Moonlight‘s popularity appears to be growing even outside U.S. boundaries as other countries acquire rights to broadcast the supernatural romance series. Originally airing on CBS, Moonlight is now showing in Canada, Australia, and soon, in the United Kingdom.
Living, owned by Virgin Media Television, is the British television channel that has acquired the rights to air Moonlight staring on February 9 at 10pm. Firing up promotions for the show is United Kingdom’s SciFiNow magazine’s January issue, which featured the show Moonlight in a five-page review.
Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Silver Pictures, Moonlight stars Alex O’Loughlin (The Shield) as investigator Mick St John, a vampire who struggles with his immortal nature and his love for the mortal internet reporter, Beth Turner, played by Sophia Myles (Doctor Who). Also starring are Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars) as Mick’s centuries old buddy vampire Josef Kostan, and Shannyn Sossoman as Mick’s wife and sire Coraline.
The series, which won the award for Best New TV Drama at this year’s People’s Choice Awards, recently completed a 12 episode run in the United States, hitting high ratings with its key demographic target audiences.
Moonlight has undeniably increased its fan base over the course 12 episodes. Though the show initially garnered mediocre ratings, Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson’s paranormal romance creation has certainly stepped up among its freshmen contenders and has blossomed into a hit series with a very promising future with CBS. Meanwhile, there is no word yet if Moonlight will be back for another season. But Les Moonves, President of CBS, has hinted that the show is most likely to return for yet another run in the 2008-2009 season.
For now, fans can enjoy reruns of the first season of Moonlight in the United States every Friday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS, and on CTV in Canada, on Channel Nine in Australia, and on Living in the United Kingdom.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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