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July 17th, 2013 by bahamabert
Ready to pre-order your Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 DVD and BluRay sets? Amazon is! Follow the links below for ordering specifics.
(Image courtesy of Amazon and CBS/Paramount)
Ready to pre-order your Season 4 DVD and BluRay sets? Amazon is! The online retailer recently put up pre-order information for the Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 DVD and BluRay sets, which are both currently listing at a discounted pre-order price of $58.49.
The Season 4 DVD and BluRay ordering details can be found at the Amazon.com website.
Remember, when placing your orders, use the 50Undercover Amazon gateway! (the link graphic can be found in the right-hand border of our pages).
July 14th, 2013 by bahamabert
One of Makani Kai’s helicopters, temporarily rebranded as Kamekona’s pride and joy, flies along the Waikiki shoreline in a “Magnum. PI” homage from Season 3′s “Hoa Pili.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)
Hawaii Five-0′s production team is pulling out all the stops to make the Season 4 premiere episode a high-octane thrill-ride. In addition to fan-favorite guest stars Henry Ian Cusick (LOST) and Chi McBride (Human Target, Golden Boy), we can also look forward to an eye-catching helicopter stunt or two courtesy of Makani Kai Helicopters.
As Mike Gordon of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser learned, Five-0 has negotiated with the University of Hawaii to film one of Makani Kai’s familiar black helicopters touching down in and presumably taking off from the Aloha Stadium field.
Copter landing in stadium touch and go for ’5-0′ filming
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 14, 2013
Landing inside Aloha Stadium isn’t included in Makani Kai Helicopters tours, so don’t go reaching for your cellphone to book a flight if you to see one of the company’s EurocopterAstars disappearing behind the north end zone this week.
A touchdown such as that would mark a historic moment for both the Halawa stadium and the CBS cop drama “Hawaii Five-0,” which included the scenario in the script of its Season 4 premiere, airing Sept. 27.
When edited into the episode, it will likely look more awesome than it actually was. That’s because the maneuver, even in tight surroundings, is more routine than stunt, according to Richard Schuman, the 55-year-old owner of Makani Kai Helicopters and the pilot who will do the flying.
“The landing is like we do every day, several times a day,” he told the Star-Advertiser. “The only difference is, now you are surrounded by a stadium.”
The stunt has been in the works for weeks, and at a July 5 public meeting, Stadium Authority board members appeared to favor the request. But the elephant in the room was bigger than a University of Southern California lineman: What would happen if there was an accident and the field could not be repaired in time for the University of Hawaii football team’s season opener with the USC Trojans on Aug. 29?
“This would be a huge loss,” stadium manager Scott Chan told the board. “It would not be good for anyone if this game did not take place.”
Stadium officials, using 2010 data, estimated the university would be out $2.3 million if that happens. But UH is comfortable with the stunt as proposed, said John McNamara, associate athletic director.
Board members noted at the meeting that “Five-0″ was agreeing to cover any damages and would conduct tests before and after the filming to measure the 3,500-pound helicopter’s impact — if any — on the turf’s bounce.
Schuman, whose helicopters have flown “Five-0″ episodes for the past three seasons, did his best to reassure stadium officials.
During the filming, he’ll probably hover about 50 feet above Aloha Stadium’s synthetic turf before the show’s director tells him to land, he said. If his engine suddenly stalls, Schuman doesn’t anticipate a problem landing safely. He would “float down like a kite,” he said.
“If done properly, it would come down no harder than you jumping off a table,” Schuman told stadium officials. “We train for that. But a worst-case scenario where the engine suddenly quits is extremely rare.”
The worst-case scenario, though, would be worse for Schuman, who has flown helicopters for 18 years, the pilot told the board.
“If I was to die of a heart attack coming over the stadium and the helicopter nosed down and crashed into the 50-yard-line, that would probably put a big dent in the field,” he said. “And I’m not sure how you would repair the field if that was the case.”
Under the plan discussed, the field’s 45-square-foot centerpiece, which has the University of Hawaii logo woven into the synthetic material, would be removed for the scene. “Five-0″ would have to restore infill material — the rubberized granules between the blades of artificial grass — blown away by wash from the helicopter rotors.
