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The Daily Herald Sunday, January 8, 2017 19 By Adam Thomlison TV Media Q: There was a short-lived series where a private inves- tigator teams up with a vam- pire. It was a good show but was quickly over. Any idea what the title was? A: This is not as straight- forward as it might seem. It turns out there have been a lot of shows with vampires over the years, and those vampires frequently end up in the law- enforcement business. That said, you're probably thinking of "Moonlight," a CBS drama that ran for one season from 2007 to 2008. It featured Alex O'Loughlin (now better known as Steve McGarrett in CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" reboot) as a vampire who is also a pri- vate investigator. He falls in love with a mortal woman who is a news reporter, though she later joins him in the P.I. business. As with all vampire stories since Bram Stoker's novel kicked off the craze a little over a century ago, there's also a complicated romantic relationship between O'Loughlin's character and the one who turned him into a vampire (or "sired" him, in the genre's lingo). But you could also be think- ing of "Blood Ties," which was produced in Canada for Space and Citytv, but which aired in the U.S. on Lifetime. It also got just one season in 2007, and was also about a private inves- tigator who teamed up with a vampire to solve crimes. There are other possibilities as well. You could be thinking of "Angel" (though it had a healthy run, from 1999 to 2004), the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spinoff in which the vampire is the head of a private inves- tigation firm. Or "Kindred: The Embraced," about a mortal cop who forms an uneasy truce with a vampire mobster (of sorts) — that one lasted a mere eight episodes on Fox in 1996. And this is all assuming you were watching American TV. If you're Canadian (or living in a Canada-adjacent state) you might be thinking of "Forever Knight" (1992 to 1996), about a vampire police officer. And if you were watching South Korean TV (which is possible, though you probably would have mentioned it in your question), you could be thinking of "Vampire Detective," which aired one season earlier this year, or "Vampire Prosecutor" (a huge innovation in the vampire law-enforcement genre), which ran from 2011 to 2012. My point is, TV vampires all over the world love solving crimes. Which makes sense, in a way, since they have to find something to do with all the free time immortality gives them. And it's a more likely career option than vampire rock star (as seen in the 2002 film "Queen of the Damned"), and makes for more compel- ling TV fare than vampire high school students (as seen in an- other oddball Canadian series, "Vampire High," which ran from 2001 to 2002). Have a question? Email us at questions@tvtabloid.com. 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It featured Alex O'Loughlin (now better known as Steve McGarrett in CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" reboot) as a vampire who is also a pri- vate investigator. He falls in love with a mortal woman who is a news reporter, though she later joins him in the P.I. business. As with all vampire stories since Bram Stoker's novel kicked off the craze a little over a century ago, there's also a complicated romantic relationship between O'Loughlin's character and the one who turned him into a vampire (or "sired" him, in the genre's lingo). But you could also be think- ing of "Blood Ties," which was produced in Canada for Space and Citytv, but which aired in the U.S. on Lifetime. It also got just one season in 2007, and was also about a private inves- tigator who teamed up with a vampire to solve crimes. There are other possibilities as well. You could be thinking of "Angel" (though it had a healthy run, from 1999 to 2004), the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spinoff in which the vampire is the head of a private inves- tigation firm. Or "Kindred: The Embraced," about a mortal cop who forms an uneasy truce with a vampire mobster (of sorts) — that one lasted a mere eight episodes on Fox in 1996. And this is all assuming you were watching American TV. If you're Canadian (or living in a Canada-adjacent state) you might be thinking of "Forever Knight" (1992 to 