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Hawaii Five-0′s “go-to” reporter

April 14th, 2014 by

If you’ve watched the new inception of Hawaii Five-0 from the start, during a scene near the end of Friday’s episode you may have found yourself thinking, “That reporter sure looks familiar.”  And you would be correct.  Local freelance reporter, writer, and public relations director, Diane Ako, has made a hobby of cameos on the Oahu-based show, with at least three appearances that I’m aware of.

Diane Ako in  “Ku I Ka Pili Koko.”

Diane Ako in “Ku I Ka Pili Koko.”

After Diane’s first experience in the show’s maiden season, she wrote a short blog post about the day in which she claimed that the show’s star, Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) was “every bit as hunky as all the gossip columns say.”  Of course, fans of the show will have no problem believing that.

Diane’s initial appearance was with Alex and Scott Caan, and she had nothing but compliments for both actors.  You can check out the original blog from 2010 here, to read Ms. Ako memories about her first day on the set in Season 1.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ku I Ka Pili Koko”

April 10th, 2014 by
Blood Brothers - McGarrett and Danno

Blood Brothers – McGarrett and Danno

 

Friday’s episode is one that fans having been looking forward to all season. Hawaii Five-0 has been lacking some of its epic bromance as Scott Caan has seen less screen time this season and his absence has left fans clamoring for more McGarrett-Danno time. Executive producer, Peter Lenkov, teased, “Prediction: Fan favorite. McDanno fans will be MORE than satisfied.” (via Twitter.)

I predict lots of heart to heart between the two friends as they face possible death. Get your tissues ready.

It’s interesting to note that Xzbit is listed as recurring cast, reprising his role as Jason (JC) Dekker. He originally appeared in the adorable “3 Men and a Baby” episode 4.07. His character is now in jail and has information for the Five-0 team.

From CBS

FIVE-0 IS SET UP WHEN A BAD TIP LEADS THEM TO AN ABANDONED BUILDING THAT IS RIGGED TO EXPLODE WITH MCGARRETT AND DANNY TRAPPED INSIDE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Xzibit Guest Stars as a Prison Informant

“*Ku I Ka Pili Koko” – Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode with McGarrett and Danny trapped inside, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Xzibit guest stars as a prison informant.

(*“Ku I Ka Pili Koko” is Hawaiian for “Blood Brothers”)

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Lili Simmons     (Amber Vitale)

Xzibit     (JC Dekker)

 

GUEST CAST:

Byron Mann     (Fire Captain Hank Iona)

Terry Chin     (Kekoa Hale)

David Gautreaux     (James Cobb)

Joseph Kingsley     (Marcus Dekker)

Diane Ako     (News Reporter)

 

STORY BY: David Wolkove

TELEPLAY BY: Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY: Maja Vrvilo

Hawaii Five-0 leaves door open for Michelle Borth’s return

April 8th, 2014 by

Hot off the press – some possible good news for fans of Steve McGarrett’s love interest, Lt. Catherine Rollins comes to us from TV Guide.  In times when death seems to be the only way out for television characters, we find out that not only does the character (played by Michelle Borth) not die, we may see her return.  Borth stepped up her role in Season 4 when Grace Park (Kono) took some time off from the series.  Die-hard fans of the McGarrett-Rollins couple nicknamed “McRoll,” now have some hope that the characters may reunite at a later date.

Michelle Borth and Alex O'Loughlin - credit: Peter Lenkov

Michelle Borth and Alex O’Loughlin – credit: Peter Lenkov

 

From TV Guide Mega Buzz

Is Catherine going to die on Hawaii Five-0— Justin
The fact that Michelle Borth’s exit from the show coincides with Steve and Catherine’s dangerous mission in the Middle East does seem ominous, right? Fortunately, I have good news! “She doesn’t die,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells us exclusively. “She goes out spectacularly. She goes out a hero, and the door’s open for her to come back. Hopefully we’ll see her again at some point.” Relieved?

You can find more buzz about other shows here.

 

Initial overnight ratings for Fan-built Five-0

April 7th, 2014 by
Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) brings Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) up to speed. (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) brings Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) up to speed.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 fans got to see the fruits of their viewer-participation labors when the “Fan-built Five-0″ episode, “Ho’i Hou (Reunited),” aired this past Friday. In addition to the story elements voted on by viewers — Chin Ho’s High School Reunion as scene of the crime;  a macadamia nut tycoon as victim; a stiletto-heeled shoe as murder weapon; a struggling illusionist as suspect; a model rocket as evidence; a take-down in a giant maze — the writers treated us to a new chapter in the Champ Box Mystery when Steve and Danny flew to Cambodia to check out the coded  grave-site coordinates Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia) found on John McGarrett’s battered old toolbox.

