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Face time with Hawaii Five-0′s Michelle Borth (UPDATED)

April 14th, 2013 by

Although Michelle Borth’s character, U.S. Navy Lt. Catherine Rollins, didn’t become a full-time series regular until the current third season, Catherine’s been a part of Steve McGarrett’s life for years in a relationship that predates the founding of the Five-0 Task-force. There’s a lot of  story material to be mined there, and Borth’s addition to the series roster of regular characters opens up some intriguing possibilities.

The Star Advertiser’s Mike Gordon — @CrankyDad on Twitter — recently got to sit down with the lovely Michelle Borth and “talk story,” as they say in Hawaii.

The article can also be read at the Star Advertiser website.

15 Apr ’13 — Mike Gordon posted a much more in-depth version of his interview with Michelle Borth in his Outtakes Online blog at the Honolulu Pulse website — it is well worth the read!


More than a pretty face

After years of anonymous roles, Michelle Borth lands her “dream job” on “Five-0″

By Mike Gordon
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2013

Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) goes undercover for Five-0 in "Na Ki'i"

On the March 18 episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth), left, went undercover at the local roller derby to track down a killer.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

 

The smile on her face is so genuine, it wouldn’t require a second take to confirm that Michelle Borth is really (really) happy with her current job.

In the part of Catherine Rollins on “Hawaii Five-0,” the actress has found the success she’s craved since arriving in Hollywood a decade ago. She’s had the role of Steve McGarrett’s girlfriend since the rebooted series premiered in 2010, but this season, the show’s third, Borth has become more than just a pretty face.

She’s done several butt-kicking action scenes, climbed over a high-rise hotel railing to get to the floor below — yes, that was Borth — and given McGarrett someone prettier than Danno to argue with.”Five-0″ has been a welcome change for Borth, who relocated to Hawaii for the show.

The 34-year-old actress has worked consistently on everything from “bad, bad low-budget independent films,” she said, to the critically acclaimed but short-lived HBO series “Tell Me You Love Me.”Borth earned her success “the hard way,” she said, and she’s proud of it. There were a lot of cattle-call auditions, one-liners on shows and single-episode guest appearances.

“I’ve been able to support myself acting for over a decade now, but nobody knows my name because I have been on shows that nobody watches and they get canceled after one season,” Borth said recently while relaxing at The Modern Hotel in Waikiki. “I have been doing the grind for a while, and finally I was like, I want to be on a show that people know the name of. It has a cachet to it.”

That might sound like a trivial measure of success, but consider Borth’s background.

She grew up in New Jersey and New York as the daughter of a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. Borth helped raise her two younger brothers, who still call her “Mammina,” Borth said.As a youth, the only constant in her life was gymnastics, and she longed to be Nadia Coma­neci, the Olympic gold medalist from Romania. She said the discipline required to excel in gymnastics meant missing friends’ birthday parties and sacrificing some of her femininity in favor of a rock-hard physique, she said.”Gymnastics threw my whole body off,” Borth said. “I kind of looked like a 12-year-old boy until my early 20s. It was really awkward. I had muscles where you shouldn’t have muscles.”

That isn’t the case anymore. Borth’s look is striking: She’s Italian and Chilean, with dark eyes, long dark hair and a figure best described as petite.

“They show me so much love here that I have never received on anything else I have worked on.”–Michelle Borth: Speaking about the support she receives from fans, with whom she interacts through public appearances and Twitter

The family moved around so often that Borth struggled to fit in at new schools, she said. Borth was the awkward girl who ate lunch by herself while reading Anne Rice books, the loner who didn’t go out of her way to make friends.

“I think a lot of that led to me becoming an actress because when you move around a lot and go to different schools, you have to learn to become somebody else all the time to fit in,” Borth said. “So I learned how to be a chameleon really well. If not to fit in, to just hide.”Borth moved west after graduating from Pace University in Manhattan and took a variety of small parts before landing her breakthrough role in HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me.”

If there was any question whether she had left the loner behind, the 2007 show answered it. The series, which also starred Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Sonya Walger (“Lost”) and Jane Alexander as a therapist, followed three couples with intimacy problems, and the on-screen simulated sex was controversial.Still, it was easy explaining the role to her mother, a tough, free spirit with Sophia Loren beauty, Borth said. But the actress insisted her brothers not be allowed to watch the show.Her mother was fine with that. Then she organized a block party so the neighbors could watch the premiere episode, the most graphic of the series.

