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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

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).

Peter Lenkov represents CBS and Hawaii Five-0 at Banff World Media Festival

March 27th, 2013 by

Photo: Officer 808

According to an article published yesterday on the website of The Hollywood Reporter, Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov will join NCIS Executive Producer Gary Glasberg and House of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan at the Banff World Media Festival this June.

The three CBS execs are to “deliver master classes” at the Festival and will also represent CBS when the network is awarded the Festival’s inaugural company of distinction tribute.

The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned the four-day Festival in an online article published last December. While the list of CBS master class keynote speakers had not yet been announced, the organizers were confident of their positive impact on their audience.

“We know the delegates will benefit greatly by hearing directly from top CBS executives, producers and talent, and will really get to know the overall CBS brand,” said Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival.

Top CBS Execs to Deliver Master Classes at Banff World Media Festival
8:39 AM PDT 3/26/2013 by Etan Vlessing

NCIS’ Gary Glasberg, “House of Lies” creator Matthew Carnahan and Peter Lenkov, executive producer of “Hawaii Five-0,” will attend the Canadian Rockies conference.

TORONTO – Top executives from hit CBS shows are to deliver master classes at the Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

Gary Glasberg, executive producer of NCIS, House of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan, and Peter Lenkov, executive producer of Hawaii Five-0 will be on hand in Banff as CBS receives an inaugural company of distinction tribute.

“Banff has a reputation for the high caliber of presenters in our master classes, and this year we are delighted to have top executives from some of the most successful shows in the industry share their insights with us,” said Banff executive director Ferne Cohen in a statement.

Read the complete article at The Hollywood Reporter

Initial Monday night Hawaii Five-0 ratings for “Hoa Pili”

March 26th, 2013 by

As has probably become clear, analysis of ratings is not my strong suit. There’s more than a little of the mysterious, esoteric and arcane to the whole business from where I’m standing, so I will leave any in-depth analysis and rumination to heads wiser than mine. (As the old saying goes, better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt).

The early Monday overnights saw Hawaii Five-0′s “Hoa Pili (Close Friend)” bring in a 2.0/5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with a live + same day DVR viewer total of 8.16 million.  This was an overall drop from the previous week, when Five-0′s “Na Ki’i” earned a 2.1/6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 8.99 million viewers.

NBC’s Revolution returned with a new episode last night after a long hiatus, which gave NBC a boost over last week and quite possibly pulled some viewers away from Five-0.

ZAP2it.com’s TV By The Numbers posted the following early overnight ratings for Monday, March 25th. As always, there is likely to be some adjustment to the early figures, with 3- and 5-day DVR viewing yet to be added to the tally.


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) 4.7 12 13.36
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 6.85
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 14.08
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.75
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.94
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 6.18
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.9 7 8.55
FOX The Following 2.3 6 6.63
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.1 0 0.42
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.6 6 8.64
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.7 7 7.25
ABC Castle 2.1 6 10.69
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.0 5 8.16

Hawaii Five-0 does Magnum, P.I. (SPOILERS!)

March 24th, 2013 by

Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan and Taylor Wily in "Hoa Pili"

Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, and Masi Oka (behind Wily) take to the skies for a Magnum moment in Monday’s “Hoa Pili.”
(Screencap courtesy of CBS)

Heads up, folks — if you don’t want to be spoiled, now’s your chance to back away.

Regardless of whatever else is going on, tomorrow night’s “Hoa Pili (Close Friend)” is likely to be best remembered as “the Magnum episode” thanks to the scene highlighted in our first Five-0 promo. While Kamekona’s (Taylor Wily) chopper flying along the Waikiki waterfront sets the stage visually, it’s Max’s (Masi Oka) rousing rendition of a certain iconic theme that gets the ball rolling. Even Danno (Scott Caan) finds it irresistible!

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS

Our second promo changes gears, shifting back to the ongoing shark-diving investigation. Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danno get to have a bit of a “King of the world!” moment standing at the bow-rail of a fast-moving Coast Guard Response Boat Medium.

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS

Coming up on Hawaii Five-0: “Hoa Pili (Close Friend)” (SPOILERS!)

