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Video: Behind the TCAs with CBS stars

August 1st, 2012 by

A little video gift from CBS sharing behind the scenes clips of stars at the Summer TCAs.

Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan interviewed on ET

July 31st, 2012 by

Alex O’Loughlin discusses living in the islands and character development on Hawaii Five-0.  Did he say “Up in my grill”?


Photos: Hawaii Five-0 does the TCAs

July 30th, 2012 by

Since the 2012 Summer TCAs are the time that networks trot out their upcoming new Fall shows, there was no Hawaii Five-0 panel presented on Sunday.  Luckily for fans, three of the series’ stars showed up for the after-party and hung around long enough to pose for photographers. With almost two months before Season 3 premieres, it’s nice that fans have these images of Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, and Masi Oka, to enjoy in the meantime.

A big thanks to Mizzoh at AOLRocks for the images.  Her complete gallery can be seen here.
Photos from Francis Specker/CBS

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Update: McGarrett and Danno’s excellent adventure

July 29th, 2012 by

 Scott Caan, Alex O'Loughlin, and Masi OkaPhoto: CBS

Fans of the actors who make up the bromantic duo of Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams  on Hawaii Five-0, enjoyed a few fun behind-the-scenes moments with the two on Sunday, July 29th. The pair were in Beverly Hills for the 2012 Summer TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, and thanks to social media, we didn’t have long to wait for some updates. Alex O’Loughlin (McGarrett,) and Scott Caan (Danno) exhibited why their onscreen chemistry is so strong: the pair genuinely like each other in real life.

 O’Loughlin’s longtime followers know that he’s quite the cut-up and he didn’t let them down this time.  Fans had an opportunity to send questions to CBS in advance of the event, and @graciemonkey was lucky enough to have her tweet to executive producer Peter Lenkov chosen: “The McDanno bromance is so cute, are you surprised by how much chemistry Alex & Scott have on & off screen? ”  The inquiry was intercepted by Alex who joked, “I know this question was for Peter but I am going to answer it.  Our chemistry is as strong as it is because we are deeply attracted to one another in real life.”   The silliness continued when the two hit the CBS photo booth.

Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin

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Hawaii Five-0 weekend wrap up

July 28th, 2012 by

It’s been an exciting week for Hawaii Five-0 fans, with word of Ed Asner in Hawaii, Carlos Bernard (“24″) joining the show for an unspecified number of episodes, and a return visit by Mary McGarrett.  To top it off, CBS has announced that Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan will join Peter Lenkov for the TCA Annual Summer Stars Party on Sunday, July 29th.  Since the Television Critics Association events concentrate on introducing new shows to the industry players, Hawaii Five-0 isn’t scheduled to present a panel, but the fact that Alex and Scott are attending the party gives hope for interviews and pictures.

Updated re-broadcast schedule:

Saturday, July 28 (special time) : “Mea Makamae” (Treasure)  Bare-chested Steve diving for sunken treasure and an appearance by Patty Duke. See our review here.

Monday, July 30: “I Helu Pū” (The Reckoning) In this episode we get the cast dressed to the nines in formal-wear, Danny and Steven trying to outbid each other at an auction, and the end of the line for Lori Weston.

Monday, August 6: ”Ma’ema’e” (Clean) A volleyball coach is murdered and McGarrett and Fryer go toe-to-toe as the head of Internal Affairs places Kono in a precarious position.

Monday, August 13:  
“Kūpale”  (Defender)  This episode provides a bit of Hawaiian history, along with Apolo Ohno as a low level loser.  Scantily clad men run around brandishing spears, but sadly, none of the near-naked individuals are members of our Five-0 team. 

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Sexy behind the scenes photos from Hawaii Five-0

July 27th, 2012 by

Many thanks to @Kowagari for his permission to post the photos he snapped during the filming of Hawaii Five-0 on Thursday, July 26th. Happily for Danno fans, they include some oh-so-hot pictures of Scott Caan.

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Taryn Manning returns to Five-0

July 26th, 2012 by

Confirming our suspicions of a few weeks ago, William Keck reports that Taryn Manning will be returning to Hawaii Five-0 to reprise her role of Mary McGarrett.   At the end of last season, Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) had just discovered that the mother he’d believed to be dead for many years, was very much alive, setting up the story line for some intense family drama in Season 3.