“She was so proud,” Borth said. “I just thought it was hysterical. I wasn’t there, but I can just imagine everyone with their mouths open and my mom going, ‘That’s my girl!’”Borth credits her confidence to her mother. The actress isn’t a stereotype.”I am not the girl next door,” Borth said. “I would say I am a lot more complicated than that. I have a huge, huge heart, and I do everything to the extreme. I think I love to the extreme. I think I can be sad to the extreme. And I think I can be angry to the extreme.”

Michelle Borth attends a local fan “Tweet-up” in Honolulu.
(Photo: Officer808/50undercover)

Borth could have played a larger role on “Five-0″ well before this season. Peter Lenkov, the show’s executive producer, had asked her several times, but Borth resisted because she was looking for her own series, she said.Borth wound up as one of the stars on ABC’s “Combat Hospital,” which told the story of doctors at a military hospital modeled after a real facility in Af­ghani­stan. It was canceled after a 13-episode run in the summer of 2011.”I just needed to go out there and give it a shot,” she said. “And I am glad I did because had I come on sooner, I think I would always be wondering what could have happened if I had tried.”

As McGarrett’s girlfriend, Borth is the envy of legions of female fans of the show. She gets to spend all day on set with Alex O’Loughlin, the hunky Australian star who plays the top “Five-0″ crime fighter.But the work schedule is random. Some episodes include her in numerous scenes, and others require Borth on set for only two days. That leaves her with the rest of the week off and more time to surf, walk her dog or spend an entire day watching Netflix.

“Honestly, it’s a dream job,” Borth said. “And I really adore Alex as a person and admire him so much. He has taught me a ton. He doesn’t really even know how grateful I am for him.”She admires O’Loughlin for his dedication to the show but also because he’s a family man, too.”As a woman, I don’t know if I can have it all, if I can have kids and be married and handle the work,” she said. “And I watch him every day and think if he can do it, I can do it.”

The fans have been a large part of Borth’s life this season. More than any other “Five-0″ cast member, she’s reached out with public appearances and a steady interaction on Twitter. It was a conscious decision because previous actresses with important roles — Taryn Manning, Larisa Oleynik and Lauren German — met with a negative reaction from fans that was inexplicable.

“At first I wanted to do it because in the past with previous female characters, they have had it really tough coming onto this show, especially with social media,” Borth said. “And I knew that coming into this, and I knew that it wasn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. So my idea was to kind of reach out first and sort of send an olive branch out.”But the relationship grew. The communication became a conversation.

“They show me so much love here that I have never received on anything else I have worked on,” Borth said. “It is really incredible the amount of support I have been given.”Her job doesn’t depend on this, and nothing the fans can say will dictate what happens on “Five-0.” It’s just nice for Borth to be part of something.”I want to embrace this fully, and I want to enjoy being a part of this show and I want the fans to enjoy that as well,” she said. “And why not embrace all the love that people have to give?”

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2013

 

 

 

Kono’s on the run in Hawaii Five-0 season finale! (SPOILERS)

April 13th, 2013 by

Michael Ausiello of TV Line revealed some season finale tidbits to whet our appetites for Hawaii Five-0′s season finale, “Aloha. Malama Pono,” which will air on May 20th.

Said Ausiello in his April 12th TV Line column:

“When a plane lands on Oahu with four bodies on board and a missing terrorist detainee, the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding him before he carries out an attack on U.S. soil. Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery. Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser guest star.”

Based on the guest cast list, we will once again have high-stakes issues facing our stalwart heroes — Christine Lahti’s ex-CIA operative Doris McGarrett tying son Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) up in knots, Autumn Reeser’s Dr. Gabrielle Asano making things interesting for Danno (Scott Caan), and the Noshimuri brothers (Ian Anthony Dale and Daniel Henney) putting Kono (Grace Park) in hot water with the HPD. It’s safe to assume that Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) will be embroiled in the mess ensnaring Kono, as he was when he found Steve practically standing over the body of murdered Governor Jameson.