March 21st, 2013 by

Heads up, folks — between the press release for “Hoa Pili” and the extended promo video beneath it, it’s safe to say there be SPOILERS here!

Steve McGarrett kangaroo kicks a bad guy into next month

McGarrett’s well-practiced kangaroo kick in action
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS and H50Fans)

With dead bodies turning up in shark cages and random body parts turning up in dead sharks, it seems Danny has reason to be rationally concerned about becoming man-sushi — something Steve hasn’t forgotten about after his run-in with a tiger shark on their fishing trip gone awry (episode 3.03, “Lana I Ka Moana”).

“Hoa Pili” also features the much-anticipated return of everyone’s favorite Kapu kahuna, Kawika (Kala Alexander), last seen in Season 2 on the receiving end of HPD Chief of Detectives Vince Fryer’s (Tom Sizemore) “arrest ‘em now, ask questions later” approach to investigating the case du jour.

As for the epic game of tag between the freight containers — we’ll have to wait ’til Monday to figure that one out; whatever’s going on, Five-0 looks to be in fine butt-kickin’ form!

CBS Press Release for “Hoa Pili”


“Hoa Pili” – When threats turn deadly against a tour company that endangers the local shark population, Five-0 faces the difficult task of narrowing down the suspect list. Meanwhile, the team debates whether or not Kamekona will earn his helicopter license, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, March 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(*Hoa Pili is Hawaiian for “Close Friend”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, which is scarier: #sharkattack or #Kamekonafliescopter 3/25 10PM ET/PT

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)

Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Brian Yang (Charlie Fong)

Mac Brandt (Craig Brant)
James C. Victor (Jay Lappert)
Bruce Locke (Tsai)
Brendan Ford (Ryan)
Tanoai Reed (Levi)
Kala Alexander (Kawika)
Tara Platt (Allie)
Yuri Lowenthal (Liam)
Thomas Henderson (FBI Agent #1)
Jonathan Shaul (FBI Agent #2)
Dennis Lee (Jimmy Amana)
Kelsey Chock (Bruce Kaneshiro)

TELEPLAY BY: Kyle Harimoto

STORY BY: Richard Arthur and Kyle Harimoto

DIRECTED BY: Jeff Cadiente

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS

Hawaii Five-0 leads CBS shows in Monday night viewership

March 19th, 2013 by
Michelle Borth goes undercover for Five-0

Michelle Borth goes undercover for Five-0
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

“Na Ki’i” saw a 5 percent increase in 18-49 ratings over the last new episode aired, February 18th’s “Pa’ani,” going from a 2.0/5 to a 2.1/6. 
With ratings, as with most things, looks can be deceiving. While this week’s installment of Castle hooked 2.48 million more viewers than Hawaii Five-0′s “Na Ki’i” (11.23 million vs. 8.75 million), Castle lost 33 percent of the 16.76 million viewers watching its lead-in, ABC ratings juggernaut Dancing With The Stars, while Hawaii Five-0 brought in more viewers than either of its 9-10pm sitcom lead-ins.

Ratings tables below courtesy of TV by the numbers and Zap2it.com



Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) – Season Premiere 3.1/8 16.76
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9/9 7.35
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) – Season Finale 2.6/7 7.33
FOX Bones 2.0/6 7.31
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5/1 1.04
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2/6 6.63
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7/7 8.35
FOX The Following 2.4/6 7.09
CW Hart Of Dixie - R 0.2/0 0.51
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.4/6 8.23
10:00 ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.23
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.1/6 8.75
NBC Deception – Season Finale 1.3/3 3.52


When Dog met Smooth Dog: Hawaii icons meet in Five-0′s “Na Ki’i” (SPOILERS!)

March 17th, 2013 by

Publicity file photos

When Dog meets Smooth Dog
(Photos courtesy of CBS and A&E.)

It’s a meeting of two of Hawaii’s most iconic television badasses this coming Monday on Hawaii Five-0. “First time you beat us to a crime scene. What’s up, Dog?” says a smiling Steve “Smooth Dog” McGarrett. “Hey, Steve McGarrett! How ya doin’? Wondered when we’d run into Five-0,” replies Duane “Dog” Chapman as they shake hands. Though this meeting of alpha dogs is part of a relatively short and straightforward scene, it is also a very organic way of bringing the world of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” together with that of Five-0.

