'Moonlight' comes back from the dead on The CW (sort of)

moonlight.jpgThough Alex O'Loughlin's vampire drama "Moonlight" was canceled by CBS in 2008, The CW is resurrecting it for a vampire-themed Thursday beginning June 3.

Previously aired episodes of "Moonlight" will play immediately following encore episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" all summer long.

After its cancellation, efforts were made to sell "Moonlight" to another network, but ultimately they failed. With the "Twilight" phenomenon showing no signs of stopping and the success of "The Vampire Diaries" and "True Blood," The CW hopes that the "Moonlight" reruns will find a new audience.

"The Back-Up Plan's" O'Loughlin -- who also stars in CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" pilot -- plays Mick St. John, a vampire who has been 30 years old since being bitten 60 years ago by his wife Coraline ( Shannyn Sossamon). His best friend, an ancient vampire named Josef, is played by "Veronica Mars" bad boy Jason Dohring. Of course, it wouldn't be a vampire story without a beautiful human for the vampire to fall for, so investigative reporter Beth Turner ( Sophia Myles) meets Mick in the pilot.

"The Vampire Diaries'" Damon Salvatore and Mick St. John together on the same night? Bring on the bloodlust.

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