Moonlighting is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from 1985 to 1989. It was a hit with TV audiences as well as with critics and industry insiders, garnering 16 Emmy nominations in just its second season. But by its fourth season, its ratings had declined precipitously as neither of the principal stars was vested in the final season of the show. The series went on hiatus during the February sweeps and returned on Sunday evenings in the spring of 1989. Six more episodes aired before the series was canceled in May of that year.