Can’t fight the Moonlight

moonlightOk Moonlight fans. Yes there are episodes that never quite made it to air on Nine in Australia.

No there isn’t any news on them coming back.

But Alex O’Loughlin has spoken up on why he thinks the show was cancelled.

“It was a tough show for everybody in a sense that it was a high maintenance girlfriend,” he said. “You love her, she’s great in bed but it takes so much of your time to appease her [laughs] that you’re left going, ‘Okay, is this worth the end result?’

“From the very beginning, there were huge amounts of changes: Five different showrunners, from the early days when it was Twilight we fired everyone, recast the show, reshot the pilot, called it Moonlight, changed the showrunner. [Producer] Joel Silver and the network were butting heads constantly about the creative direction of the show. It was a lot of stuff to deal with behind the camera, maybe too much in fact.

He admits he was surprised it was cancelled because it was doing so well.

Meanwhile he has made a new pilot, Three Rivers for CBS.

Says O’Loughlin, “Set in Pittsburgh, it’s a medical drama told from the perspective of the organ donor, the organ recipient and the surgical team. So every episode, someone may live and someone may die. Meaning the stakes are very high.”

As previously reported he also appears in an ep of Criminal Minds which is most likely to screen on Seven in late May.

Source: DVR Playground


  1. Three Rivers has since been picked up by CBS to screen in this Fall in the States. Who is taking bets as to what network will pick it up here and whether they will air the full season?? Alex O’Loughlin deserves more respect here. It is a shame that the media and networks here keep overlooking him as an rising star. CBS knew they had a great thing with Alex so they kept him on a holding contract until a show was found for him.

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