Thursday, July 31, 2008

TV Guide ~ Who Are the Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars?

TV Guide is asking fans to tell them who we think are the sexiest Scifi stars. Hmmmmm.... I wonder if we can think of someone. *wink* What show has a sexier cast than Moonlight? Alex O'Loughlin, Shannyn Sossamon, Jason Dohring, Sophia Myles, Brian J White & Eric Winter are all gorgeous AND talented actors! I know you will make sure our cast is well represented :)

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Who Are the Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars?

What is it that makes sci-fi shows so appealing? Maybe it's because so many of the cast members are "out of this world" hot!

From Supernatural's Jared Padalecki to Battlestar Galactica's sexy cylon Tricia Helfer, there are plenty of sci-fi sexpots to choose from. So, we want to know: Who do you think are the sexiest sci-fi stars?

Share your picks in the comments below, and be sure to tell us why you think your choices are the hottest things on TV. Be sure to check back next week to see if your choice makes the list!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TV Guide ~ Will Alex O'Loughlin return to The Shield?

Before Alex O'Loughlin became Mick St John on Moonlight, he was Detective Kevin Hiatt on the television show The Shield. A reader wrote to TV Guide to ask if he will reprise that role since CBS failed to renew Moonlight. Several of you have recently asked me the same question.

Today's News: Our Take

Question :

Since the Network Idiots canceled Moonlight, will the yummy Alex O'Loughlin be back on The Shield? — Rebecca

Answer :

Mickey: The scoop on the final season of The Shield is locked up tighter than the canceled Moonlight's soundstages (ouch), but I have confirmed that O'Loughlin will not reappear. At the fall previews, however, Shield creator Shawn Ryan said that other familiar faces might. So keep your eyes peeled!

Photo ~ Captain Claudette Wyms ( CCH Pounder ) and Detective Kevin Hiatt ( Alex O'Loughlin ) in a scene from The Shield.

Moonlight wins Axed Before Its Time category in awards

In the 2008 awards, Moonlight won first place in the Axed Before Its Time category. Great job everyone! You made sure our show won :) Journeyman placed second. Las Vegas took third. New Amsterdam was in the fourth & final spot.

Unfortunately, Sophia Myles did not win the Best Fake American Accent award. She came in 2nd place to the winner Battlestar Galactica's Jamie St. John Bamber Griffith. House's Hugh Laurie is 3rd. Ed Westwick, from Gossip Girl, is 4th.

I decided to use one of my fave photos with this post. The gang posed for it when they attended the Moonlight event at the Paley Center. Click on the image above for a larger version of the picture.

Photograph ~ Jason Dohring ( Josef Kostan ), Alex O'Loughlin ( Mick St John ), Sophia Myles ( Beth Turner ) and Brian J White ( LT Carl Davis ) at the Paley Center for Media attending the Moonlight tv show panel in Los Angeles ( April 22nd, 2008 ).

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Voting for Moonlight & Sophia Myles in Awards

I'm reposting this info because the voting for's competition is coming to an end. The results will be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday, July 30th). Remember, you can vote as many times as you like. Let's finish strong for Moonlight!

The 2008 awards have two categories that need our attention.

Moonlight is included in the Axed Before Its Time category.

Sophia Myles is competing in the Best Fake American Accent category as our Beth Turner.

Monday, July 28, 2008

TV Week ~ CBS needs to support shows like Moonlight

A great article in TV Week agrees with something we have all been saying... CBS needed to give a distinctive show such as Moonlight a chance to build & develop. You would think the executives could see that just based on the extensive & loyal fan base it garnered during a strange, Writer's Strike altered season. Moonlight was only gonna grow if it had the opportunity to run uninterrupted! After all, we reached eight million + viewers according to the outdated Nielsen ratings system.

In this excerpt, Josef Adalian compares NBC standing behind its shows to CBS canceling Moonlight & other programs instead of nurturing them.

Networks Must Evaluate Shows on Merits as Much as Ratings
By Josef Adalian

NBC renewed “The Office” and “30 Rock” even though both shows barely had pulses after their first seasons. The network is bringing back “Friday Night Lights” for a third season, and while some critics might not like the fact that it will air on DirecTV first, give credit to NBC for trying everything it can think of to make the show work for its air.

While the overwhelming critical support and upscale demographics for “Office” and “30 Rock” made the Peacock’s mission easier, it still took guts for NBC to stick by two series many network observers once considered hopeless.

CBS, which is home to no small number of very smart executives, has to start showing similar intestinal fortitude if it wants to avoid the fate of so many past winning networks that have hewed too closely to a winning formula. Too many times in recent years—think “Love Monkey,” “Moonlight,” “Cane,” “The Class”—the network has opted for short-term scheduling stability instead of supporting the kinds of shows that could help it evolve its brand and attract new audiences.

“Sooner or later, the networks are going to have to begin making some decisions to keep shows on, even if it doesn’t seem to make any economic sense,” one senior executive told me last week. “We’ve got to break out of this quarter-to-quarter mindset.”

