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Hawaii Five-0 on TNT — September Schedule

September 4th, 2013 by
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Visit TNT’s Hawaii Five-0 homepage for Season 1 cast interviews, publicity photos, promo videos, an episode guide, and more!
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September’s four Thursdays will give us a string of Season One standout episodes, starting with Po’ipu (The Siege) and Heihei (Race) on September 5th. Both TNT’s and TV Guide’s websites offer episode summaries with the two sites offering different looks at each episode.



Po'ipu and Heihei

Po’ipu — Five-0 meets General Pak’s flight at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Heihei — Danny and Grace (Teilor Grubbs) share some father-daughter time
(Photos courtesy of CBS)


Thursday, Sept 5th  **CONFIRMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O     

Po’ipu (The Siege)

TNT Summary: When a member of the security detail for an upcoming Aid Summit is murdered before he can reveal the details of an assassination plot, Five-0 is brought in to investigate the murder and protect the target, a ruthless dictator.

TV Guide Summary: An infamous dictator becomes an assassin’s target when he visits the islands. Five-0 must protect him while also investigating the murder of a security guard involved with the visit who apparently knew details of the planned assassination. Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2010

Guest Cast:  Max Martini — Nick Taylor;  Nelson Lee — Nae Shan;  Michael Adamshick — Tom Matthews;  Emmanuelle Vaugier —  Erica Raines; Ric Young — General Pak;  Matt Corboy — David Atwater;  Kelly Hu — Laura Hills


Thursday, Sept 5th **CONFIRMED**

10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O    

Heihei (Race)

TNT Summary: Five-0 is baffled when a highly skilled ring of thieves pulls off the heist of an armored car, killing two security guards but leaving the money behind. Their only lead in the case requires Danny to reluctantly ask his ex-wife for a favor.

TV Guide Summary: Episode Synopsis: Danny’s ex-wife assists Five-0 in a baffling investigation when highly skilled thieves kill two security guards in an armored car heist but leave behind the money. Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2010

Guest Cast:  Colin Egglesfield — Jordan Townsend; Bijou Phillips — Camille Townsend;  Nasir Jones — Gordon Smith;  Matt Baker — Seth James; Claire van der Boom — Rachel;  Blaine Kia — Leo Crane;  Taryn Manning — Mary Ann McGarrett



Palekaiko and Hana 'a'a Makehewa

Palekaiko — Steve and Chin Ho bond over spear-fishing and beer
Hana ‘a’a Makehewa — Chin is rigged with a bomb collar and his team must outwit Victor Hesse (James Marsters) to save him
(Photos courtesy of CBS)


Thursday, Sept 12th **CONFIRMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

Palekaiko ( Paradise )

TNT Summary: While Five-0 investigates the murder of a man on his honeymoon and his wife’s abduction, Medical Examiner Dr. Max Bergman recognizes uncanny similarities to a series of unsolved homicides from a year ago.

TV Guide Summary: A man is murdered on his honeymoon and his wife is abducted. The investigation reveals the crimes may be linked to a series of unsolved homicides that occurred a year earlier, in which recently married couples were targeted by a serial killer. Also: McGarrett learns a disturbing fact concerning his mother’s death. Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2010

Guest Cast:  Kasim Saul — Father;  Taryn Manning — Mary Ann McGarrett;  Joel Tobeck — Kurt Miller;  Rhys Coiro — Bradford Graybridge;  Peyton List — Erica Harris;  Sheila Kelley — Nancy Harris


Thursday, Sept 12th **CONFIRMED**   
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O  

Hana ‘a’a Makehewa ( Desperate Measures )

TNT Summary: It’s Christmas in Hawaii, but instead of celebrating, Five-0 is negotiating a hostage situation when the man who killed McGarrett’s father resurfaces. The murderer, Victor Hesse, threatens to detonate an explosive that he’s strapped to Chin Ho’s chest.

