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Peter Lenkov teases Five-0 Season 4 at Banff World Media Festival

June 11th, 2013 by

As we mentioned back in March, Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov is a featured speaker at this year’s four-day  Banff World Media Festival. In addition to delivering “master classes” at the Festival, Peter teased several Season 4 storylines in an interview carried by both the Calgary Herald and the Vancouver Sun.

The Calgary Herald article was posted by Eric Volmers on June 10th 2013.

 


 

Chin Ho introduces Danny and Steve to his cousin Kono

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) introduces Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) to his cousin Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) in the series pilot.
(Photo courtesy of Mario Perez/CBS)

Banff World Media Festival: Hawaii Five-O creator Peter Lenkov says Season 4 will offer new villain and lots of answers
June 10, 2013. 3:39 pm — Posted by Eric Volmers

Peter Lenkov is fairly blunt when asked what fans of CBS hit police procedural, Hawaii Five-O, can expect when the show returns next fall for a fourth season.

Answers … and lots of them.

The Montreal native, who developed the reimagined drama based on the long-running series from the 1970s, reassures us that the dangling plot points left at the Season 3 finale will be tied up sooner rather than later.

“We left last season with a lot of big questions,” says Lenkov, giving interviews Monday afternoon after overseeing a master class at the Banff World Media Festival.

“People think that most shows string out the answers. I don’t think we’re going to do that.”

The biggest puzzle left for viewers after Season 3 was the mysterious relationship between long-serving villain Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) and Doris (Christine Lahti), the mother of hero Steve McGarrett. Doris, long thought to be dead, was eventually revealed to have a murky relationship with the criminal Wo Fat.

“What’s their connection?” says Lenkov, who oversees the writing room and producers for the show. “We’re going to have an answer to that question.”

For three seasons, Hawaii Five-O has followed the adventures of an elite task force in paradise. Headed by tough guys played by Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, it was set up to battle ugly crimes amid the gorgeous backdrop of Hawaii. Over three seasons, the show has offered more than one memorable villain, with scenery-chewing turns from an against-type Ed Asner (who originated the role of art smuggler August March in the original series) and James Marsters, who played the killer of McGarrett’s father, among others.

Without giving too many details, Lenkov says there will be a new baddie to contend with in Season 4.

“It’s a little early, but we’re hoping to have a character, very much like Wo Fat, who will arc out over the season,” Lenkov says. “And maybe come to us a little unconventionally. It will hopefully surprise us and be a twist in the storytelling. That’s one of the additions.”

Four years ago, Hawaii Five-O became a surprise hit, with more than one critic suggesting the new version improved on the old.

Lenkov says his connection to the old show was personal. As a boy, he would watch the original Jack Lord series with his father in Montreal.

So while the new Hawaii Five-O may be modernized, Lenkov admits there’s a retro feel to the series that was intentional, a throwback to shows he would watch with his parents, whether it be the original Five-O or Magnum P.I.

“He really loved (the original Hawaii Five-O), and it was on for 12 years,” Lenkov says. “You really get to gauge somebody’s interest in something when they watch it regularly for 12 years. And I think the fact that he was so passionate about it, in a way, was a barometer. I knew there were other people who like it. For me, when I was a kid, I sat and watched it with him and it was like family television. There’s not a lot of shows like that, that you can sit down with your family and watch and still can entertain your dad and your son. There’s something for everybody.”

Lenkov left Montreal more than 25 years ago for a career in Hollywood. He became a screenwriter, penning films such as Sylvester Stallone sci-fi hit Demolition Man before landing a job as writer and executive producer of the hit show 24.

His star continues to rise. He recently co-produced a major Hollywood adaptation of his own comic book, R.I.P.D. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, it tells the tale of a group of undead police officers as is set for a blockbuster summer release next month.

In the age of the Internet and fan forums, Lenkov admits it’s easier than ever to get immediate feedback on his work on Hawaii Five-O.

“I wish my career had ended before the Internet,” Lenkov says with a laugh.

Still, he is happy to report that his own father, a big fan of the original, has given the new version his thumbs up.

Most of the time.

“He watches the show,” Lenkov says. “I think he really likes it. When I don’t hear from him, I think he probably didn’t like that episode.”

Overnight ratings for bonus Friday Hawaii Five-0

June 3rd, 2013 by
Vanessa Marcil's shady therapist plays with Steve's mind

Dr. Olivia Victor, Vanessa Marcil’s shady therapist, finds and presses every one of Steve’s (Alex O’Loughlin) buttons in “Wahine’inoloa.”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Overnight ratings for the Friday, May 31st repeat of “Wahine’inoloa” were in line with the rest of the Friday night lineup, which consisted mostly of repeats across the board.

