'Moonlight' is dead, for real this time
Like the final minutes of a vampire movie where you think the creature is dead until it lunges up for one last attack, online reports have kept making fans of the canceled CBS drama "Moonlight" jump out of their seats.
By ... anybody, dammit. Just give us more "Moonlight," more Alex O'Loughlin, more vomance!
Sorry, fans. Sources close to the show said Monday that all those last-ditch efforts to bring "Moonlight" back from its final resting
place have now concluded. The sets have been dismantled. The stage is being taken over by CBS' upcoming drama "The Mentalist." The billowy shirts are packed up. It's done.
Did the show ever stand a real chance of revival? Sure, sources say there was significant interest from various parties. Every option to keep the show alive was explored. But the math didn't compute. As with "Jericho," it's tough to shrink a broadcast show's budget to fit a nonbroadcast network. The "Moonlight" ratings might have seemed ideal for another outlet, but there's no guarantee the same number of viewers would have followed the show to a new home.
So, yes, dearest "Moonlight" fans, for a while there, you kept the
dream of "Moonlight" alive. And the dream really appreciates your time
together. It learned so much and wouldn't trade those months for anything. But now
the dream is looking for opportunities elsewhere and talking about you in the
past tense. The dream has moved on, changed its Facebook relationship status to
"single" and is politely yet firmly asking you to quit calling.
"Moonlight" is over you. Now it's time for you to move on, too.
Boy oh boy, “Moonlight” madness in the comments
To answer some of the recurring questions from below:
Yes, I was the first to break the news that cult fave “Moonlight” was canceled by CBS in May; this post is an update about the studios' much buzzed-about efforts to get the show picked up elsewhere.
Yes, I am certain those significant efforts have concluded and that the show is over. The sets, stage, etc., have very little to do with it, as some of the more informed readers suspected. I cannot tell you my sources. Check The Live Feed blog over the next couple weeks; I’ll update when I can provide more detail.
Yes, much of the post was in jest, please do not take it too
seriously or, heaven forbid, personally. “Moonlight” fans have a very loyal and
intense relationship with the show. The idea was to write as if the show
itself broke up with its fans. I understand not everybody was amused. But the
post was not meant to be mean. We all have our underrated favorites -- I cried