Sunday, January 17, 2010

Is the Hawaii Five-O remake next for Alex O'Loughlin?

Since CBS canceled Alex O'Loughlin's latest show, Three Rivers, there has been much speculation about what his next project will be. Hopes abound that Moonlight will rise again, either on television or movie screens. We knew that CBS did not want to let him go. Today, Michael Ausiello (of Entertainment Weekly) is reporting that the network is trying to interest Alex in a remake of Hawaii Five-O. Please, discuss and share your opinion by leaving comments on Michael's post &/or here.

CBS eyeing Alex O'Loughlin for 'Hawaii Five-O'
by Michael Ausiello

Will the third time be the charm for CBS and Alex O’Loughlin?

Undeterred by the back-to-back failures of Moonlight and Three Rivers, The Eye net is courting O’Loughlin to headline the freshly-greenlit remake of Hawaii Five-O, sources confirm.

“Talks are ongoing,” says the insider. “CBS really wants to do another series with him.”

The original Five-O — which starred Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett — ran on CBS from 1968-1980. The update is being shepherded by Fringe writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as CSI: NY e.p. Peter Lenkov.

At press tour last week, CBS president Nina Tassler reiterated her strong desire to stay in business with O’Loughlin. “We love him,” she said, “and want him to stay around a long time.”

What do you think? Should CBS book O’Loughlin for Five-O? Or are you still holding out hope for a Moonlight resurrection? Sound off below!

Photograph ~ Actor Alex O'Loughlin ~ photographed by Janet Mayer

Sunday, January 10, 2010

TV Guide ~ Sexiest TV and Movie Vampires

Since the latest Vampire flick, Daybreakers, premiered this weekend, TV Guide decided to release their list of "Sexiest TV & Movie Vampires." Of course, they included Moonlight's yummy Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) among the hot fanged ones! ;> Let me know what you think of their choices, &/or the Vampyres you can't believe didn't make the cut.

Uh, are they serious about Maximilian (Eddie Murphy) from Vampire in Brooklyn and Mark Kendall (Jim Carrey) in Once Bitten?!??!? Two really gorgeous
& deserving vamps could have used those wasted spots. I suspect the list makers were trying to be different by not selecting every Vampire who is normally automatically included ~ such as Brad Pitt's Louis, David Boreanaz's Angel, Alexander SkarsgÄrd's Eric, etc.

A few that made their list......... Spike (James Marsters) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) from the Underworld film series, Blade (Wesley Snipes), the brothers (Damon & Stefan Salvatore ~ Ian Somehalder and Paul Wesley) from The Vampire Diaries, Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek) in From Dusk Till Dawn, Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) Bram Stoker's Dracula and ~ I know you will be completely shocked by this pick ~ Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in the Twilight series.

TV Guide
Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin), Moonlight

A modern, gentlemanly vampire, private investigator Mick refuses to let go of his humanity entirely. Unlike other vampires, he refuses to hunt women and children, and even drinks blood from the morgue. Oh, and he's just so dreamy!

Photograph ~ Moonlight's Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) wet from his bath in the Fever episode (#1x04)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

CBS boss weighs in on Moonlight’s possible RESURRECTION

Uplifting news today, my friends! Matt Mitovich asked Nina Tassler about the possible return of Moonlight. She admits to discussing it with Joel Silver recently! Also, not surprisingly, Tassler says CBS wants to hang onto Alex O'Loughlin.

I find it funny that she makes the exact same point we've been screaming since our series was canceled........ Namely, CBS could have been in the forefront of the Vampire craze with an established show, amazing cast & writers, and a hugely popular leading man in Alex! Instead, they made the unbelievable decision to cancel Moonlight *sigh*

You have done such an excellent job of keeping Moonlight alive in the thoughts of entertainment reporters/bloggers, network exes, Silver Productions, Warner Bros, etc etc. Demonstrating how loyal and dedicated Moonlight fans are to our show! I am so proud of you :)

For those who want to join in sending postcards, letters and emails, I have posted the addresses for the WB, Silver Productions, et al in previous posts on my blog.

CBS Boss Weighs In On ‘Moonlight’s Possible Resurrection
by Matt Webb Mitovich

Will CBS jump on the bloodsucking bandwagon and bring ‘Moonlight‘ back to life?

Sources tell Fancast that one of the former vampire drama’s producers and a few original cast members have been approached by CBS and producer Warner Bros. TV about making another go of it.

And really, who could blame CBS for now second-guessing its decision to snuff the series two years ago, given the success of the ‘Twilight’ movies, HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ and now The CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries‘?

Fancast asked CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler about the latest buzz, and whether ‘Moonlight 2.0′ could serve as a means to keep the very popular Alex O’Loughlin on the network’s payroll.

“I just want to say one thing – who was out there first with vampires?” she at first responded. “Who was out there first?”

So…? Might Mick St. John resurface for another “bite”?

“['Moonlight' executive producer] Joel Silver and I were talking about it the other day – but we talk about a lot of things,’ Tassler told us. Any possible ‘Moonlight’ rebirth would be a ways down the line, however, seeing as “we’re about to pick up all of our [2010-11 season] pilots,” Tassler stressed.

One way or another, CBS is determined to find a new project for Alex O’Loughlin, whose ‘Three Rivers’ has been canceled, Tassler confirmed on Saturday.

“We love [Alex] and want him to stay around for a long time,” she said.

As for why the organ donation-themed medical drama failed to draw an adequate audience despite the Aussie actor’s ardent and vocal following, she offered, “‘Moonlight’ was a much more [O'Loughlin]-centric show, whereas ‘Three Rivers’ was more of an ensemble.” She then added, “Some shows find their legs earlier than others.”

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin on the red carpet for the premiere of his film, Whiteout (in Los Angeles) ~ photographed by Valerie Macon

Hello 2010!

I hope the New Year is treating you well so far! You have my best wishes for good health, tremendous joy, grand success and amazing adventures :) I, for one, am not sad to see 2009 take its leave. Perhaps, 2010 will be kinder.