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Man From MARS!! 25-Year-Old Dohring Replaces 60-Year-Old Serbedzija As Supporting Vampire On CBS’ MOONLIGHT!!

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Josef, the ancient vampire originally played by 60-year-old Croatia native Rade Serbedzija, will now be played by 25-year-old Ohio native Jason Dohring on CBS' new fall series “Moonlight.” Dohring previously played Logan Echolls, troubled teen spawn of movie stars, on all three seasons of “Veronica Mars.” This marks the second major recent cast change for “Moonlight.” Britisher Sophia Myles (“Underworld Evolution,” “Art School Confidential”) very recently replaced Texan Shannon Lucio (“The O.C.”) as the series’ female lead. “Moonlight,” the tale of a vampire private detective who falls for a young mortal woman, boasts as its new showrunner “Angel” co-creator David Greenwalt.

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  • June 28, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Sophia Myles is hot (and first?)

    by srh1son

    That's all I have to say. She made "Art School Confidential" far more enjoyable than it was.

  • June 28, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    I wish this show would stop giving me reasons to watch.

    by DanielKurland

    Dohring is immensely talented, and Greenwalt knows what he is doing, but why is he working on a show that is almost an exact copy of Angel, but much more two-dimensional. I'll give it a shot, but I don't see how it could be nearly as good as Angel was.

  • June 28, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Well, I guess VM really is dead now...

    by Zardoz

    looks like all of the cast has moved on, so I guess I should too... (sniff!)

  • June 28, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I'll catch the pilot but my hopes aren't too high on it

    by Boondock Devil

    It is a good casting decision there. Dohring is a pretty damn good actor but I'm really hoping that Greenwalt will put some kind of unique twist to the whole "vampire cop" thing to really make this good. I suppose we'll see.

  • June 28, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    I blame Xenu...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    I'm sure Rade Sherbedgia does too...

  • June 28, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Greenwalt, Dohring, Hot Chicks, Vampires...SOLD!

    by Darth Fabulous

    Yeah, that was an easy call...hopefully these changes jell.

  • June 28, 2007, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Dohring in a series worthy of his talent?

    by AnnoyYou

    I hope to God this doesn't turn out to be the cheesy "Angel" rip-off I thought it would be, because I've been waiting for Dohring to get a role on a decent series (one which might actually propel him into his own series or a viable film career). And Myles' addition is just icing on the cake - I've loved her since she played Madame de Pompadour on last year's "Doctor Who." Actually, these recast roles sound like the meddling of the network, but who cares? Both are improvements, and now I'll actually watch this show come autumn.

  • June 28, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    So a major event occurs on Rescue Me but no talkback?

    by The Selecter

    Did FX's check to AICN bounce this week or what?<br><br>Instead we get casting news for a show that will probably last 13 weeks.

  • June 28, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    That good enough for ya, Selector? :) That was some pretty shocking shit, I have to say. I thought the Chief was just going to go ape and smash his place up with his golf clubs or something, but holy shit that was quite a shocker. Anyway, on topic, weirdly enough, I saw an ad on CBS tonight for this show that actually featured ol' Rade. Y'know, I will probably check this out, Alex O'Loughlin was pretty cool on The Shield. I mean if you're on The Shield, you got good taste.

  • June 28, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Veronica Mars and Sylar dating??

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

  • June 28, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Massive changes not alwas a bad thing...

    by Yeti

    Case in point Brothers & Sisters.

  • June 28, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Shannon Lucio is hotter than Sophia Myles...

    by Abin Sur

    But neither of them are Charisma Carpenter...yowww!

  • June 28, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    CBS has a vampire show??

    by theonecalledshoe

    When did THIS happen?

  • June 28, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST


    by mollyunravel

    i was all prepared to NOT watch this show cause it seems like something i would enjoy which is a sure sign that it will be cancelled after just a few weeks. but now they have to go and cast jason dohring. i can't resist! i have to watch now!

