The network’s entertainment president stands by ‘Moonlight’ as it transmogrifies.
by Maria Elena Fernandez
31 October 2007
“Oh, I love my vampire!” CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler said recently, beginning a conversation about her network’s new drama, “Moonlight.” Clearly, she must. No other TV show this fall has experienced as much turbulence as “Moonlight.” But through all of the changes in the executive producing ranks, the cast and the show’s framework, CBS hasn’t budged in its support, scheduling it in between its reliable Friday-night fare, “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numb3rs.”
Other networks might have postponed the series or decided not to air it, but Tassler, who says she’s always had “affection for the vampire character” and admits she was “smitten” by star Alex O’Loughlin the first time she met him, remains steadfast.
“You have to remember that this is under the auspices of Joel Silver…
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