The board agreed to a $2,000-per-day fee for “Five-0″ to use the stadium and its parking lot from today through Wednesday. At last word, the agreement had not been finalized but the Stadium Authority board did not anticipate a problem closing the deal.
Schuman, who has done most of the flying in “Five-0″ episodes, doesn’t feel he’ll contribute anything unexpected to the episode when he lands.
“It’s not difficult,” he said after the meeting. “It’s like driving your car into your garage.”
AND that’s a wrap …
Mike Gordon is the Star-Advertiser’s film and television writer. Read his Outtakes Online blog at honolulupulse.com. Reach him at 529-4803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12th, 2013 by bahamabert
Aloha, Henry Ian Cusick, Jorge Garcia, and Terry O’Quinn! CBS promotes both the move to Friday nights and the addition of more LOST alums to the growing Five-0 Ohana.
(Image courtesy of CBS – http://instagram.com/p/brVDaNxhwr/ )
Peter Lenkov hinted there would be more LOST reunions this season of Hawaii Five-0, and he wasn’t kidding! In addition to Jorge “Hurley” Garcia, who was announced earlier this summer, Henry Ian Cusick (LOST’s Desmond) will also “go back to the Island.”
Cusick’s appearance in the Season 4 premiere was first teased by Peter Lenkov in a July 11th twitter photo and confirmed by CBS through the new promotional photo shown above, and in an interview with TV|Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich, which is excerpted below.
“Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick is heading back to Hawaii, with a plum role on Hawaii Five-0.
The dashing Scotsman will guest-star in the Season 4 premiere as Ernesto, a tough, fearless and ruthless member of a terrorist group called the National Liberation Movement. Provided he makes it out of the mayhem he makes alive, he possibly could reappear like a bad penny.
Asked to comment on Cusick’s character, show boss Peter Lenkov — who teased the Lost alum’s arrival with the photo below — said, ‘Well, he’s got the balls to take over the palace, Five-0′s HQ — so what more is there to say?’”
Read the full Mitovich article, complete with additional photos, at the TV|Line website.
Exec. producer Peter Lenkov shared this July 11th photo of LOST’s Henry Ian Cusick on location with Five-0. Cusick will appear in “Aloha. Kekahi i Kekahi,” the season premiere episode.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Lenkov – http://t.co/XVGpNjCXEl )
July 10th, 2013 by bahamabert
Chi McBride joins Hawaii Five-0 this season as SWAT Captain Lou Grover.
(Image courtesy of Paul A. Hebert / Getty Images)
Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov told C21Media in a recent interview that there would be new characters added to the Five-0 roster for Season 4. Lenkov named one of those new characters this afternoon at the Season 4 Blessing.
Chi McBride, most recently seen on CBS’s Golden Boy, will appear in the season premiere episode, “Aloha kekahi i kekahi.” McBride plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a recent Chicago transplant who takes a dim view of McGarrett’s trademark seat-of-the-pants approach to law enforcement. According to Lenkov, Grover views the Five-0 Task Force as “‘McGarrett and his merry band of do-whatever-the-hell-they-want,” an attitude which is sure to create story-driving conflict.
Entertainment Weekly’s website, EW.com, ran the story — excerpted below — on McBride’s addition to Five-0.
“Hawaii Five-0 historians will appreciate this.
The upcoming fourth season of CBS’s Five-0 will see the addition of SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a character that first appeared in an episode of the original series. And the cherry on top of the good news? He’ll be played by Chi McBride.
McBride will first appear in the season premiere, which airs Sept. 27 and starts shooting today in Hawaii.”
According to the EW.com story, McBride’s Captain Grover may prove to be a recurring character. Apparently incorporating some aspects of both Governor Sam Denning’s and Captain Vince Fryer’s initial misgivings about McGarrett’s task force, Grover’s attitude towards Five-0 should make for some great head-butting and tension whenever the two cross paths.
July 9th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii News Now (HNN) will once again provide exclusive coverage of Five-0′s season-launching Blessing ceremony.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now)
Hawaii News Now (HNN) will live-stream their exclusive coverage of Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 Blessing ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, July 10th at the show’s new Diamond Head Studio home.
HNN announced the Blessing coverage through the website article excerpted below.
“HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
As the saying goes, lights camera action! It’s almost go time for Season 4 of Hawaii Five-0 and Hawaii News Now continues to be your “go to” station for complete coverage.