TV Guide Summary: Chin Ho is abducted and an explosive device is strapped around his neck. The abductor is Victor Hesse, who murdered McGarrett’s father, and he demands $10 million and safe passage out of Hawaii or he will kill Chin Ho. When the governor refuses to give Steve the money, he plots to steal the cash from a secret police location. Original Air Date: Dec 13, 2010

Guest Cast:  Will Yun Lee — Sang Min;  James Marsters — Victor Hesse;  Mark Dacascos — Wo Fat



Ke Kinohi and He Kane Hewa'ole

Ke Kinohi — Steve introduces Danny to McGarrett family friend Mamo Kahike, played by original series castmember Al Harrington
He Kane Hewa’ole — Chin and Kono unexpectedly bump into Chin’s once and future fiancee, Dr. Malia Wainright (Reiko Aylesworth)
(Photos courtesy of CBS)


Thursday, Sept 19th **PRESUMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O    

Ke Kinohi ( The Beginning )

TNT Summary: When McGarrett’s sister is kidnapped and his father’s Champ box stolen from his apartment, Steve and Five-0 discover new clues in his mother’s murder, including possible ties to the Japanese Yakuza (mafia).


Thursday, Sept 19th **PRESUMED**
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O 

He Kane Hewa’ole ( An Innocent Man )

TNT Summary: Five-0 joins the Honolulu Police Department in a high-speed police chase that ends with the driver fatally injured, and a gruesome discovery by the team. The investigation leads to an awkward reunion between Chin Ho and his ex-fiancée.




E Malama and Kai E'e

E Malama — Steve and Chin Ho must put their tracking and survival — and Ewok death trap — skills to use to protect the sole witness in a high-profile murder case
Kai E’e — Danny’s surfing lessons with former pro surfer Kono come to an abrupt end when tsunami warning sirens launch the evacuation of the Honolulu waterfront
(Photos courtesy of CBS)


Thursday, Sept 26th **PRESUMED**
9:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

E Malama ( To Protect )

TNT Summary: When the sole witness in a high-profile murder case disappears, Five-0 must head into the jungle to locate and protect her from assassins who are closing in fast.


Thursday, Sept 26th **PRESUMED**
10:00 PM     Hawaii Five-O   

Kai e’e ( Tidal Wave )

TNT Summary: Five-0 struggles to stay a step ahead of a major tsunami that has the island evacuating its shores as they investigate the disappearance of the head of the Tsunami Warning Center.


Is Hawaii Five-0 gaining a new member? (Spoiler alert)

September 2nd, 2013 by

SPOILER WARNING!  William Keck at TV Guide managed to wrangle some interesting teasers from Hawaii Five-0’s executive producer, Peter Lenkov.  Could Jorge Garcia be the newest member of the Five-0 team?  And how will Danno and McGarrett react to a grown man still living in his mom’s basement?

Photo credit: Daniel Dae Kim

Hawaii Five-0 is beefing up Chin Ho’s (Daniel Dae Kim) presence in Season 4. One upcoming episode will flash back to his first meeting with his late wife, the circumstances surrounding the loss of his badge and his time under the mentorship of McGarrett’s father, John. But first, the season kicks off with a pair of episodes that welcome two of Kim’s former Lost costars.

Henry Ian Cusick (the time-jumping Desmond) guest stars in the Sept. 27 premiere as the villainous Ernesto, who holds the team hostage. “He’s tied in to some baddies we introduced last season,” says exec producer Peter Lenkov.  

Then, in Episode 3, Jorge Garcia (Lost’s lovable Hurley) begins a potentially recurring role as Jerry, a conspiracy theorist whom the team consults. “He’s going to be sort of the fifth member of Five-0,” says Lenkov. “Jerry still lives in his mom’s basement. He’s the boy who cried wolf whom nobody ever believed, but he finally gets validated.” (Kim advises Lost fans to listen for an in-joke regarding island life.)

“Ian still lives here in Hawaii, and we have dinner regularly,” Kim says. “I was aware of his casting, but I learned about Jorge via Twitter.” 

With Terry O’Quinn also returning this season as Joe White, Kim’s Lost-alum wish list is almost complete. “I would love to welcome Harold Perrineau [Michael] and Josh Holloway [Sawyer],” he says, “but now that Josh is doing another CBS show [Intelligence], we might have to do anIntelligence/Hawaii Five-0 crossover.”

