Cybill Shepherd's twins are going to have a lot to answer for. They're the ones who wrecked "Moonlighting."
Last season's most innovative TV series is this season's biggest bore. Tuesday night's episode, in which Maddie confirmed she was married and David did nothing but smile wanly, was the proverbial final nail in the coffin.
Only don't schedule this corpse for cremation: There's no fire left. It isn't even "Moonglowing."
If only Shepherd hadn't gotten pregnant. Then there would have been no need to create Maddie's pregnancy. Then there would have been no need to write her out of the show for half a season. Then there would have been no need to leave us loyal viewers twiddling our thumbs while waiting for the show to get back to being its clever, rambunctious, tempestuous self.
But after stringing us along for four months with an increasingly hollow soap opera about David and Maddie's smoldering romance, the producers decided to snuff it out rather than rekindle it. When Maddie finally returned to the Blue Moon detective agency last week, they had her hit David with a double whammy: She'd gotten married on the spur of the moment to a virtual stranger--and the baby she is carrying isn't David's.