Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Thanks to Vampire's Curse for the cool banner!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
CBS' Eyelab has created and released a new Moonlight video today. It is called Rewind. You guessed it... scenes are shown in reverse, which is a cool effect.
New info! Fresh episodes of Moonlight will begin airing on Friday, April 25th... not on the 11th as previously reported. However, CBS is still listing our show as returning on April 11th. This could mean that we will get reruns of the last episodes. Perhaps, the network will show Love Lasts Forever (episode #1x11) on the 11th and The Mortal Cure (episode #1x12) on the 18th. I think that would be a great lead up to the first new episode being broadcast on the 25th, especially for new viewers. Of course, I will let you know anything else I find out :)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I'm sure that you have all read the following statement that CBS released.....
“Thank you for watching Moonlight and for your incredible support of the series. We are excited that the series will be coming back in April with four new, original episodes. Like any new television series, a decision to renew for next season is largely based on how many viewers watch the program. We encourage you to tell your friends about the upcoming episodes and work with us to find more viewers for Moonlight.”
We have been promoting the series for them since day one! I'm jealous of the cool promos the UK's Living Channel have created to showcase Moonlight. Why doesn't CBS do anything like that here? I can't tell you how many people I have spoken to that have no idea our show is even on the air! They watch other shows on the network (like CSI) but have never seen a Moonlight commercial. *growl* I hope CBS will actually promote the four new episodes (beginning April 25th), especially since their decision obviously depends on those ratings.
Of course, we can not depend on CBS. We must continue to spread the word ourselves. DarkRavyn has created this wonderful fan video promo for the April 25th return of Moonlight! She uses some great scenes from the show. If I wasn't already addicted to the show, this video would make me wanna check it out :)
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The other two questions....
New Fall Show You're Most Looking Forward to ~ this poll was obviously added when the season started last September, but it is still open for voting.
Most Entertaining New Character ~ Jason is the only Moonlight choice.
If you sign up, you can create your own fun questions as well.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Click on the scan above for a larger version. Note ~ according to Alex, he was born on August 24th in 1976, which would mean he's 31 years old.
Sunday Life Magazine
Profile ~ Alex O'Loughlin
Why he looks familiar :
Another NIDA graduate, class of 2000, O'Loughlin starred in 2004's The Oyster Farmer but got his break in the US as the star of Moonlight, a TV series about vampires, which aired on Channel Nine. "I've got a six-year contract [with Moonlight], so I just try to keep my head down. I don't wash dishes any more; that's the main thing."
Why you should care :
After the Moonlight pilot aired, producer Joel Silver realised the show wasn't up to scratch and replaced the entire cast - except O'Loughlin. "A lot of times you do a pilot... and you know if pieces aren't working. And I think they knew right away they had a star in Alex and they just rebuilt around him," said co-star Brian White.
Born in Canberra but grew up in Sydney. "My parents divorced when I was two. From the age of 10, I went back and forth between the two cities."
Marital Status :
He's been dating Aussie singer and former Neighbours star Holly Valance for the past 18 months and says, "It's going strong."
Family ties :
"Mum's a musician. She plays piano and has a beautiful voice, so she understands the creative need." But that doesn't mean she misses her son any less now he's living in LA. "Mum lights up when she sees me. Her cheeks go pink - she's all over me, pulling my hair, pinching my cheeks." O'Loughlin also has a sister, 31, whom he describes as a "multi-talented volleyball player, gypsy chef."
Bitten young :
"I was in a school play when I was 10 and had fish sticks stuck up my nose and I was wearing these spectacles and making the audience laugh. I remember the rush and knew I loved it."
Surreal moment :
O'Loughlin was taking a break from filming on Moonlight on the Warner Brothers' lot one day when a cart full of sightseeing women laid eyes on him. "They started screaming at the top of their lungs - it scared the shit out of me."
The move to the US was tough :
"There was a whole year, in 2005, when I wasn't getting anywhere. I had to sell my stereo and a few other things. I got my motorbike stolen, it was miserable. I was sleeping on a mate's office floor questioning my talent - that was really difficult."
Home is where the work is :
"I love the Australian industry but it's a boutique industry - the US is where it is." And while O'Loughlin admits that's changing, he can't wait around. "If I want to buy a house, I'd have to stay in Australia making movies for a hundred years."
Career highlight :
Auditioning for Casino Royale. "The screen test for James Bond was a real 'pinch yourself' moment I'll never forget."
"Daniel Day-Lewis is amazing. Ryan Gosling is also an incredible actor; he's also a friend of mine... well, an acquaintance."