If Garcia’s character does return for more than one episode, this could be bring added humor to the team dynamic, which I myself, would welcome.  How about you?

Danno’s Big Bang (EXCLUSIVE PICS!)

August 30th, 2013 by
Danno's Camaro in Mana'o

Danno tries out a new shrieking hoodlum hood ornament in “Mana’o.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)


Now that CBS has released a Season 4 sneak-peek promo showing a well-loved member of the Five-0 team going up in flames, we’re pleased to present a set of exclusive photos shared with us by Special Agent Madjack! Madjack had a ringside seat as the special effects crew set up and triggered the pyrotechnics that torched Danno’s beloved Camaro. You can watch the conflagration from the comfort of your living room when the fourth season of Hawaii Five-0 premieres on September 27th.



With the Camaro gone kablooey, Steve and Danno need wheels. In a move almost guaranteed to put Danny in a particularly rant-y mood, Steve rolls out Jack McGarrett’s old pride and joy, the Mercury Marquis.  If that doesn’t drive Danno to the nearest Chevy dealership, nothing will!

McGarrett Marquis at studio by Masi Oka

McGarrett’s Marquis gets gussied up for her close-up.
(Photo courtesy of Masi Oka)


At least Hawaii Five-0’s Danno has a good job, right?

August 28th, 2013 by
Danny welcomes Gabrielle home

Better late than never. Dr. Gabrielle Asano (Autumn Reeser) gives Danny (Scott Caan) a welcome surprise in Season 3’s finale episode.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Will poor Danny ever catch a break with the ladies?  His love interest, Dr. Gabrielle Asano (Autumn Reeser) returns in the season’s fifth episode, “A ia la aku,” and TV Guide’s latest Mega Buzz teasers gives the impression that the reunion doesn’t go well. Peter Lenkov’s always said “a happy Danny is a boring Danny,” so look for Danny to be even more crabby than usual.



Anything else you can tell us about Danny’s relationship with Gabrielle on Hawaii Five-0? — Christine
Well, Melanie Griffith is coming to town, and I couldn’t imagine Danno’s mother not having an opinion on who her son is dating. But the couple will have bigger challenges than a nosy parent. Although executive producer Peter Lenkov previously teased that Danny’s daughter Grace could come between the pair, I’m hearing that Gabby will also be forced to choose between Danny and a job.

Pantsless Chi McBride causes spontaneous combustion in new Five-0 promo

August 26th, 2013 by
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Here comes Season Four! Hawaii Five-0 brings the rain to Friday nights this Fall.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Move over Shirtless McGarrett, there’s new hotness in Honolulu.  As a matter of fact it’s so hot, it’s hawt.

Here’s the latest Hawaii Five-0 season 4 promo clip featuring Chi McBride as SWAT Captain Grover dropping his drawers and knocking on doors.  Captain is looking so good, Danny’s Camaro can’t handle the hawtness!  Check it out!



Sneak Peek: Chi McBride bedevils Five-0

August 25th, 2013 by
Chi McBride plays Captain Lou Grover

Hawaii Five-0 welcomes Chi McBride as SWAT Captain Lou Grover
(Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly)

Hawaii Five-0 has a new man on the job!  HPD SWAT Captain Lou Grover, played by Chi McBride, makes his debut in the September 27th season premiere.  He’s front and center in one of this season’s first promos, along with Sgt. Duke Lukela, played by fan favorite Dennis Chun.



The news broke in early July that Chi McBride would be joining Hawaii Five-0 as SWAT Captain Lou Grover.  Executive producer Peter Lenkov shared some details with Entertainment Weekly’s Sandra Gonzalez in a July 10th interview:

“It’s always fun to dig back into Five-0 mythology and resurrect a character — and in this case, Chi McBride plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover,” says executive producer Peter Lenkov. “Recently transferred to Hawaii from Chicago, Grover isn’t easily sold on Five-0′s tactics, referring to the task force as: ‘McGarrett and his merry band of do-whatever-the-hell-they-want.’ What Five-0 does conflicts with Grover’s own style of law enforcement. And that creates good conflict, so prepare for some combustive tension between the two this season.”

