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Moonlight cancelled

POSTED BY: SIRI
UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2008 02:20
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:35 PM

SIRI


Just heard CBS has officially cancelled Moonlight! Does anyone care but me? At first I thought they were ripping off Angel but it's quite a bit different and I really liked that show. I only watch a few shows.



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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:50 PM

ANGELLEMARCS

Sometimes you just need to stop, breathe deep, and scream.


My friend feels your pain. She was a big moonlight fan. Sorry to hear. I liked the Dresden files and Sci Fi knocked those out. Sucks to be us, I guess.

Angelle

"Into the dark..it cradles me in its arms and I feel like finally I belong..."

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:02 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Sad but not unexpected. They never quite figured out what kind of show they were making and it suffered because of that. In the end I mostly appreciated the fact that vampires were the least implausible plot element in the show. Well that and Sophia Myles.

David

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:16 PM

FOLLOWMAL


Nope, you're not alone. I'm pretty bummed.

It was a good show all in all and I'll miss it.
New Amsterdam was canceled too.





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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:58 PM

KONSTANTINDK


! I liked it, too. Why all the shows I like get canceled? Dresden, firefly, moonlight... Is southpark next?

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:35 PM

TILLIESONG


Moonlight and New Amsterdam both? I am desolated...

(goes off to cry in a corner)

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:41 AM

CHAPTERANDVERSE


How will I get my Jason Dohring fix now? I am still coping with veronica mars withdrawal. Why do all the good ones die young?

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:41 AM

CHAPTERANDVERSE


How will I get my Jason Dohring fix now? I am still coping with veronica mars withdrawal. Why do all the good ones die young?

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:01 AM

DEEPGIRL187


Not a real big fan of the show, but definitely sorry for Jason Dohring. He was the brightest spot of Moonlight, IMO. And extremely bummed about New Amsterdam. They really could have done a lot with that series.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:36 AM

STORYMARK


I had never seen the show, but I'm surprised by it's cancellation, since the ratings were decent. Apparently, it came down to a money dispute. CBS was fronting most of the budget, even though WB owned the rights. CBS asked WB to pay for more of the production budget, since they'd be the ones to reap the benefits of futre DVD sales and such, but WB said they'd only do so if CBS paid a higher licensing fee for the show, and CBS refused.

The show was offered to the CW network, but they passed. Which strikes me as a particularly bone-headed move, since Moonlight already gets twice the viewers that CW's highest rated show gets.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:13 AM

WHISPER


Total bummer. Show was just starting to hit its stride. I was concerned about this though because they were getting the two main characters together. This never goes well for a show.

New Amsterdam had an awesome premise but poor follow through. If they had made it more of an action/ drama instead of him looking for the right girl, maybe it would have done better. The whole "i need to find the girl that will make me mortal" thing got old pretty fast.



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Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:05 PM

KONSTANTINDK


But I can't imagine why the production of Moonlight can be that expensive. it's not Firefly. Not so much special effects.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:22 PM

STORYMARK


I think it had less to do with how expensive, and more to do with who paid for the expenses there were.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:14 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by FollowMal:
Nope, you're not alone. I'm pretty bummed. It was a good show all in all and I'll miss it.

New Amsterdam was canceled too.




New Amsterdam too ?

Major bummage , if that's true...You got any info that confirms this ? ; 'Cause I've been looking a bit , and haven't run across this news , yet...

Sorry , Siri , 'bout moonlight , I never did catch it...Am told it was good , though...

About New Amsterdam ...it was on the ever-notorious F-network...Should've figured , yet another promising young neo-classic killed off prematurely...

EDIT:...Did some more looking , and found this :

http://scifi.about.com/b/2008/05/14/cancellations-moonlight-new-amster
dam.htm



...But canceling New Amsterdam is an absolute crime. New Amsterdam had great potential to use its leisurely pace to develop its more complex characters, particularly John (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Omar (Stephen Henderson). Coster-Waldau is a striking series lead, able to convey geniality and the the discomfort and frustration that comes from pursuing a 400-year quest. New Amsterdam took the most welcome risk of establishing John as a deeply flawed character, having succumbed in the past to the temptations of immortality; even his present-day persona is still recovering from his sins and is driven partly by a need to compensate for them.

The show's main potential weakness was insisting on pairing every present-day case with a crisis in John's past life; that could eventually get old and formulaic (we should only see key crises in John's past life that inform the present); but no doubt the writers would have realized this as the show evolved.

New Amsterdam is a show that, like its central character, deserves to survive and find both love and redemption.

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Friday, May 16, 2008 4:21 AM

LETOV


Damn. All I can say is damn. For both of them.


::sneaks off to cry::

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:04 AM

SICKDUDE


I'll miss both of them.

Quote:

Originally posted by Whisper:
New Amsterdam had an awesome premise but poor follow through. If they had made it more of an action/ drama instead of him looking for the right girl, maybe it would have done better.


Personally, I thought the subdued action and drama was one of its strongpoints. I enjoyed the 'realism' and am glad it didn't get all CSI-meets-Highlander.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:33 PM

RAYCHEETAH


There are a number of groups working on the campaign to save Moonlight:

http://moonlightfans.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=38

http://moonlightarmy.com/main/index.php?sid=53b0cba2418c0b6fdc606597fd
efaed2


http://www.savemoonlight.com/

There is also a forum on the USA Network's site where a LOT of Moonlighters are very actively courting USA to pick up Moonlight:

http://forums.usanetwork.com/index.php?s=719&showforum=57

...And others out there, I am sure.

Please, copy and share this information with anyone who wants to help!

Yours in the cause,

-Raycheetah =^[.]^=
The enjoyment of any good thing is only enhanced by sharing it with others.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:13 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


shit.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:14 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by Raycheetah:
There are a number of groups working on the campaign to save Moonlight:

http://moonlightfans.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=38

http://moonlightarmy.com/main/index.php?sid=53b0cba2418c0b6fdc606597fd
efaed2


http://www.savemoonlight.com/

There is also a forum on the USA Network's site where a LOT of Moonlighters are very actively courting USA to pick up Moonlight:

http://forums.usanetwork.com/index.php?s=719&showforum=57

...And others out there, I am sure.

Please, copy and share this information with anyone who wants to help!

Yours in the cause,

-Raycheetah =^[.]^=
The enjoyment of any good thing is only enhanced by sharing it with others.



Thank you Ray. I belong to one of those Moonlight boards and have been receiving missives about some of this stuff, but you've put it together nicely.
I'll spread the word.

Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFillion:
shit.



Ditto, FMF. Ditto.



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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 11:40 AM

RAYCHEETAH


You're very welcome!

Here's a poll (it appears you can vote every couple of hours), "Which Recently Canceled Show Bums You Out Most?":

http://buzzsugar.com/1623888

Moonlight, unsurprisingly, is in the lead.

Something else to share!

-Raycheetah =^[.]^=
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Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:20 AM

RAYCHEETAH


Wow! Saving Moonlight is a growth industry!

Here's another link to a very organized-looking group of fans:

http://moonlight-united.com/

Please pass that one around, as well!

Xie-xie!

-Raycheetah =^[.]^=
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