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CBS Orders Four 'Moonlight' Scripts

October 22, 2007 1:32 PM

On the heels of canceling “Viva Laughlin,” CBS has ordered four additional scripts for its vampire detective drama “Moonlight,” sources say.

As part of CBS’ top-rated Friday night block, “Moonlight” hasn’t performed as strongly as lead-in “Ghost Whisperer” or lead-out “Numb3rs.” But the show has largely managed to defend its time period. Plus, last Friday it was up a tick week-to-week.

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Comments (25)

Leeser:

I am thrilled that CBS has ordered more scripts for this show. It's great that they are giving it the chance it truly deserves.

moonlitmuse:

This is great! Moonlight is the best show on TV. Hopefully CBS will be picking up the full season soon. And then the second season and the third... :D

ImTheBunny:

This is great news for a show that continues to triumph against all sorts of tough challenges! It also really shows that a show can become a great show no matter what challenges it faces, as long as it has a talented cast, writers and crew.

Way to go Moonlight!

Andromeda03:

I'm so excited, this is such great news for all the fans. It has a very talented cast and a huge fan base.

HIMluv:

YAY!!!!
Moonlight deserves this more than SOME shows! *cough*Women'sMurderClub*cough*
I wonder if Alex and Sophia are celebrating tonight?
I would be.... I should be... hrm.
Time to bust out the Pommegranet Juice (My wine alternative)!

Kaylivel:

Hooray! Moonlight is the best new show on TV this fall. I'm so pleased that CBS is giving it the shot it deserves. The fan response has been tremdous. It's a fan favorite already. Didn't take long!

Jane:

Whoo Hoo! I'm so glad CBS is giving Moonlight a fighting chance for a full season. This show rocks and so does Alex O Loughlin. He is a HOTTIE!

midnight angel:

"Moonlight" is such a refreshing change from all the other dramas. Alex O'Loughlin is so talented and sexy. The fan base is growing huge!

whitefawn:

It is great that CBS has decided to let Moonlight go further. I have my recorder set to tape it every friday. I don't plan on missing a show. Yes, that Alex O'Loughlin is so hot. Thanks CBS.

Tazertag:

What wonderful news for a wonderful show. This is my favorite new show of the season. I can't wait until Friday.

I'm thrilled, hope this is not just because of the potential writer's strike, and because the network realizes what a potentially great show this could be!

Love Alex O.!

Becky:

Hurray!!!! YES!!! More Moonlight is what I Want!!!

We are moving in the right direction! I was praying for a full season pick up and I sincerely hope that is in the future for this excellent show as it definitely deserves it.

Moonlight is awesome and it is the best new show of the fall season! It is a great detective story that is refreshingly different from the typical detective shows on TV now and it has an added bonus of the main character, Mick St. John (played by very good-looking Alex O'Loughlin), being a vampire. He uses his enhanced vampire abilities to try to help humans and in some way to make up for what he is. Mick St. John doesn't fully embrace being a vampire and gets his blood for the most part from a "dealer."

In addition to the detective storyline, you have the intriguing relationship he is building with a lovely human reporter named Beth Turner (played by Sophia Myles), who just recently learned he was a vampire. This is complicated by the fact that she also has a boyfriend. The chemistry between these two on screen is unbeatable! Mick also has a best friend named Josef, who is an old vampire, that has very different views on humans. Josef is a real plus to the show and I love the witty, sarcastic comments he makes.

This show is a definite winner and I believe that once the word gets out, and it is getting out, the audience for this show will grow. The show really keeps your attention and keeps you coming back for more! Once you give it a chance and start watching, then you are sucked in for the long haul!

Hazy:

Yes, more Moonlight!! We need a full season!

FarCry:

They definitely struck a chord (or a vein?) with this show. It's got all the right ingredients. I am completely and hopelessly addicted and loving it. I am so glad to hear that it is doing well and there are so many other fans! Go Moonlight!! Keep the thrills coming!
TGIF

Joyce:

I really like this show- especially the lead actor. Where has he been all this time? He can suck on my neck anytime!

Dawn:

Moonlight is great and I'm so glad new episodes have been ordered. This show is my weekly highlight. Alex O is definately good to look at but the guy can also act- his facial expressions alone are priceless...

Stephanie:

I'm happy to know that Moonlight will continue to be on. I love the show and have been a loyal fan since the first airing. I would hate to see the show get cancelled. I love all the characters. This is hands down the best show on Friday nights!!

jana:

i am addicted to "moonlight". i absolutely think that it is a show worth watching! the actors are amazing and i love the character development as the story progresses! plus i love vampire stories!!! weeeiiii! please keep the show coming and for more seasons to come!

martha:

i am soo loving this new show moonlight. Its exciting and sexy. It keeps me wanting more. the actors are amazing. The chemistry between the two main characters are sizzling hot.... So cbs please produce more episodes..

MyVamp:

Moonlight is my new favourite show; I was hooked after the first episode.

The cast has amazing chemistry and play off each other so well. Facial expressions are used to full advantage, perfectly complementing the dialogue.

I love the writing, with just enough humour to avoid being too dark. The story lines are interesting, and I just love the new spin they've put on various vampire weaknesses.

I just can't say enough about Alex, Sophia and Jason - what a team!

Hopefully CBS will agree with us and order a full season.

impunity:

Keep Moonlight on the air! It's as necessary as Oxygen to a lot of us humans!

Carrie:

This show just keeps getting better and better. The story lines are interesting and it's fun to watch the developing relationships between all of the characters. Not to mention that all of the cast members are very easy on the eyes. It's also very interesting that the two main characters, Alex O. and Sophia M., must master an American accent each week. You would never guess that Alex O. is from Autralia and Sophia M. is from England. I hope that CBS keeps this show on the air!

Carrie:

This show just keeps getting better and better. The story lines are interesting and it's fun to watch the developing relationships between all of the characters. Not to mention that all of the cast members are very easy on the eyes. It's also very interesting that the two main characters, Alex O. and Sophia M., must master an American accent each week. You would never guess that Alex O. is from Australia and Sophia M. is from England. I hope that CBS keeps this show on the air!

Apres Ski:

Initially, I wasn't sure about this show. So I started watching online. WOW! It's awesome!! I'll be watching every week from now on. Glad it's online because I can watch it over & over.

It's gotten much better since the beginning. Too bad it's not the Bionic Woman.

LOVE MOONLIGHT!!!

Hillary christian:

i think mick ST. John is very cute. but i wanted to see what happened to him in the last episode.

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