MickBeth fan video from So You Think You Can Vid contest

Heather created this wonderful Moonlight fan video exploring the relationship between Mick St John & Beth Turner. She uses soooo many great MickBeth scenes from our show. I really like the quick flashes of clips to the beat of the music and the cool split-screen effects. By the way, the fab song is All Fall Down by OneRepublic. Heather has entered the video in the So You Think You Can Vid contest. It's got my vote :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

TVoholic takes on Nina Tassler's comments regarding Moonlight fans

Another television blogger calls Nina Tassler (CBS Entertainment President) out on her recent comments that fans didn't actually love Moonlight as a show. We are not the only ones who think her statements are "a cheap thing to say." Thanks, Fred!

CBS President Nina Tassler: Fans Didn’t Care About Moonlight Anyway…
by Fred

Okay so first things first : I don’t really know much about Moonlight. From what I understand it was a new series of CBS last season, it got canceled already, and many fans are pissed. Was it actually good ? No idea. What is it about ? Except for that it might be about “a vampire P.I.” I don’t know, because I never watched. These things just happen you know, many new series on the air, choices must be made, and sometimes you just don’t even try one of those new shows…

Anyways, I was just reading about CBS President Nina Tassler comments on why they canceled Moonlight and why it’s alright, where she said that pretty much fans weren’t fans of the show, but the actors starring in it. As she explains it, unlike with Jericho where people love(d) the show, here it was just about people. “I spent a lot of time looking the blogs and the website. Look, I don’t want to say Moonlight fans weren’t fans of the show. They were. But in sort of sifting through all of it (the e-mails, etc.) it was very much about ‘our vampire, Alex (O’Loughlin).’” I read that, and I just had to ask : are there really any such fans out there, who didn’t care about the show, only the actor(s) ??

I’m asking because that just feels like a cheap thing to say, trying to justify the cancellation. Listen, back in the days there was a show called Ally McBeal, and had it been canceled I’m sure people would have yelled to get “Ally” back, because they wanted their favorite lawyer with the shortest mini-skirts ever on TV. But that didn’t mean they didn’t care about the show, or the other characters, not at all.

Should Fox decide to cancel House right now, I can see millions of angry fans asking for the return of America’s favorite doctor, the great Hugh Laurie. Now don’t mistake that statement as to mean they’d just want Hugh Laurie back on the air, they’d want him as House, they’d want him with all his team members (well, maybe not all of them, but…), they’d want him with Wilson and Cuddy.

We call him House, we call him Hugh, same difference when it comes to what we’re talking about here : it’s the guy, the character he portrays, and the show it all happens in. Just because fans would praise for their favorite vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, didn’t mean they weren’t really talking about Buffy, the show, not just the character.

Somehow I feel this was the same here, Hell even Tassler said they asked for “their vampire” back. Now unless you go on and tell me that Alex O’Loughlin is actually a vampire, for real, which I would find very cool though demand undeniable proofs before accepting that idea, I think those fans meant him as Mick St. John, the vampire from Moonlight, and by extension they meant the show.

So, am I wrong, are there really any such fans out there, who didn’t care about the show, or the characters, only the actor(s) ??

Thank you to Bluedahlia3 for making sure I knew about this article :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New photo wallpaper of Sophia Myles as Beth Turner

This is a new photo wallpaper of our Beth Turner. It is a great behind the scenes picture showing Sophia Myles getting a make-up retouch... for the doctor's office scene in Moonlight's Fated to Pretend episode (#1x13).

Click on the image above for a bigger version of the photograph to use on your computer desktop background, website graphic, MySpace page, etc.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Moonlight Season One DVD alert for USA & release date for Europe

Moonlight fans are anxiously awaiting the great day when our show is released on DVD. So far, sources have said they expect it to come out in September for region 1 (USA). Can't wait! Amazon has a cool service that will notify you as soon as the Moonlight Season One DVD is available. I already signed up for my alert :) Here's a link, in case you wanna do the same........

Moonlight DVD Alert

As I have discussed with you previously, it is very important for the DVD sales to be huge! Not only to show, yet again, how much Moonlight means to its fans. This is also a way of letting the studio, producers, etc know that there is money to be made with it. They kinda like that. *grin* Big DVD sales & a continuing active fan base have helped lots of canceled tv programs to gain a movie or a return to television.... for example ~ Star Trek, Firefly, Family Guy, X-Files, Sex and the City. You get the idea :)

For our international friends ~ We have an actual release date for the European market (region 2)! Moonlight's DVD is set to be out on November 17th, 2008 according to UK.

Usually, the sets are released in the US before coming out for the overseas' market. The November release date for Europe gives credence to the possibility of the Moonlight Season 1 DVD going on sale here in the next couple of months. YEA!

Image ~ Mick St John ( Alex O'Loughlin ) in Moonlight series promo photograph

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Video ~ Behind the scenes interview with Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring

Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring interview ~ Behind the scenes ~ Part 1

Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring interview ~ Behind the scenes ~ Part 2

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

We've all seen different clips of this interview with Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring on the studio lot. Thanks to Moonlitmuse, in these videos you will see the extended version of the chat. Behind the scenes of Moonlight AND behind the scenes of the interview shoot too. The action is stopped at the beginning to allow for the camera to move in front of Jason and the hostess. A producer can be heard through-out feeding questions to the chick interviewing our boys. Alex asks the question I had too........ why doesn't the producer just ask the questions & ditch the hostess?!? Leave it to him to come out & ask. He is so candid and funny.

