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28 June 2007 @ 11:30 am
Jason Dohring as a Vampire?! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
THe fact that Jason Dohring landed a role on an upcoming fall series is making the news and I had to share in the joy.

"Veronica Mars" alum Jason Dohring is reuniting with the show's producers, Warner Bros. TV and Silver Pictures, with a co-starring role on "Moonlight," their new series for CBS. The drama centers on a private investigator (Alex O'Loughlin) who is a vampire. Dohring will play ancient vampire Josef. He replaces 60-year-old Rade Serbedzija, who played the part in the pilot presentation before the character was reconceptualized as a young, mischievous hedge-fund trader. Dohring, who played Veronica Mars' (Kristen Bell) on-and-off boyfriend Logan on the critically praised CW drama, is the second new addition to "Moonlight" cast, along with recently cast Sophia Myles.
I also supremely love the fact that it's a WB/Silver TV productions because it really shows how impressed WB and Joel Silver were with him. YAY!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
hiddeneloise: Bouncehiddeneloise on June 28th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)

That's all I've got for now. :)) And I don't care how immature that makes me sound. :)
Arabian: CheerLoganarabian on June 28th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
I would have called you, but I lost my voice. Maybe this weekend. We will DEFINTELY talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE your icon!!
hiddeneloise: scruffhiddeneloise on June 28th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) Call me when you can (and get better soon!). :)

Oh, and Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

I'm just saying. :)
Arabian: Kermitarabian on June 29th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Hee! Snoopy!!! Okay, here's my happy children's icon!
eolivet on June 28th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Dohring, who played Veronica Mars' (Kristen Bell) on-and-off boyfriend Logan on the critically praised CW drama, is the second new addition to "Moonlight" cast, along with recently cast Sophia Myles.

JD is a no-brainer obviously, but Shannon Lucio (cute red-headed Lindsay from the "O.C.") to Sophia Myles (slightly older, more classic beauty) seems weird to me. Then again, JD's part lost about 45 years, so... ;)
Arabian: Jason_Say Noarabian on June 28th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I thin I know who Sohpia Myles is and likes her, so I like that. But really it's ALL ABOUT JASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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eolivet on June 28th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
they were born the same year

Aww, geez...well, I'm horrible at determining ages. ;p Then again, Lucio played a red-headed stepchild, and Myles was a freaking historical figure, so...not exactly similar roles. ;)

Sophia Myles is way more Diane Farr than Shannon Lucio is.

That's a good point, actually -- although that's assuming they can get past the word "vampire." Which I'm still not sure if they can. But yes, Myles at least looks older.

(And maybe David Tennant will guest star, given their personal relationship...hee hee ;p )
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eolivet on June 28th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Vampires in romance fiction is very big now

Ooh. Interesting. See, I feel like CBS is probably the most reasoned network -- they're not going to put something on unless they feel there's a demand for it. Though I rolled my eyes when the WB premiered "Supernatural" -- but their rationale was horror movies make huge amounts of money, so there's an audience. And they were right.

What audience do you think CBS is going for on Friday nights?

Older women -- although they would most likely be the ones reading this romance fiction, I'm guessing. Still, I think ML is going to face some tough competition for that audience. Tom Selleck is joining "Las Vegas," and ABC's got that "Women's Murder Club" -- about an all-female crime-solving team, that would seem to appeal to that audience, as well.

"Close to Home" got sacked for having horrible demos -- so with the re-casting of JD's role, they clearly want ML to go younger. But they evened out his presence with Myles, IMHO -- who, as we've found out, definitely looks older than she is. ;p

What ML needs, and what GW has, is a multi-"generational" appeal. I don't mean families watch it together (although I know a few families who do watch GW together) but appeal to women/viewers of multiple ages. Which is where I think CTH ultimately failed, because it had no younger viewers, even though it was a pretty young lawyer with a new baby. Same thing happened to "Joan of Arcadia." Just 'cause they were "kids" didn't mean "kids" wanted to watch them.

Can you imagine Tennant and Dohring onscreen together?

Oh, man... Oh, the charm and charisma and snark!! ;) They'd play so well off each other...sigh... :)
harper47harper47 on June 28th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Adding to this discussion, as Wendy says there are tons and tons of paranormal romances on the library shelves now. It is a very popular genre. And Jason will hopefully bring in a younger demo with his Veronica Mars fans.
Arabian: Mr. and Mrs. Coacharabian on June 29th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
I think I saw Myles in "From Hell" and that's what I liked her from. I remember liking her and that's the only thing she's done that I recall seeing.

I don't watch GW either (replaced JoA and LMoonves insulted JoA in the process, so yes, I'm bitter and petty about that), so I don't know the appeal.

Just based on images, Myles has a more classic beauty, whereas Lucio looks kinda like a tomboyish teenybopper. Also, I recal "Tristan & Isolde" getting a HUGE push on the WB when it came out, so perhaps they have been waiting for something for her since?
WeHo M.afrocurl on June 28th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a very happy fangirl right now. Don't care if that makes me sound like I"m 12.

Arabian: First Kissarabian on June 28th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WeHo M.: Celebs - JRRafrocurl on June 28th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
This is true, Wendy, very true.

It just feels slightly awkward when I have to contain my squee in front of 14 year olds.
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WeHo M.: VM - Cute Jackassafrocurl on June 28th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine.

