April 16th, 2013 by bahamabert
Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) keeps his promise to his fallen friend Freddie Hart (Alan Ritchson), telling his little girl that her daddy loved her very much.
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and H50 fan And-Ed)
Given the shocking and horrific nature of Monday’s bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon, it is no surprise that an NBC news special won the hour in ratings. Unfortunately it does seem to be the case that Hawaii Five-0 lost more viewers to the NBC special than did Castle. It may be the case that CBS viewers were unaware a new episode would be airing last night; it is certainly unfortunate that so many did not tune in, as they missed what was arguably one of the best episodes of the season.
The early overnight ratings listed below do not yet include time-shifted DVR viewings, which will bolster the ratings for “Olelo Pa’a.”
Ratings table courtesy of Sara Bibel’s April 16th article at ZAP2it’s Television by the Numbers.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 15, 2013:
||The Voice (8-10PM)
||How I Met Your Mother
||Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM)
||Oh Sit! – Season Premiere
||Rules of Engagement
||2 Broke Girls
||Mike & Molly
||Terror In Boston
April 13th, 2013 by bahamabert
Michael Ausiello of TV Line revealed some season finale tidbits to whet our appetites for Hawaii Five-0′s season finale, “Aloha. Malama Pono,” which will air on May 20th.
Said Ausiello in his April 12th TV Line column:
“When a plane lands on Oahu with four bodies on board and a missing terrorist detainee, the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding him before he carries out an attack on U.S. soil. Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery. Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser guest star.”
Based on the guest cast list, we will once again have high-stakes issues facing our stalwart heroes — Christine Lahti’s ex-CIA operative Doris McGarrett tying son Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) up in knots, Autumn Reeser’s Dr. Gabrielle Asano making things interesting for Danno (Scott Caan), and the Noshimuri brothers (Ian Anthony Dale and Daniel Henney) putting Kono (Grace Park) in hot water with the HPD. It’s safe to assume that Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) will be embroiled in the mess ensnaring Kono, as he was when he found Steve practically standing over the body of murdered Governor Jameson.
Fresh off the plane, and already Michael Noshimuri (Daniel Henney) is causing trouble for Kono (Grace Park) and boyfriend Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale)
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.de)
We’ve been wondering when we would learn what jailbird brother Michael Noshimuri (Daniel Henney) did with Kono’s service handgun back in December 10th’s “Huaka’i kula (Field Trip),” and judging from Ausiello’s spoiler, the answer is extremely bad news for Officer Kalakaua. “Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit,” says Ausiello — a scenario that harkens back to the Season 1 finale when McGarrett was on the run after being accused of murdering both Governor Pat Jameson (Jean Smart) and her aide, Laura Hills (Kelly Hu).
Will love conquer all? Will Kono take the fall? Will Steve hit the wall? We’ll find out in a little over a month, but in the meantime, what do you think?
April 1st, 2013 by officer808
Here’s a short clip of Grace park answering fan questions submitted to CBS eyelab. She talks about the Hawaiian language she’s learned and the most dangerous scene she filmed.
March 31st, 2013 by bahamabert
Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin interrogate Russell Wong’s hacker ringleader.
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.com)
Just a quick reminder — if you haven’t yet seen “Ohuna,” there be SPOILERS here in the extended promo and press release.
Tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ohuna,” originally aired on November 12th, 2012. The episode’s A and B storylines find Five-0 investigating the abduction and death of a teenage computer hacker while Steve tries to broker a reunion between his mother Doris (Christine Lahti) and sister Mary Ann (Taryn Manning). The reunion proves only slightly less difficult to pull off than nuclear detente. Meanwhile, Kono makes a discovery that provides a vital clue to solving the case and puts herself in jeopardy in the process.
“Ohuna” also sees the long-awaited return of Danny’s pot-head hacker confidential informant, “Toast” (Martin Starr). Other guest stars of note include Carlo Rota (24, La Femme Nikita) as the ruthless Sean Winston, Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Brian Slater, father of the murdered teen, and Russell Wong (Vanishing Son) as crime lord Kong Liang.
YouTube promo courtesy of CBS
Press Release courtesy of CBS.