Wednesday, July 10 marks the start of production for Hawaii Five-0, Season 4 featuring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Masi Oka, Michelle Borth, Taylor Wily, Christine Lahti, Mark Dacascos, Brian Yang and Teilor Grubbs, amongst many other talented actors.
We’re the only TV station in town invited on set for the blessing and start of filming. The blessing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. (Check back on Wednesday for the actual start time)
Click here to watch on a computer: http://hine.ws/live
Clicking this link will also take you to the mobile live stream: http://bit.ly/hnnlive2
Filming for every season of the show has started with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Blessings mark the start of something new and are a show of respect for the host culture.
The series will be returning to its original Honolulu sound stage at Diamond Head, home of the original Hawaii Five-0. The series also features some of the original 5-0 cast, including Dennis Chun and Al Harrington who will take part in Wednesday blessing.
To watch the blessing, you can log on to HawaiiNewsNow.com or you can download the Hawaii News Now app for iOS or Android devices.”
The complete article can be read at the Hawaii News Now website.
July 9th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov chats with C21Media “the challenges of rebooting a classic title for modern audiences.”
(Image courtesy of C21Media)
Hawaii Five-0 Executive Producer Peter Lenkov sat down recently to talk with C21Media about “the challenges of rebooting a classic title for modern audiences.”
The six-minute interview includes scenes from the show inter-cut with Lenkov’s comments, and the comments themselves cover considerable ground. For instance, while some fans have been apprehensive about the move to Friday nights, Lenkov looks forward to the new night and time. He feels the earlier timeslot will allow families to watch the show together, as he and his father did, while the new night will introduce Five-0 to a new audience.
Lenkov also teases with some hints about Season 4, which goes into production on Wednesday, July 10th. Look for the addition of new characters and the growth of existing relationships. Also expect questions from last season to be answered early on rather than strung out across the season, with new questions taking their place in the storyline.
C21Media’s website gives the following title and description for the interview.
Re-book it, Danno
“THE C21 INTERVIEW: Hawaii Five-O’s showrunner Peter Lenkov talks to C21 about the challenges of rebooting a classic title for modern audiences.
CBS relaunched the show in 2010, 30 years after its initial 12-year run had come to an end. Lenkov says the production meant striking a delicate balance between not disappointing the previous generation of fans and attracting new audiences.”
View the six-minute interview at the C21Media website.
June 25th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii News Now’s Keahi Tucker and Tannya Boyd Joachin chat with Five-0′s Peter Lenkov, Alex O’Loughlin, and Bob Orci at last year’s Sunset on the Beach.
(Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now)
According to Hawaii News Now’s Ian Scheuring, CBS announced today that Hawaii Five-0 would indeed continue its tradition of premiering each new season with a Sunset on the Beach red carpet extravaganza. SOTB4 will be held on Thursday, September 26th on Queen’s Beach, with the season 4 premiere airing nationally the following night in Five-0′s new 9:00pm Friday berth.
Hawaii Five-0 returns with “Sunset on the Beach” premiere in September
Posted: Jun 25, 2013 4:05 PM EST
By Ian Scheuring, Digital Content Producer
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan and the rest of the cast of Hawaii Five-0 will again descend upon Waikiki in September for the Sunset on the Beach premiere of the show’s fourth season, CBS announced on Tuesday.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Sunset on the Beach scene on Queen’s Beach.
Last September, thousands of fans gathered for an evening of entertainment that featured reggae band Natural Vibrations and red carpet appearances by the stars of the show.
“Sunset On The Beach is one of those awesome perks of this job that I never take for granted,” said executive producer Peter Lenkov. “For three seasons now we’ve been blessed with incredible support from not just local fans, but fans from all over the globe who come to Hawaii to attend the event.”
The show, which is moving to Friday nights this fall, premieres on television on September 27, 2013.
Copyright 2013 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
View Hawaii News Now’s article and gallery of photos at the HNN website.
June 25th, 2013 by bahamabert
Catch the Season 3 DVD wave on September 24th!
(DVD set cover art courtesy of CBS Home Entertainment)
CBS Home Entertainment has announced the release dates for DVD and BluRay versions of Hawaii Five-0′s Season 3 box sets.
