CBS Saves HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Cancels MOONLIGHT - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


May 13, 2008 by  

Talk about good news, bad news.  CBS will be unveiling their Fall lineup this week but early word is that MOONLIGHT has been given the stake through the heart and will not return to CBS this Fall. Word on the street is that is what a combination of backstage drama (multiple showrunners, creative directions issues, etc), the cost of creating the show and low ratings.

Sadly I think JERICHO ruined the chances for MOONLIGHT fans to bring back this show via a fan campaign.  And that’s a shame because the MOONLIGHT fan base is strong, organized and vocal.  But again, I think CBS has already been burned and I’m not sure they are looking to put themselves out there again.

In the good news department, CBS will be renewing HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.  Fantastic! I wasn’t anywhere near ready to say goodbye to one of my favorite comedies.  I wonder how the renewal will affect the Ted/Stella storyline?  And can we all agree that Britney Spears did her part to give the ratings a boost.  It got picked up.  Please don’t have her back. I beg of you.

Other shows rumored to be picked up by the eye network: THE UNIT, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. Still waiting for word on others like SHARK.

Ok, this is a note to all show runners out there: Alex O’Loughlin and Jason Dohring might be available soon.  Book them.  Now.  These two guys are too talented to go to waste.

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9 Responses to “CBS Saves HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Cancels MOONLIGHT”

  1. Liz on May 13th, 2008 2:22 pm

    Oh no! I am so simultaneously psyched and depressed. HIMYM is my favorite show on television right now, so I am elated that it got renewed (although after the Britney ratings bump, not too surprised). But Moonlight was one of my very favorite new shows this year; I’m really going to miss it. I was, though, the only person I knew in real life who watched it, so I guess I’m not that surprised. Upfront week is an emotional roller coaster!

  2. Patty on May 13th, 2008 2:47 pm

    I am very sad. I loved Moonlight and now Friday night will be crap.

  3. JennyL on May 13th, 2008 3:24 pm

    Phew….I was worried about HIMYM!! Glad Brit Brit helped, hope they don’t need her again! I’m not a regular watcher of the other shows – but hope J Doh gets something else soon. One of Rob Thomas’ shows perhaps?

  4. HealthcareHottie on May 13th, 2008 3:52 pm

    Glad HIMYM is continuing. I just got into that show during the writer’s strike, so it would be a bummer if it got cancelled. I’ve never watched Moonlight, so I can’t give my opinion either way.

  5. Sus on May 13th, 2008 8:13 pm

    Why do they ALWAYS cancel my shows! GAAAAHHHHH!

    I haven’t had a Friday night show last since Joan of Arcadia. And that didn’t last nearly long enough. *murders the tv execs*

  6. magstress on May 13th, 2008 9:51 pm

    I am so excited to hear that HIMYM will be back. I have been seriously worried that they would cancel it and now I can breathe a big sigh of relief. I have to second the “no more Britney” advice.

  7. Jeem Mosebeeee on May 14th, 2008 8:59 am

    Woooo! HIMYM!


  8. Kathy on May 31st, 2008 6:47 pm

    Moonlight used to brighten up my fridays for sure. I was devastated when Moonlight was cancelled. I was reading over on about all the plans that the fans have to try to save it. Let’s hope they work.

  9. Natalie on May 26th, 2009 7:03 pm

    Well it is now 5/26/2009. Moonlight is on DVD since January 2009. Alex O’Loughlin did a turn on Criminal Minds back in April, did a wonderful job as an OCD killer, a role so different from Mick St. John. Alex is now filming a movie with Jennifer Lopez – pictures and video available online on various fan and tv websites. The movie The Back-Up Plan will be out in theatres January 2010. Alex looks hot. Also, his show is on the CBS lineup in the fall called Three Rivers, he plays a doctor. See CBS website and click on Three Rivers, view it and leave a comment. Hope that CBS treats him better this time around than with Moonlight – it deserved a second season. Also, his movie with Beckinsale is slated for September 2009. Lots of Alex now. Hope he stays on the air.