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Moonlight: CBS Cancels Vampire Drama, No Season Two

MoonlightThough things were looking good for a second season of CBS’ vampire show, Moonlight has been cancelled. The show has loyal followers, the ratings were decent, and the series often won its timeslot. What happened?

Essentially Moonlight has been cut for a number of reasons. The rest of the network’s schedule is quite strong in the ratings and it certainly makes no sense to cancel one of the stronger series. If Moonlight were on the ratings-challenged CW, it certainly would have been renewed.

Like Jericho last season, Moonlight has a devout but small audience. Unfortunately, CBS’ decision to resurrect Jericho didn’t work out so well for them. Though many campaigned to get Jericho renewed, fewer people tuned in. CBS likely feels a bit burned by that experience and is reluctant to go down that road again.

The cancellation also stems from the fact that CBS is feeling very confident about their new batch of drama pilots. They’ve given a greenlight for four new dramas this fall and there just wasn’t any room left on the schedule for Moonlight. They know that Moonlight’s audience is unlikely to grow very much and would rather take a chance on a new show.

There’s been much upheaval behind-the-scenes and it’s been reported that the network hasn’t been impressed with the show’s creative development. The ratings were also usually lower than both its lead-in (Ghost Whisperer) and lead-out (Numb3rs).

CBS has given the okay for another season of The Unit. With the network’s full schedule, the drama will likely end up being bumped from Tuesdays and end up on Fridays in Moonlight’s old slot.

Moonlight’s series finale is set to air this Friday, May 16th. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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norjaine binasing March 2, 2013 at 2:56 am

please bring back the series moon light its an amazing series.

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Mickey February 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

OMG You have to bring it back i do believe CBS mad a major mistake unlike ghost whispher ya its good but not into that show anymore to many reruns and everything else..BRING BACK MOONLIGHT PLZZZZZZZZ LOVE LOVE LOVE IT GOT TO HAVE MORE OF IT…NO GHOST WHISPHER

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Richard February 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Our whole household watched the whole season 1 ,fantastic. That’s it ,nomore . You are crazy for getting rid of this show.

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christie February 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

CBS,u guyz really have to bring moonlight 2 back…u r keeping me in suspense.need to find out if mick married beth,if beth will become a vampire,…need to find out alot plsssssssssssss.

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stephanie January 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

you guys are RETARDED for not bringing season 2 back . I just got finished season one and it was amazing !, I am very picky when it comes to tv series but this one blew my mind, I couldn’t stop watching it . I watched the first season in 2 days , YOU have to bring it back . like there is so much more I want to know .. like does mick and beth get married or like does she become a vampire ! like gahhhh you need to bring it back . !!!

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Bring MOONLIGHT back January 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

if you guys want to bring moonlight back like my page on facebook look it up its called bring MOONLIGHT back!! thanks :) also my fav show ….. there was no reason cancelling it ,,,, im very picky about shows and this was amaing unlike other stupid shows !! bring back MOONLIGHT!!!

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jason January 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

this was a mistake not to renew the show.because since 2008 there were lots and lots of vampire movies and the vampire category has rised. just like the zombies.

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Amanda December 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

CBS, please bring Moonlight back, it was my favourite show since I watched it very Friday night @ 9pm. I want Moonlight to come back for it’s 2nd season, I can’t believe this Vampire drama was cancelled. I loved Mick St. John and Josef Konstantin and also Beth Turner. CBS please put Moonlight back on and cancel the Old Adventures of New Christine for it is trash. Please bring Moonlight back.

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Fahad ibraheem November 21, 2012 at 3:26 am

Hi,i‘m from nigeria and i rili like the show plz bring bck moonlight we love it here at nigeria nd all over the world lyk it plz

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Lucie September 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Hi, I would like to say, that I’m from the Czech Republic (what’s really far from the US) and I really love this show. There is a lot of fans in my country and I think, that it isn’t just here but all over the world.

I really can’t understand why this show was stopped – especially when you consider that there is many shows, which are really stupid or…just not so good like The Moonlight and which are still broacasted.

So please, bring Moonlight back – It’ll have it’s audience :)

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pocho guzman September 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I saw this serie on the first release, I bought it and I love it!… I think it is a great serie and I love the content of it, the way Vampires are part of the society and how the handle human things while being vampires..

It is not like True Blood or other Vampire serie, I like the way Vamps make their way through this mortal world!… PLEASE RELEASE A SECOND SEASON!! PLEASE!!

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Anonymous September 13, 2012 at 1:25 am

PLEASE BRING BACK MOONLIGHT, love it so much, I really want more I REALLY LOVE SERIES, I BOUGHT IT AND WOULD BUY MORE, BUT ALEX WOULD HAVE TO PLAY THE PART AND THE ORIGINAL BETH
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING IT BACK

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brandy September 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Just got done 5 mins ago watching the first series, was a freaking awesome show. My boyfriend and i could stop watching. You should at least try a second series, cant try once then say forget it….. ughhhhhhh

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Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

It was a great show, you guys suck for cancelling it

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CAROL MURRAY August 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

PLEASE BRING BACK MOONLIGHT, I LOVE ALEX O’LOUGHLIN AND TIGHT NOW THE VAMPIRE MOVIES ARE ALL THE GO, I LOVED THAT SERIES, I BOUGHT IT AND WOULD BUY MORE, BUT ALEX WOULD HAVE TO PLAY THE PART AND THE ORIGINAL BETH

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