  • June 28, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    big shocker

    by BizarroJerry

    God forbid someone over 30 stars in a TV show.

  • June 28, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    Can you imagine her on the show as Sylar's girlfriend? The havoc they could wreak; get as far away from the Superfund-esque toxic waste dump that IS the See-Double-Ewe.

  • June 28, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    CBS *DOES* have a vampire show...

    by jwardlow

    Their last one was Forever Knight, which was quite good for a show with such an (obviously) low budget. Hopefully this one can do at least as well. OTOH -- does every "good" vampire have to be a cop/detective?

  • June 28, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Zachary Quinto Is Gay

    by The Alienist

    I don't even think he's in the closet (he was out when he was on the Tori Spelling show). I'm sure Kristen is the type of girl who keeps her gay friends close.

  • June 28, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I have a soft spot for FOREVER KNIGHT

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Like a 80's Dr Who with vampires. Last saw whatsisname in last season 24 as Nathonson.

  • June 28, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    It's always such a dissapointment

    by cammywobs

    when you first find out an actor you really like is a scientologist.

  • June 28, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    damn! They've just given me a reason to watch

    by oisin5199

    I think Dohring's a very interesting actor and I'm curious to see what he'll do in such a different role. BTW, major changes to a show is not always a bad omen. Look at Brothers and Sisters - major changes behind the scenes and with actors, people were spelling out its doom before it even aired, and it turned out to be ABC's biggest new hit last season. Not that I'm holding my breath for this one. And, um, damn - can Kristen Bell be any hotter in those pictures?

  • June 28, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    So they're redoing the show with vampires?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Weird. I wonder what Bruce Willis thinks of this.

  • June 28, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    This will never make it on network TV

    by GreatCzarsGhost

    Maybe syndication or cable but a Vampire show on CBS is a sure thing loser. It may not even get 6 episodes. Old people watch network TV and your mom or grandma ain't going to watch vampires when they can always tune into reruns of Touched By An Angle or Murder She Wrote.

  • June 28, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Can the US make a geek show without a Brit these days?

    by Mickey The Idiot

    Bamber and Callis in BSG, McDowell and Eccleston in Heroes, Laurie in House, McKidd in Journeyman, Stevenson in Babylon Fields (well, maybe) and now you tap up Doctor Who's missus.

  • June 28, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by Mr_X

    i like Jason Dohring but i hate the idea that its an angel rip off. dammit!

  • June 28, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Blood Ties

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Blood Ties may be better.

  • June 28, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    You can sex it up all you want.......

    by Jimmy Jazz

    but you aren't going to come close to the coolness that was Angel.

  • June 29, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Didn't they already show some commercials?

    by emptystan

    Weren't there already some commercials for this? The early ones where they pimp it for the fall before there's even really a show? I could have sworn I saw some and they looked like they were shot by someone who graduated from direction soap operas to tv pilots ripped off of other shows.

  • June 29, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Another castmember bites the dust

    by TVguy4566

    Amber Valletta is replaced by Shannyn Sossamon. So only Alex O'Loughlin remains from the original cast. The deathwatch for him begins. It is only a matter of time before they change the entire premise of the show. Obviously, CBS liked the idea of the show, but hated the execution.

  • June 29, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Instant "Moonlight" fans, just add "Mars".

    by Ellipsian

    Add me to those brushing this off until Dohring (yum!) and Greenwalt were added. Screw. Ah well, I guess since "Veronica"'s gone, I don't feel too badly about loading up another show to my DVR.

  • June 30, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    is the pilot with original cast already filmed?

    by RaveX

    I would really like to see "original unaired pilot" with myles and šerbeđija (suck it, that's his name) as an dvd extra when "moonlight - the complete series" is released 4 months from now.

  • July 1, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Nice one RaveX, but you forgot to add...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    ...."with eight episodes never aired on TV"! I really don't care about this show.