WHILE THE TEAM INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A YOUNG COMPUTER HACKER, McGARRETT TRIES TO STAGE A REUNION BETWEEN HIS MOTHER AND HIS SISTER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, NOV. 12 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Actresses Christine Lahti and Taryn Manning Return to the Series
“Ohuna*” – While the team investigates the murder of a young computer hacker, McGarrett tries to stage a long-needed reunion between his mother and his sister, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Nov. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
*Ohuna is Hawaiian for “The Secret”
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
Brian Yang … Charlie Fong
Dennis Chun … Sgt. Duke Lukela
Taryn Manning … Mary Ann McGarrett
Christine Lahti … Doris McGarrett
Martin Starr … Adam ‘Toast’ Charles
Matt Bush … Zack Slater
Shannon Williams … Guard Aonani
Alan Ruck … Brian Slater
Melinda McGraw … Patricia Slater
Gregory Kasyan … James Slater
Shelley Berman … Morty Sapperstein
Russell Wong … Kong Liang
Chris Moss … Healy
Carlo Rota … Sean Winston
Rick Agan … Officer Manuwai
Eric Holt … Beckett
Wil Kahele … Discharge Officer
Mark Ganialongo … HPD Impound Officer
DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng
WRITTEN BY: Mike Schaub
March 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Diaper duty isn’t something you’d generally equate with calming and centering, yet for Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin, it’s an aspect of parenthood that does just that after a long day at work. Diaper as grounding device was but one of the topics Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joachin discussed with Five-0′s Steve McGarrett while spending time with the cast on a March 7th location shoot at Kualoa Ranch.
Alex o’loughlin muses on the grounding qualities of diaper duty with HNN’s Tannya Joachin.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)
“For Alex O’Loughlin, it’s a balancing act, juggling the demands of the job with the demands of being a new dad. He put it this way, ‘As soon as I go home, I forget about the business,’” said Joachin, setting up the video segment. When asked if his family grounds him, O’Loughlin had this to say:
“Hell yeah! I walk in the door and I get handed a baby, which is what I want, but essentially within in 17 minutes, I’m pretty much guaranteed to be covered in urine, feces, or both. If that doesn’t ground you, what will?”
With the show’s renewal for a fourth season all but assured at the time and confirmed by the time the interviews and article were published, Joachin chatted briefly with O’Loughlin about the show’s prospects for a long run.
“I signed on for 7,” said O’Loughlin. “I’ve done 3 so that’s at least another 4. I mean, I can’t see us going anywhere, can you?”
HNN’s Joachin caught up with the cast on a rainy Thursday during location shooting on episode 3.21, “Imi loko ka ‘uhane.” While the actual interviews only featured Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim, video coverage included scenes with fellow Five-0 castmembers Scott Caan and Grace Park, as well as scenes from last Monday’s “Hoa Pili” featuring Masi Oka and Taylor Wily. Aisha Tyler, co-host of CBS’s Daytime show The Talk, is also shown briefly in a scene with O’Loughlin; she plays a talk show host whose ride-along puts her inconveniently in the middle of Five-0′s case du jour.
Tannya Joachin’s article, which is quoted above and excerpted below, can be read in its entirety at the Hawaii News Now website.
Daniel Dae Kim says Kualoa Ranch is his favorite place on Oahu.
(Image courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS)
Hawaii Five-O stars dish on the future, fatigue, and family
Posted: Mar 28, 2013 1:02 AM EDT Updated: Mar 28, 2013 7:31 PM EDT
By Tannya Joaquin
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Locked and loaded, CBS has pulled the trigger on another season of Hawaii Five-O.
Leading man Alex O’Loughlin couldn’t be happier to keep playing Steve McGarrett. “I love my job. Look at where I live, you know” he said when Hawaii News Now visited the stars recently on location at Kualoa Ranch.
It’s Daniel Dae Kim’s favorite place on Oahu. “Anytime I have a chance to shoot here, I love it” he explained.
He didn’t mind racing the rain to shoot scenes that day. “This is nothing” says Kim. “I did 6 years on Lost. This is nothing.”
Hawaii Five-O has a grueling 24 show season schedule, and physical 12 hour days.
It’s part of the territory for Kim. He told us, “This is now my 9th year in a row on television and I would say I’m learning stamina in a way that I haven’t before.”