August Rush, with Robin Williams, is out on Thursday.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tonight, we begin our Moonlight Fridays online! All of our televisions will be turned off. We will be watching Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04) together on the official CBS site. Let's send the network the message that they are losing viewers by not having our show on the air! Ask everyone you know to join us online tonight ~ friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, Uncle Bob. I have access to several computers.... and you can be assured that they will all be streaming Moonlight episodes :)
Keep It Dark Friday Campaign
Every Friday night until Moonlight returns to the schedule on April 11th
7:00PM to 9:00PM Central & Mountain Time Zones
8:00Pm to 10:00PM Eastern & Pacific Time Zones
Save Our Vampire!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I have worked with the lovely & talented DarkRavyn on a new Moonlight fan video. Our hope is to rally even more fans to write, call and email CBS in support of the show. No one can watch these amazing Alex O'Loughlin scenes without being inspired, right? You know how I feel about vamped out Mick St John. *wink* Mick doesn't back down from a fight.... and neither do we! As usual, DarkRavyn did the most amazing editing job.
Please, pass on the news about this video. We need everyone to contact CBS daily until we get that second season renewal announcement Moonlight deserves. SAVE OUR VAMPIRE!
Thank you to our musical guru, DJ Timmy D, for suggesting the perfect song for this project ~ The Longest Road by Morgan Page (deadmau5 remix).
Silver, scribes take over 'Moonlight'
by Nellie Andreeva
Executive producer Joel Silver and the writing team of CBS' "Moonlight" collectively will shepherd the four additional episodes of the freshman drama as showrunner/executive producer Chip Johannessen has exited.
The vampire drama is not expected to name a new showrunner for the four-episode order but will do so if the series is picked up for a second season.
"Moonlight," which has shown promise on Fridays and was the only CBS freshman series kept on the air throughout the strike, has had its share of behind-the-scenes shuffles, including the summer departure of executive producer/showrunner David Greenwalt.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This week ~ Friday, February 22nd ~ we will be watching the Fever episode (#1x04) together. Spread the word!
A video featuring our boys.... Darn! ;> All of the men on Moonlight are gorgeous. Lilly has made a fan video for us that celebrates just how wonderful they look. She used great scenes of Mick, Josef, Lt Carl and Josh in the sexy clothes they wear on our show. Have I mentioned recently how much I adore the casting director?!?! Think about it.... they gave us Alex O'Loughlin, Brian J White, Jason Dohring and Jordan Belfi all on the same show! Oooooo my.....
I love how Lilly set the snippets from the show to the lines in the song, which is Sharp Dressed Man covered by Jo Dee Messina. When she used the footage of David Blue's Logan playing Guitar Hero to underscore the guitar solo in the song, I had to chuckle. Very creative!
A new MickBeth fan video for your enjoyment :) Purpldy has created a clip featuring the touching Mick and Beth scenes from Moonlight's The Mortal Cure episode (#1x12). The music is Heart doing a cover of Without You.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
CBS Television Network
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
Phone Number ( 212 ) 975-4545
Audience Services ~
Email : email@example.com
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247
Online feedback ~
Monday, February 18, 2008
When calling the network, we are being told that CBS will make a decision about Moonlight's future in mid-May. It is obvious that they are waiting to see what happens with the four new episodes that will begin airing on April 11th. This gives us plenty of time to fight to save our show! We will work together to get Moonlight renewed for a second season :)
Fortunately, we are blessed with such a charismatic, good humored and interesting cast. We just need to get them booked on the talk show circuit and profiled in magazines. Think about it.... Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Brian J White & Shannyn Sossamon chatting and laughing with Ellen or Conan or Jay or any host. New fans will not be able to resist! Plus, I guess us old Moonlight fans wouldn't mind seeing them on tv too much. *wink*
This video ~ Behind the scenes on the set of Moonlight ~ is one I posted previously when our show first premiered. However, I felt it was appropriate to this post. I really like it because you get to see brief interviews with Alex, Jason and Sophia along with some behind the scenes footage.
Let's write, call and email all of these media outlets to promote the new Moonlight episodes. Get those ratings even higher by capturing fresh viewers!
Day Time Talk Shows
I have said from the beginning that having the entire cast interviewed together would be amazing. They have such wonderful chemistry! Oprah often chats with the entire cast from television programs and movies. Another thing to keep in mind is most of her producers are women. If they are not already in love with Alex, Jason & Brian, they soon will be when we bring our boys to their attention! *grin*
Ellen Degeneres :
Booker ~ Lori Blackman
300 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523
Email link : http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=10
Regis and Kelly :
Booker ~ Kelly Burkhard
7 Lincoln Square 5th Floor
NY, NY 10023
Email link : http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/feedback.html
The View :
Booker ~ Donald Berman
320 W. 66th Street
NY, NY 10023
Email link : http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/ask
Late Night Talk Shows
David Letterman : firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Alex O'Loughlin has previously appeared on Craig's show) : http://www.cbs.com/latenight/latelate/email/
Jay Leno : http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/about/contact.shtml#feedback
Conan O'Brien : http://www.myspace.com/conanshow
Carson Daly : www.myspace.com/carson_daly
Entertainment Weekly : email@example.com
People Magazine :
TV Guide :
Vanity Fair :
Sunday, February 17, 2008
When Moonlight's Sleeping Beauty episode (#1x10) was being filmed, G4's Attack the Show visited the set. This video shows Seth Selwyn getting to wander around Mick's office and Josef's apartment. Lucky! He also talks briefly with Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring. I giggled at Jason saying "There's no stunt guy here, man" along with the look on his face.