Half the time in class my students wonder what I'm smiling about.
Stephsmiles1_9 on June 28th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
"I also supremely love the fact that it's a WB/Silver TV productions because it really shows how impressed WB and Joel Silver were with him. YAY!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!"

Those were my exact thoughts as well!!! I am so excited!! Seriously there are no words! I can't wait to be able to see him on my tv every week!
Arabian: Newton's 2nd Lawarabian on June 29th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
That really gives me hope that if this tanks, Silver and WB still have their eye on him and furthermore, if Silver has a film in the pipeline that would work for JD, he'll think of him. One can hope.
Janey-E Jonesshangri__la on June 28th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Honestly, aside from it all, the Joel Silver/WB thing thrilled me most of all. Even if the show doesn't last, the fact that he was thrown in there, along with Sophia Myles, as a last minute replacement, speaks volumes.

I mean, you don't see JS hiring KB randomly, do you? ;)
Arabian: Frisky Businessarabian on June 29th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Right, aside from being able to see him again so soon, I'm thrilled about that.

From what I've heard, JS is not too fond of La Bell (but who can blame him?)
too much going on omg: logan - bring the paindiamondrocker on June 28th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
Just. Complete. And total. Awesome.
Arabian: Vengeancearabian on June 29th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Yes, yes and another YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Femme Fetale: [act]JFDoh - He Will Be Mine Mwahah!slayervixen on June 28th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
I thought life couldn't get any better it just DID. I cannot wait for this show.
Arabian: Jason_Say Noarabian on June 29th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Well, life is sucking for me, but this was certainly great news. Yay!!!
nocturnes: VM-Lookmidnight_27 on June 28th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I also supremely love the fact that it's a WB/Silver TV productions because it really shows how impressed WB and Joel Silver were with him. Best part. Not only is Jason on our radar but the 'industry' as well.

I didn't even hear about this show until Jason being cast and now it is THE show to watch this fall :)
Arabian: Walking the Dogarabian on June 29th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
I had seen a quick peek of it and was intrigued by the premise, so yay, it was already on my "to watch" list. I wrote this about it:

- Moonlight (I actually was VERY unimpressed with the clip, but the premise really gets to me, so I'll keep an ear out and maybe give it a shot.
nocturnes: VM-Library Kissmidnight_27 on June 29th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Now it is a definite :)

I remember you writing that list, I finally saw a clip of 'Pushing Daises' and thought that was interesting, especially visually.
Arabian: Stair-kissingarabian on June 29th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. The one that I liked the most was "Reaper" on the CW. It looked fabulous!
språkspion: vm- logan in greenfalena84 on June 28th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Straddling the Railarabian on June 29th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
harper47harper47 on June 28th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Now here's a post we can agree on. Isn't this fabulous? And it's just what you wanted, Jason getting noticed by the Powers that Be. I am beyond thrilled. I was going to watch this anyway because I love the genre and now with Jason?

I can't stop sqeeing.
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on June 29th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Well, we didn't disagree as much as you though in the SYTCD post. You're right, this is exactly what I wanted -- us knowing that Jason has been positively noticed by TPTB. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SQUEE!! SQUEE!!! It's a world of squee!
titaniabelle: Sophiatitaniabelle on June 28th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
This actually sounds really cool and I'm happy for Jason since I was worried that he might not get a lot of work. I've never been into vampire shows but it could be interesting and I'll definitely check it out for Jason. Plus, I'm a fan of Sophia Myles so it should be awesome to have two actors I like sharing the screen. It would be neat if Sophia could bring her bf over to guest star! When does DW tape? Doesn't it have some sort of weird schedule? Yay, Jason!!!
Arabian: Charming Nerdarabian on June 29th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
I don't know if DT could guest-star, but that would be pretty awesome and I know some fangirls who would FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tigereyes320: LoganNKDtigereyes320 on June 29th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
That sucks
Not for Jason for me!!!! I can't get CBS on my tv and I can't afford cable.
Arabian: Naked Backarabian on June 29th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: That sucks
Oh, that sucks for you. I'm sure that clips will be put up AND I hope to have a new JD board up this weekend, hopefully by the time the show premieres, we'll have people on there who can do quick clips and so his scenes will be clipped quickly, and then you can dl the whole episode. Sorry, that just sucks for you.
Eleonora: ahoyfreezing_82 on June 30th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
it really shows how impressed WB and Joel Silver were with him. YAY!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Apart from all our justified fangirling around, he's a brillian young actor and it's impossible not to be charmed by his acting and his scenic presence. I mean, come on! :D
Arabian: Naked Backarabian on June 30th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Very, very true.

Oooh, I LOVE your icon!! So moody ....
Eleonorafreezing_82 on June 30th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Ahoy! Logan never-fails-to-turn-me-on *coughs* I meant..he never fails to leave me speachless and in complete AWE! :D
Arabian: Veronicaarabian on June 30th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Ahoy Mateys! was my 2nd fave Logan episode from S2 (ep 17, Plan B) being my favorite).
Eleonora: jasonfreezing_82 on July 1st, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Aww! yes, that one too!
I'm hoping to start a season 1 to 3 'Logan best of' in a few days, as soon as I'll get some free time from the office. :P