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Moonlight: TV Show Comes to The CW Network — Two Years Too Late

MoonlightBack in May 2008, after Moonlight had been cancelled by CBS, there was some talk of the vampire series moving over to the CW network. The Media Rights Capital (MRC) company had purchased CW’s Sunday night timeslots, to fill with their own content.

Unfortunately, MRC was committed to using their own shows (a move that certainly didn’t work out very well) and Alex O’Loughlin, Sophia Myles, and Jason Dohring had to start looking for other work. Considering that there are still thousands and thousands of loyal Moonlight fans, you have to think that somebody is regretting the decision.

Well, it took almost two years but Moonlight is finally coming to the CW network. Unfortunately, no new episodes are being produced. The CW will pair the 16 existing episodes with reruns of The Vampire Diaries beginning Thursday, June 3rd.

Here’s the official press release.

“MOONLIGHT” TO SHINE ON THE CW
Acclaimed Vampire Series starring Alex O’Loughlin Joins “The Vampire Diaries” On Thursday Nights Beginning June 3

May 6, 2010 (Burbank, CA) — Summer just got a lot scarier on The CW. The network will air the acclaimed drama MOONLIGHT on Thursday nights beginning June 3. MOONLIGHT will air from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, following encore episodes of the first season of the The CW’s hit drama, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.

On MOONLIGHT, Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living. In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was “bitten” 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon). Forever 30 years of age, Mick’s as handsome and charismatic as the day he was “turned,” and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef (Jason Dohring), a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living. One night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl’s life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), who has grown into a beautiful, ambitious internet investigative reporter. Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can’t pursue without exposing that part of him that would make him a monster in Beth’s eyes. As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.

Produced By: Silver Pictures Television in association with Warner Bros. Television
Executive Producers: Joel Silver, Chip Johannessen, Ron Koslow, Rod Holcomb and Gerard Bocaccio
Co-Executive Producer: Trevor Munson

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that CW or any other network has any plans or interest in resurrecting Moonlight. O’Loughlin is expected to be busy with the new Hawaii Five-0 this fall on CBS (which co-owns the CW network).

What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch the Moonlight reruns?

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Mollie January 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I love Moonlight so much! They should deffinately make a season 2 and then a season 3 and then 4 etc .. because it is such an amazing show, i cant count how many times i’ve watched it – and i know i would deffinately watch season 2 if one was to be made [but i think its obvious that having hope for it to start again is a dissapointment because its never going to happen :'( ] i love vampire diaries, but if i had to pick between “Damon and Stefan” and “Mick and Josef” i would pick “Mick and Josef” everytime!!!!!

#TeamBringBackMoonlight

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simona January 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Per favore, dateci la seconda serie di mmonlight!

please, give us the second serie of moonlight!!! pleaseeeeeeeee

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Catherin Akin December 25, 2010 at 2:29 am

I love the show! I wish it will be brought back. Unfortunately I fount out about the show after it had already been canceled, but I’ve watched every episode and will continue to watch them.

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Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

My husband and I loved the show. Wish they were start it up again, especially after the fantastic final episode. Has you wondering what happens later. We purchased the series and watch it faithfully along with on CW.

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moliraca December 13, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Me encanta la serie, sigo de cerca la informacion que se filtra en internet, me parece que la deben continuar tiene muchos fans pero con el mismo reparto.

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Anonymous December 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Pleasee bring Moonligh back!! Is the best serie of vampires! Is very good I did´nt undertand why is canceled. please BRING IT BACK!

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esther December 10, 2010 at 2:25 am

if they dnt wanna air it then just write a book about it and what the heck but seriously jst consider putting it back dnt mind watching both vampire diaries and moonlight but moonlight rocks more

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esther December 10, 2010 at 2:20 am

God that aint fair moonlight was the best series ever with a great story i cant seem to get over it still repeat n wish for a miracle to happen. guys plizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Ann December 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

I just saw this series and I am such a fan! I’m so sorry this got canceled. The story and the actors are amazing! Please bring it back!

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Wesz December 2, 2010 at 7:25 am

I’ll definitely watch Moonlight season 2if they make it.

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Ann November 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love moonlight. What a great series. This show shouldn’t have been cancelled. Bring it back.

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Mel November 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Bring this show back! Yeah, first 2 episodes were kinda lame, but not the acting, it was the production. And it’s not their fault that the advertising or commercial or whatever was bad. The show was great and, I hate to say it, but it was even better then the Vampire Diaries.
Stupid CW! They keep some lame shows there like Smallville and stuff like that. It’s been here for 10 years and more…give some space to the new better ones.

They’ll probably just air first season and that’s it! I’m so pissed! BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!

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Erin Thompson November 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I like Moonlight too but i don’t understand why did the CW Network had to cancel Moonlight on The CW Network Why did they have cancellation on Moonlight

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xochilt perez November 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm

i like moonlight so much i was like waiting to be friday just for enjoin my favorite show and i was so sad went the show was canceled please bring it back moonlight.

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yesica November 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I love this show!!! The story is great more meaningful and believable than many. I just hope that one day they realize that they had a great Show n bring It back.

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