This may or may not be the greatest news for Moonlight fans who have probably seen every last episode anyway: The CW announced today that it’ll air reruns of the old CBS show beginning June 3. The Alex O’Loughlin drama about a vampire who works as a private investigator will air on Thursdays after repeats of The Vampire Diaries.
It’s not unheard of for the CW to air an off-network series in its prime time lineup. Previously, the CW aired reruns of Jericho during the 2008-09 season and comedies like Reba and The Wayans Bros. from 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. (It also aired The Drew Carey Show in the 5 to 7 p.m. block on Sundays.) Picking up the Moonlight reruns makes sense; the drama — which aired for only one season on CBS — is produced by Warner Bros., which co-owns the CW with CBS. It’s also is the perfect companion to Vampire Diaries, this season’s breakout hit for the CW. Warner Bros. TV produced 16 episodes of the drama before it was canceled.
While Moonlight fans are likely still mourning the loss of their favorite CBS drama, O’Loughlin has moved on to greener pastures: He’s been cast opposite Daniel Dae Kim in CBS’ reboot of Hawaii Five-O. He plays Det. Steve McGarrett in the pilot, which is up for consideration for fall.