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Alex O’Loughlin behind the scenes of “I Helu Pu”

February 1st, 2012 by

Who’s looking forward to seeing McGarrett in a tux?  Our Undercover Special Agent Kuini was able to see just that, while watching the filming of episode 216 erecently.  If you recall, CBS casting was looking for extras in formal wear for this scene a few weeks back.


New Hawaii Five-0 promo for “Mai Ka Wā Kahiko”

January 31st, 2012 by

Prepare for unbearable tension in next week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0.  One of my favorite director’s, Larry Teng, is at the helm for this one, and I can’t wait!

Update: Extended promo!

Talking Story with Mike Buck and Peter Lenkov on AM 690 KHNR (Hawaii Five-0 podcast)

January 27th, 2012 by

Mike Buck hosted Hawaii Five-0′s executive producer Peter Lenkov for the first time at his new home at AM 690 KHNR.  Peter discussed Jenna Kaye, upcoming appearances of Michelle Borth, the retutn of Shelburne in the finale, Will Yun Lee as Sang Min, creating the NCIS:LA/Hawaii Five-0 crossover, his chances of doing a cameo on his own show, and gave me an exclusive teaser on James Caan’s upcoming role. I got a kick out of Peter’s story of James Caan’s interest in the show and how he pitched his character to Peter and Paul Z.  Peter also re-confirmed that there will be 24 episodes.  Peter closed by saying that this has been the best crew that he’s worked with.  Friends of the blog@TereseaLea, @fiveophans, @Pinkiepie230, and @Fitgirl called in and asked their own questions to Peter as well.  It was a fun interview, and a big mahalo goes to Mike Buck and Peter Lenkov!

Officer 808 on the Mike Buck Show,  Mike interviews Peter Lenkov, January 26, 2012 (1:00)

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EXCLUSIVE SPOILERY NEWS from Peter Lenkov on the Mike Buck Show

January 26th, 2012 by

AVERT your eyes if you don’t want to be spoiled with James Caan news.


Just got off the phone with my mini-interview with Peter Lenkov, via Mike Buck and his Mike Buck show:

James Caan approached Peter about Scott Caan’s character, wanting to know if Rachel and Danny get back together, and even pitched a character idea to Peter and Paul Z.  Peter and Paul loved the character and that’s how James’ character came into being.  But the big shocker is that James will not be playing Scott’s father!  Shocking and intriguing!

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America

Honolulu talk show host Mike Buck to interview Peter Lenkov

January 25th, 2012 by

He has climbed highest mountains, he has run through the fields, only to be back with us!  After a brief time off-air, Mike Buck found what he was looking for: a new home for his  radio show at AM 690 KHNR.  As you recall Mike and I first talked story about Lost on his radio show and dissected the show with our theories.  When Hawaii Five-0 started, we started our talk story sessions back up again to talk about the episode, the story, the action and all the wonderful “local-isms” of the show.  A few of our discussions are in the “Podcasts” section of the blog.    Sometimes producers Peter Lenkov and Paul Zbyszewski were in-studio guests and shed more insight on our favorite show.

Mike has been on air for a week now, and he’s secured executive producer Peter Lenkov to chat about Hawaii Five-0!  Follow the the KHNR link to the webpage and click the “Listen Live” button between 8-9 AM Hawaii Standard Time tomorrow morning, Thursday the 26th.

What are your questions for Peter?  I may have an opportunity to ask a few!

Paul Z, Mike and Peter (Photo: Mike Buck)

Apolo Ohno scores a trip to Hawaii Five-0

January 24th, 2012 by

Apolo Ohno’s fans have been lobbying Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov for months in hopes of landing the Olympic Gold Medal winner a role on the CBS show.  It appears their efforts have paid off; earlier today Ono tweeted: “@King5TracyT  I will be going to hawaii! Filming hawaii five-o!”

CBS Tweets confirmed the news with an announcement of their own, “Exclusive Casting Alert! Olympic speedskating medalist @ApoloOhno to guest star on #H50. Are there ice rinks in Hawaii?”   We knew the man can skate and dance, but can he act?

So which celebrity should be the next beneficiary of such a twitter campaign?


New promo: Four Reasons to Watch Five-0

January 23rd, 2012 by

We have to wait a while longer for a new Hawaii Five-0 episode but in the meantime, CBS has released a new promo to keep us happy.


The Five-0 Redux’s Wendie Joy offers insight on Hawaii Five-0 “Mai ka wā kahiko”

January 22nd, 2012 by

For some reason, the CBS PR department has released promo photos for Hawaii Five-0 episode 2.15, but not the press release.  As E!online teased earlier in the season, this episode finds Danno’s former partner showing up to seek revenge for some transgression.  Based on the images that have been released, “Rick” may very well be frequent bad-guy, Peter Greene.  Presumably, the title “Mai ka wā kahiko” used for the promo photos references the previous partner.  Big thanks to our friend Wendie Joy of The Five-0 Redux for sharing the translation of the title:

mai=from, ka wā=the time, kahiko=old, ancient.  This gives us “From the old time,” or more colloquially, “A blast from the past.”

Phillies outfielder catches Hawaiian wave

January 20th, 2012 by

Hawaii Five-0 executive producer and Phillies fan, Peter Lenkov has been teasing for awhile that outfielder Shane Victorino might make an appearance the show.  He finally confirmed it on Thursday with a tweet and a photo of himself with Victorino.  The island native nicknamed “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” is just the latest Philly to try out the acting field.

photo posted by Peter Lenkov

Tweet from @PLenkov: Guess who’s doing a cameo in episode 217?


ShanePhoto by E-PR/CBS

Hawaii Five-0 episode 2.14 topples Castle

January 18th, 2012 by

Castle brought in a much smaller audience than usual, giving the timeslot win over to Hawaii Five-o.  Maybe viewers were more interested in finding out who Shelburne was, or wanted to see how Danno would perform as midwife to his ex-wife.  Whatever the reason, Hawaii Five-0 came out ahead in both overall viewers and the 18-49 demo.


Danno delivers

From tvbythenumbers

Broadcast primetime final TV ratings for Monday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 4.4 11 10.080
FOX Alcatraz (premiere, 8-10p) 3.3 8 10.050
NBC Betty White’s 90th Birthday (8-9:30p) 2.7 7 13.860
ABC The Bachelor (8-10p) 2.4 6 7.430
CW Gossip Girl 0.6 2 1.290
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.6 11 11.400
9:00PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.6 11 13.020
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.3 1 0.790
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.8 9 11.090
NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rocker (premiere) 2.6 6 12.260
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.8 7 10.730
ABC Castle 2.2 6 9.410
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.3 3 5.570