Moonlight Picked Up by The CW to Air with The Vampire Diaries (Could they give us a Moonlight Season 2?)| May 6, 2010 at 10:39 PM EDT
Moonlight fans can rejoice! …Well, kinda. While Moonlight remains canceled, THE CW has picked up the show to air on Thursday nights, starting on June 3rd, 2010. Moonlight will air at 9pm ET, and will be followed by encore episodes of The Vampire Diaries season 1.
The series starred Alex O’Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring and Shannyn Sossamon. There is sadly only one season of Moonlight, but I wonder if there is any hope of a revival. It was a solidly fun series to watch, if sometimes more of a guilty pleasure than a show of Emmy-caliber.
O’Loughlin is in the spotlight right now for starring in the Jennifer Lopez movie The Back-Up Plan, and while his Three Rivers series has been canceled, he has filmed a pilot for a 2010 version of Hawaii Five-O . Needless to say, he is probably not available to be back on Moonlight. However, Jason Dohring had a character in Moonlight that I think I, and fellow Moonlight fans, believe was someone that could possibly become the new lead of the series if they wanted to branch off into a continuation of the show. We’ve contacted The CW for a response about this, and will let you know if we hear back!
Clueless about what the show is about? 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.