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Initial Friday ratings show overall Spring Fever slump

April 14th, 2014 by
Steve (Alex O'Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) share a harrowing experience when trapped in a collapsed building (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) share a harrowing experience when trapped in a collapsed building
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Apparently not even the prospect of Steve and Danny trapped together in a collapsed building, complete with bromantic banter and man-pain, was enough of an enticement to keep Hawaii Five-0 viewers at home and in front of their TVs for “Ku I Ka Pili Koko (Blood Brothers).” Ratings were down across all the major networks for most of the Friday night Primetime lineup, which is not unexpected at this time of year. Spring is most definitely here, bringing with it all sorts of outdoor diversions and temptations to DVR.

Five-o brought in a 1.3 rating and 4 share in the 18-49 demo, slipping by a tenth from the previous week. Total live and same-day viewership was 9.09 million. Five-0 held onto more ratings ground than the competition; NBC’s Grimm was off by two-tenths of a point, and  even ABC’s usual ratings power-house, Shark Tank, slipped by four-tenths compared to last week. Overall, CBS won the night in total viewers and tied with ABC for ratings and demo share.

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

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 11, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares -P 1.2 5 3.02
ABC Last Man Standing 1.1 5 5.57
CBS Unforgettable 1.0 4 7.66
NBC 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers 0.7 3 3.91
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4 2 1.54
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.8 3 3.87
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.49
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.6 6 6.49
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3 4 9.09
NBC Grimm 1.2 4 4.84
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 2.84
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.3 1 1.08
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 10.97
ABC 20/ 20 1.4 5 5.66
NBC Hannibal 0.8 3 2.41

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

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

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

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

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Hōkū Welowelo”

March 6th, 2014 by

Melanie Griffith appears as the mother of Danno Williams for the second of a three episode story arc. This week, she’s packing some heat when she joins Grover on a ride along. Danny is always worried that McGarrett will get him shot, will he have to worry about his mom too? Looks like she is ready to jump into the line of fire.

Danny’s mom isn’t the only one taking down the bad guys. Jorge Garcia joins in the fun by tasing a suspect. What kind of conspiracy theories will he come up with relating to a downed satellite and national security? I love the addition of his character to the show and noticed that the press release for this episode now shows Jorge as “recurring.” Could this mean he returns next year assuming there is a fifth season of Hawaii Five-0?

Looks like the episode is a wee bit longer than usual – instead of ending on the hour, it will end 1 minute later. What do you think that means? An extended preview for next week or setting the scene for the finale perhaps? Only 6 episodes left, yet there has been very little mention of McGarrett’s nemesis, Wo Fat this season.

Enjoy these two sneak peeks at this Friday’s episode!

From CBS

FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES A TRIPLE HOMICIDE CONNECTED TO A DOWNED TOP-SECRET CHINESE SATELLITE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, MARCH 7

 

Melanie Griffith and Jorge Garcia Return

“*Hōkū Welowelo” – Five-0 investigates a triple homicide connected to a downed top-secret Chinese satellite, while Grover takes Danny’s mother on a ride-along, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 7 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Melanie Griffith and Jorge Garcia return.

(*Hōkū Welowelo”is Hawaiian for “Fire in the Sky”)

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)

Melanie Griffith     (Clara Williams)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

 

GUEST CAST:

Laura Grace D’Angeli     (Meg Spitz)

Billy Flynn     (Nick Spitz)

Elaine Tan     (Zi Chen)

Patrick St. Esprit     (Vice Admiral Graham Rhodes)

Douglas Nettel     (Iggy)

Michael Neumann     (Jake)

Boo Arnold     (Kevin Palmer)

Wendy Pearson     (Vicki)

Bear Woznick     (Captain)

Curtis J. Jackson     (D.O.D. Spook)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:      Jeffrey Hunt

Overnight ratings for Five-0′s “Pale ‘Ia (Buried Secrets)

March 1st, 2014 by

Danny (Scott Caan) and mom Clara Williams (Melanie Griffith) share a quiet moment.
(Screencap courtesy of CBS)

Hawaii Five-0′s first new episode since January 31st, “Pale ‘Ia (Buried Secrets),” gave us our long-awaited introduction to Ma (Melanie Griffith) Williams — Clara to her friends. She blows into town with a U-Haul trailer’s worth of luggage and an equal amount of stress, angst and unsettling news for Danno.

Even more unsettling is the discovery of a curiously desiccated corpse stuffed between layers of dry-wall in an upscale manse — the episode’s “buried secret” of a murder case.

Meanwhile, Cap’n Grover (Chi McBride) has a few buried secrets of his own that an opportunistic reporter is itching to blab to the world, and Steve is none too pleased with the intrusive behavior.

As ratings go, “Pale ‘Ia” came in with an initial overnight rating of 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, with 10.44 million viewers. While the ratings were down by four tenths of a point compared to January 31st’s episode, which scored a season-high 1.8 in the 18-49 demo, Five-0 won its timeslot in total viewers, as did Blue Bloods.

Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 28, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.3 5 7.67
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 6.22
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 6.59
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 3.39
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.4 2 1.34
9:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.52
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.43
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 7 7.83
NBC Grimm 1.4 4 5.19
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 10.44
FOX Enlisted 0.6 2 1.84
CW Star-Crossed -R 0.2 1 0.55
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.6 2 1.79
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.8 6 7.33
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 11.80
NBC Hannibal -P 1.1 4 3.35

Up Next On Hawaii Five-0; “Pale ‘la”

February 27th, 2014 by

It’s finally here – Friday, February 28th brings us a new episode of Hawaii Five-0! And if that wasn’t exciting enough, we get to meet Danny William’s mom, played by Melanie Griffith of “Working Girl” fame.  And if THAT wasn’t exciting enough, we get to watch as Danno explains why he doesn’t get to drive his own car!  OK, maybe that part will be more fun than exciting, but I’m still looking forward to it.

On the more serious side, we’ll find out what drove Lou Grover out of Chicago, and based on the promos, it was a traumatic event.  I’m betting McGarrett and the team will rally around their new found friend.

Side note – “Pale ‘la” is directed by Jerry Levine, husband of CBS Chairman (and longtime Alex O’Loughlin supporter,) Nina Tassler.

 
Scott Caan and Melanie Griffith as Danny and Clara Williams

“HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, FEB. 28

 “*Pale ‘la” – While Five-0 investigates the murder of a real estate agent whose body was found in the walls of one of his listings, Danny is thrown when his mother comes to Oahu with shocking news, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Feb. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(*Pale ‘la is Hawaiian for “Buried Secrets”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, say ALOHA 2 @MelanieGriffith – she’s Danno’s mom and her news is going to blow his hair back! 2/28 9PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/M0sJkV

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:

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Daryl Hannah     (Cherie Tranton)

 

GUEST CAST:

Michael Green     (Gerard Burns)

Melanie Griffith     (Clara Williams)

Duke Kimhan     (Akoni Sakata)

Jennifer Say Gan     (Inoa Sakata)

Ethan Emby     (Sean Hutton)

Bayani Ison     (Jimmy Chan)

Eugene Cordero     (George Moku)

Benjamin Simpson     (Ethan)

David Simmons     (Paul Hartley)

Jamie Sheppard     (SWAT Member)

Troy Apostol     (Buyer #1)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Moira Kirkland

DIRECTED BY:      Jerry Levine