Alex O’Loughlin: What’s Next?TV Guide Magazineby Lisa Bernhard8 December 2009(Sorry, I can no longer find the link to the original article. 😦 )
What’s to become of heartthrob Alex O’Loughlin now that CBS has mercifully pulled the plug on his organ-donor drama, Three Rivers? Says CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves, “We still have his upcoming movie!”-referring to The Back-Up Plan, the feature film from the network’s new movie division, CBS Films. In the romantic comedy, Jennifer Lopez plays a baby-mama wannabe who meets Mr. Right (O’Loughlin) after becoming impregnated with the help of a sperm bank.
That’s a bit of a drag, given that O’Loughlin’s character would’ve been one hot biological papa. “Alex spends almost half of the movie with his shirt off,” says Moonves, with a wide smile.“I mean, I’m a straight man, but even I, you know….”
As for putting O’Loughlin back on the small screen, Moonves half-jokingly says, “I don’t know, should we bring Moonlighting back?” (O’Loughlin’s short-lived vampire drama was actually called Moonlight, but who are we to correct a network head?)
In the end, Moonves offers some assurance that Australian native O’Loughlin won’t be shipped back to Oz any time soon. “He’s in the family,” Moonves says.
- Of course at that stage Les already knew that Alex would be shipping off to Hawaii 3 months later to film the pilot for Hawaii Five-0.
- My question is, will Alex still stay with the CBS family after Hawaii Five-0? With the Network there might be better job security and stability, but elsewhere there might be bigger opportunities. Some days I wish I could see the future ……..