Alex & Jason are good natured and have an easy going rapport. It is obvious that they feel comfortable with each other. Love the banter! Alex did this interview with only about 2 hours of sleep. I don't know about you, but I would have been tired and cranky. *grin*

Our boys look soooooooo handsome! And... we get to enjoy Alex's delicious Australian accent :)

I grinned my way through this interview. Since they are such good looking guys, the hostess asks Jason & Alex how they keep the women away, Alex replies "Jason touches me like this." I almost fell over laughing at that!

There is lots of talk about Alex being on the Moonlight billboards. Jason says he had Alex take a photo of himself naked in front of the one on Sunset Blvd. "It's really artistic." Uh.... how do I get that photo? hehehehe....

"I don't touch everyone's testicles."

Jason & Alex answer how they differ in real life from their characters Josef Kostan & Mick St John.

We "learnt" that badass is one of Alex's favorite sayings. Leave it to us Americans to come up with fun ways to cuss & express ourselves.

Jason did a fab job when he took over and questioned Alex. "How disappointed were you when you saw that I wasn't on the billboard?"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Moonlight mentioned in article about new poster for HBO's True Blood television series

Speaking of the current Vampire frenzy keeping Moonlight in the minds of entertainment reporters, bloggers and critics........ Jane Boursaw, from TV Squad, mentions our show in her post about the new True Blood tv show poster issued by HBO.

"Thou shall not crave thy neighbor"

HBO releases True Blood poster (time to stock up on strawberry jam)
by Jane Boursaw

Ewww! This poster is so creepy, it makes me want to hurl! And watch this show! Of course, the fact that Alan Ball is behind it -- the man who helmed one of my favorite shows ever, Six Feet Under -- has nothing to do with it. Nope, it doesn't. Okay, I'm lying. It has everything to do with it.

HBO's True Blood, starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, is set to premiere on Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. Here's the newly released poster for it. Makes you want to dig into a jar of strawberry jam, doesn't it?

Based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire novel series, the show follows the world of vampires set in small-town Louisiana. They're able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. (Well, what fun is that?!)

We'll learn more about the show later this week at Comic-Con 2008, where a panel is scheduled. Also, check out the official web site.

And what is up with all the vampires lately? We've still got loyal fans mourning the loss of Moonlight, and on the big screen, vampire devotees everywhere await the release of Twilight, based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, on Dec. 12, 2008.

Are vampires the new wizards? Or are we just a blood-crazed society at the moment?

Teaser Videos ~ Behind the scenes footage & interviews from Twilight film

Twilight Movie ~ New Teaser Promo Trailer

Twilight Film ~ Behind the scenes trailer from NY Comic Con

SPOILER ALERT ~ Don't watch the Twilight videos above if you wanna be completely surprised by the movie!

We have discussed extensively the upcoming Vampire projects coming to television, bookstores and movie screens. Specifically addressing the fact that vamps are VERY popular right now, and that CBS could have had an established tv series giving them a head start.... if only they had not canceled Moonlight. One happy by-product of all the new Vampyre hype is continued media attention for our show.

Saying that the soon to be released film, Twilight, is generating enormous buzz does not even come close to covering the volume of anticipation. When a prized novel such as Twilight (written by Stephanie Meyer, by the way) is converted to film, there is always concern about the end result not living up to the original material. I've enjoyed the scenes & trailers shown thus far. Plus, Stephanie Meyer has said tons of wonderful things about the cast, director and crew.

I've gotten a bunch of messages from you asking for more info about Twilight. Your wish is my command..... but don't let that go to your head! *wink*

Breaking Dawn ( Twilight Saga Book #4 : the final chapter in the series ) is coming out on August 2nd, 2008. Libraries & bookstores across the country are hosting midnight release parties.

Here are 2 videos to give you an idea of the movie's story.

First ~ I'm posting the brand new Twilight teaser trailer ( the 2nd one to be exact ) that was just released.

Second ~ A video filmed on the set in Oregon. It was screened at the New York Comic Con. A discerning, tough crowd to please. Lots of fun behind the scenes stuff! In the promo clip, you hear brief interviews with author Stephanie Meyer, director Catherine Hardwicke, Rob Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Cam Gigandet (James), Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria), Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) and more.

Tagline : When you live forever, what do you live for?

Twilight is set to premiere in US theaters on Friday, December 12th 2008.

Do you like what they have shown you so far?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Appointments being accepted for San Diego Blood Drive

Remember....... Our own Trevor Munson ( writer extraordinaire & co-creator of Moonlight ) is hosting the San Diego Blood Drive this weekend! Have you made your donation appointment yet? It's easy to do. Simply go to and enter Moonlight as the sponsor.

Show everyone that Moonlight fans continue to be committed to our show AND to helping others through important charity work. Those of us who are unable to attend can still contribute to the cause by donating $$$.

Trevor will be there each day to talk with you and sign autographs. YEA! He is such a super cool guy :)

Alex O'Loughlin and Moonlight Blood Drive present
San Diego Blood Drive
Hosted by Trevor Munson
Friday & Saturday ~ July 25th & 26th, 2008
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
The W Hotel San Diego
1st floor ~ 421 West B Street
San Diego, CA
Donors will also receive American Red Cross t-shirts

Diane created this wonderful banner for the event. Please, post it on your MySpace page, website, Facebook, etc to spread the word!