“Ho’i Hou” brought in a 1.3 rating and 5 share in the 18-49 demo, and won the hour in viewership — 9.52 million.  The slight drop in both total viewers and ratings compared to the last original episode, which aired on March 14th, is in all likelihood the result of the two-week “March Madness” hiatus combined with good old Spring fever; with warmer weather and more hours of evening sunlight, some viewers are probably enjoying themselves outdoors while their DVRs catch Five-0 for them.  Five-0′s biggest competitors were also down from previous weeks.

Ratings tables courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 4, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/5 6.17
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 6.15
CBS Unforgettable – Season Premiere 1.0/4 7.50
FOX Kitchen Nightmares – R 0.7/3 1.93
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4/2 1.46
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 3.94
CW Whose Line is it Anyway – R 0.4/1 1.37
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.9/6 7.19
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3/5 9.52
NBC Grimm 1.3/5 4.88
FOX Raising Hope 0.6/2 1.61
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.3/1 0.77
9:30 FOX Raising Hope – Series Finale 0.6/2 1.55
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.40
ABC 20/20 1.5/5 6.33
NBC Hannibal 0.8/3 2.32

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ho’i Hou”

April 3rd, 2014 by
Every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed man

Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man (photo courtesy of CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 fans are known for having strong opinions on the direction they want their favourite show to go, often sharing those views on social media. In a ground breaking move, fans have spent most of this season crafting their very own episode by voting on various elements of the show. Check out our recap here.

How do you feel about this kind of interactive television? If CBS does something like this next year, what would you like to see them do?

Watch below as the cast talk about the making of this fan built episode.

 

Beach bums may recognize guest star Krista Allen from her role as Jenna Avid on Baywatch. Watch for her at Chin’s high school reunion – former flame, perhaps? Sorry folks, doesn’t look like she will be re-enacting running down the beach in slow motion while wearing a skimpy red Baywatch bathing suit.

Another Lost actor is back on the island. Mackenzie Astin appeared in only one episode as a pivotal character from Kate’s past. Seems like once an actor works in Hawaii, the island isn’t done with them!

From CBS

YOU’VE WORKED ON THIS EPISODE ALL SEASON! NOW FAN-BUILT “FIVE-0” IS HERE! FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES WHEN THE DAUGHTER OF A MACADAMIA NUT TYCOON IS MURDERED WITH A STILETTO HEEL DURING CHIN’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, APRIL 4

“Hawaii Five-0” Viewers Chose From a Menu of Key Story and Production Elements for This Special Episode

Jorge Garcia Returns and Rob Corddry Guest Stars as the Fan-Voted Struggling Illusionist

“Ho’i Hou” – Five-0 investigates when the daughter of a macadamia nut tycoon is murdered with a stiletto heel during Chin’s high school reunion, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jorge Garcia returns and Rob Corddry guest stars as the fan-voted struggling illusionist.

HAWAII FIVE-0 viewers spent this season voting on key story and production elements for this special episode, including wardrobe, music and even the episode’s title.

(“Ho’i Hou” is Hawaiian for “Reunited”)

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

 

GUEST CAST:

Cecilia Brown     (Amanda Santiago)

Rob Corddry     (Tony Gibson)

Peter Shinkoda     (Alan Kim)

Krista Allen     (Nani Kahanu)

Mackenzie Astin     (Bradley Richmond)

Samantha Sloyan     (Sarah Richmond)

James Brennan     (CIA Agent Sam Connors)

Mary Anne McGarry     (Nina Johnson)

Bulldog     (AV Club Buddy)

Benjamin C. Lloyd     (HPD Uniformed Cop)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim

DIRECTED BY:     Sylvain White

Five-0 fans finally have their Fan Built episode

April 1st, 2014 by
Tune in on April 4th to see how it all comes together!
(Image courtesy of CBS.com)

Procedural shows come with a built-in set of format requirements: present a case, follow the clues, and solve the case. In the case of shows with a strong action-adventure component, those elements must come with a generous helping of, well, action, which often translates into explosions, car chases, gunfights, and skin-of-the-teeth escapes. Finding new angles on those traditional action staples requires an ever-greater degree of creativity, novelty, and timeliness. Hawaii Five-0′s production and writing staff came up with an innovative and exciting way to stretch their storytelling muscles and step outside the usual story development confines: the Fan-built Five-0 episode.