Michael Noshimuri (Daniel Henney) up to no good

Fresh off the plane, and already Michael Noshimuri (Daniel Henney) is causing trouble for Kono (Grace Park) and boyfriend Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale)
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.de)

We’ve been wondering when we would learn what jailbird brother Michael Noshimuri (Daniel Henney) did with Kono’s service handgun back in December 10th’s “Huaka’i kula (Field Trip),” and judging from Ausiello’s spoiler, the answer is extremely bad news for Officer Kalakaua. “Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit,” says Ausiello — a scenario that harkens back to the Season 1 finale when McGarrett was on the run after being accused of murdering both Governor Pat Jameson (Jean Smart) and her aide,  Laura Hills (Kelly Hu).

Will love conquer all? Will Kono take the fall? Will Steve hit the wall? We’ll find out in a little over a month, but in the meantime, what do you think?

Sneak Peek of Monday’s Hawaii Five-0 (SPOILERS)

April 12th, 2013 by

Monday brings us “Olelo Pa’a (The Promise),” the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated “SEALSteve” episode of Hawaii Five-0 and we have the first two minutes of it on video! While it will surely be an action-packed adventure, the subject matter is anything but frivolous; Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), aided by fellow Navy officer Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth), sets out to retrieve the remains of an old and dear friend lost in North Korea on one of McGarrett’s last missions before forming the Five-0 Task-force.

SEALs Freddie Hart and Steve McGarrett prepare for a high-stakes mission

SEALs Freddie Hart (Alan Ritchson) and Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) prepare for a high-stakes mission in the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III.
(Photo courtesy of CBS and the U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)

Told in a series of flashbacks interspersed with Steve’s current mission, “Olelo Pa’a” introduces us to Freddie Hart (Smallville’s Alan Ritchson), Steve’s friend from BUD/S all the way through his career as a SEAL and into the fateful mission to capture Anton Hesse (Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus), and reintroduces us to some old friends — Lt. Commander Joe White (Terry O’Quinn) and retired Huey pilot and barkeep, Frank Bama (Jimmy Buffett).

Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV blog scored an exclusive look at the first two minutes of the episode.  In addition to the video, EW’s Sandra Gonzalez gave the following description of the “Olelo Pa’a” plot:

“In a series of flashbacks, fans will get to see what happened in the hours leading up to the show’s pilot — specifically learn how McGarrett was indirectly responsible for the death of a fellow SEAL who saved his life.”

(Youtube video courtesy of CBS and Entertainment Weekly)

 


Back in Season One’s “Ho’apono (Accept),” Steve tries to gain the confidence of a fellow SEAL suffering from PTSD by sharing details of his time in BUD/S; the event McGarrett recounted to Graham Wilson (Adam Beach) is revisited in some of the flashbacks to Steve’s training as a SEAL. We will get to see McGarrett and Hart undergoing cold-water endurance training under the watchful eye of Joe White, just as Steve told Graham aboard the USS Missouri.

A series of behind-the-scenes photos of the cold-water endurance training shoot were recently released on Navy Region Hawaii’s Flickr account. The scenes were shot on March 1st at Hale’iwa, with sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) filling the ranks of McGarrett and Hart’s BUD/S class.

McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Hart (Alan Ritchson) on the receiving end of some Joe White "tough love"

McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and buddy Freddie Hart (Alan Ritchson) on the receiving end of some Joe White (Terry O’Quinn) “tough love.”
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio)

 

Alex O'Loughlin

(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio)

The official CBS press release gives the following details on “Olelo Pa’a.”


03.25.2013

WHEN McGARRETT AND CATHERINE CROSS INTO NORTH KOREA TO RETRIEVE THE REMAINS OF A FALLEN FRIEND, HE RECOUNTS HIS LAST DEADLY MISSION THERE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, APRIL 15

The Episode Serves as a Prequel to the Series’ Pilot

Jimmy Buffett  Returns as Frank Bama and Terry O’Quinn Returns as Joe White

“Olelo Pa’a” – When McGarrett and Catherine cross into North Korea to retrieve the remains of a fallen friend, he recounts his last deadly mission there, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, April 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The episode serves as a prequel to the series’ pilot.  Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama and Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

(*Olelo Pa’a is Hawaiian for “The Promise”)

SERIES REGULARS:

Alex O’Loughlin     (Steve McGarrett)

Scott Caan     (Danny “Danno” Williams)

Daniel Dae Kim     (Chin Ho Kelly)

Grace Park     (Kono Kalakaua)

Masi Oka     (Dr. Max Bergman)

Michelle Borth     (Catherine Rollins)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Jimmy Buffett     (Frank Bama)

Terry O’Quinn      (Joe White)

 