XO ~

Official Press Release........

Alex O’Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive

Fans of the recently cancelled CBS vampire detective television series Moonlight have organized the Alex O’Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive to be held in San Diego, California on Friday and Saturday, 7/24-7/25/08. It will be hosted by Trevor Munson, co-creator of the series.

The freshman series amassed a huge fan base and a cult-like following, as evidenced by winning the “Favorite New TV Drama” on The Peoples Choice Awards.

The Alex O’Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive will be held at the W Hotel San Diego, 421 West B Street from 11:00 AM-4:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Trevor Munson will be available both days during these hours to sign autographs and chat about Moonlight and upcoming projects.

Trevor Munson is very proud to be hosting the blood drive. In his words: “When I was writing the novel that Moonlight was based on, I hoped to connect with those who read it one day in the way one does when creating a work of fiction. I hoped it would entertain and perhaps even inspire people in positive ways in their own lives. Eventually that novel evolved into a television show, and it was wonderful to see that eight million people a week tuned in because they liked the premise, enjoyed the stories, and cared about the characters. But nothing could have prepared me for the way that Moonlight fans took their love for the show and carried it out into the world in real and meaningful ways. Because of them, people across America and the globe, have linked themselves to blood centers and orchestrated blood donation efforts on behalf of the show they came to love … It is humbling and wonderful to have been a part of creating something that has served as a catalyst for so much good. I thank you all, and would like to take this opportunity to invite others (fans of the show or not) to come and join us in the spirit of the goodwill and giving at these events.”

Alex O’Loughlin is a dedicated supporter of the blood drive efforts. To support Alex and Moonlight, make an appointment at and use the password Moonlight. This will take the donor straight to the events calendar where he/she can make an appointment for a time between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM each day. Donors with an appointment will be given preference over walk-ins. Come out, save a life, and see Trevor Munson! The W Hotel San Diego is only 8 short miles from the Comic Con Convention, which is being held the same weekend.

The Alex O’Loughlin / 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 American Red Cross states that every two seconds someone needs blood, but only a small percentage of those who are eligible actually donate. Donating blood is a great way to make a difference in your community. Please go to to find the nearest Red Cross Blood Service Region.

Fans who need information and do not have an internet connection can call 800-335-4852 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time daily. To respond to this press release call or e-mail Barbara Arnold at

The only three sites exclusively affiliated with the Alex O’Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive are, and For additional information, please contact the representatives listed on the three sites.

Watch Alex O'Loughlin's film, Oyster Farmer, on television tonight

Programming note ~ Alex O'Loughlin's movie, Oyster Farmer, will air tonight on the Sundance Channel. Billed as Alex O'Lachlan, this is his first film role... and he is fantastic!

Oyster Farmer
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
6:00 pm Central Time
7:00 pm Eastern Time
Sundance Channel

Photo ~ Jack Flange ( Alex O'Loughlin ) from dock scene in Oyster Farmer

Click on the picture above for a larger version of the image.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Videos ~ New Jason Dohring interview from Polaris 22 convention

Jason Dohring Interview ~ Polaris 22 Convention ~ Part 1A

Jason Dohring Interview ~ Polaris 22 Convention ~ Part 1B

Jason Dohring Interview ~ Polaris 22 Convention ~ Part 2

Jason Dohring Interview ~ Polaris 22 Convention ~ Part 3

Thanks to Rijane99, we get to enjoy these videos of Jason Dohring being interviewed during a press conference at the recent Polaris 22 Convention ( in Toronto, Canada ). While at the event, he discussed Moonlight, Veronica Mars, Cold Case, hopes for his career, etc.

A few tidbits ~

Alex O'Loughlin let Jason know that Moonlight had been canceled ( via voicemail ).

Jason was asked if he is doing extras for the Moonlight dvd :

"For the Moonlight one? Yea, I hope so because I enjoy those a lot. I think the fans do because they've seen the show. You know what I mean? So, it's like you gotta give them something else... I haven't heard anything about the extras for it. I would imagine they're gonna do a dvd release... They'd be smart enough to."

When asked if he knows what the future holds for Moonlight, "I've heard rumors... but so far they've not told us anything." Jason says most of our cast members are out auditioning. He also mentioned that Alex told him about going to audition for an A-list movie role.

How did you enjoy your time on Moonlight?

"I liked it. I think we started to get into it more toward the end where we sorta found our own. I sorta started to get I think what they wanted from my character, which was... I always tried to make things like brooding & whatever... and it wasn't right for that show because Mick was kinda that character and I was like trying to do that. I think that toward the end I sort of... I realized what they wanted & stuff like that. I was able to do certain episodes with that and I felt great about those because that's what it needed. So, I was able to deliver something effective for the show."

Do you look for something specifically in a tv role? Is there a role you prefer to have?

"Yea. I think even more recently since I've been done with Moonlight... I kinda just sorted some stuff out with my career, just for myself personally. Kinda, what I wanna do & the direction I wanna go. I think that I'll probably wind up doing some leading type stuff. Then, I might go back to some character stuff , or do a lead that's a character."

"I don't wanna work just to work particularly anymore... I'd rather find something that I'm happy about."

