With the launch of Hawaii Five-0 on the TNT cable network just a week away — Season 1 premieres at 9:00pm ET/PT Thursday, August 8th with a two-episode block of “Pilot” and “Ohana” – TNT’s Five-0 home-page has gone live at the TNT website. Thus far, the site includes an Season 1 episode guide, a gallery of publicity photos, an “about” description of the show, cast biographies, Q&A interviews with series stars Grace Park and Scott Caan, and a press release which includes a listing of August episodes.
The Q&A-style text interviews with Grace Park and Scott Caan both appear to date back to Season 1, which is in keeping with the TNT broadcast timeline.
An excerpt from Scott’s interview — “Caan Man Is On The Scene”:
“Q: How do you prepare yourself to play the role of Danny Williams?
SC: Well, the good news is that this role comes easy to me. I feel that there’s a lot of me in the part, so I feel like for the most part with this role I just kind of memorize my lines and hit my marks and have fun, you know… You know the only way to do a show like this is to figure out a way to have fun. Alex O’Loughlin has a really tough job, a really tough job, because his role is not the most fun role to do, and he has to come back and do it everyday. Me, there’s a lot of scenes where I just show up and have fun.
Q: What has been the most rewarding thing about taking on this role?
SC: Well, I’ve been in the business for a long time and I haven’t really gotten the roles that I want to get. I played in Ocean’s Eleven, I was the tenth guy in that movie. You know, Casey [Affleck] for example he went on and got some good parts and got offered good movies, and I didn’t. You know, I wasted a lot–I didn’t waste time, but I went off and made my own movies and I spent a lot of my own money on movies and I wanted to be John Cassavetes. I didn’t want to be Tom Cruise, you know, and so you pay the price. And for whatever reason my brand didn’t get me to a point where I could do exactly what I wanted to do. And there are things that I really want to do and I have to take opportunities like this. This is a wave, you know, and you really have to take those moments in life when you say no to them you look back and go, ‘God I wonder where I would be if I did do that.’ Because look, ultimately, I’m in my thirties and the things that I want to do are ahead of me.”
An excerpt from Grace’s interview — “Get to Know Grace Park”:
“Q: You are no stranger to acting in a television series. What makes this role different than any you’ve played before?
GP: It seems like with Hawaii Five-0 I can feel the formula a little bit more. I mean working on The Cleaner that was still somewhat of a procedural and it turned more into it in the second season, but it feels like you can see the beats a little bit more like, ‘Oh, here is the funny bit between McGarrett and Danno,’ and, ‘Oh, cool, we have the action part,’ which kicks ass–I love it. And then here, okay, we’re solving the case. You know, so I feel like I see those pieces a little bit more in the story. It’s almost like The Matrix, not as green letters coming down, but you can start to see like pictures within that, so I don’t know if this is because I have a little more experience or if it’s because of the way the–or talking to the writers and then reading the episodes or getting a different eye for seeing those types of things and obviously this is a much bigger machine. I haven’t been on a network like this ever and also to be one of like the most highly touted shows on a huge network, it’s like you’re riding a massive wave.
Q: What has been the most rewarding thing about taking on this role?
GP: I would say, it took me a while to notice but I feel like I have been really like the silliest I have been on any set that I have been on. And usually it’s because I was working with someone who would bring that out, you know, great sense of humor and would get everybody laughing or some of the relationships I made. But on this show absolutely, I love the people on it, but it’s like I realize that this is the first time I feel so free and just so loose and silly and strange and get to kind of just bop around and do whatever and I realize I hadn’t been like that before. And then I thought this is what, one of the things I am going to get to come away with, you know, which is like it’s more of a personal thing has nothing to do with work.”
TNT Press Release — http://tntnewsroom.com/hawaii-five-0-tnt-premiere/
Action-Packed Hit “Hawaii Five-0″ to Join TNT Lineup Thursday, Aug. 8
July 30, 2013 Kevin Little 11:12 am ET
TNT is hitting the beach this summer as the network adds the action-packed drama series Hawaii Five-0 to the primetime lineup. The People’s Choice Award-winning series, which stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, is set to air on TNT Thursdays at 9 and 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Aug. 8. A complete schedule of episodes running in August is included below.Hawaii Five-0, which is preparing to launch its fourth season on CBS, comes to TNT from CBS Television Distribution. The series is a contemporary take on the classic show about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches.
At the center of Hawaii Five-0 is Detective Steve McGarrett (O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop who returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder. He then stays after Hawaii’s Governor (Jean Smart) persuades him to head up the new team with his rules, her backing, no red tape and blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop. He’s a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter.
The Five-0 unit also includes Chin Ho Kelly (Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective and former protégé of McGarrett’s father who was wrongly accused of corruption. Chin’s cousin Kono (Park) is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the police academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite.
Hawaii Five-0 was named Favorite New Drama by fans voting on the 37th Annual People’s Choice Awards. The show’s other accolades include a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe® nomination for Scott Caan, Emmy® nominations for stunt coordinator Jeff Cadiente and a BMI TV Music Award for Keith Power and Brian Tyler. The show is executive-produced by Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for CBS Television Studios.
Hawaii Five-0 on TNT – August 2013 Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 8
9 p.m. – “Pilot” – TV-14-LV
Steve McGarrett is summoned home to Honolulu to bury his father after he is murdered by a madman. Governor Jameson wants Steve to head up a new elite police unit, and she will give him full authority to get the job done. Initially he turns down the job, but when he meets the man charged with investigating his father’s murder, he changes his mind so he can find the killer himself.
10 p.m. – Ohana – TV-14-LV
When a former cyber-terrorism expert is kidnapped, McGarrett and his team are assigned to find the missing expert in order to protect national security.
Thursday, Aug. 15
9 p.m. – “Malama Ka Aina” – TV-14-LV
Five-0 discovers a connection between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob after an escalating gang war wreaks havoc during a local high school football game.
10 p.m. – “Lanakila” – TV-14-V
Five-0 is called on to locate a dangerous escaped prisoner, but to find him, they need to determine his reasons for escaping. Steve’s sister, Mary Ann, arrives from the mainland for a visit and brings trouble of her own.
Thursday, Aug. 22
9 p.m. – “Nalowale” – TV-14-V
When a teenage girl’s body is found near Waikiki, Steve and the team are assigned to finding her missing sister. The case is further complicated by the fact that their father is Michael Reeves, ambassador assigned to the Philippines and friends with the Governor.
10 p.m. – “Ko’olauloa” – TV-PG-V
Five-0 delves into the world of North Shore surfing when the CEO of a successful surf company is murdered.
Thursday, Aug. 29
9 p.m. – “Ho’apono” – TV-14-V
McGarrett must rely on his SEAL skills to diffuse a hostage situation when a Navy SEAL on the run for murder takes hostages aboard the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial Battleship.
10 p.m. – “Mana’o” – TV-14-LV
The team is up against Internal Affairs, dirty cops and a powerful cocaine cartel when they investigate the murder of Danny’s ex-partner, who is found dead at a Hawaiian luau with his badge in his mouth.