While there will undoubtedly be strong opinions about the inclusion of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his team in the opening scenes of “Na Ki’i,” there’s no denying the brand recognition and worldwide appeal of his often Hawaii-based namesake reality show. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” ran for eight seasons on A&E and airs in multiple international markets in addition to repeat airings weekday mornings on A&E.

Yahoo!TV got first dibs on the “Dog” promos for “Na Ki’i,” with correspondent Maya Salam writing the accompanying article.

Exclusive First Look: Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman and Wife Guest Star on ‘Hawaii Five-0′ [Video]
Yahoo! TV
By Maya Salam | Yahoo! TV – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:16 PM PDT

No, you’re not watching a particularly exciting snippet from the defunct A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” but it’s understandable that you might be confused. This scene with Duane “Dog” Chapman running down a bad guy is very similar to the real-life escapades that Duane “Dog” Chapman regularly chronicled on the reality show. Instead, this exclusive clip is from the upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” in which Dog guest-stars along with his real-life wife and assistant, Beth Chapman. And what a perfect fit! Dog is a resident of the Hawaii Kai, a neighborhood in Honolulu.

Promo courtesy of CBS and Yahoo!TV

In the above exclusive sneak peek, Dog — who portrays himself in the CBS police procedural — is running down a very able-bodied man who appears to dabble in parkour. But even this guy can’t get away when Dog is on the hunt. They race down a flight of stairs and jump over the railing. Just as it looks as though the criminal is going to get away, Dog calls in his crew — with Beth at the wheel of their SUV, of course. They run him down, cut him off, and corner him in an alley. Dog tackles the wrongdoer into a parked car, yelling (in true Dog form), “Where do you think you’re going, brother?”

Then they all get caught off guard when a woman’s body falls from above — probably from a window — and crashes into the very car that the criminal is pinned against.

In this second exclusive clip from the upcoming episode, the Five-0 has arrived on the scene, and the bad guy (named Russell) that the team originally tracked down is being cuffed. Dog hands him off, along with his warrant, to officials. The woman’s body is the real case for the Five-0, though. “First time you beat us to a crime scene,” Lt. Cmdr. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) says to Dog. They agree that it’s about time they ran into each other on the island. Dog gives the lieutenant the scoop on three-striker Russell and then passes off the crime scene to the Five-0.

To see Dog and Beth’s guest spot, tune in to “Hawaii Five-0″ on Monday, 3/18 at 10 PM on CBS.

Want even more Dog and Beth? Tune in to CMT for their all-new, 11-episode series “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” premiering Sunday, 4/21 at 8 PM.

Promo courtesy of CBS and Yahoo!TV via bookemdanno

To learn more about “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” visit the show’s page on the A&E website.

Up next on Hawaii Five-0: Na Ki’i (SPOILERS!)

March 17th, 2013 by

Heads up, gentle reader — with a pair of promos and the CBS press release, this post should be considered spoiler central! Read on at your own risk.

Steve and Danny run out onto the rink in "Na Ki'i"

Steve and Danny sprinting onto the roller derby rink in “Na Ki’i”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS via H50Fans)

Between the teaser with Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman doing what he and his family do best — apprehending a bond-jumping ne’er-do-well — and the arresting image of Lt. Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) tearing it up on the roller derby rink, Hawaii Five-0′s “Na Ki’i (Dolls)” promises to be a novel and memorable experience.

While there will undoubtedly be strong opinions on the inclusion of Duane “Dog” Chapman and his team, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” has become something of a Hawaiian television icon. Showing the Hawaii Kai-based Chapmans doing what they do best — chasing down and nabbing a bail-jumping desperado — before Five-0′s case comes crashing down on top of them gives the show an additional real-world anchor of sorts. Besides, you can’t help but grin a bit at the thought of “Smooth Dog” McGarrett crossing paths with “Dog” Chapman.

From the look of the promos, Cath Rollins (Michelle Borth) is going above and beyond the call of duty for Five-0 and her kinda-sorta boyfriend. Steve better be breakin’ out the tux and the five-star restaurant reservations after this one!