GUEST CAST:

Alan Ritchson     (Freddie Hart)

Harold Sue     (Happy)

Rick Yune     (Han Ji-Woon)

Steven Matsuno     (NK Colonel)

Kai Duvall     (Seal Student)

Erick Dallas     (Flight Operator)

Robert Picardo     (CIA Man)

Larry Wegger     (Vice Admiral)

Vince Shin     (Combatant)

Captain Sal Aguilera     (Preacher)

Captain Jeffrey James, USN     (Commander)

John Quincy Adams     (Freddie’s Father)

Jessica Jacobus     (Kelly)

 

WRITTEN BY:    Peter Lenkov and Ken Solarz

DIRECTED BY:     Joe Dante

GENRE:     Drama

RATING:     TBD

 

Peter Lenkov stirs the Hawaii Five-0 pot (SPOILERS!!)

April 9th, 2013 by

Never let it be said that Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov doesn’t know how to keep anticipation and discussion well stirred. Lenkov posted a photo yesterday which revealed an intriguing plot point for next week’s long-awaited “SEAL-Steve” episode, “Olelo Pa’a (The Promise).”

First, let’s have a look at the publicity photo; camo’d and kitted-out McGarrett scruffing up some bag-hooded ne’er-do-well. Ahh, but who’s that under the hood?

McGarrett gets his man

Score one for the good guys. McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) gets his man in “Olelo Pa’a.”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

“Anton Hesse bagged!!! ” Lenkov exclaimed, confirming that at least one aspect of the flashback does indeed focus on what Steve was doing immediately prior to the events of the series pilot — taking down one half of the Hesse Brothers.

So, what does this tell us about “Olelo Pa’a”? We can assume we’ll see Steve and his team going after Hesse and bringing him back to South Korea, but that’s just one part of the story; something has to happen present-day to set the stage for this, and earlier, looks at Steve’s life as a SEAL.

“When McGarrett and Catherine cross into North Korea to retrieve the remains of his fallen friend, he recounts his last deadly mission there,” says the CBS press release. So just who is this fallen friend, and where and when did he fall? How does the Hesse capture play into the story?  More to the point, what obstacles will Steve and Cath face as they strive to bring their fallen comrade home?

Today’s TV Guide “Mega Buzz” article gave some insight into these questions. The article, which is excerpted below, can be read in full on the TV Guide website.


Mega Buzz: A Glee Exit, Person of Interest’s Virus, and a Grey’s Return
Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Apr 9, 2013 09:18 PM ET

What can you tell me about the upcoming Hawaii Five-0 prequel episode?
ADAM: McGarrett travels to North Korea to collect the remains of a fellow SEAL who died in the mission we saw a snippet of in the first episode of the series. Why does McGarrett go to such great lengths three years later? Let’s just McGarrett is indirectly to blame for his partner’s death. Several of the flashbacks play on father-son dynamics, which makes watching the re-contextualized scene of McGarrett talking to his dad for the last time even more brutal.


Tune in this coming Monday, April 15th to see how all these elements fit together. In the meantime, how do you think the story will unfold?

Hawaii Five-0 rolls out the guest cast heavy hitters (SPOILERS!)

April 3rd, 2013 by
Craig T. Nelson, Henry Rollins, Don Swayze, and Mare Winningham

Craig T. Nelson, Henry Rollins, Don Swayze, and Mare Winningham guest in heavy-hitting May episodes of Hawaii Five-0.
(Photos courtesy of ZAP2it.com and Getty Images)

ZAP2it.com revealed today in a casting exclusive that Craig T. Nelson of Parenthood will be joining Hawaii Five-0 for a late-season guest appearance. According to Rick Porter of ZAP2it, Nelson will play a “power hungry” ex-CIA operative.

“Nelson’s character is suspected of some shady dealings while with the CIA, and he has information that could harm both current and former operatives with the agency,” says Porter. Odds are good that Nelson’s erstwhile agent has ill intentions towards Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who recently lost her long-hidden CIA bargaining chip in a suspiciously specific home invasion.

Porter also revealed that Oscar nominee Mare Winningham, along with Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy) and Don Swayze (True Blood, Carnivale), will appear in an episode which centers around a string of child abductions. Rollins will play the man responsible for the abductions, while Winningham plays his wife. Swayze will play an early suspect.