So, will Captain Lou Grover be a hard lining stickler to procedure, or be an ally in the making? Talk to us!


Hawaii Five-0’s strategic move to Friday

August 23rd, 2013 by
Five-0's Fab Four

Hawaii Five-0’s Fab Four at the show’s first Upfront Presentation (L to R: Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Alex O’Loughlin, and Scott Caan)
Photo courtesy of CBS

According to Variety’s Rick Kissell, moving “Hawaii Five-0” to Friday nights may not be the harbinger of doom many fans have feared.

“Elsewhere, CBS smartly shifted ‘Person of Interest’ to Tuesday and ‘Hawaii Five-0′ to Friday, taking over in what have been troubled timeslots,” says Kissell. “’Person’ is a good fit with the ‘NCIS’ shows, and ‘Five-0’ is a clear alternative in its hour and should be a timeslot gainer.

The show had clearly hit the limit of its growth potential in the plum Monday 10 p.m. berth, but it has always generated a solid DVR lift in the L-7 ratings measure that will likely continue on Fridays.”

In other words, while the bloom may be off the Five-0 rose, CBS is simply moving the rosebush to a less showy corner of the garden where it can continue to blossom steadily, and giving its former spot to a potentially showier plant.

Unfortunately, CBS promotion of Five-0 isn’t likely to show a sudden up-tick after the schedule shake-up.

“CBS is largely keeping its other five nights intact, merely changing timeslots for two dramas, and can pour nearly all of its promotional budget onto top priorities on Monday and Thursday.”

Read the whole Kissell article at the Variety website.

Daniel Dae Kim’s Risky Business

August 22nd, 2013 by
Chin Ho rolls up on his Harley

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) rolls up on his Harley in Season 1’s “Ohana.”
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Hawaii Five-0’s Daniel Dae Kim talked recently with Greg David of TV Guide Canada’s The Loop, sharing his story of  obsession… with fast motorbikes. Kim credits Hawaii Five-0 for introducing him to the admittedly risky joys of motorcycling in Hawaii. He also shared his thoughts on the show moving to Friday nights, on ways he’d like to see Chin Ho develop this season, on the value of Twitter as a means of communicating with fans, and on letting his Star Trek geek flag fly.  (If  J.J. Abrams wants him for a Trek reboot  role, he’s there, baby!)

The complete TV Guide Canada article can be read at the TV Guide Canada website.



Daniel Dae Kim’s addicted to ‘Hawaii Five-0′ ride
Greg David, August 20, 2013 12:00:03 AM

Hawaii Five-0‘s producers created a monster when they asked Daniel Dae Kim to ride a motorcycle during an episode. Though he’d never been on one, he jumped at the chance to do it.

Now he’s addicted.

“It’s incredibly unsafe to ride on a regular basis and there are no helmet laws in Hawaii,” Det. Chin Ho Kelly portrayer told TV Guide Canada recently. “You see guys riding around in t-shirts and flip-flops. It’s very dangerous, but there is no sports car on the planet that compares to a fast motorcycle in terms of exhilaration. It is so much fun to just get out there and see the world around you without windshields and doors. I love it.”

The South Korea-born actor has had a beautiful world to look [at] for a decade. Kim’s been calling Oahu home since 2004, when Lost began its six-season run, and Season 4 of Hawaii Five-0 is set to bow next month.

The affable 45-year-old chuckled when he recalled he still hasn’t unpacked boxes he shipped to the island when Lost began, and surmised they may be his good luck charm to long-term primetime TV success. The husband and father of two boys is hoping his luck holds. The Eye has uprooted his cop drama from its comfy — and popular — Monday timeslot to Fridays, where there are decidedly less viewers.

“I have mixed feelings to be completely candid,” he admitted. “I would like as many people to see the show as possible and Friday nights tend to be a night of lower viewership, traditionally. That said, I know our core audience will follow us and I think it gives our show a chance at greater longevity.”