From  TV Guide

Taryn Manning

Steve McGarrett’s happy family reunion is expanding. With his presumed dead mother Doris returning in Hawaii Five-0‘s season premiere (with Chicago Hope vet Christine Lahti in the role), sister Mary Ann won’t be far behind.

In an episode slated to air later this fall, actress Taryn Manningwill return to the islands as Steve’s kid sis to see for her own eyes that mama McG is in fact among the living. I’m hearing that both Steve and Mary Ann will have lots of questions for their mother, who faked her own death 20 years earlier.

Manning was originally announced as a series regular when the series premiered in 2010, but for story reasons the character was sent back to the mainland. She did, however, reprise the role in one Season 2 episode.

Might there be more McGarrett children out there? That remains to be seen. Lahti tells me she’s not quite sure what Doris was up to during her missing years. And online speculators continue to guess that Steve’s nemesis Wo-Fat may turn out to be Steve’s half-brother. Wouldn’t that be a twist?

Shirtless McGarrett and Boatgument ahead!

July 25th, 2012 by

A couple of mid-week teasers for the Hawaii Five-0 fans; McGarrett and Danno take their carguments to sea and more…

Lekio - Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS

From TV Guide

I need some Hawaii Five-0 spoilers! — Will
 Like sharks? What about pirates? Well, today’s your lucky day! I hear both will figure largely in an episode about dangerous boat-jackings and a Danno-McGarrett deep-sea fishing trip that goes awry.

One last teaser directly from the show’s executive producer:

Another “24″ alumnus heads to Hawaii Five-0

July 22nd, 2012 by

This afternoon, Hawaii Five-0 executive producer, Peter Lenkov tweeted a casting teaser out to fans:


This is welcome news for those of us who were faithful viewers of the Kiefer Sutherland show, “24,” where Mr. Lenkov spent some time.  For several seasons, Carlos Bernard played the complex character Tony Almeida, a man we were first reluctant to love, and then later, were forced to hate (damn you, Tony!)

Bernard won’t be the first actor from that show to guest-star on the Hawaii-based series.  Daniel Dae Kim who portrays Steve McGarrett’s team member Chin Ho Kelly, appeared in Seasons 2 and 3 of “24,” and his Hawaii Five-0 wife Malia, is played by Reiko Aylesworth, who played Almeida’s wife on the Sutherland show.   Confused?  Just think “Wife Swap.”

Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida in "24"

Other “24″ graduates who made appearances on Five-0 during the first two seasons were Jean Smart, Glenn Morshower, Annie Wersching, and Louis Lombardi, and there are probably more that aren’t coming to mind.  There’s no word yet on which episode(s) Bernard will appear in, or whether his character will be play good or evil; he’s quite good at both.   Kiefer Sutherland is busy with his own Fox series “Touch,” but I would like to suggest to Mr. Lenkov that we continue the “24″ reunion by casting Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe) and James Morrison (Bill Buchanan) in future episodes.

Ed Asner says Aloha to Hawaii Five-0

July 20th, 2012 by

Please allow me just a quick fangirl moment; Holy cow, Ed Asner tweeted me.  For the second time.  OK, shake it off girl, and get back to the business at hand.

You may recall the recent TV Guide item reporting that Ed Asner would be returning to Hawaii Five-0 for Season 3.  This was fortified when Mr. Asner tweeted that he would soon be returning to the islands.  Last week, Five-0 staff writer Joe Halpin arrived in Honolulu, and as I mentioned in a recent update, that means he wrote the episode that is currently being filmed.  I asked Joe who was in the director’s chair, and he said that it was his good friend Fred Toye.  Looking at Fred’s recent resume, I saw that he directed last season’s  “Kālele,” which you may remember as the “August March” episode, and Joe penned that script as well.  See where I’m going with this?  Hoping for confirmation that this is the highly anticipated return of August March, I tweeted the television legend to see if I could get more information.

Is anyone else happy about this news?

When we last saw August March, we discovered that he wasn’t a contrite, rehabilitated criminal who’d paid his debt to society, but instead, a cold blooded killer who was still very much in the game.  We know that McGarrett usually gets his man, and we certainly don’t want a murderer to get away with his crime, but darn, who wants to see Ed Asner arrested, or worse, killed?  Ohhhhhh,  Mr. Grant!