Five-0 launched its viewer-participation campaign last October with a bold website announcement: “We’ll shoot HAWAII FIVE-O your way! You pick the elements, then later this season watch the episode you created!”

In some ways, the “Fan-built” campaign was like Season 3′s “you pick the killer” promotion for “Kapu,” on steroids;  but instead of  voting for their choice in a single category, viewers had the chance to vote on key story elements, props and cast wardrobe, featured musical artists, and the name of the episode.

Of the four, the story element vote was the most critical, as it established the framework on which the writers would build their story. Phase One offered six story element categories and each category consisted of seven options, as shown below. The winning option in each category is highlighted in blue.

1) Scene of the Crime
- Chin Ho’s High School Reunion
- Volcano
- Skydiving Lesson
- Motocross Race
- Luau
- Helicopter Tour
- Yoga Retreat
2) The Victim
- Ancient Hawaiian Healer
- Pro Golfer
- Celebrity Matchmaker
- Cabana Boy
- Astronaut
- Sumo Wrestler
- Macadamia Nut Tycoon
3) The Murder Weapon
- Five Inch Stiletto
- Flame Thrower
- Poisoned Jacuzzi
- Snow Shovel
- Poisonous Toad
- Tiki Torch
- Spear Gun
4) The Evidence
- Body Drained of Blood
- Jelly Fish
- Kitty Litter
- Toy Rocket
- A Missing Eyeball
- Sumarian Tiger
- A Bag of Teeth
5) The Suspect
- Hula Dancer
- Spring Breaker
- Synchronized Swimmer
- Aging Rockstar
- Personal Chef
- Race Car Driver
- Struggling Illusionist
6) The Takedown
- Sniper Hunter Robot
- Rappelling
- Scuba Diving
- ATV Chase
- Giant Maze
- Base Jumping
- Spelunking

 

The struggling illusionist, at Chin Ho Kelly’s high-school reunion, with the five-inch Stiletto; sounds like something out of a game of Clue, doesn’t it? Assembling an exciting and coherent story from this list of seemingly random elements might seem like a daunting prospect, but it really wasn’t, as the Five-0 writing team came up with the list of options to begin with. That’s not to say they didn’t have their work cut out for them, as they had no way of guessing how fans would vote. Ideally, your story elements are going to introduce the audience to new people, places, and aspects of Hawaiian culture as the plot unfolds, and some of the options were better at this than others.

 

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), class of '89 (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), class of ’89
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Scene of the Crime — Chin Ho’s High School Reunion

Chin Ho’s high school reunion seems to be a great way to include Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega in the story. Chin and Jerry were classmates and friends at Kukui High and Jerry, with his interest in things clandestine and conspiratorial, probably knows more than a few tales of scandal and intrigue involving their classmates.  Chin’s graduating class could very easily run the gamut from local society’s  mighty to the might-have-beens, and Steve having attended the same school, may know a few of them himself.

The Victim — Macadamia Nut Tycoon

As victims go, a macadamia nut tycoon can be played in a variety of ways, ranging from the buttoned-down Wall Street sort , the laid-back local, or all sorts in between.  Macadamia nuts are big business  in Hawaii, where they can be found enrobed in rick milk chocolate, dusted with cinnamon, crusted with Maui onion and garlic, dipped in caramel, rolled in cayenne pepper, or squeezed into an assortment of oils. Mmmm….but I digress.

 

Doctor Who's favorite time-traveling femme fatale, Doctor River Song (Alex Kingston) and her killer heels (Photo courtesy of The BBC)

Doctor Who’s favorite time-traveling femme fatale, Doctor River Song (Alex Kingston) and her killer heels
(Photo courtesy of Doctor Who/The BBC)

The Murder Weapon — Five-inch Stiletto

While not something that screams “Hawaii,” the five-inch stiletto can be played at least two ways — the serious, and seriously lethal, stabbing knife, or the somewhat more frivolous stiletto-heeled shoe. Before you scoff, fans of Doctor Who and the 50th Anniversary Special, “Day of the Doctor,” will be happy to point out that River Song’s towering red stiletto-heeled shoes have found a place of honor in the U.N.I.T. Black Archive, Top Secret repository of the most dangerous weapons on Earth.