The CBS press release gave the following description of the episode:

“‘Wahine’inoloa*’ – McGarrett plays cat and mouse with a smart and seductive therapist he believes murdered her patient. Meanwhile, Catherine must hunt down one of Doris’s old targets who is now seeking revenge, Monday, Nov. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Vanessa Marcil (‘General Hospital’) guest stars as a murder victim’s therapist and Carlos Bernard (’24′) returns as a disgraced WITSEC agent.

(*Wahine’inoloa is Hawaiian for ‘Evil Woman’)”

Five-0 took second place in its 9:00pm timeslot, coming in with a 0.8/3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.63 million viewers. A Blue Bloods repeat, airing at 10:00pm, brought in a 0.9/3 rating and 6.13 million viewers, with  the 8:00pm repeat of Undercover Boss earned a 1.0/4 rating with 4.20 million viewers.

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

 


 

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 31, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.4/5 6.41
CBS Undercover Boss – R 1.0/4 4.20
ABC Shark Tank – R 1.0/4 4.05
FOX Bones – R 0.7/3 2.43
CW Nikita – R 0.2/1 0.94
9:00 ABC What Would You Do? – Season Premiere 1.3/4 3.92
CBS Hawaii Five -0 – R 0.8/3 4.63
FOX The Following – R 0.6/2 2.07
CW Supernatural – R 0.3/1 0.90
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.3/4 4.44
NBC Rock Center 1.2/4 5.28
CBS Blue Bloods – R 0.9/3 6.13

Preview: Sibling Rivalry ahead for McGarrett?

May 31st, 2013 by
INTHE NEWS column - TVGuide - 03 Jun 2013 issue

YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT YOU FIND – From the sound of things, Steve’s Season 1 noodle house conversation with Wo Fat will come back to haunt him.
(Image courtesy of TV Guide)

The latest (03 June 2013) issue of TV Guide includes a short piece from William Keck that is sure to shake the fandom beehive.

Viewers have been waiting for months for Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti) to come clean to son Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) about her connection to Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). While Doris’s confession was cut short, the season finale gave the impression that Steve would get the answers he’s looking for, even if the answers have to come from Wo Fat.

Keck’s comments — and exec. producer Peter Lenkov’s — are sure to stir up controversy and lively discussion. (Excerpt below is from the June 3rd issue’s IN THE NEWS column).

“HAWAII FIVE-0 — It seemed to be Kono’s swan song as McGarrett’s mom, Doris (Christine Lahti), offered to take Kono (Grace Park) and her fugitive lover into hiding. But executive producer Peter Lenkov says Kono isn’t leaving for good. ‘Her departure is all part of a big story arc we have planned.’ As for Doris, it appears fans’ prediction that she’s also Wo Fat’s mon is true, even though she was interrupted before confessing the truth to Steve (Alex O’Loughlin). But don’t jump to conclusions, Lenkov cautions: ‘Being obvious is boring.’ — William Keck

Final overnight ratings for Monday’s Five-0

May 30th, 2013 by
Chin Ho, Danny, and Kono on the scene

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), Danny (Scott Caan), and Kono (Grace Park) investigate a murder with profound implications for Max (Masi Oka).
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 began its post-season finale summer schedule with an encore airing of Season 2′s Max-centric “Ha’alele (Abandoned),” on Monday, May 27th. The original CBS press release gave the following episode summary:

“‘Ha’alele*’ – A murder case hits close to home for Max when he is convinced that The Trashman, a serial killer with ties to his past, is on the loose.  In order to convince Five-0 of his suspicions, Max reveals shocking information about his childhood, on HAWAII FIVE-0 …”

Monday’s Season 2 repeat brought in a 1.2/3 rating in the 18-49 demo with 4.96 million viewers.

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

 


 

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:01PM) 3.2/9 11.00
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10:01PM) Season Premiere 1.9/5 5.99
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 0.9/3 3.54
FOX Raising Hope – R 0.7/2 1.76
CW Memorial Day (8-10PM) 0.3/1 0.95
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement – R 0.9/2 3.60
FOX The Goodwin Games 0.6/2 1.37
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.1/3 4.30
FOX New Girl – R 0.6/2 1.34
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.3/3 4.70
FOX The Mindy Project – R 0.6/1 1.25
10:00 NBC Revolution 1.9/5 6.32
ABC 20/20 1.3/3 5.60
CBS Hawaii Five-0 – R 1.2/3 4.96

Ratings rebound for Hawaii Five-0 season finale

May 21st, 2013 by
McGarrett visits Wo Fat in Ultramax prison

Will Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) finally get the answers he’s looking for from Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos)?
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

“Aloha. Malama Pono”  closed the curtain on Season 3  with a bang. It also regained lost ratings ground, bringing in an overnight rating of 2.0/6 in the 18-49 demo — an 11 percent improvement over last week’s 1.8/5.  Alas, this is still a 26 percent drop in comparison to last year’s season finale, which  brought in a 2.7 rating.