An interesting aside — Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov worked on Craig T. Nelson’s old CBS series The District, writing 6 episodes and serving as both supervising producer and co-executive producer. Jean Smart, Five-0′s murdered Governor Pat Jameson, also appeared in the show, which ran from 2000-2004.

Porter’s article, which is excerpted below, can be read at ZAP2it.com’s blog.


‘Hawaii Five-0′: ‘Parenthood’s’ Craig T. Nelson stirs up trouble on the island
By Rick Porter
April 3, 2013 3:18 PM ET

“Hawaii Five-0″ has lined up a bunch of guest stars for May sweeps — including one that could make some trouble for the McGarrett family.

Zap2it has learned exclusively that “Parenthood” star Craig T. Nelson will play a “power-hungry” former CIA agent in an episode of the CBS series set to air in May. Separately, Oscar nominee Mare Winningham, Henry Rollins and Don Swayze will appear in an episode centered on a string of child abductions.


 

Hawaii Five-0 ratings for April 1st “Ohuna” repeat

April 3rd, 2013 by
McGarrett has some bad news for Doris

McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) has some disappointing news for his mother Doris (Christine Lahti) .
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

With the entire CBS Monday night lineup airing repeats, viewers across the board seem to have taken the opportunity to sample the competition’s wares. Monday night’s repeat of “Ohuna,” which first aired back in November, went up against the landmark 100th episode of ABC’s Castle, as well as a new episode of NBC’s Revolution.

With a 1.1/3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.32 million viewers, Hawaii Five-0 was off by a full ratings point and down by 2 demo points compared to last week’s “Hoa Pili,” which brought in a 2.1/5 rating in the demo and  8.61 million viewers. Of course, this is a repeat versus a new episode, and Five-0′s reduced figures were in line with the entire CBS lineup.  “Ohuna’s”  November 19th debut brought in a 2.2/6 rating in the demo with 8.80 million viewers.

Ratings table and figures courtesy of ZAP2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/13 13.06
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/6 13.78
FOX Bones 2.0/6 6.92
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.1/4 4.09
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4/1 0.97
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement – R 1.1/3 3.97
9:00 FOX The Following 2.2/6 6.53
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.4/4 4.98
CW Hart Of Dixie – R 0.2/1 0.61
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.4/4 5.12
10:00 NBC Revolution 2.3/6 6.66
ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.76
CBS Hawaii Five-0 – R 1.1/3 5.32

It’s a mother and child reunion tonight on Hawaii Five-0′s “Ohuna”

March 31st, 2013 by
Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin in "Ohuna"

Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin interrogate Russell Wong’s hacker ringleader.
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.com)

Just a quick reminder — if you haven’t yet seen “Ohuna,” there be SPOILERS here in the extended promo and press release.

Tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ohuna,” originally aired on November 12th, 2012.  The episode’s A and B storylines find  Five-0 investigating the abduction and death of a teenage computer hacker while Steve tries to broker a reunion between his mother Doris (Christine Lahti) and sister Mary Ann (Taryn Manning). The reunion proves only slightly less difficult to pull off than nuclear detente. Meanwhile, Kono makes a discovery that provides a vital clue to solving the case and puts herself in jeopardy in the process.

“Ohuna” also sees the long-awaited return of Danny’s pot-head hacker confidential informant, “Toast” (Martin Starr). Other guest stars of note include Carlo Rota (24, La Femme Nikita)  as the ruthless Sean Winston, Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Brian Slater, father of the murdered teen, and Russell Wong (Vanishing Son) as crime lord Kong Liang.

YouTube promo courtesy of CBS

Press Release courtesy of CBS.

WHILE THE TEAM INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A YOUNG COMPUTER HACKER, McGARRETT TRIES TO STAGE A REUNION BETWEEN HIS MOTHER AND HIS SISTER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, NOV. 12 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Actresses Christine Lahti and Taryn Manning Return to the Series

“Ohuna*” – While the team investigates the murder of a young computer hacker, McGarrett tries to stage a long-needed reunion between his mother and his sister, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Nov. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

*Ohuna is Hawaiian for “The Secret”

SERIES REGULARS:

Alex O’Loughlin … Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan … Danny “Danno” Williams
Daniel Dae Kim … Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park … Kono Kalakaua
Masi Oka … Dr. Max Bergman
Michelle Borth … Catherine Rollins

RECURRING CAST:

Brian Yang … Charlie Fong
Dennis Chun … Sgt. Duke Lukela
Taryn Manning … Mary Ann McGarrett
Christine Lahti … Doris McGarrett
Martin Starr … Adam ‘Toast’ Charles

GUEST CAST:

Matt Bush … Zack Slater
Shannon Williams … Guard Aonani
Alan Ruck … Brian Slater
Melinda McGraw … Patricia Slater
Gregory Kasyan … James Slater
Shelley Berman … Morty Sapperstein
Russell Wong … Kong Liang
Chris Moss … Healy
Carlo Rota … Sean Winston
Rick Agan … Officer Manuwai
Eric Holt … Beckett
Wil Kahele … Discharge Officer
Mark Ganialongo … HPD Impound Officer

DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng

WRITTEN BY: Mike Schaub

Final Monday night ratings for Hawaii Five-0′s “Hoa Pili”

March 31st, 2013 by
Five-0 gets their man

Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin nab their ne’er-do-well.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

While ZAP2it’s TV By The Numbers will not post the Live + 7 Days final adjusted ratings for Monday, March 25th until tomorrow, the final adjusted Live + SD ratings for last Monday show Hawaii Five-0 adding a tenth while Revolution lost a tenth.

The preliminary figures gave Hawaii Five-0′s “Hoa Pili”  a  2.0/5 rating in the 18-49 demo with 8.16 million viewers — a slip compared to the figures for March 18th’s “Na Ki’i”, which saw Five-0 bring in a 2.1/6 rating in the demo with  8.99 million viewers. However, the final adjusted overnight ratings for “Hoa Pili” brought Five-0 back up into approximate “Na Ki’i” territory with a 2.1/5 rating in the demo and 8.61 million viewers.

In all likelihood the figures for “Hoa Pili” will be boosted further once the 7 Day DVR figures have been tallied and added to the totals.


Ratings table excerpted from ZAP2it’s TV By The Numbers

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 25, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.8 13 13.64
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 6.99
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.4 6 14.47
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.96
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.83
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2 6 6.30
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.0 8 8.76
FOX The Following 2.3 6 6.66
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.1 0 0.42
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.6 6 8.99
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.6 7 7.03
ABC Castle 2.1 6 10.57
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.1 5 8.61

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Daddy duty grounds Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin (SPOILERS!!)

March 28th, 2013 by

Diaper duty isn’t something you’d generally equate with calming and centering, yet for Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin, it’s an aspect of parenthood that does just that after a long day at work. Diaper as grounding device was but one of the topics Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joachin discussed with Five-0′s Steve McGarrett while spending time with the cast on a March 7th location shoot at Kualoa Ranch.

Alex O'Loughlin interviewed by HNN's Tannya Joachin

Alex o’loughlin muses on the grounding qualities of diaper duty with HNN’s Tannya Joachin.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)

“For Alex O’Loughlin, it’s a balancing act, juggling the demands of the job with the demands of being a new dad. He put it this way, ‘As soon as I go home, I forget about the business,’” said Joachin, setting up the video segment. When asked if his family grounds him, O’Loughlin had this to say:

“Hell yeah! I walk in the door and I get handed a baby, which is what I want, but essentially within in 17 minutes, I’m pretty much guaranteed to be covered in urine, feces, or both. If that doesn’t ground you, what will?”

With the show’s renewal for a fourth season all but assured at the time and confirmed by the time the interviews and article were published, Joachin chatted briefly with O’Loughlin about the show’s prospects for a long run.

“I signed on for 7,” said O’Loughlin. “I’ve done 3 so that’s at least another 4. I mean, I can’t see us going anywhere, can you?”

HNN’s Joachin caught up with the cast on a rainy Thursday during location shooting on episode 3.21, “Imi loko ka ‘uhane.” While the actual interviews only featured Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim, video coverage included scenes with fellow Five-0 castmembers Scott Caan and Grace Park, as well as scenes from last Monday’s “Hoa Pili” featuring Masi Oka and Taylor Wily. Aisha Tyler, co-host of CBS’s Daytime show The Talk, is also shown briefly in a scene with O’Loughlin; she plays a talk show host whose ride-along puts her inconveniently in the middle of Five-0′s case du jour.

Tannya Joachin’s article, which is quoted above and excerpted below, can be read in its entirety at the Hawaii News Now website.