As the second round of voting would show, the writers went outside the box and opted for a pair of truly killer heels. Not so frivolous a choice after all!

 

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) find an unexpected payload in a model rocket (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) find an unexpected payload in a model rocket
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

The Evidence — Toy Rocket

The idea of a toy rocket can be taken in several directions including the vintage toy spaceship, the model-kit version of some well-loved sci-fi starship from seventies TV,  or perhaps the scale model of NASA’s crowning achievement, the Apollo / SaturnV moon rocket. One thing they all have in common is internal space that can be used as a hiding place for small objects, as the teaser publicity photo shows.

 

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Actor and comedian Rob Corddry plays struggling illusionist Tony Gibson
(Photo courtesy of EW.com)

The Suspect — Struggling Illusionist

Sleight of hand and misdirection are the stock in trade of the magician or illusionist, and both are skills that would come in handy for someone out to commit murder. Evidence could almost literally disappear in a puff of smoke. Witnesses could have their attention focused elsewhere at a key moment. In this role we’ll have comic actor Rob Corddry going up against our team.

 

The Dole Plantation's Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa, Oahu (Photo courtesy of Dole Plantation / Oahu Concierge)

The Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa, O’ahu
(Photo courtesy of Dole Plantation / Oahu Concierge)

The Takedown — Giant Maze

Mention a giant maze in Hawaii, and the Dole Plantation maze in Wahiawa, O’ahu will immediately come to mind.  Billed as “the World’s Largest Maze,”  the Pineapple Garden Maze covers three acres of land and consists of two and a half miles of  pathways.  Hidden within the serpentine recesses of the maze are stencil stations; your mission is to find all the stations as quickly as possible and use each stencil to fill in a box on the card you’re given at the entrance.

Staging a climactic killer takedown in the Dole maze gives the writers and the director opportunities for exciting and spectacular, if challenging, camera and stunt work. Just imagine the camera swooping over, along, and through the sharp turns and dog-leg paths as Five-0 chases the suspect!

 

Phase 2's Wardrobe Winners -- "Dark Angel" for Kono, a "Dark and Devilish" killer heel, and "Lava Rock" for Chin Ho (Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 2′s Wardrobe Winners — “Dark Angel” for Kono, a “Dark and Devilish” killer heel, and “Lava Rock” for Chin Ho
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 2: Prop and Wardrobe Vote — Jan10-17, 2014

The Prop and Wardrobe Vote gave fans the chance to vote on wardrobe for Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), and Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), and to vote for their choice in killer heels.

When fashionistas rave about shoes to die for, they’re generally not contemplating death by footwear. For Five-0 viewers, however, that’s just what they were voting on — their favorite pair of perilous pumps. As with Chin and Kono’s outfits, sleek lines and dark colors took first place in the form of a “Dark and Devilish” strappy peep-toe number.

Chin Ho’s reunion wardrobe was decided by viewers, with the clean and classic black suit and white shirt — “Lava Rock,” as the outfit was named — beating the other four alternates.

For Kono, the wardrobe choices were more casual and work-oriented, with a sheer black long-sleeve blouse — “Dark Angel” — taking first place.

 

Phase 3's music candidates -- Black Keys, The Green, Switchfoot, and Johnnyswim (Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 3′s music candidates — The Black Keys, The Green, Switchfoot, and Johnnyswim
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 3: Music Vote — Feb 14-21, 2014

Phase 3 of the voting campaign allowed viewers to pick their favorite artist for inclusion in the episode’s soundtrack. Most often, popular artists and songs are featured in what has become a Hawaii Five-0 signature — a montage of beautiful people swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding and generally enjoying themselves at the beach and in the crystal-clear tropical waters.

Viewers were given four candidates for inclusion in the Fan-built episode: The Black Keys album “El Camino;” The Green’s “Hawai’i ’13;” Switchfoot’s “Fading West;” and the Johnnyswim album “Heart Beats.” Sample tracks were provided for all four artists, with “Good One” from The Green’s “Hawai’i ’13″ coming in as the fan favorite.

