Moonlight: Update on Possible Series Move to CW

MoonlightAfter CBS cancelled the supernatural drama, some hope emerged that Moonlight might continue on another network. Media Rights Capital (MRC) has purchased CW’s Sunday night airtime and they were offered the show to help them fill it. It was only a chance but it was enough to stall the destruction of the Moonlight sets and frankly, it was better than nothing.

Unfortunately, MRC is committed to producing its own original programming. They aren’t interested in taking on any cast-offs from other networks — even if one comes with legions of fans. Will MRC’s new shows be able to match the ratings of Moonlight on CBS? Highly doubtable, especially considering CW’s track night with Sunday nights.

There’s still glimmer of hope that MRC could pick up the show for mid-season but it’s a very, very remote possibility. Moonlight’s cause isn’t helped by the fact that the show doesn’t come cheap, a factor that played a part in CBS’s decision to drop it.

So, what’s left for Moonlight fans? A Jericho-like campaign? CBS’ disappointing experience with that show has made the network gun-shy of listening to supporters of other cult shows. Of Moonlight fans’ campaigns to save their show, CBS President Nina Tassler said, “It was a factor, obviously… It was a passionate fanbase, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s just hard to translate that into numbers.”

Though his show may have been cancelled, Moonlight star Alex O’Loughlin may not be done with the network. CBS still holds an option on the actor’s services and he’s apparently in demand. That may present a catch-22 for fans. Though fans may be happy for O’Loughlin to land other jobs, there’s a chance that, if Moonlight is finally saved, one of the show’s stars may not be available to do it. We’ll keep you posted so stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. says

    For those people out there who like a good plot line with suspense, and one that makes you think. I would recommend Moonlight. I am 49 years old and i beleive this is a show that has and will put a little supernatural excitement in all age groups. THis is a show that had the ability to span many generations. Honestly i do not believe you gave the audiences a chance to prove their interest in ratings. I mean only one season? You did not even gives the fans a chance to pump it up by word of mouth…. I know for networks it is all about who is watching. or more to the point how many are watching…. I think you were to quick on the draw with you scissors to cut it. I think you would be supremely surprised when you give it another chance with just encore episodes with just how popular it is…. I think this is a great beginning to the resurrection of moonlight… i also believe it will not work without the original cast of characters.

  2. Deb says

    I wonder if CBS President, Nina Trassler, could translate into numbers, the fan base not watching CBS at all?

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