Did you have a backstory in mind for Josef?

"I did as we came along with the story... cuz you know, you get one story so it's not like... I guess I didn't want to create a million things and then, you know, the next script is like 'yea he's this'... But, like as the stories would come up you'd be like, 'Hmm that's interesting.' I guess like at one point I imagined him being like Mick. You know what I mean? In that, he's not sarcastic. He's a good guy. Then, that changed at some point. He lost his integrity. And then that's kinda why he admires Mick and can look up to him because that is something he had and lost. He wasn't strong enough to hold onto it."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Reader's question about Sophia Myles' career answered

A lovely Moonlightfan Blog reader sent this scan to me ~ to share with you, of course :) It is a Q&A about Sophia Myles in the USA Weekend Sunday newspaper insert. Ooooooo.... and the marvelous photo used is from Sophia's appearance at the Paley Center's Moonlight panel in April. She looks gorgeous!

Question : Is Sophia Myles, who played Beth in the now canceled CBS series Moonlight, a new actress? - Tony Amodeo, Phoenix

Answer : No. But she got her start in England, making her screen debut at 16 on British TV. She likes to vary her roles, but "vampires have been very kind to my career," says Myles, 28, who has appeared in a BBC version of Dracula, as well as Underworld and its sequel. "The power of the vamp is huge." Unfortunately, it wasn't huge enough to get Moonlight a second season on CBS. - Contributing : Gayle Jo Carter & Nancy Mills

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Nina Tassler comments on canceling Moonlight

Hello all.... On Friday, I read comments Nina Tassler made regarding Moonlight. This was reported by several sources who attended the 2008 Television Critics Association Press Tour. I've posted examples below. After reading what Tassler had to say, I had many thoughts streaming thru my head (I know you will also). I wanted to at least attempt to get those thoughts in order before posting this for you.

As you know, when I started my Moonlight blog I shared with you that I was already writing, emailing and calling CBS in support of our show. I was very aware of the fact that Moonlight was not the "normal" series and needed its fans to be heard. I asked you all to do that same. You joined the campaign with such wonderful enthusiasm. :) We continued communicating with the network right through the cancelation of Moonlight.

I can not begin to count the number of emails and comments I received from Moonlight fans who were contacting CBS. Lots of you even posted the messages you sent to them for all of us to read here on the blog. The notes got our point across but were dignified, polite and gracious... even after we learned that our show had been canceled. Just like the messages we have seen and heard from Trevor Munson, Alex O'Loughlin, Jason Dohring, etc.

One thing Nina Tassler says is that the fan response to Moonlight is "actor-centric." We all know she is referring to Alex O'Loughlin. Of course, Alex is a huge draw! DUH! Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a good thing? Don't you hire a leading man to do precisely that?

I was an Alex fan long before Moonlight. However, that is not the only reason that I am addicted. The vast majority of the messages I sent to CBS were about how fantastic the show is... the writers... the entire cast. You also shared with us that you did the same. We all know that MickBeth was the topic of innumerable letters, voicemails, emails and such.

Even if we were tuning in just to see Alex as Mick St John, since when is that a problem? Most television executives don't care WHY you are watching their show. They only care that your eyeballs are on their network and not some place else. It's about ratings leading to ad revenue.

In my opinion, the comments are simply an attempt at damage control. TPTB do not like to admit that they are wrong. I know you are shocked by that ~ *wink*

I'm happy to see that the entertainment reporters are still asking about Moonlight. Most canceled shows do not receive this kind of sustained attention in the media. That is because you have been doing an amazing job of keeping our show alive!

Sorry about the long winded post. I'm stopping myself now! I took the extra time to organize my thoughts so that I wouldn't ramble on. That didn't quite work out :)

XO ~

Tube Talk ~
Excerpts from TCA press tour: CBS party, only for the hardy
By Gail Pennington

The point of these events is to give visiting TV critics a chance to mingle with and interview actors, producers and network executives; people you either haven’t seen during the formal press conferences during the day or haven’t had a chance to talk to. The point isn’t really to have fun, although some of the parties can be fun.

...CBS partnered with the CW and Showtime and went all out, busing us to the club Boulevard3 in Hollywood...

...I again tried to get into the club and this time succeeded. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a strapless dress, was just outside the door; her publicist was rotating interviewers through on a 90-second time limit. Uh … no. Somebody handed me a glass of champagne (good) and a cone of french fries with rosemary mayonnaise (very good), but it was hard to walk without spilling on myself. After the crowd outside, the club was almost empty. That gave me a chance to talk to Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, who told me the “Moonlight” supporters had sent her red wine, and that she actually tried a bottle, but it was terrible. Although she had to cancel “Moonlight,” she said, she wouldn’t rule out another project for its star, Alex O’Loughlin.

iF Magazine
Television : Breaking News : THE FINAL WORD ON 'MOONLIGHT' FROM CBS
By Carl Cortez

The stake in the heart of the show has been there for some time, but at least we now know why it was cancelled

LOCATION: The underworld

THE SKINNY: While MOONLIGHT has faded into the darkness, it was still important to check in with CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler at today’s TCA press tour about any final words on the series which starred Alex O’Laughlin as vamp Mick St. John.