 


 

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

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 20, 2013:

Time Net Show Adults 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.4/10 10.61
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.5/7 14.73
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.2/4 5.02
FOX Raising Hope – R 0.7/2 1.77
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 0.89
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement – Series Finale 1.8/5 6.25
FOX The Goodwin Games – Series Premiere 0.7/2 1.748
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 2.2/6 7.56
FOX New Girl – R 0.6/2 1.42
CW Oh Sit! 0.2/1 0.64
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 2.2/6 7.96
FOX The Mindy Project – R 0.6/2 1.392
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 – Season Finale 2.0/6 9.02
NBC Revolution 1.9/5 5.80
ABC Motive – Series Premiere 1.4/4 6.83

Sneak Peek: Five-0 on the run

May 18th, 2013 by

Based on the latest high-octane promo for Hawaii Five-0′s season finale, “All for one and one for all” should be the unofficial task-force motto. Kono (Grace Park) may be in dire straits, but her team has her back.

CBS gives the following summary for “Aloha. Malama Pono.”

As the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding a dangerous killer loose on the island, Kono goes on the run for a murder she did not commit. Meanwhile, McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery, on the third season finale of Hawaii Five-0 airing Monday at 10/9c. Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser guest star.

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Screencap and promo video below courtesy of CBS.

 

Steve and Danno protect Kono in season finale

Aloha. Malama Pono (Sneak Peek)
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Shocking discoveries on Five-0 finale

May 16th, 2013 by

And then there were three…

Based on the extended promo for Monday’s season finale episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Aloha. Malama Pono” promises to be an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride with questions aplenty and possibly even an answer or two.

 

McGarrett gets some answers from Wo Fat

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) gets some answers from a worse-for-wear Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) in the season finale, “Aloha. Malama Pono.”
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Promo and press release courtesy of CBS

 


 

FIVE-0 MUST HELP THE CIA TO STOP A DANGEROUS KILLER LOOSE ON THE ISLAND, AND MCGARRETT’S PRISON VISIT TO WO FAT ENDS WITH A SHOCKING DISCOVERY, ON THE THIRD SEASON FINALE OF “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, MAY 20

Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser Return

“Aloha. Malama Pono” – As the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding a dangerous killer loose on the island, Kono goes on the run for a murder she did not commit. Meanwhile, McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery, on the third season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, May 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser guest star.

(*Aloha. Malama Pono” is Hawaiian for “Farewell and Take Care”)

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

RECURRING CAST:
Brian Yang (Charlie Fong)
Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett)
Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat)
Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri)
Daniel Henney (Michael Noshimuri)
Autumn Reeser (Dr. Gabrielle Asano)

GUEST CAST:
(Lt. Commander William “Billy” Harrington)
(Luis Braga)
(Rafael Salgado)
(Lyla Simmons)
(Arturo Casey)
(Guard)
(Armed Man)
(Man in Charge)
(CIA Operative)
(Surgeon)
(News Anchor)
(Military Controller)

WRITTEN BY: Peter M. Lenkov & Ken Solarz & David Wolkove
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Spicer

Source: CBS

Final overnight ratings for May 13th’s Hawaii Five-0

May 16th, 2013 by
Steve McGarrett goes Mission Impossible

Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) goes Mission: Impossible to recover his mother’s stolen microfiche.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Final overnight ratings for May 13th’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “He Welo ‘Oihana,” saw the show bring in a 1.8/5 rating in the 18-49 demo, with 7.86 million viewers tuning in. This was down by a tenth of a point from May 6th’s ratings for “Ho’opio” — 1.9/5  with 8.01 million viewers — and up by a tenth over the 1.7/5 rating and 7.76 million viewers brought in by April 29th’s “Imi Loko Ka Uhane.”

DVR viewership figures should bring the final adjusted ratings up somewhat.

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

 


 

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) 3.8 10 11.29
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 11 8.57
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 6 13.33
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 1.8 5 4.19
CW 90210 0.2 1 0.57
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.4 7 7.55
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.0 8 8.94
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 1.7 5 3.89
CW 90210 0.2 1 0.51
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.4 6 8.31
10:00PM ABC Castle 2.1 6 11.16
NBC Revolution 1.9 5 5.51
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.8 5 7.86

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

CBS ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

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 other returning series include: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 2 BROKE GIRLS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, PERSON OF INTEREST, SURVIVOR, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, TWO AND A HALF MEN, UNDERCOVER BOSS, HAWAII FIVE-0, BLUE BLOODS, 48 HOURS, THE AMAZING RACE, THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST.

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.