 

 

Phase 4: Episode Title Vote — Mar 7-14, 2014

Phase 4 of the Fan-built Five-0 project allowed viewers to pick the name of the season’s eighteenth episode. The five options were:

- Po’ina ‘Ole (Never Forgotten)
- Ho’i Hou (Reunited)
- Pa’a i ke au (Stuck in Time)
- He ha’ina ‘ino (Deadly Confession)
- Hua’a ‘ia (Unearthed)

Since viewers picked “Ho’i Hou (Reunited)” as their favorite for the title of Hawaii Five-0′s very first Fan-Built Five-0, we can only hope to see Chin Ho and Jerry perform the classic duet made famous by Peaches and Herb.

Whatever you do, don’t miss this history-making chapter of television history on Friday, April 4th!

 

 

Friday Overnight ratings for March 14th’s “Ma Lalo O Ka ‘Ili”

March 17th, 2014 by
Danny decides to play (re)match-maker for his parents, Clara and Eddie Williams (Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger) (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Danny decides to play (re)match-maker for his parents, Clara and Eddie Williams (Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger)
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Last Friday’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ma Lalo O Ka ‘Ili (Beneath the Surface),” brought the three-episode “Ma Williams” story arc to an end, tying it up — for now, anyway — with a romantic bow and a re-creation of Clara (Melanie Griffith) and Eddie (Tom Berenger) Williams’ first date. When not busy being a loving and supportive son, Danny joined his teammates in solving the crime du jour — in this instance, an apparent murder and abduction. Meanwhile, Chin Ho’s old high-school buddy Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia, promoted to series regular for Season 5) resuscitated McGarrett’s Toolbox Mysteries from Season 1 by discovering a coded message hidden under a coat of nonstandard red paint.

While the ratings picture for CBS was blurred somewhat by basketball tournament preemptions in some markets, Five-0 came in with a 1.4/5 rating in the 18-49 demo, matching the ratings for the two previous weeks and staying in the ten-million-plus total viewer range.

Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 14, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.3 5 7.07
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 5 6.39
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.8 3 4.90
FOX Rake 0.5 2 1.91
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.4 2 1.32
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 3.92
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.40
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 7 7.42
NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.41
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 10.06
FOX Enlisted 0.6 2 1.57
CW Colin & Brad -R 0.3 1 0.95
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.5 2 1.55
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.9 6 7.13
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 12.02
NBC Hannibal 0.9 3 2.59

It’s official! Hawaii Five-0 renewed for a fifth season!

March 13th, 2014 by
Jorge Garcia's Jerry Ortega will join the Five-0 Ohana as a series regular for Season 5 (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega will join the Five-0 Ohana as a series regular for Season 5
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Season Five is a go! CBS issued a press release today confirming Hawaii Five-0 as one of 20 shows picked up for the Fall 2014 season.

While there were many who felt the move to Friday would be the death of Five-0, the show’s performance in tandem with Undercover Boss and Blue Bloods has proven them wrong. Ratings have remained good and, above all, steady, while total viewer figures have trended steadily upwards — both likely factors in CBS’s decision to renew.

The renewal announcement wasn’t the only Season 5 news; The Hollywood Reporter (THR) revealed in an exclusive report that LOST alum Jorge “Hurley” Garcia will be joining Hawaii Five-0 as a series regular in Season 5.  Garcia’s character Jerry Ortega, who will have appeared in at least four episodes by season’s end, is an old high-school buddy of Daniel Dae Kim’s Chin Ho Kelly.  Jerry’s knowledge of conspiracy theory and so-called black projects makes him an invaluable, if unorthodox, asset to Five-0.

THR spoke with executive producer Peter Lenkov about Garcia’s contribution to the stories and his addition to the cast.

“Jorge very quickly made Jerry an unlikely and valuable part of the Five-0 Ohana,” said Lenkov. “We have many opportunities planned to put Jerry’s unusual and infectious desire to put the bad guys to good use.”

Garcia will appear in both the upcoming March 14th and March 21st episodes.

Press Release courtesy of CBS and Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers


 

CBS ANNOUNCES RENEWALS FOR 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR NEXT SEASON

Combined With Two Previously Announced Renewals, Network Has Now Picked Up 20 Returning Series for 2014-2015

Returning Series Will Include the #1 Drama, #1 Comedy, #1 New Comedy and #1 News Program

CBS, America’s most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming.

“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”

The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs.

The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners Person Of Interest, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods; as well as Criminal Minds, Elementary and the acclaimed drama THE Good Wife.

The renewed comedies are 2 Broke Girls, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit Two and a Half Men.

