Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Question : "Do you think CBS regrets the decision to cancel Moonlight after only ONE season?"

Matt Roush gives his opinion on the question Moonlight fans have been wrestling with for months now!

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Question : Now that the movie Twilight is so popular and the HBO show True Blood has generated much interest, do you think CBS regrets the decision to cancel Moonlight after only ONE season? I am so glad I TiVo'd the finale which enables me to get my Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles fix. It was such an interesting love story. I was reminded of Beauty and the Beast. The finale also left the door open for more story, such as the list of vampires that the ADA mysteriously received! Shame on you, CBS, for poor decision making! —Twyla B.

Matt Roush : If CBS were doing as poorly as, say, NBC in prime time, my answer to this would be yes. As it is, CBS is doing so well most nights that it has little incentive to express public regret about much of anything. Still, I’m betting they look back at Moonlight as a lost opportunity, given the deep and passionate following shows of this sort tend to generate. That’s certainly how I regard it. One thing that isn’t in doubt is CBS’s desire to stay in business with Alex O’Loughlin. He’s appearing in a Criminal Minds episode in late April, and he’s been cast in a new medical pilot for CBS. One way or another, he’ll be back. Just minus fangs.


Sher said...

I'm sure like any exectutive, CBS will stand by it's decision. They will never admit to a "mistake". What they were clearly lacking was foresight. That is their job to predict trends. If only they had checked the book reviews or book sales, then they would have seen what the public was looking for.

Marilyn said...

I hope they are. I love this show more than most things I have seen in a while. Their is quite a bit of anticipation watching this romance between Beth & Nick evolve. Please, someone, bring this series back.

Anonymous said...

with all the vampire books/movies out I truly think CBS made a BIG MISTAKE by not giving us another season of MOONLIGHT...I bought the DVD and love it..can't we get it back on ? You would think with all the stupid crap they push on us to have to watch on tv, they could give us Moonlight back !!!!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the series will never be back. CBS is a ratings monster right now, so even a mini-series or spin off is out of the question. As Matt pointed out: they don't have incentive to be regretful. Strong dvd sales will only generate more money for them, not interest. Pity because I too loved this show and thought it had great potential. A few week scripts in and around the writer's strike and the strike itself played a large role in putting a dent in the ratings for Moonlight, but overall it was a great series. I'll add it to all the other fan favorites that got shafted in the end...too many to list. Great question though. One that I've been wonderful myself, and it's great to have a public voice like Matt answer it.