Moonlightbarechest_2That’s the word on CBS’ frosh vampire drama starring Alex O’Loughlin (and his pecs, pictured left).

There’s no official confirmation yet of "Moonlight’s" fate, but those in the know say Eye execs were not impressed with the show creatively — it had quite a bit of behind-the-scenes drama among scribes and producers — and the ratings in its post-strike return were just not strong enough to warrant a renewal. Also, there was a long-running fight between the network and Warner Bros. TV on money issues for the show (meaning that CBS wanted the studio to spend more and the studio wanted CBS to pony up some too.)

In the real world, "Moonlight," which also starred Shannyn Sossamon (pictured right) was not immortal.

And yes, CBS brass are girding for the wrath of the Moonlightsossamon show’s small but loyal cadre of bloodthirsty fans. There’s always a chance that it could land at another network, but that might be a tough sell with this particular show.

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