Youtube video courtesy of Hawaii News Now and CBS.
March 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Yesterday CBS made the announcement Hawaii Five-0 fans have been eagerly, if not anxiously, awaiting — Five-0 has been renewed for a fourth season! Hawaii Five-0 and seventeen other shows were included in today’s list of shows returning for the Fall 2013 season.
“The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television’s leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54,” said CBS.
Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park.
(Season 2 cast photo courtesy of CBS)
While Five-0 will be temporarily ceding its Monday night berth to the 13-episode “Under the Dome” and taking up summer residence in the 9:00pm Friday slot as of June 24th, McGarrett and Company are expected to return to their traditional 10:00pm Monday night spot in time for the season premiere. TV Line’s Matt Webb Mitovich described “Under the Dome” as “an ambitious take on a Stephen King novel,” adding that the “13-episode, yet-to-be-cast drama based on King’s 1,000-plus-page best-seller and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, will kick off CBS’ summer slate on Monday, June 24, at 10/9c.”
Now that the renewal announcement has been taken care of, next item on the fandom wishlist would be news of a long-awaited cast publicity photo shoot. With no group or solo pictures done since Season 2, and two series regulars added to the cast, Five-0 is long overdue for some publicity photo love. When your cast is this photogenic, this kind of omission is almost criminal!
Of equal, if not greater, interest would be news on the likelihood of a Sunset on the Beach Season 4 premiere. Held for the past three seasons and conceived as a thankyou to the people of Hawaii, the red carpet extravaganza and night-time, open-air premiere of the season’s first episode have drawn excited visitors from all over the world, filling the screening area on Waikiki’s waterfront to standing room only capacity. Given that the logistics of shooting Hawaii Five-0 in Hawaii often prevent the cast from attending mainland conventions and publicity events, Sunset on the Beach has become the year’s one big chance for fans and press alike to gather together with cast and crew to express their appreciation and love of the show; in that sense, its value is immense.
Official CBS renewal press release
CBS RENEWS 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON
Returning Series Showcase the Ratings Success and Programming Depth of Television’s #1 Network in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS announced today it has renewed 18 returning series from television’s top-rated lineup for the 2013-2014 broadcast season.
The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television’s leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. This season, CBS is home to the #1 program/drama (NCIS), the #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY), the #1 new series (ELEMENTARY) and the #1 newsmagazine (60 MINUTES).
The renewals, comprising 16 hours of its primetime schedule, include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two newsmagazines. The returning shows encompass every night of the week and every hour, many of which rank #1 in their time period and some which rank #1 for the entire night.
The renewed comedies include the previously announced THE BIG BANG THEORY, the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as well as 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.
Among the returning dramas are the previously announced NCIS, television’s #1 program and top drama for the fourth consecutive year, and the time period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.
Other dramas renewed include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the third straight year; PERSON OF INTEREST, the fastest-growing show on network television; ELEMENTARY, the season’s most-watched new program; as well as HAWAII FIVE-0, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE.
The Network’s three Emmy Award-winning reality series — THE AMAZING RACE, SURVIVOR and UNDERCOVER BOSS — also return with new editions.
60 MINUTES, television’s #1 newsmagazine, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program, will return in the fall.
In addition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in discussions regarding another season for TWO AND A HALF MEN.
Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.22m), adults 18-49 (3.0/08) and adults 25-54 (3.9/10).
March 21st, 2013 by bahamabert
Heads up, folks — between the press release for “Hoa Pili” and the extended promo video beneath it, it’s safe to say there be SPOILERS here!
McGarrett’s well-practiced kangaroo kick in action
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS and H50Fans)
With dead bodies turning up in shark cages and random body parts turning up in dead sharks, it seems Danny has reason to be rationally concerned about becoming man-sushi — something Steve hasn’t forgotten about after his run-in with a tiger shark on their fishing trip gone awry (episode 3.03, “Lana I Ka Moana”).
“Hoa Pili” also features the much-anticipated return of everyone’s favorite Kapu kahuna, Kawika (Kala Alexander), last seen in Season 2 on the receiving end of HPD Chief of Detectives Vince Fryer’s (Tom Sizemore) “arrest ‘em now, ask questions later” approach to investigating the case du jour.