1996), about a vampire police officer. And if you were watching South Korean TV (which is possible, though you probably would have mentioned it in your question), you could be thinking of "Vampire Detective," which aired one season earlier this year, or "Vampire Prosecutor" (a huge innovation in the vampire law-enforcement genre), which ran from 2011 to 2012. My point is, TV vampires all over the world love solving crimes. Which makes sense, in a way, since they have to find something to do with all the free time immortality gives them. And it's a more likely career option than vampire rock star (as seen in the 2002 film "Queen of the Damned"), and makes for more compel- ling TV fare than vampire high school students (as seen in an- other oddball Canadian series, "Vampire High," which ran from 2001 to 2002). Have a question? Email us at questions@tvtabloid.com. Cable Guide Programming flags: (N) = New (L) = Live (P) = Premiere (SP)= Season premiere (F) = Finale (SF) = Season finale " = Closed captioning ~ = Stereo Comcast Frontier FiOS Wave Broadband – Whidbey Island Wave Broadband – Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom Counties Tulalip Broadband Dish Network DirecTV (2) CBUT CBC – Vancouver, BC 99 - 2 2 - - - (4) KOMO ABC – Seattle, WA 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 (5) KING NBC – Seattle, WA 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 (7) KIRO CBS – Seattle, WA 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 (8) CHAN Global – BC - - - - - - - (9) KCTS PBS – Seattle, WA 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (10) CKVU City TV – Vancouver, BC - - - - - - - (11) KSTW CW – Tacoma, WA 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 (12) KVOS MeTV – Vancouver, BC 72 12 12 12 12 35 12 (13) KCPQ Fox – Tacoma, WA 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 (16) KONG Ind. – Everett, WA 6 6 6 6 16 16 16 (20) KTBW TBN – Tacoma, WA 20 20 20 - 2 - - (22) KZJO MNT – Seattle, WA 10 22 22 10 6 22 22 (24) KBCB Ind. – Bellingham, WA 14 24 - - - 24 - (28) KBTC PBS – Tacoma, WA 12 28 - - - 28 28 (32) CIVT CTV – Vancouver, BC - - - - - - - (33) KWPX ION – Bellevue, WA 3 3 3 8 33 33 33 A&E Arts & Entertainment 52 181 46 39 27 118 265 AMC American Movie Classics 67 231 26 40 30 131 254 ANPL Animal Planet 43 130 40 25 46 184 282 BET Black Entertainment TV 56 270 68 56 - 124 329 BRAVO Bravo 66 185 61 63 55 129 237 CNBC Consumer News and Business 46 102 35 59 - 208 355 CNN Cabnle News Network 44 100 33 57 19 200 202 COM Comedy Central 60 190 49 33 45 107 249 CSPAN Cable-Satellite Public Affairs 24 109 19 22 14 210 350 DISC Discovery Channel 8 120 45 28 25 182 278 DISN Disney Channel 41 250 39 65 8 172 290 ESPN Entertainment and Sports 31 70 28 34 35 140 206 ESPN2 Entertainment and Sports 2 32 74 29 35 36 143 209 FLIX Flix 586 390 424 441 - 333 556 FNC Fox News Channel 48 118 36 55 61 205 360 FOOD Food Network 35 164 42 37 48 110 231 FREE Freeform 39 199 27 67 23 180 311 FX FX Network 53 53 50 30 54 136 248 FXM FX Movie Channel 506 232 235 42 240 384 258 HALL Hallmark Channel 19 240 56 64 64 185 312 HBO Home Box Office 551 400 401 481 331 300 504 HGTV Home and Garden Television 68 165 41 38 207 112 229 HIST History 37 128 47 27 38 120 269 LIFE Lifetime 51 140 24 36 20 108 252 MAX Cinemax 561 420 409 461 301 310 516 MSNBC Microsoft/NBC 47 103 70 66 66 209 356 MTV Music Television 63 210 58 52 21 160 331 NBCSN NBC Sports Network 34 90 506 308 288 159 220 NICK Nickelodeon 40 252 37 24 26 170 300 OXYG Oxygen 71 144 55 68 - 127 251 ROOT Root Sports Northwest - Seattle 30 76 31 46 31 426 687 SHOW Showtime 576 365 415 431 351 318 546 SPIKE Spike TV 57 54 51 43 18 241 241 STARZ Starz 534 340 116 401 371 350 526 STZENC Starz Encore 518 350 111 406 311 340 536 SYFY Syfy (Science Fiction) 59 180 52 32 34 122 244 TBS Turner Broadcasting System 55 52 53 44 15 139 247 TCM Turner Classic Movies 501 230 60 41 43 132 256 TLC TLC 38 139 44 26 17 182 280 TMC The Movie Channel 591 385 425 438 381 327 554 TNT Turner Network Television 54 51 25 45 28 138 245 TOON Cartoon Network 42 257 38 23 39 176 297 TRUTV truTV 49 183 254 133 62 242 246 TVLAND TV Land 163 244 66 61 49 106 304 USA USA Network 58 50 23 31 37 105 242 VH1 Video Hits 1 62 217 59 51 29 162 335 hollywood q&a

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