In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series THE Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.

Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 Minutes, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.

In addition to these 18 series, CBS yesterday announced a three-year broadcast deal for The Big Bang Theory. Previously, the Network announced two more editions of the reality series SURVIVOR for next season.

Season-to-date, CBS is television’s #1 network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, averaging 10.84 million viewers.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ma lalo o ka ‘ili”

March 13th, 2014 by

Don’t miss the first few minutes of this week’s episode! Two words – Shirtless McGarrett. You’re welcome.

We can look forward to meeting Danny’s father (Tom Berenger) who comes to Hawaii to make amends with his wife, Melanie Griffith. This will end the planned three story arc involving Danny’s mother.

Remember the young lady that McGarrett rescued in the pilot? She was a trafficking victim being held captive in a closet by a bad guy who shot Danny.  Allison Chu played Chen Chi in the pilot but look for her as Amy Nguyen in this episode.

There is another “Lost” star returning to the island.  Although uncredited in the series, Francois Chau played the creepy Dharma doctor, Pierre Chang, in the Dharma Initiative instructional videos. He then had a more regular role in Season 5 with a connection to many of the main characters.   Lostie Jorge Garcia who has a reoccurring role on Hawaii Five-0, returns with more conspiracy theories…and more hugs for McGarrett.

BooBoo Stewart (Seth Clearwater in the Twilight series) and Moani Hara (Miss Hawaii USA 2014) also appear this week.

 

3hotguys417From CBS

“*Ma lalo o ka ‘ili” – Five-0 aims to uncovers the sordid truth when a girl is taken from her home and her father is shot in the process.  Meanwhile, Danny tries to get his parents back together and Jerry deciphers a code he found on the bottom of McGarrett’s champ box, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Melanie Griffith and Jorge Garcia return and Tom Berenger guest stars.

(*“Ma lalo o ka ‘ili” is Hawaiian for “Beneath the Surface”)

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Melanie Griffith     (Clara Williams)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

 

GUEST CAST:

Conor Leslie     (Kelly Donovan)

Tom Berenger     (Eddie Williams)

Moani Hara     (Jenny)

James Brennan     (Sam)

Booboo Stewart     (Tommy Fa’aloa)

Francois Chau     (Gary ‘Aikapu)

Erwin Castillo     (Delivery Man)

Allison Chu     (Amy Nguyen)

Noshir Dalal     (Jay Cooper)

Keoni Kramer     (Car Owner)

 

STORY BY:     Bill Haynes

TELEPLAY BY:  Bill Haynes and John Dove

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

Overnight Ratings for Five-0′s “Hoku Welowelo”

March 12th, 2014 by
Plagued by nightmares, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) decides to talk to Grover (Chi McBride) (Image courtesy of CBS)

Plagued by nightmares, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) decides to talk to Grover (Chi McBride)
(Image courtesy of CBS)

March 7th’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Hoku Welowelo (Fire in the Sky),” sends Five-0 on a wild roller-coaster ride through murder, conspiracy, and high-stakes espionage, aided by Jorge Garcia’s quirky conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega.

A charming and funny B-story is provided by the unlikely pairing of Clara Williams (Melanie Griffith) and Captain Lou Grover (H50 regular Chi McBride). Bored and itching to see more of her son’s work, Clara side-steps Danny’s objections and convinces Steve to set her up for a ride-along with Grover, who proves to be an insightful and gracious host.

Friday overnight ratings figures paralleled those from the previous week, with Five-0 earning a 1.4/5 in the 18-49 demo and a total viewer tally of 10.27 million. These ratings and share figures are in line with Five-0′s season average, and the 10.27 million figure continues the show’s overall increase in total viewers.

Ratings table for Friday, March 7th courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV By the Numbers

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 7, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC Dateline 1.5/5 7.457
CBS Undercover Boss 1.4/5 7.461
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/5 6.10
FOX Bones – R 0.7/3 3.29
CW Whose Line is it Anyway – R 0.5/2 1.39
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 3.56
CW Whose Line is it Anyway – R 0.5/2 1.33
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.0/7 7.49
NBC Grimm 1.5/5 5.64
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4/5 10.27
FOX Enlisted 0.7/2 1.82
CW Star-Crossed – R 0.2/1 0.54
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.5/2 1.58
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.8/6 7.60
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/5 11.87
NBC Hannibal 0.8/3 2.64