Christine Lahti’s back as our resident Mysterious Woman of Mystery, Doris McGarrett! Regardless of what else is going on, she’s sure to leave her son looking slightly poleaxed as he tries to figure out what she’s up to.

“Na Ki’i” promos on Youtube courtesy of CBS

Extended version, basic episode promo

High-stakes try-outs for undercover Cath Rollins

CBS press release for “Na Ki’i (Dolls)”


Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and His Wife Beth Chapman Guest Star as Themselves

Christine Lahti Returns as Doris McGarrett

“Na Ki’i” – When a murder victim falls onto Dog the Bounty Hunter’s SUV, Five-0 sends Catherine in undercover at the local roller derby to find the culprit, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, March 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman guest star as themselves.

(*Na Ki’i is Hawaiian for “Dolls”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, @DogBountyHunter + @BethChapman + #rollerderby = Fun Times in #Hawaii! 3/18 10PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/13lq2kv

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)

Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett)

Beth Chapman (Herself)
Duane “Dog” Chapman (Himself)
Coach Eric Blair/Larry Banks (Drew Powell)
Crimson Bride (Tiffany Dupont)
Dr. Shanon Morgan (Zoe Bell)
Hot Lips Honolulu (Rachel ‘Mistress Lovehit’ Lee)
John Hanson (Tim Lucason)
Ted Landry (Sven Lindstrom)
Silk Slayer (Lisa ‘Miso Rowdy’ Hogue)
Lyssa Chapman (Herself)
Leland Chapman (Himself)

TELEPLAY BY: Stephanie Sengupta
STORY BY: Michael Reisz
DIRECTED BY: Duane Clark

Hawaii Five-0 delves into Danny’s past in “I Ka Wa Mamua”

March 15th, 2013 by

Danny must remain absolutely still while a terrorist's bomb is defused

After accidentally activating a proximity sensor on a terrorist’s bomb vest, Danny must remain absolutely still until the bomb’s defused.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

CBS is treating us to another bonus episode with tonight’s repeat of “I Ka Wa Mamua (In a Time Past),” and even a second time around, it’s an edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride. If you’ve not seen the episode yet, be warned — SPOILERS!!

In “I Ka Wa Mamua,” we learn, along with Steve, about one of the worst — and best — days in Danny’s life. We learn a lot about why Danny is the way he is, why he’s so wary of Steve’s affinity for high-risk situations, and we learn who Grace was named after.

Here’s how CBS describes the episode in their press release:


Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Private Practice”), Terrence Howard (“Crash”), Rapper T.I. and Reality Star Kendall Jenner Guest Star in This Episode

“I Ka Wa Mamua*” – When Danny is forced to remain completely still while bomb technicians disarm a bomb that he has accidentally activated, McGarrett distracts him by getting his partner to tell the story about his toughest and most emotional case from his days as a cop in New Jersey, on a rebroadcast of HAWAII FIVE-0, on a special night and time, Friday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Private Practice”), Terrence Howard (“Crash”), rapper T.I. and reality star Kendall Jenner guest star in this episode. (Originally broadcast 11/12/12.)

(*I Ka Wa Mamua is Hawaiian for “In A Time Past”)

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS

Rough n’ tumble Hawaii Five-0 rolls in next Monday! (SPOILERS!)

March 12th, 2013 by

UPDATE: Extended “Na Ki’i” promo added at bottom.

Danny and Steve in hot pursuit

Danny and Steve in hot pursuit in “Na Ki’i”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

The month-long new episode drought ends this coming Monday with “Na Ki’i (Dolls),” and we’ve got a new promo to enjoy!

Seems someone’s taken to killing roller derby players and it’s up to Five-0 to catch the killer before the wheels go out from under anyone else.

If the prospect of Lt. Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) going undercover for Five-0 as a roller derby jammer doesn’t pique your interest, we also have a new crossover of sorts — Five-0 crosses paths with Hawaii’s other iconic modern-day crimefighting team, the Chapmans of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

Will Cath lead her team to victory on the rink? Will Dog get his man? Will Danny blow a gasket? Will Steve hold the reins on this unlikely dog-team and solve the case? Tune in Monday to see!

Youtube promo courtesy of CBS.

Extended promo courtesy of CBS