While The Price Is Right is running on Friday nights, the plan is to go to www.cbs.com and to all watch the same episode of Moonlight with the intention of sending CBS a message. We do know that they pay attention to what we're watching on CBS.com, so it should be obvious that we're not watching the available "current" programming. Yes, this may crash their streaming video server, but they're still going to know which streaming vid made it all come crashing down.
Please spread this around to all the other Moonlight sites you can possibly think of during the next week. Let them know that this is a concerted effort and that we need to come together to make this all happen.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This video is of the Living Channel's new online interview with Alex O'Loughlin. I know a few of you were having problems with their Moonlight website. Now, you can watch the wonderful Alex footage again and again right here. :) For a transcript of his interview, check my previous post.
Moonlight will debut in the UK next week! *cheer* Living Television network on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.
You know that I just had to get some screencap photos from the video. A couple of smile pictures.... Alex talking with his hands.... In two of my photographs, those manly hands & fingers are pointing to his mouth. Hmmmm.... is he subliminally trying to get us to look at his sexy lips. It couldn't just be my selective screen capturing, right? ;> He is too lush!
More fresh quality time with Alex O'Loughlin courtesy of UK's Living Channel. I am beginning to LOVE them! hahaha.... It just feels like soooooooooo long since we've had any new Alex moments. Living's new video interview with him is a welcome sighting. I could have done without the music tho. At times, it makes it difficult to hear his yummy Australian accented voice. I guess they thought the video needed some type of musical accompaniment... Wrong! Just Alex talking, please.
The interview begins with a little preview from Moonlight's pilot episode ~ No Such Thing as Vampires (#1x01). Then, it is on to the good stuff....... chatting with Alex! I know you will be completely surprised to hear that he is intelligent, lovely, compelling, charming, sexy, interesting, funny. His trademark smiles make several appearances. The thing that does surprise me is we don't hear the *THUD* of the interviewer hitting the floor. ;>
I will try to give you a little interview transcript here because he says many insightful things about our show. And, due to the aforementioned musical drown out at times. I really enjoy how Alex thinks and talks about each topic covered. You know he has answered the same questions time after time.... but he doesn't sound like it.
Alex O'Loughlin on Moonlight
Alex says ~ The show is about a Vampire private eye who... um... was made a Vampire against his will... in the early 50's... by the woman who he fell in love with and married, on their wedding night. And he has since fallen in love with a mortal girl who he is sort of destined not to be with.
My character Mick St John is... um... he's a reluctant Vampire and he's essentially a humanist trapped in this immortal body that needs human blood to survive every day. So he... uh... he's put a few things in place that fit with his moral code like, he doesn't feed from humans. He goes to the blood bank and gets blood from like a dealer at the blood bank. Then, he takes it home and keeps it in the fridge. He sleeps in a freezer. He doesn't sleep in a coffin.
He fought the instinct from the very beginning as well. His wife had to go and find him because she was his sire so... um... as his sire... and as a woman who was deeply in love with him, you know which is why she turned him because she wanted to be with him forever... she has to bring him food. She has to capture humans and take them to him because he won't eat. He lives a life of control, basic denial about the situation.
Wanting to be with Mick forever is the reason why I understand Coraline!
Mick is not an ordinary person, but he thinks of himself as an ordinary person... he doesn't think of himself as a super human. I mean he knows he's a Vampire obviously but he regards himself more human than monster. But he does have special powers.... all of his senses are much more heightened than they were... than ours are. He's much stronger than he used to be. He can leap like up onto buildings. He can scale walls. He's got some pretty cool super powers. And he um... he uses them for good... you know, I mean... Becoming a private investigator is something that has helped him deal with what he is because he's helping other people. And the other thing is, when he eradicates predators... and these bad people from the earth... in his mind he's getting further away from the predator that he actually is.
There's a lot of different reasons why people watch supernatural stuff. Because they invoke the imagination. Because they stimulate parts of the mind and imagination that are not necessarily stimulated on a daily basis... you know... in our 9 to 5 grind... we sort of plug along and do what we do. I mean, we turn on the tv and see these mythical creatures and figments of other people's imagination and also figments of age old mythologies from many, many different cultures... which Vampires go back thousands of years and so many different cultures. So, I mean, it just poses questions constantly.