As for the epic game of tag between the freight containers — we’ll have to wait ’til Monday to figure that one out; whatever’s going on, Five-0 looks to be in fine butt-kickin’ form!
CBS Press Release for “Hoa Pili”
WHEN THREATS TURN DEADLY AGAINST A TOUR COMPANY THAT ENDANGERS THE LOCAL SHARK POPULATION, FIVE-0 MUST NARROW DOWN THE SUSPECT LIST, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, MARCH 25
“Hoa Pili” – When threats turn deadly against a tour company that endangers the local shark population, Five-0 faces the difficult task of narrowing down the suspect list. Meanwhile, the team debates whether or not Kamekona will earn his helicopter license, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, March 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
(*Hoa Pili is Hawaiian for “Close Friend”)
CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, which is scarier: #sharkattack or #Kamekonafliescopter 3/25 10PM ET/PT
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)
Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Brian Yang (Charlie Fong)
Mac Brandt (Craig Brant)
James C. Victor (Jay Lappert)
Bruce Locke (Tsai)
Brendan Ford (Ryan)
Tanoai Reed (Levi)
Kala Alexander (Kawika)
Tara Platt (Allie)
Yuri Lowenthal (Liam)
Thomas Henderson (FBI Agent #1)
Jonathan Shaul (FBI Agent #2)
Dennis Lee (Jimmy Amana)
Kelsey Chock (Bruce Kaneshiro)
TELEPLAY BY: Kyle Harimoto
STORY BY: Richard Arthur and Kyle Harimoto
DIRECTED BY: Jeff Cadiente
Youtube promo courtesy of CBS
February 21st, 2013 by bahamabert
Grace Park had a whirlwind talk-show tour this past week with appearances on CBS Daytime’s The Talk and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, newsmagazine Access Hollywood Live, and on the Kevin & Bean Show on L.A.’s KROQ radio station. Here’s a recap of her appearances from the week of February 11th.
Grace Park chats with Sharon Osborne on CBS Daytime’s The Talk. (Image courtesy of CBS / The Talk)
First up was CBS’s Daytime talk show, The Talk. Grace presented each of the hosts with a lei and discussed everything from childhood hijinks in Vancouver to playing a character who surfs well when she doesn’t — a situation Grace first faced in the pilot when Kono emerged from the waves of Waimea Bay.
(Youtube video courtesy of The Talk and lostln)
Grace Park chats with Access Hollywood Live cohosts about surfing, stunts, and Kono’s bathtub scene with boyfriend Adam. (Image courtesy of NBC/Universal & Access Hollywood)
Next up was an appearance on the newsmagazine Access Hollywood Live, hosted by Billy Bush.
Bush and his co-host commented on Grace’s fighting skills until she laughingly told them the skills belonged to her stunt double, who actually performed the potentially risky leap from one escalator to the other in “Powa Maka Moana”.
After a brief but complimentary discussion of Grace’s pants, which were chosen for her by H50 stylist Kacy Byxbee, Bush’s co-host said that she likes Hawaii as one of the show’s characters and asked Grace what she likes best about living and working there. Grace’s answer? Getting to know the culture and being there, that it’s kind of cool developing an insider’s appreciation for the real Hawaii – places and things not generally on the average tourist itinerary.
(Youtube video courtesy of Access Hollywood and lostln)
Grace Park cracks up with Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show (Video screengrab courtesy of CBS / The Late Late Show and Bookemdanno)
The evening’s grand finale found Grace on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. While the Late Late Show also introduced Grace with a short Season 1 clip, they opted for a different episode and dynamic — the “chick fight” from 1.02, “Ohana”. Impressed by Kono’s butt-kicking prowess, Ferguson opened with “Wow! You look sensational for such a badass!”
Other topics included being from Vancouver, whether or not Grace enjoys Spam — she’s waiting for the organic formulation, she joked — and of course, whether or not she surfs, given that Kono’s a former pro surfer.