“Everybody knows I love vampires, witches, werewolves, warlocks – I love them all,” says Tassler. “The response to MOONLIGHT was actually more actor-centric. So I think it certainly measures our decision on the show. Like I said, I don’t question the choice we made. I’m not getting as much mail and most of those comments were actor-centric.

So does that mean CBS would hire O’Loughlin in a heartbeat?

“Sure,” says Tassler. “We’d love to.”

Entertainment Weekly ~ The Ausiello Files
by Michael Ausiello
Live Press Tour : CBS Day One

Executive Session
The Player: Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. Or as she's more commonly referred, the evil woman who killed Moonlight.

9:30 am: Cover your eyes, Moonlight fans. Tassler downplays the fan outcry in the wake of the show's cancellation, maintaining that most of the feedback was "actor-centric." (Huh?) She also says she's not getting a lot of mail and doesn't regret the decision.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Annual tv report predicts The Ex List will lose in Moonlight's time period

Each year, Horizon Media analyzes the tv shows on the major broadcast networks Fall schedules. Their report contemplates the future of the television programs..... which they predict will be successful and which will struggle. I've selected a bit of the info from the Hollywood Reporter's article, specifically the part regarding our beloved Moonlight.

I like the word "trouncing." ;>

Report analyzes upcoming TV season

An annual television report by Horizon Media that includes speculative estimates of how every broadcast show will fare in the fall.

With ABC shifting reality veterans "Wife Swap" and "Supernanny" to Fridays in the fall, the report speculated that the network will take control of the evening from longtime winner CBS. Although CBS' "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numbers" are expected to win their time periods (including besting NBC's new drama "Crusoe"), the report has ABC's "Supernanny" trouncing the new drama "The Ex List" in the former "Moonlight" slot to tip the scale.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Official CBS Moonlight website still available.... for now

I have received several messages from angry fans saying that CBS had taken down Moonlight's official website and message board. Our show's site, photos, wallpapers & forum threads are still there! As I noted in a previous post, videos & clips are no longer available. Now, they removed Moonlight from their list of tv programs in the drop-down selection menu. However, you can get to the page & board by using this direct address......

Never underestimate how protective Moonlight fans are of our show!

Photo ~ Beth Turner ( Sophia Myles ) & Mick St John ( Alex O'Loughlin ) in Moonlight's Sleeping Beauty episode ( #1x10 ). My favorite!

The Dark Knight at midnight, baby!

We've got our tickets! That means I'll finally be watching Batman : The Dark Knight at midnight :) As some of ya know, Batman Begins is one of my all time fave films. I've been excited about the sequel ever since the final scene of the 1st movie. Anyone else going to see TDK?

In this video, Roeper & Phillips review The Dark Knight. They compare TDK to such highly regarded flicks as Heat & The Departed, which does not usually happen for a superhero movie! Spoiler Alert ~ This clip has very mild spoilers, but don't watch if you want to be completely surprised by the action.

I'm a big Christian Bale fan, as well as Morgan Freeman. The director, Christopher Nolan, also helmed another movie on my top list, Momento. Then.... there is Heath Ledger. It will be bittersweet seeing him in his last completed film role. Even before his shocking death, I knew Heath was creating an unforgettable Joker from the early, leaked scenes. RIP!

My sweetie has his own blog dedicated to Batman. Of course, I think it is the best! However, I am not alone. He has soooooo many devoted readers, including lots in the comic book & Batman related industry. Tommmmmy's blog is the place to go for all things Bat :)

Video ~ New trailer for Sophia Myle's movie ~ Outlander

This video shows the trailer for Sophia Myle's upcoming film, Outlander. It is a sci-fi, fantasy, action and Viking period flick all rolled into one. We get to see a few glimpses of our girl in her role as Freya... and... she does the narration for the clip.

Here is a little synopsis for the movie's plot from the official website for ya ~

As an age old battle rages amongst the stars, Kainan’s ship burns brightly as it crashes into the Nordic coast. As his space craft comes to rest in the fjords of ancient Norway, it’s with dismay that Kainan realizes that he wasn’t the only survivor. A second passenger, a Moorwen also emerges from the wreckage. A Fierce and animal-like creature, the Moorwen is intent on causing harm to those it perceives have wronged it. As the Moorwen kills everything in its path, Kainan must work together with the Vikings to destroy the beast before it destroys them all. Starring James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, John Hurt, and Ron Perlman.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fan asks about Alex O'Loughlin's next move

TV Guide's Mickey O'Connor fielded a question today about our lovely Alex O'Loughlin and his future projects. Top secret offers, huh?

Mickey refers back to a post you may remember where he suggested Alex would be perfect for the tv show, Lost. Since it is mentioned in his answer today, I'll repost the old info for those who missed it.

Great question, Debbie! We need to keep Moonlight and its incredible cast in the minds of entertainment reporters, critics and such. It is very important.

Today's News : Our Take

Is Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin going to do anything that will continue to showcase acting magnificence? — Debbie

Mickey: Last I heard from Benedict XVI, the canonization process is well under way, but until St. Alex makes his official Vatican debut, he is weighing offers, as they say. Top-secret offers. That I can't talk about yet. But I can say that my idea for AO'L's next move probably isn't going to happen.

