Moonlight by Cliff Lipson/CBS
According to trade reports, exec producer Joel Silver, along with what's left of the
writing team, will oversee production of the show's four remaining episodes. If
gets renewed for a second season, a new show-runner will be sought at that time. We now return you to the original story.... More backstage drama at Moonlight
- and the timing couldn't be worse. I'm told that Chip Johannessen has been let go as show-runner just as the freshman drama is fighting for a second season. The search is on for a replacement. This is the second major regime change for the cult fave; over the summer Johannessen replaced David Greenwalt, who vacated his post for health reasons. The behind-the-scenes upheaval may explain why Moonlight
was conspicuously absent from CBS' litany of renewals
last week. It's unclear what impact this will have on the four post-strike episodes that the network just commissioned
, which are slated to begin airing on April 11. But rest assured, when I know you'll know. In the meantime, weigh in below with your thoughts on Johannessen's exit. I'm guessing you're not happy about it.