Nina Tassler of CBS has finally confirmed what we already knew… that Three Rivers is cancelled. I liked how she said they have to “assume some responsibility” although it should have been MOST of the responsibility. They needed more character depth a heck of a lot faster than they did AND putting in on Sunday night when it was often an hour or more late was a death wish. It was a darn good show and they failed.
But then… perhaps in an effort to stave off the angry mob that went after her when she cancelled Moonlight she does something really awful… she teases fans with the idea that someday Moonlight will come back. One is left not knowing if she actually means what she says or if she is just trying to prevent fallout again. She could draw this out for years and then end up saying that the timing wasn’t right or some obstacle was in her way… all the while taking credit for “trying her best”.
One thing is clear already though. CBS is always willing to jerk us around and this may be no different. Since Alex has a major motion picture coming out soon I would think that any person with some sense would be locking these plans down NOW if they really intended to follow through. Tassler expressed a “desire to remain in business with Three Rivers star Alex O’Loughlin.” Hmmm, that sure doesn’t sound as though you are actively trying to resurrect Moonlight, that sounds like a carrot is being dangled in front of fans and it sounds as if your not even sure that Alex will stay contracted with CBS. She also mentioned that she is already selecting pilots for the 2010/2011 season so at best she is putting this off until almost 2012?? Is Alex supposed to wait in limbo until then?
We will have to play the same game that many fans have played for years…. hoping for a return of Moonlight based upon the little scraps that CBS is willing to toss out every now and again and “hope” they are being genuine. I have my doubts. But as always, I would love to wrong this time.
Source info: Rob Owen at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette