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Hawaii Five-0 moves to Friday for Fall 2013

May 15th, 2013 by
H50 cast publicity photo

Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park — Hawaii Five-0′s Fab Four.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

With the CBS Fall 2013 Upfronts now under way in New York, the new Fall schedule has been announced.

Hawaii Five-0 will move from its current 10:00pm Monday night berth into a 9:00pm Friday night slot between Undercover Boss and Blue Bloods. This will make the summer hiatus move to Friday nights permanent. (Five-0 will be moved to Fridays as of June 24th, when “Under The Dome” starts its limited run in Five-0′s old timeslot).

The CBS press release excerpted below describes the move in the following terms:

“On Friday, CBS moves an established drama to the middle of the lineup to strengthen a winning night. At 8:00 PM, the Emmy Award-winning and time period leader UNDERCOVER BOSS returns. The popular drama HAWAII FIVE-0 establishes a new beachhead at 9:00 PM, leading perfectly into BLUE BLOODS, the top-rated series of the night, at 10:00 PM.”

The complete press release can be read at the CBS Insider Tumblr page.



May 15, 2013


Network Introduces Five New Series for Fall and Three for Mid-Season

New Suspense Thriller “Hostages” to Premiere Mondays at 10:00 PM in Fall,
Building to Season Finale in January;
New Action Drama “Intelligence” Moves into that Time Period in Mid-Season

20 Hit Series Return

Two new dramas have been scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 PM. HOSTAGES, the serialized suspense thriller from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, premieres in the fall, building to a season finale in January. Soon after, INTELLIGENCE, a high-octane action drama starring Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, moves into the time period for the remainder of the season.


The new 2013-2014 schedule is:

On Monday, the veteran comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER begins its climatic final season at 8:00 PM, providing a strong lead-in for the new single-camera ensemble comedy WE ARE MEN at 8:30 PM. The top-rated comedy of the night, 2 BROKE GIRLS, is at 9:00 PM, seamlessly leading into the new Chuck Lorre comedy MOM at 9:30 PM. At 10:00 PM, HOSTAGES will launch in the fall, building to a season finale in January. Soon after, INTELLIGENCE will take over the time period for the season.

On Friday, CBS moves an established drama to the middle of the lineup to strengthen a winning night. At 8:00 PM, the Emmy Award-winning and time period leader UNDERCOVER BOSS returns. The popular drama HAWAII FIVE-0 establishes a new beachhead at 9:00 PM, leading perfectly into BLUE BLOODS, the top-rated series of the night, at 10:00 PM.

Peter Lenkov teases Hawaii Five-0 season finale

May 15th, 2013 by
Steve and Danno interrogate a suspect

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) interrogate a suspect in the season finale episode.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

TV Guide Online’s Mega Buzz column spoke to Exec Producer Peter Lenkov about the season finale, and Lenkov did not disappoint. This season’s “Aloha. Malama Pono” will once again find our four principal characters tackling thorny personal issues. The Grim Reaper may also be lurking about in the background, looking for some poor unfortunate to cut down — a possibility Lenkov hints at here: “The English translation of our finale title is ‘farewell and take care.’ You can take want you want from that.”

The full TV Guide article, which is excerpted below, can be read at the TV Guide website.



Mega Buzz: Grey’s Heartbreak, a Five-0 Death and Elementary’s Finale
May 14, 2013 10:19 PM ET
by Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams

Any last bits of scoop on the Hawaii Five-0 finale? — Jessica
ADAM: Like last year, the finale will explore all of the team members’ personal issues separately. “We’re going to touch on some questions we’ve had for a while,” executive producer Peter Lenkov says. “Is there more going on between Wo Fat and Doris than we know? What happened the night Michael Noshimuri took Kono’s gun? … [These] are issues that need resolutions. Some of our characters are going to have to make tough choices.” How tough? By the finale’s end, somebody will likely be dead. “The English translation of our finale title is “farewell and take care. You can take want you want from that,” Lenkov teases.

Secrets revealed on Monday’s Hawaii Five-0

May 10th, 2013 by
Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti) and son Steve (Alex O'Loughlin)

Ex-CIA spook Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti) and son Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) stage a “black op” of their own to retrieve an incriminating piece of microfiche.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)




May 13th’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “He Welo ‘Oihana (Family Business),” sees buried secrets coming to light — or in danger of coming to light — for Steve McGarrett and his mother Doris, for Kono Kalakaua and her ill-starred boyfriend Adam Noshimuri, and of course, for the criminals du jour who have been filling a field with bodies.

Look for a bumper crop of recurring and guest stars in “He Welo ‘Oihana,” which brings back Christine Lahti, Treat Williams, David Keith, Ian Anthony Dale, and Daniel Henney. Joining the Hawaii Five-0 Ohana for the first time is Craig T. Nelson, veteran of film and television. (Peter Lenkov has worked with Nelson before, on his CBS primetime crime drama “The District”).

The promo video and press release below are both courtesy of CBS.






Craig T. Nelson, Treat Williams, Christine Lahti, Anthony Ian Dale and Daniel Henney Guest Star

“He welo ‘oihana” – McGarrett must help his mother execute a covert op to retrieve an incriminating microfiche. Meanwhile, Kono’s life is in danger when she closes in on Adam’s secret, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, May 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Treat Williams, Christine Lahti, Anthony Ian Dale and Daniel Henney return in this episode. Craig T. Nelson guest stars.

(*He welo ‘oihana is Hawaiian for “Family Business”)

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)
Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett)
Teilor Grubbs (Grace Williams)
Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri)
Treat Williams (Mick Logan)
David Keith (Wade Gutches)
Daniel Henney (Michael Noshimuri)

Craig T. Nelson (Tyler Cain)
Heidi Ellyn (Business Woman)
Stephen Meyers (Paramedic)
Wes Haviland (Guard #1)
Sara Naby Kim (Nurse)
Wes Cortez (Night Security Guard)
Curtis Bush (Guard #3)
David James Sikkink (Head Guard)
Adam Wang (Yakuza Soldier #1)

WRITTEN BY: Eric Guggenheim

Final ratings – Hawaii Five-0′s “Imi Loko Ka ‘Uhane”

May 8th, 2013 by
Aisha Taylor and Alex O'Loughlin on location for Hawaii Five-0

Talk-show TV personality Savannah Walker (Aisha Taylor) butts heads with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) over access to a gory crime-scene.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)


Final ratings for “Imi Loko Ka ‘Uhane (Seek Within One’s Soul),” the Monday, April 29th installment of Hawaii Five-o. Unfortunately, the episode brought in what proved to be all-time series low ratings figures.

Ratings table courtesy of ZAP2it’s TV by the numbers.


Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 29, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:01PM) 4.3/12 12.67
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7/9 7.06
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10:01PM) 2.1/6 13.45
FOX Bones  – Season Finale(8-9:01PM) 2.1/6 7.36
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 0.73
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1/6 6.21
9:00 FOX The Following – Season Finale (9:01-10PM) 2.7/6 7.82
CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.6/7 7.85
CW 90210 0.3/1 0.55
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.4/6 8.14
10:00 ABC Castle (10:01-11PM) 2.0/6 10.53
NBC Revolution (10:01-11PM) 1.8/5 5.49
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.7/5 7.76

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

Hawaii Five-0 final Monday night ratings for “Ho’opio (Taken Captive)”

May 7th, 2013 by
Danno interrogates a suspect

An uncooperative suspect (Don Swayze) pushes Danny’s (Scott Caan) buttons in “Ho’opio”
(Image courtesy of CBS)


Monday night’s installment of Hawaii Five-0, “Ho’opio,” was the only part of CBS’s Monday night lineup to gain ground on the previous week’s ratings. “Ho’opio” brought in a 1.9/5 rating in the 18-49 demo with 7.82 million viewers, regaining ground lost with last week’s series low ratings on “Imi Loko Ka ‘Uhane” — a 1.7/5 rating in the demo, with 7.76 million viewers.

Final Monday primetime ratings table courtesy of  tv by the numbers / ZAP2it.com


Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 6, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.1 11 12.15
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.6 8 6.99
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 5 13.12
FOX Rihanna 777 0.7 2 1.65
CW Oh Sit! 0.3 1 0.77
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 6.74
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7 7 7.97
FOX Bones -R 0.6 2 2.46
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.60
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.3 6 8.08
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.0 5 6.06
ABC Castle 2.0 6 10.84
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.9 5 8.01

Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim shares favorite scenes of Season 3

May 6th, 2013 by

As part of their season-end promotion, CBS asked Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim to pick his three favorite scenes of the past season. Kim’s choices, and his thoughts on each, are linked below at the CBS website.

Danny (Scott Caan) and Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) talk about Malia

A grieving Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) tells Danny (Scott Caan) about the first time he met Malia (Reiko Aylesworth) on the beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
(Image courtesy of CBS)


Telling Danno About the First Time He Met Malia

“This was a favorite because it was a totally unguarded moment between two characters. Most of the time, we see team members’ interactions centered around a case, but here Chin got a chance to open up to Danny about something deeply personal. It was nice to see his vulnerable side, as well as Danno’s.”

Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/10


Final Fight With Kaleo

“This was a standout to me mainly because I so enjoy working with Jason and Will. They are both such talented, generous actors and there was such a natural rapport with both of them. It’s a very rare thing when Asian American actors are able to share the screen together in a non-stereotypical way, and I’m proud of 5-0 for creating those opportunities week after week.”

Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/11


Malia’s Death

“These scenes were meaningful to me because they represented such deep, unmitigated loss. For an actor, they can be some of the most difficult, yet rewarding scenes to play. Taking something as intensely personal as the loss of a loved one and allowing it to be shared with millions of viewers is part of what makes TV so powerful as a storytelling medium.”

Link to video — http://www.cbs.com/shows/season-rewind/stars-favorite-moments/video/daniel/12

Hawaii Five-0 welcomes Olympian Clarissa Chun (SPOILERS!)

May 5th, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0 adds an Olympian to the Five-0 Ohana this week when bronze medalist and World champion women’s freestyle wrestler Clarissa Chun guests in “Ho’opio (To Take Captive).”

Chun’s scene takes place at one of Kamekona’s trademark promotional events — a lighter moment in what is sure to be a suspenseful episode and emotional roller-coater for both the parents of the abducted children and Danny Williams, for whom the case hits too close to home.

Clarissa Chun on location with stars Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Taylor Wily

Clarissa Chun (@ClarissaChun on twitter) had a blast on the Five-0 set with stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Taylor Wily. Also pictured is Shawn Garnett, who plays Kamekona’s cousin Flippa. Clarissa’s caption for the photos? “All day at da beach with the amazing cast & crew @HawaiiFive0CBS! I had a blast! #PlaceYourBetsOnMe
(Photos courtesy of Clarissa Chun on twitter)

Chun shared details of her role in “Ho’opio” and her time with the cast and crew of Hawaii Five-0 with Craig Sesker and theMat.com in an online article published last week.


Olympic medalist Clarissa Chun to appear in episode of Hawaii Five-0
Craig Sesker USA Wrestling

Alex O'Loughlin and Clarissa Chun on location for Hawaii Five-0

Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun on the Hawaii Five-0 set with star Alex O’Loughlin.
(Photo courtesy of Clarissa Chun and TheMat.com)

Clarissa Chun has been in her share of big wrestling matches.

But the Olympic bronze medalist and World champion women’s freestyle wrestler had never been in a bout quite like this.

On March 27, Chun was on a Honolulu beach dressed in a Sumo wrestling costume as she battled an opponent during filming for the popular CBS show, Hawaii Five-0.

That scene is scheduled to be shown on the next episode of Hawaii Five-0, set to air on Monday night at 10 p.m. Eastern Time/9 Central and Mountain.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Chun, who grew up in Hawaii. “I had so much fun. I loved it. Everybody was great to work with. It was pretty cool to be a part of it.”

Chun said Hawaii Five-0 producer Jeffrey Downer contacted her mother, Gail, shortly after Chun won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Downer invited Chun and her family to visit the set of the show. Chun said Downer is a former wrestler who has followed her career.

Chun met a number of cast members, including Hawaii Five-O co-star Scott Caan, during her initial visit to the show’s set.

Shortly after that, Chun received a phone call in February asking her if she would be interested in appearing in an episode of the show.

Chun then met the entire cast, including Grace Park and star Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Hawaii Five-0 commander Steve McGarrett. She also posed for photos with the cast members.

“They were really cool and a lot of fun to talk to,” Chun said. “Everyone was really nice. Alex and Scott said they wanted to train with me in Jiu-jitsu.”

Chun also had an interesting encounter with actress Michelle Borth, who plays O’Loughlin’s girlfriend on the show.

“Michelle said, ‘You’re kind of a big deal aren’t you?’” Chun said with a laugh.

Chun said she was in one scene on the show that took several hours to shoot. She had one line that was two words long.

“The scene is probably less than a minute,” she said. “We did several takes because they wanted to get different camera angles and everything. I was wrestling in a Sumo costume, which was heavy and difficult to move in. My scene doesn’t really have anything to do with the storyline or the case they are working on. It’s just something they wanted to put in as part of the show.”

Chun was paid for her appearance and she can earn royalties if the episode is shown in syndication or in other countries.

Chun said she’s anxious to watch the episode on Monday night.

“I’m just curious to see how it turned out,” she said. “I’m really excited to see it.”

So who won the wrestling match Chun was in?

“You will have to tune in and watch,” she said, “to see who won.”

The case hits too close to home on Monday’s Hawaii Five-0 (SPOILERS!)

May 3rd, 2013 by

A child abduction case in “Ho’opio,” Monday’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, hits too close to home for Danny (Scott Caan). Will Steve have to take his partner off the case? Tune in Monday to find out!

Henry Rollins plays serial child abductor Ray Beckett

Danny gets the drop on serial child abductor Ray Beckett, played by Henry Rollins.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Lenkov / CBS)

Rick Porter of ZAP2it.com teased readers with some details on “Ho’opio” in an article published in early April.

Rollins (“Sons of Anarchy”) will play a “vicious” man who has abducted several children and holds them in his home. Winningham, late of “Hatfields & McCoys,” is his wife, who tries to make the kids feel comfortable but doesn’t seem to be aware of how terrified they are.

Swayze (“True Blood,” “Carnivale”) will play a possible suspect in the abduction of a young girl, but after Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) question him they discover he’s innocent.

Hawaii Five-0 rebroadcasts “Ho’ opio”

May 1st, 2013 by

Friday’s replay of Season Three’s “Ho’opio (To Take Captive),” sees Danny pushed to the edge by a serial child abduction suspect — pushed far enough that he may have to be taken off the case.

As the press release (below) tells us, “When the body of a young girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier is discovered, Five-0 must hunt down the kidnappers who have now taken their next victim.” It’s easy to see how this case would hit close to home for Danny.



Mare Winningham and Henry Rollins (“Sons of Anarchy”) Guest Star

“Ho’ opio” – When the body of a young girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier is discovered, Five-0 must hunt down the kidnappers who have now taken their next victim.  Meanwhile, Kono asks Catherine for a favor that could damage her relationship with Adam, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Mare Winnigham and Henry Rollins (“Sons of Anarchy”) guest star.

(*Ho’ opio is Hawaiian for “To Take Captive”)

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)
Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)
Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Shawn Garnett     (Flippa)

Kanani Rogers     (Amanda Morris)
Mykayla Sohn     (Ella Bishop)
Adam Lieberman     (Henry Morris)
Mia Adams     (Tess Morris)
Jodie Jarvis     (Joyce Bishop)
Brent Dupuis     (Don Bishop)
Don Swayze     (Lloyd Grimes)
Kevin Doyle     (Dave Parsons)
Henry Rollins     (Ray Beckett)
Mare Winningham     (Terry Beckett)
Adam Wang     (Yakuza Soldier #1)
Tip Gilbert     (Himself)
Diane Ako     (Newscaster)
Leslie Wilcox     (Newscaster)

STORY BY:     Peter M. Lenkov
TELEPLAY BY:     Noah Nelson
DIRECTED BY:     Steve Boyum

Aisha Tyler talks “fun and crazy” time on Hawai Five-0

April 29th, 2013 by
Aisha Tyler and Alex O'Loughlin in "Imi loko ka 'uhane"

Aisha Tyler and Alex O’Loughlin take five during the Kualoa Ranch location shoot on “Imi loko ka ‘uhane.”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Tonight’s brand-new episode of Hawaii Five-0 sees The Talk’s Aisha Tyler playing daytime talk-show host Savannah Walker in “Imi loko ka ‘uhane (Seek Within One’s Soul).” Savannah scores a ride-along for herself and her camera crew after Governor Denning’s office green-lights her project; predictably, McGarrett and his team are less than enthused with the idea.

Jim Halterman of TV Fanatic caught up with The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and talked story with her about working on tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0. (Excerpts below; read the complete article at tvfanatic.com)


Aisha Tyler Talks The Talk, “Fun and Crazy” Episode of Hawaii Five-0
April 29th, 2013 8:15 AM by Jim Halterman

While Hawaii Five-0 Fanatics love seeing McGarrett and Danny banter and work each other’s nerves, imagine what their annoyance levels would be if a TV talk show host was suddenly allowed to follow their every move with a camera crew in town.

That’s exactly what goes down on tonight’s installment of the CBS hit, as Aisha Tyler – who knows a thing or two about hosting a show as part of the crew on The Talk – stops by the big island.

I checked in with the busy comedian/host/actress to find out what the experience was like shooting in Hawaii, while also touching on her myriad of other projects…


TV Fanatic: Tell me who Savannah Walker is. She looks like maybe a send-up of a little of everybody that we see on these on talk shows.
Aisha Tyler: She’s not really based on anyone. She’s a talk show host, kind of charismatic and the idea is that she has this kind of light conversational show and decides to do this in-depth piece on Hawaii Five-0. With an eye towards not an exposé but towards creating something more exciting and more visceral than what she normally does and she end us in the middle of the action and that’s kind of more than she bargained for.

TVF: How does she actually get in with the guys because they’re so protective, but they obviously let her and her crew follow them.
AT: They’re forced to by their bosses. And they don’t really make it easy on her at all.

TVF: Are most of your scenes with Alex and Scott?
AT: No. I have scenes with everyone. They wrote it so I have scene with every single member of the cast. I do spend a bunch of time with Alex and Scott, but also with the entire team as a group, which was really amazing.

TVF: Having talked to the cast, I know they’re all pretty fun and crazy and you can be fun and crazy. How did the shoot go?
AT:  It was fun and crazy, absolutely. You know, I’ve been doing this for a long time and it was just nice to be back on a drama set…the role is really substantial. A main concern is that this person doesn’t come in and interrupt your flow or not be prepared. So my main goal was just to know my lines and hit my marks and people will see the way that they shot the [episode], because is was like a documentary style piece, is very different from the way the show normally looks. So it was much more aggressive and it was just really important that everybody had it together, but it was great. I love working that way. A bunch of the producers on this show, I worked with them when I was on 24 and that’s how they worked on that show as well.

TVF: How involved in the action do you get? Do you get to hold a gun?
AT:  I got to do lots of stuff. I don’t want to give it all away.

TVF: And how hard was it to be in Hawaii with all those pretty people?
AT:  Well, I’ll tell you, it didn’t suck! But it wasn’t as glamorous as you would think because quite a bit of it was just getting up before the sun came out, working all day and then going back to my room after the sun went down. So there was not the kind of like ‘I’m in Hawaii’ feeling that you would have had because I was really working 14-hour days.

(Read the complete article at tvfanatic.com)