(Youtube video courtesy of The Late Late Show and lostln)
Grace Park also appeared on L.A.’s world-famous KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show (Photo courtesy of KROQ / The Kevin & Bean Show)
Grace also appeared on L.A.’s world-famous radio station KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show. The discussion topics paralleled those covered in the televised appearances — living and working in Hawaii, learning fight basics to make Kono look good, her trial by fire wave at Waimea with Kono’s introduction, H50′s star-studded guest cast, and her views on the show’s longevity.
The show’s hosts were thoroughly impressed with how well H50 integrates big-name guest stars into the flow of the episodes and Grace agreed with them. “I don’t know how they do it,” she said, “but somehow everyone just kind of blends into the show, and I think it’s kind of really cool. I’m actually a little bit fascinated how they’re able to do that so well.”
(Youtube Podcast courtesy of KROQ and SiCrazy100)
February 11th’s Kevin & Bean with Grace Park is also available in podcast format.
Learn more about KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show on their Facebook page, or visit the KROQ website’s Kevin & Bean page.
February 20th, 2013 by bahamabert
We now have two great Grace Park interviews to go with the recent appearances on CBS’s The Talk, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the syndicated Access Hollywood Live, and 106.7 FM KROQ’s Kenny & Bean Show!
Hawaii Five-0′: Grace Park talks Kono, moving the plot and her hopes for the character by Rick Porter. The full article is at blog.zap2it.com
Grace Park in episode 3.04, “Popilikia” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
Q: Are you still discovering things about Kono now?
A: I feel like there’s a lot to mine with this character yet, because we haven’t gone very deep with her. As much as we have the action and the cool background with her being an ex-professional surfer and a rookie cop, I feel that we have a lot to discover about her, and for her to discover about herself. She’s pretty young, and she still has a lot to learn about life and who she is.
Q: What would you like to see happen for her?
A: I always want her to have more character work. I guess I haven’t thought specifically [about] what I want to happen for her. I feel like anything — just give me anything, I’ll do it. I think they haven’t rushed to quick to give her a love interest and make her the “sexy” character right away. I mean, yes, she was in a bikini in the beginning, but I think we’ve gotten away from that a little bit, which I’ve appreciated.
Q: People would probably go nuts if you got one of your “Battlestar Galactica” co-stars to come on.
A: I’ve been trying to get Tahmoh Penikett on for a long time. I thought it would be really funny if he were like a brief love interest or a past thing, because anyone who watches the old show would be like, oh my God, but for anyone who didn’t it wouldn’t really matter. Plus he’s a really good friend of mine.
Danny and Kono investigate an unusual “headless horseman” murder case in episode 3.04, “Popilikia.” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)
‘Hawaii Five-0′: Grace Park on her proudest moments of the series, the key to delivering exposition, and working with Summer Glau from Inside TV by Emily Rome. Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite!
Q: Summer Glau guest-starred in last week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0. What was it like to work with her?
A: She was really cool. We were joking that her name was Summer G. Lau and she was actually of Asian heritage – that’s what Daniel [Dae Kim] kept saying. I didn’t know that her ancestry actually is Irish and German. But yeah, she just brought it. There were so many takes where the camera wasn’t even on her, and she just gave it every single time.
Q: What are you most proud of in all your work on Hawaii Five-0?
A: I’d say the storyline that I was most satisfied with was the beginning of season 2 when Kono appears to go rogue. It was a delight because for five episodes, the only time I showed up was to do character stuff. That was kind of a dream for me. That’s how I feel, as an actor, like I’m built more not to do procedural exposition. But I realize this is just a different beast.
On the other side – the leaps and bounds I’ve been able to do in exposition because I’m terrible at that usually. It’s not fun and it’s not easy, so I’ve gotten a lot better at it. In the beginning Alex [O’Loughlin] did a lot, and then really quickly I got a bunch of it. And then Alex and Scott [Caan] didn’t do very much of that at all, and then one episode was flipped where he was like Kono in a way and downloading everyone at the table, and he kept stumbling and tripping, and he finally looked at me and said, “You make this look easy.” And I was like, “Yo, bro, I’ve been doing this for two and a half years.”
January 29th, 2013 by officer808
Lauren O’Neil of Canadian media outlet CBC got a rare interview with Hawaii Five-0′s Grace Park, who talks about being in sci-fi, her rise in acting, and being Korean.