Do vampires cry?

Even if they don’t, their fans certainly will when they hear that CBS has opted to pass on a second season of “Moonlight.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS declined to pickup the series because it was failing to hold its “Ghost Whisperer” lead-in and declined in the ratings post-strike, adding that last Friday’s episode garnered a 2.0 rating among adults 18 to 49.

Fair enough, but it’s not like the network ever gave the series a shot on another night. If they had any sense, they would’ve tried putting the show on Saturday evenings; it’s a no-man’s land for television, sure, but it’s a fair bet that the fans would’ve followed it there…and, most probably, they would’ve upped the ratings for the evening in the process. Instead, they’ve tossed it in the dustbin.

Will there be a sufficient clamor for Sci-Fi to step in and consider reviving the series? You never know. But either way, you can figure that star Alex O’Loughlin won’t be hurting for work. (He’s very hot, you know. Everyone says so.)

UPDATE: Actually, it looks like the odds – slim though they may be – are more in favor of The CW picking up the show than Sci-Fi, if Nikki Finke’s report can be trusted. Either way, a decision will be made by the end of the week, so stay tuned!


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