Daniel Dae Kim chats with Hawaii News Now

Daniel Dae Kim says Kualoa Ranch is his favorite place on Oahu.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)

Hawaii Five-O stars dish on the future, fatigue, and family
Posted: Mar 28, 2013 1:02 AM EDT Updated: Mar 28, 2013 7:31 PM EDT
By Tannya Joaquin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Locked and loaded, CBS has pulled the trigger on another season of Hawaii Five-O.

Leading man Alex O’Loughlin couldn’t be happier to keep playing Steve McGarrett. “I love my job. Look at where I live, you know” he said when Hawaii News Now visited the stars recently on location at Kualoa Ranch.

It’s Daniel Dae Kim’s favorite place on Oahu. “Anytime I have a chance to shoot here, I love it” he explained.

He didn’t mind racing the rain to shoot scenes that day. “This is nothing” says Kim. “I did 6 years on Lost. This is nothing.”

Hawaii Five-O has a grueling 24 show season schedule, and physical 12 hour days.

It’s part of the territory for Kim. He told us, “This is now my 9th year in a row on television and I would say I’m learning stamina in a way that I haven’t before.”


Youtube video courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 renewal announced by CBS

March 28th, 2013 by

Yesterday CBS made the announcement Hawaii Five-0 fans have been eagerly, if not anxiously, awaiting — Five-0 has been renewed for a fourth season! Hawaii Five-0 and seventeen other shows were included in today’s list of shows returning for the Fall 2013 season.

“The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television’s leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54,” said CBS.

Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O'Loughlin and Grace Park

Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park.
(Season 2 cast photo courtesy of CBS)

While Five-0 will be temporarily ceding its Monday night berth to the 13-episode “Under the Dome” and taking up summer residence in the 9:00pm Friday slot as of June 24th, McGarrett and Company are expected to return to their traditional 10:00pm Monday night spot in time for the season premiere. TV Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich described “Under the Dome” as “an ambitious take on a Stephen King novel,” adding that the “13-episode, yet-to-be-cast drama based on King’s 1,000-plus-page best-seller and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, will kick off CBS’ summer slate on Monday, June 24, at 10/9c.”

Now that the renewal announcement has been taken care of, next item on the fandom wishlist would be news of a long-awaited cast publicity photo shoot. With no group or solo pictures done since Season 2, and two series regulars added to the cast, Five-0 is long overdue for some publicity photo love. When your cast is this photogenic, this kind of omission is almost criminal!

Of equal, if not greater, interest would be news on the likelihood of a Sunset on the Beach Season 4 premiere. Held for the past three seasons and conceived as a thankyou to the people of Hawaii, the red carpet extravaganza and night-time, open-air premiere of the season’s first episode have drawn excited visitors from all over the world, filling the screening area on Waikiki’s waterfront to standing room only capacity. Given that the logistics of shooting Hawaii Five-0 in Hawaii often prevent the cast from attending mainland conventions and publicity events, Sunset on the Beach has become the year’s one big chance for fans and press alike to gather together with cast and crew to express their appreciation and love of the show; in that sense, its value is immense.


Official CBS renewal press release

CBS RENEWS 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON
Returning Series Showcase the Ratings Success and Programming Depth of Television’s #1 Network in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS announced today it has renewed 18 returning series from television’s top-rated lineup for the 2013-2014 broadcast season.

The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television’s leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. This season, CBS is home to the #1 program/drama (NCIS), the #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY), the #1 new series (ELEMENTARY) and the #1 newsmagazine (60 MINUTES).

The renewals, comprising 16 hours of its primetime schedule, include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two newsmagazines. The returning shows encompass every night of the week and every hour, many of which rank #1 in their time period and some which rank #1 for the entire night.

The renewed comedies include the previously announced THE BIG BANG THEORY, the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as well as 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.

Among the returning dramas are the previously announced NCIS, television’s #1 program and top drama for the fourth consecutive year, and the time period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

Other dramas renewed include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the third straight year; PERSON OF INTEREST, the fastest-growing show on network television; ELEMENTARY, the season’s most-watched new program; as well as HAWAII FIVE-0, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE.

The Network’s three Emmy Award-winning reality series — THE AMAZING RACE, SURVIVOR and UNDERCOVER BOSS — also return with new editions.

60 MINUTES, television’s #1 newsmagazine, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program, will return in the fall.

In addition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in discussions regarding another season for TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.22m), adults 18-49 (3.0/08) and adults 25-54 (3.9/10).