Alex O'Loughlin on acting
I know several ladies ~ who shall remain nameless ~ who will scream out loud during this part because Alex's tongue makes a pointed appearance. *wink*
As an actor.... even when you work regularly as an actor, unless you're an A list actor, you've still gotta kick and scream to get a job.... You know, it's hard work. Of course, I wish for work to come my way for a long time. I don't know if I wish for the show to go on forever and ever. I think... I don't know... if it was 3 or 4 years feels about right for this show. The other thing is, I'm gonna get older... so unless... unless Joel Silver's gonna pay for my surgery and my hair implants and you know my boob job and that stuff you need... then....
Alex O'Loughlin on age
I'm really glad the 20's are over... but I don't want to get to the 40's too soon. I just wanna enjoy the 30's. So I think I'm probably about right..... sorta 30, 31, 32 would be about right.
Alex O'Loughlin on Bond ~ He talks about auditioning/screen testing for the part of James Bond
It was a great honor to be considered really. I thought they were pullin my chain when they asked me to go to London and screen test. Um... I think I did a good job. Look... I knew I wouldn't get the role. I'm too young. That was a couple of years ago still from there... so yea... I was too young and I don't know if I was right for the role. I presume something about me was right for the role or otherwise they wouldn't have brought me to London. And, I think Daniel [Craig] did a terrific job. I think he's a great Bond.
He thinks there was "something" about himself that made them bring him to England. I can tell him what that something is........... talent! You thought I was gonna say being flawlessly gorgeous, didn't you? ha! That too, of course. However, the thing about Alex is he has the pure acting ability to go along with the crazy good looks. With many hot actors, you just want them to stand there and be pretty cuz they ruin the image as soon as they open their mouth. Not Alex!
Moonlight premieres in the UK on the Living Channel, Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 10:00 PM.
Friday, February 15, 2008
We've all been complaining about our viewership of Moonlight not counting because we don't have the Nielsen box. Please, continue to join me in sending feedback & postcards to CBS. Tell them that we watch our show every week, but don't count in the ratings since we are not Nielsen families!
The Brave One ~ Jodie Foster ~ Movie DVD Release
South Beach Living
Crest Pro Health Night Toothpaste
Disney Snow Buddies Movie DVD
Glade Scented Oil Candles
Cox Digital Cable Bundle
Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey's new film Fool's Gold
Among the shows that remain in limbo are beloved Monday comedy "How I Met Your Mother," slightly less beloved Monday comedy "Rules of Engagement," the James Wood drama "Shark," "The Unit" and cult vampire favorite "Moonlight." All of those shows (except possibly for "The Unit") are being brought back into production and will return in March and April for new episodes likely to determine their eventual fate. Presumably the network's schedule will still have room for several of those shows.
Also on uncertain footing is "Jericho," which was brought back from the dead after a fan campaign, but delivered middling returns in its Tuesday return. "Jericho" has finished shooting its mini-season, but six episodes have yet to air.
Variety has also published an article regarding the CBS press release detailing tv shows it has officially renewed. They have this to say about Moonlight not appearing on the list ~
Missing from the pickup list: critical fave laffer "How I Met Your Mother." Net hasn't yet determined the long-term fates of newcomers "Moonlight," "Cane" and "Welcome to the Captain," while "The Unit," "Shark," "Jericho," "Rules of Engagement" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" also remain on the bubble.
This just confirms what we discussed previously. We need big, big ratings for the four new episodes of Moonlight that begin airing in April. I know that most of you are already contacting the network. Keep it up! While emails are great, remember that a landslide of snail mail is impressive. Even though it only takes a few short minutes and a stamp, it shows dedication to our show :)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
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
CEO of CBS
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6188
( 212 ) 975-4545
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
CBS Entertainment President
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
( 323 ) 575-2747
Audience Services ~
Email : email@example.com
Phone # ( 212 ) 975-3247
CBS feedback ~
Here is the CBS list of returning tv programs from today ~
CBS RENEWS 11 SERIES FOR THE 2008-2009 SEASON
"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.
This is such a funny, creative Mick and Beth Valentine's Day video. Have a chuckle to celebrate :) Happy Love Day! XO!
PurpleHippie has created something special for love day. A new MickBeth fan video! I'm glad that it is in black and white. To me, b&w always adds intensity... not to mention, Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles look really good in it! OK ~ so they look lovely in color too. *grin* The Moonlight scenes are chosen with care to add to the romantic mood. The song is My Valentine by Martina McBride.
Happy Valentine's Day :)