As reported by David Lambert of tvshowsondvd.com, both DVD and BluRay sets will be released on September 24th.
“CBS Home Entertainment has today announced that Hawaii Five-0 – The 3rd Season is coming to DVD ($64.99 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray Disc ($72.99 SRP) on September 24th. Bonus material for these sets will consist of Audio Commentary Tracks on selected episodes (by the likes of Peter Weller, Glen Olson, Rod Baker, Joe Halpin, Peter Lenkov, Alex O’Loughlin, and Grace Park), Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, Alternate Endings for Kapu (Forbidden), and Featurettes called “Short Lines,” “Aloha Action!,” “Script to Screen” and “Hawaii Five-Over The Whole Wide World.” Additionally, the Blu-ray version will have some Easter Eggs hidden on it.”
Amazon.com is currently listing the DVD set at a pre-order price of $45.49, with the BluRay set available for pre-order at $65.69.
Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 BluRay set surfs into your living room on September 24th.
(BluRay cover art courtesy of CBS Home Entertainment)
June 25th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov chats with TV Guide’s Michael Schneider during his Master Session at the Banff World Media Festival.
(Photo courtesy of CBS and the Banff World Media Festival)
Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov was a featured speaker at the recent Banff World Media Festival. His fifty-minute Master Class session is presented below in the form of a Youtube video. Conducted by Michael Schneider of TV Guide, the interview-style session covers topics ranging from Lenkov’s formative years in Montreal, his early days in Hollywood, and his highly successful and popular reboot of CBS’s iconic Hawaii Five-0.
Lenkov largely attributes the show’s success to the cast and the job they’ve done with their characters, going on to say that viewers come back week after week because they like these characters. It is also interesting to note that Lenkov views the relationship and dynamic between McGarrett and Danno as “the engine” that drives the show, and that Scott Caan’s eleventh-hour casting as Danny Williams proved to be “lightning in a bottle.” Schneider adds that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park bring “geek cred” to the show thanks to their roles on LOST and Battlestar Galactica.
The official Festival introductory text for Lenkov’s session has this to say:
“Ho’olu komo la kaua (please join us) in welcoming Hawaii Five-0′s showrunner Peter Lenkov as he discusses his successful reboot of this iconic series that acts as an anchor to CBS’ Monday night line-up.
In this interview, he will take an in-depth look at what it takes to create a show with global appeal and to maintain its success in a very competitive television landscape.
He will also discuss how marketing a show and bringing the storytelling to the second screen is an important element in building awareness and engaging audiences. His vast producing career also includes executive producing another hugely popularly CBS global franchise series CSI: NY.”
Hawaii Five-0: Master Class with Peter Lenkov at BANFF 2013
(Duration: 50:51 minutes)
Published on Jun 15, 2013
June 17th, 2013 by bahamabert
Donnie Wahlberg of BLUE BLOODS and Alex O’Loughlin of HAWAII FIVE-0 stop for a photo op at the June 2012 HFPA brunch for the two CBS shows
(Photo courtesy of CBS)
CBS announced the premiere dates for its Fall 2013 lineup in a June 17th press release. The official CBS premiere week will span September 23rd – 29th, with the fourth season of Hawaii Five-0 premiering at 9:00pm ET Friday, September 27th. Five-0 will follow Undercover Boss and lead into Blue Bloods.
Viewers watching tonight’s broadcast of Hawaii Five-0 saw the first of the new H50 generic “moving to Fridays” promos in the end credits. This week’s episode was the last Five-0 broadcast in the show’s original 10:00pm Monday night timeslot; from now on, the show will air in its new Friday 9:00pm berth. This is also the third and final week of a three-week transition period which saw Five-0 airing twice a week in both old and new timeslots.
The CBS press release excerpted below can be read in its entirety at the CBS Press Express site.
June 17, 2013
CBS ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 PREMIERE DATES
America‘s #1 Network Will Premiere Nearly All of its New and Returning Series During Official Premiere Week (Sept. 23-29)
CBS, America’s #1 network, will premiere nearly all of its new and returning series during official premiere week (Sept. 23-29), following the Network’s Sept. 22 broadcast of THE 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, which will air live, 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/5:00-8:00 PM, PT. …
Friday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (5th season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (4th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (4th season premiere)