Even with three seasons of Five-0 under his belt, Kim has things he’d like to see his character do. Chief among them is getting “more down and dirty,” when it comes to gathering information for the team, comprised of Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), “Kono” Kalakaua (Grace Park) and Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka).

A prolific Twitterer, Kim loves socializing with his over 120,000 followers. He views Twitter as a direct conduit to fans of his and Five-0 in an honest way (“You can be who you want to be, as opposed to be who your handlers tell you you need to be.”), and thank them for being supportive.

It can also be used to chat about important things like a Star Trek movie marathon he watched earlier this spring. His favourite? Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Least favourite? Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (whose isn’t?). He also has high regard for J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the franchise and has a message for his former Lost boss.

“I’d love to be in one of J.J. Abrams’ new Trek movies,” he said. “Not to get too geeky, but I’ve seen every episode of the original series and that’s the one I’m a big fan of. I was lucky enough to be on Voyager and Enterprise. If they asked me, absolutely.”

Season 4 of Hawaii Five-0 returns Friday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global/CBS.

Thoughts? Comments? Hit us up below!

Hawaii Five-0, a favorite guilty pleasure

August 21st, 2013 by

Entertainment recap and commentary website Television Without Pity, whose catchphrase is “Spare the snark, spoil the networks,” has given Five-0 a “Watch” ratiing in its “Watch, DVR, Skip” ranking of the Fall 2013 schedule.

While we’ll take issue with the contention that a Friday night berth is a death sentence for our show, we’ll happily cheer their decision to give Hawaii Five-0 their highest timeslot ranking!

After reading the post, show-runner Peter Lenkov tweeted, “Honored!”

Read the complete Fall 2013 lineup rankings at the Television Without Pity website



Five-0 cast in scene from Hookman

Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Grace Park, and Daniel Dae Kim in scene from Season 3’s “Hookman.”
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Fall TV 2013: Watch, DVR, Skip

Friday at 9 PM

Watch: Hawaii Five-0
Moving it to Friday seems like the kiss of death, and that’s a shame since this show is one of our favorite guilty pleasures. But we’ll happily wind down the week with pretty people and lovely scenery and some ass-kicking thrown in for good measure.

DVR: America’s Next Top Model
Because the boy twist is fun, but you want to skip anything to do with Bryanboy and/or mute Tyra most of the time.

Skip: Shark Tank and Enlisted
Shark Tank is best in clip form and the existence of Enlisted is best forgotten.

Watch It Online (or On Demand): Grimm and Raising Hope
Grimm is good weekend watching and Raising Hope has its moments, so get out the iPad and enjoy.

Hawaii Five-0 officially welcomes Melanie Griffith (SPOILERS!)

August 20th, 2013 by
Tweets announcing Melanie Griffith casting

Five-0 exec producer Peter Lenkov, CBS Studios, and TV|Line officially announce Melanie Griffith’s addition to Season 4 cast via Twitter.

Hawaii Five-0 exec producer Peter Lenkov and CBS Studios officially welcomed actor Melanie Griffith to the Five-0 Ohana today via twitter, with TV|Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich running a story on Griffith’s casting as Danny’s mother.

As such announcements often immediately precede or coincide with an actor’s appearance on set in Hawaii, it is possible that Griffith will make her debut as Danny’s mother in episode 4.05, titled “A ia la aku.”



Scott Caan and Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith and Scott Caan will play mother and son on Hawaii Five-0.
(Photo courtesy of TV|Line)

August 20, 2013 11:19 AM PDT
Hawaii Five-0: Melanie Griffith Is Danny’s Mom
Matt Webb Mitovich

Danny Williams’ mom is a Working Girl — of sorts, in that she will be played by film vet Melanie Griffith.

CBS announced the Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 casting on Tuesday, via their network Twitter feed. Could Mom be in town to check out her little boy’s new doctor-honey, Gabrielle (played by Autumn Reeser)?

(Excerpted article can be read in full at the TV|Line website).