Alex O'Loughlin fans got a bloody good summer treat when the CW acquired all 16 episodes of Moonlight, the Aussie actor's short-lived but beloved vampire detective show. "We get letters and e-mails about Moonlight all the time," says CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. "And so we thought it would be interesting if we aired it following The Vampire Diaries." Moonlight (Thursdays at 9/8c, The CW) follows the perpetually 30-year-old private investigator Mick St. John (O'Loughlin), his hedonistic buddy Josef (Jason Dohring) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), a young reporter whose chemistry with Mick threatens her relationship with her human fiancÃ©. Around to cause trouble: the seductive Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon), who turned Mick on their wedding night six decades earlier. To Read More Click Here .
Beginning June 3, The CW will bring back CBS' canceled series "Moonlight" to life. In order to fill the vacant slot left by "The Vampire Diaries" which is making a transition to season 2, "Moonlight" will be aired every Thursdays at 9/8c. The network's version of promo has been released under the slogan "It's a summer crush that doesn't suck". The vampire-themed series is starring Alex O'Loughlin who will soon be seen as the lead star of CBS' "Hawaii Five-O". Beside attempting to re-popularize O'Loughlin, the repeat is done in the middle of "Vampire Diaries" and "Twilight" fever. The series follows Mick St. John, a private investigator who has been a vampire for over fifty years. Mick meets Beth Turner, a reporter for the online newspaper BuzzWire, at the scene of the murder of a young woman. Mick and Beth begin investigating the crime together, helping each other to catch the killer. Source & Promo
The CW is going to have a vampire night. On Thursdays this summer, the network will air the canceled CBS series Moonlight , starring Alex O'Loughlin as vampire detective Mick St. John, following repeats of Vampire Diaries. Moonlight was canceled after its first season because of poor ratings. The CW passed on picking up the series to try a Sunday night lineup - including Valentine and Easy Money - that eventually failed. Moonlight will debut on the CW on June 3 at 9/8c. Source Here
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That's the motto CBS is employing in its continued quest to make Alex O'Loughlin the next big TV star. First he had Moonlight , but sadly that show came a season too early to catch the current wave of vampire love. Then came Three Rivers , which you've probably already forgotten about. Now CBS is going for a third show starring O'Loughlin, casting him as the lead in the network's new Hawaii 5-0 remake. Will the third time be the charm for Alex O'Loughlin, or is he doomed to star in single-season shows from now until the end of time? There are valid points to be made on both sides. To Read More Click Here .
The Vampire Diaries wasn't initially welcomed by critics who deduced the show as yet another lame vampire series that takes the premise of its predecessors. But surprisingly, the first 10 episodes of the CW series didn't suck. In fact, The Vampire Diaries is now one of the latest fan sensations sweeping through pop culture, earning record breaking ratings for the network. This just proves that the vampire genre hasn't been saturated, even with Twilight and True Blood around. Does this mean there's still room for CBS' Moonlight? Sorry to disappoint Moonlight fans but Eonline.com has already looked into the possible scenario and the results are not good. To Read More Click Here .
Sorry, Moonlight fans: Mick St. John will not be resurrected. Despite valiant efforts from die-hard fans to bring the beloved but short-lived series back to life on the small or big screen, Alex O'Loughlin says that story is over. "That's a [executive producer] Joel Silver question, but as far as I know, no. It's done. It's over. Mick St. John has been laid to rest," he tells TVGuide.com. That doesn't mean the show's cancellation was painless, especially since Moonlight was "doing well" ratings-wise. "It's a bit of a sad situation, a sad story for me. Of course, I love that show. I put everything into it. But what are you going to do?" he says. "That's what we do as actors. We put 100 percent into things from the screen test on. It's the most bizarre job in the world: You put 150 percent into it and then you walk away." The Aussie hunk hasn't walked away from TV or CBS, as his new medical drama, Three Rivers , premieres Sunday at 9/8c. O'Loughlin plays Dr. Andy Yablonski, a preeminent transplant surgeon, on the series, and he hopes his Moonlight fans will hop onboard even without any vampire appearances. "I'm not exactly sure if that crosses their genre of work!" he says. Source Here
Voting is closed and will no longer be counted!! Check out the final bracket below: Since True Blood is now back on HBO for its second season at 9PM, SideReel has vampires on our minds. We started to wonder...what would happen if some of the most known vampires from both TV and film faced off against one another in a battle? Who would emerge victorious? That's for you to decide! Help us out by voting in our Ultimate Vampire Face-Off! Round 1 begins now and will end tomorrow (Saturday) at 2PM PST. Update: Round 2 voting has now begun. Please choose your new 4 winners. Update 2: Round 3 voting has started! Choose your victors between Angelus vs. Spike (epic!) and Dracula vs. Lestat. Update 3: It's the final Showdown! We're left with 4th seed Spike (defeating Angelus 120-88) versus 2nd seed Dracula (defeating Lestat 115-82). Vote for your ultimate vampire! Winner declared tomorrow at 2PM PST. Final Update: Spike wins in a landslide victory. Not even the legendary Dracula is a match for everyone's favorite platinum haired vamp from the Buffyverse! Click to view full size image You can see that we've seeded the two sides of vampires as those from TV and those from film. To vote, please comment with the names of the 8 vampires that you believe would emerge victorious in the first 8 match-ups. The bracket will be updated tomorrow afternoon and you can begin voting in Round 2 at that point. Update 1: Round 1 voting has concluded. Major surprises: Edward Cullen not invincible...defeated by Tom Cruise's Lestat. Did not see that one coming! Please place your votes for Round 2 through 2PM tomorrow! Update 2: Round 2 voting has concluded. Some strong contenders have been weeded out including Underworld's Selene and True Blood 's Eric. Vote for your Round 3 winners now! Update 3: Round 3 voting has concluded. Vote now in the Final Showdown! Final Update: Spike Wins! Thanks for voting and participating, everyone! It's time for a Blood Bath! Digg SideReel's Vampire Face-off
We can hear the Moonlight fans squealing already. Alex O'Loughlin, the star of the cut-short vampire drama, will return to CBS in a new pilot called Three Rivers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. O'Loughlin will still be dealing in blood, only this time as a doctor. The medical drama focuses on organ transplants from the eyes of the recipient, the donor and the doctors. O'Loughlin will play Dr. Andy Yablonski, the workaholic head of the organ transplant team. His character is separated from his wife and lives near the hospital in a motel. Carol Barbee ( Jericho ) will write and executive produce the pilot alongside 8 Mile director Curtis Hanson and longtime collaborator Carol Fenelon, who will also executive produce. Will you sink your teeth into O'Loughlin's new show? Source here
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Have you been missing Moonlight star Alex O'Loughlin? Well - for one night only you can catch the actor in a guest starring role in popular CBS drama Criminal Minds - his first TV appearance since Moonlight's demise! O'Loughlin will be playing a serial killer and the episode - in a change of pace - will be told from his point of view. No air date for the episode (stay tuned). Source: EW