Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin to appear on episode of Criminal Minds

FINALLY! We've all been waiting for an Alex O'Loughlin sighting on television or the big screen. According to Michael Ausiello @ Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Alex will guest star on a soon to air episode of the CBS show, Criminal Minds. I am thrilled to know we will get some Alex time. It is soooooo important for him to stay out there and be seen. Hollywood has a short memory. This will tide us over until Alex's own show hits the air.... hopefully!

The Ausiello Files
Exclusive: 'Moonlight' vamp Alex O'Loughlin returns to CBS

Finally, I have a bone to throw all you inconsolable Moonlight fans.

The dead drama's central blood sucker, Alex O'Loughlin, is returning to CBS in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds, sources confirm to me exclusively

The change-of-pace hour, which is tentatively scheduled to air in April, will track a case from the POV of a serial killer, played by O'Loughlin.

This is O'Loughlin's first leap back into TV since Moonlight was laid to rest nine months ago. At press tour last month, CBS president Nina Tassler -- who signed the Aussie hunk to a development deal in August -- hinted that we may see him back on the network "soon" in a new project.

What say you, Moonlight fans? Happy to see O'Loughlin sinking his teeth into another meaty TV role -- even if he's not literally doing so? Sound off below!

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin appearing at the Paley Center for Media's Moonlight tv show panel in April 2008


cobby said...

unfortunately I don't like the idea of him playing a SERIL KILLER. Yea, yea I know he's an actor and should play all kinds of roles......but a serial killer. When he's the bad guy I don't like it.

MichaelC2B said...

I LOVE IT! It was so cool - I was just telling a friend 2 days before the news came out about Criminal Minds that I would love to see Alex play a serial killer. He is a brilliant actor with an incredible range, and he said that he loves to play the "baddie". What actor would want to play the same kind of roles all the time? I have all of Alex's movies on DVD, and my favorite is FEED. Check it out, as well as all of his movies. Then of course, you have to buy Moonlight on DVD and watch it on Sci-Fi, Fridays at 9 pm EST. If the #s are high enough, you never know - we just may get ML back one day. In the meantime, I will support and enjoy anything Alex does, I will LOVE to see him play a serial killer, and I will watch him on any network - even CBS.

Lyn said...

Me neither. I don't like him coming on Criminal Minds either... I lost interest in that show some time ago (actually stopped watching it altogether when CBS cancelled Moonlight). I would be interested to hear what Matt Roush has to say as he supported Moonlight and Alex, but was always pretty vocal in is poor opinion of Criminal Minds.

Still - it is Alex so of course I will watch it and of course I AM glad he is finally getting back on the air.

Catiea said...

I'm only to happy to hear he is in SOMEthing. ANYthing will be good for me.