Here is Mickey's idea for Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring & Alex O'Loughlin's next projects.....

Not to beat a dead vampire, but despite all the last-ditch efforts — by the CW, TNT, DirecTV — Moonlight is actually dead, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Their source says the sets have been dismantled, and the show's soundstage will soon be occupied by Simon Baker's new drama The Mentalist.

Although I wasn't a regular viewer of Moonlight, I am sad for its passing, since it's nice when a show generates such a devoted fan base. Let's all look toward the future though. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, star of the recently canceled New Amsterdam, has already landed a new pilot at Fox. Where will you like to see Moonlight stars Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles and Jason Dohring show up next?

A Dohring-Kristen Bell reunion on Heroes seems inevitable. Myles might make a dangerous addition to Mad Men's stable of lethal beauties. And call me crazy, but when I see O'Loughlin, I immediately think: "Widmore henchman" on Lost. Got any other ideas? — Mickey O'Connor

Video ~ Mick St John's Interview with a Vampire scene in German

What are our fellow Moonlight fans in Germany seeing & hearing? As I mentioned previously, they do not get to hear Alex O'Loughlin's deliciously deep, manly voice. This video shows Mick St John's famous "Interview with a Vampire" scene. It's dubbed in German. What do ya think?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Critics continue to question CBS canceling Moonlight

TV critics and reviewers still can't believe that CBS made the choice to cancel Moonlight. Marisa Guthrie, from Broadcasting & Cable website, talked to several television critics about the lineup announcements of all the networks. I'll only share their opinions of CBS. The yellow highlighted text is my emphasis.

If Critics Ran the Networks: A Multiplatform Roundtable

Five top thinkers tell us how they'd fix what's broken about broadcast TV.
By Marisa Guthrie

TV critics have it easy. They get to voice their strongly held opinions about what networks choose to fill their airwaves. So we decided to offer five of the industry's top critics (listed below) a keener challenge: Tell us what each of the broadcast networks is doing right, and what you would do to fix what they're doing wrong.

The timing for this lively roundtable couldn't be better. We've seen a development season plagued by a writers' strike, digital uncertainty and a recession. And with few pilots to view in advance of this week's broadcast portion of the Television Critics Association confab on the West Coast, the fall 2008 season may be the best-kept industry secret since the merger of UPN and The WB. There's plenty to talk about.

The B&C Critics Roundtable:

Aaron Barnhart, The Kansas City Star
Robert Bianco, USA Today
David Bianculli, B&C and
Matt Roush, TV Guide
Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune

CBS: You Have the Right to Remain Violent

GUTHRIE: CBS has aging police procedurals and they need new ones. The Mentalist with Simon Baker, could that fill the bill? They also famously tried to be daring and different last season.

BIANCO: That's like the wedding band that plays “Proud Mary” for the young people.

GUTHRIE: But why didn't it work?

RYAN: Because they didn't commit to it. I think the one show where you could argue that they did make a passionate or at least a realistic or reasonable commitment to doing something different was Swingtown, which is now, as we all know, out in the middle of the summer.

We all watched that pilot for Viva Laughlin; that was a BBC [British Broadcasting Corp.] series and it was sensational and it had a really terrific cast, but you had to fully commit to it.

Imagine Ugly Betty if it weren't Ugly Betty but a knockoff of Suddenly Susan. No, you had to really commit to that particular concept and get a show runner who was really gonna go for it. Because Lost, Ugly Betty, sometimes with a particular show you have to embrace one sensibility, one creative vision and go for it.

BARNHART: I think it's fascinating that CBS would take a show like Moonlight and remove it from its schedule and then put a show like The Mentalist on, which is essentially a bunch of CBS executives sitting around saying, OK, which of our bankable stars have we not plugged into a forensic detective drama yet? Oh, Simon Baker.

And so what we have is The Guardian airlifted into a police procedural. Until CBS really starts to tank with this approach, I think that their conservative programming strategy is probably not such a bad thing.

ROUSH: With CBS, again it's a thing about execution. It wasn't just that weird shows didn't work last year, because Pushing Daisies was at least a creative triumph. But at CBS, when they tried to go off the charts, they just didn't, like Mo [Ryan] said, commit to them, or they just didn't execute.

And this time they've gone back to their strengths. I think that their Monday-night comedy is strong. The Mentalist, kind of a thin concept, but Simon Baker brings a lot of charm to what he's doing and it really fits into their mode. And we haven't seen the full pilot of The Eleventh Hour yet, which is this new trend of creepy procedurals with a little bit of a science-fiction aspect to them.

But that might work for CBS because it's within the procedural format. So they're playing it safe, but I think playing it safe after last year is probably the right way to go.

BIANCO: I have to say if I'm forced to choose, I'd rather go with ordinary competence than extraordinary incompetence. I'd rather have The Mentalist than Viva Laughlin, as much fun as it was to make fun of Viva Laughlin.

And I thought CBS' slate this year was surprisingly strong. I don't know that The Mentalist will make anybody's best list, but I think in that time slot it will be a solid contender, just an ordinary, entertaining TV show.

Monday, July 14, 2008

GearCrave selects Shannyn Sossamon as their "Girl of the Week"

Our very own Shannyn Sossamon was featured as "Girl of the Week" by GearCrave (the men's buying and lifestyle guide). They used some fantastic photos of her. It was difficult to pick one. Her beautiful face is on full display in this picture. I like how she is looking directly at you. Plus, I adore black & white photography.

