Thursday, March 26, 2009

A note to his fans from Alex O'Loughlin

Alex has sent this message to update his fans on what's been happening with him lately :)

Hello from Pittsburgh

Hi everybody.

So I know you have all been anxious to know exactly what I'm up to, and I'm sorry it's taken me a minute to get back to you but things are now clear.

As some of you know I did a little guest role on Criminal Minds which was a lot of fun. I got to work with some great friends and terrific people and I had a really good experience. The episode is called The Big Wheel. I hope you enjoy it.

I am currently in Pittsburgh filming a new pilot for CBS called Three Rivers. It is about as different from Moonlight as anything could possibly be (laughing right now) but that being said I sure hope all you "die hard" vampire fans come with me on this journey!

Three Rivers is a wonderful story about donors, recipients and surgeons in the world of transplant surgery and of how all these people's lives are affected on a daily basis by the miracles and devastations involved in surgery today.

As I'm sure you can appreciate I have been totally consumed with my research and preparation for this role, and along the way I have discovered a secret passion within myself for cardio thoracic surgery! Who knew?!! ;) It is very interesting, very important and I believe this story we are about to embark on will be something you will very much enjoy being a part of.

I hope you are all healthy and well and until we speak again...wish me luck!!

All my love,
Alex O'Loughlin

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin chatting with the audience during the Moonlight TV Show panel at the San Diego Comic Con

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Details about Alex O'Loughlin's new television project ~ Three Rivers

Finally ~ information about Alex O'Loughlin's new television project for CBS. Now, we just have to hope the pilot and show are worthy of him.... AND.... considering our experience with Moonlight..... that the network picks up the series and renews it!

I am concerned that CBS has three medical themed pilots vying to be included in the Fall season. At least, Alex's program is being produced by CBS Paramount. Networks have more of an incentive to keep & work with a series that comes from a division of their own company. Plus, Three Rivers has something the others do not ~ Alex :)

The article mentions that Jericho's Skeet Ulrich is also signed to do a new project for CBS.

The Hollywood Reporter
Alex O'Loughlin navigates 'Three Rivers'
'Moonlight' star returning to CBS with medical drama pilot
By Nellie Andreeva

Alex O'Loughlin is returning to CBS.

The "Moonlight" star is in negotiations to star on the network's medical drama pilot "Three Rivers."

The project, from CBS Paramount, is about organ transplants seen through three points of view: the doctors, the donors and the recipients.

O'Loughlin will play Dr. Andy Yablonski, the workaholic head of the team of organ donor transplants who is separated from his wife and lives in a motel near the hospital.

"Three Rivers" is one of three medical pilots CBS has greenlighted this season with the hopes to launch one as a series in the fall. The other two are "Miami Trauma" and the more family-centric "The Eastmans."

Aussie O'Loughlin, repped by ICM and manager Andy Freedman, developed a cult following with his role as sexy vampire Mick St. John on CBS' "Moonlight."

He joins Skeet Ulrich, the star of another CBS drama with a other huge cult hit, "Jericho," who also signed up to topline a drama pilot for the network.

Ulrich is starring in the mystery "Back."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster talks about Alex O'Loughlin during interview

TV Guide's Matt Mitovich recently interviewed Paget Brewster who stars as Agent Emily Prentiss on the CBS show, Criminal Minds. He asks her about Alex O'Loughlin guest starring on the program. Not surprisingly, Paget has the usual reaction to our Alex.... "He's a cutie-pie!" She also mentions, "Alex sets all the girls into a twitter. " *grin* I'll post the Alex related portions of the interview here. If you wanna read the entire chat, use the link below.

Today's News: Our Take
Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster Gets a Devil of a Storyline
by Matt Mitovich

This week on CBS' Criminal Minds (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET), Paget Brewster steps front and center when a rogue priest conjures up demons from Prentiss' past. Brewster gave us a preview of the episode, as well as mooned over upcoming guest star Alex O'Loughlin. : Have you shot the episode with Alex O'Loughlin (Moonlight) yet?

Brewster : Oh, Alex.... Alex sets all the girls into a twitter. Various departments were vying for Alex's attention. We just finished that this past Saturday morning, at 5:30 am. : Did Prentiss get a "moment" with Alex?

Brewster : No, No.... Prentiss had no moments with Alex! [Laughs] He's a cutie-pie! There's a little kid, Jake Cherry (Desperate Housewives), in that episode, and he's amazing too. All our guest stars are extraordinary, which we need to remember. We're there every day, and we have long-standing jokes with the crew, so we need to remember there is someone standing next to us, acting [as if] they're about to die or their child has been murdered. They're working up all this emotion, and we're hiding fart machines from each other. We're the most childish set, and we love it!

Photograph ~ Agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) from Criminal Minds television series