in its second outing on Living TV. Then, in week three, it was back in fifth place (where it premiered). However, it increased in viewers AGAIN ~ up to 219,000. YEA!

Week 2 ~ Out of the Past (episode #1x02)

1 America's Next Top Model - Mon 2100 -431,000
2 Boston Legal - Thu 2200 - 200,000
3 MOONLIGHT - Tue 2200 - 192,000
4 Most Haunted - Tue 2100 - 186,000
5 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Wed 2300 - 167,000
6 CSI Miami - Fri 2100 - 149,000
7 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2100 - 147,000
8 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2301 - 115,000
9 CSI Miami - Fri 2200 - 113,000
10 Maury Povich - Sun 1450 - 113,000

Week 3 ~ Dr. Feelgood (episode #1x03)

1 America's Next Top Model - Mon 2100 - 506,000
2 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2101 - 286,000
3 Most Haunted - Tue 2100 - 258,000
4 Army Wives - Thu 2000 - 229,000
5 MOONLIGHT - Tue 2201 - 219,000
6 So You Think You Can Dance? - Wed 2000 - 179,000
7 Boston Legal - Thu 2200 - 169,000
8 CSI Miami - Fri 2300 - 142,000
9 CSI Miami - Fri 2201 - 137,000
10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Thu 2301 - 127,000

Moonlight airs on Living TV in the UK every Tuesday night @ 10:00 PM. Next episode ~ B.C. (#1x06) on March 25th, 2008.