Girl of the Week: Shannyn Sossamon

Helen of Troy was said to have a “face that could launch a thousand ships”. While our Girl of the Week for this week didn’t cause the Trojan War, she could certainly give Helen a run for her money. Actress, DJ and model Shannyn Sossamon is a timeless favorite of your GearCrave editor, with my own fascination beginning from her first broadcast appearance (gratefully captured by youtube). She’s starred in a long collection of thriller b-movies, romantic comedies and cameos. While she’s not yet hit a-list roles, we’re still happy having her as our own little secret.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Video ~ Moonlight television ad from Israel

On June 25th, Moonlight premiered on television in Israel. Another country to fall in love with Mick St John, Beth Turner, Josef Kostan & Coraline Duvall. ;> This video shows the tv promo commercial that the AXN channel aired for our show. Thank you to Alexfromisreal for posting the clip for our viewing pleasure.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Photo Wallpaper ~ Jason Dohring vamped out as Moonlight's Josef Kostan

In honor of Jason Dohring out mingling with his fans this weekend........ This is a new photo wallpaper of Josef Kostan (aka Konstantin). Baring his fangs! It's from a behind the scenes picture showing him vamped out & ready for action in Moonlight's Fated to Pretend episode (#1x13).

Just click on the image above for a larger version of the photograph.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Touching message from Trevor Munson to Moonlight fans!

Trevor Munson is the writer who dreamt up Mick St John. He has written a heartfelt, thoughtful message to his fans! We have marvelous, unpretentious people involved with our show. I can't think of any other production that can boast of such a fan friendly and grateful group.... from the writers to our cast and crew :)

In addition to expressing his thanks, Trevor also urges everyone to come give blood at the event he is hosting. To donate blood, go to then enter Moonlight as the sponsor. As I wrote previously, I know that you will make him and all Moonlight fans proud with your donations.

Those of us who are not lucky enough to attend his blood drive in person can donate $$$ instead.

Good news ~ Trevor's mom is doing very well since her procedure! *cheer*


When I was writing the novel that Moonlight was based on, I hoped to connect with those who read it one day in the way one does when creating a work of fiction. I hoped it would entertain and perhaps even inspire people in positive ways in their own lives. Eventually that novel evolved into a television show, and it was wonderful to see that eight million people a week tuned in because they liked the premise, enjoyed the stories, and cared about the characters. But nothing could have prepared me for the way that Moonlight fans took their love for the show and carried it out into the world in real and meaningful ways. Because of them, people across America and the globe, have linked themselves to blood centers and orchestrated blood donation efforts on behalf of the show they came to love.

What better than a show about vampires to raise awareness about the need for blood and get people to give?

I am told that a single pint of blood saves three lives. The most recent blood drive held in the name of the show resulted in the collection of 3,165 pints, potentially saving the lives of 10,495 people. It is a precious gift we can so easily give. As someone with a mother who is in the process of going through a bone marrow transplant, I have seen first hand just how much blood and bone marrow donation can help a family who might otherwise have lost a loved one.

Even more amazing, despite the recent cancellation of the show, rather than give up and go away as they might have done, the fans have continued their efforts to raise blood and awareness. More blood drives are being planned even as I write this. It is humbling and wonderful to have been a part of creating something that has served as a catalyst for so much good. I thank you all, and would like to take this opportunity to invite others (fans of the show or not) to come and join us in the spirit of the goodwill and giving at these events.

Trevor Munson

San Diego blood drive
July 25th & 26th, 2008
11:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

W Hotel San Diego
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Trevor Munson

New Vampire projects bring more attention to Moonlight

Moonlight is getting lots of great media attention with the launch of other Vampire projects in the news. iF Magazine has written many articles about our show, as well as interviewed Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles and Jason Dohring. They made sure to include Moonlight in their piece about HBO's new vamp series, True Blood.


HBO gets into the vampire game with the Alan Ball produced horror series

LOCATION: New Orleans

THE SKINNY: First ANGEL is staked by the WB and last season CBS dusted their vampire series MOONLIGHT after one season despite support from a strong legion of fans. With vampire series getting little respect on TV, why would HBO greenlight a vampire series called TRUE BLOOD?

Two words: Alan Ball.

Yes, the creator of SIX FEET UNDER and the screenwriter of AMERICAN BEAUTY has brought Charlaine Harris’ series of novels focusing on a psychic girl (Anna Paquin) who falls in love with a mysterious vamp (Stephen Moyer) to the small screen with sex, blood, and more sex.

“We’re all about bringing in an idea with enormous passion and talent and when Alan came in to us with the idea of TRUE BLOOD, it was a no brainer,” says Michael Lombardo, HBO’s President of Programming Group and West Coast Operations, at this year's summer press tour.

“And when he described what he wanted to do, that was the reason to do it," he adds. "We weren’t looking for Alan to do a ‘vampire show.’ We were looking to be in business with Alan again, and he had a great take on a great series of books.”

Photo ~ Sookie Stackhouse ( Anna Paquin ) and Bill Compton ( Stephen Moyer ) True Blood television series