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CBS Studios International spotlights Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim

November 3rd, 2013 by

Press from all over the world was hosted by CBS Studio International at a three day event in in Los Angles. This annual event highlighted the CBS television stars to the international press. Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim were on hand to answer questions about Hawaii Five-0.

Daniel has loved the Lost reunions that have been going on recently on Hawaii Five-0, referring to recent appearances by Terry O’Quinn, Jorge Garcia and Henry Ian Cusick who have all appeared in Season 4. Spoiler Alert #1 – He teased that there may be a love interest in Chin’s future later this season.

The show’s star, Alex O’Loughlin, took the opportunity to thank fans, saying “without the fans, we’d be nothing – I’d be a carpenter!” He also clarified statements he made in a recent Associated Press interview. “It’s not my job, it’s my life!” he said, referring to being misquoted and portrayed as ungrateful in the article. During the panel, he took a call and put it on speaker phone. On the other end, a telemarketer offered a “free cruise” for answering a survey, to which O’Louglin responded by asking the room full of reporters, “Do we want to do this?” He is quite the jokester!

Spoiler Alert #2 -  according to O’Loughlin, Mama McGarrett will come back into Steve’s life but disappear once again. This will have a profound psychological effect on him. It is also possible that McGarrett is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

For those lucky enough to see him in person, O’Loughlin offers up this tip about taking his photo, “Ask first, I’ll say yes”. Good to know.

Here are some photos of the panel from the CBS Studios International event.


Daniel Dae Kim at the CBS Studios International event
Photo credit – Margaret Gardiner

Daniel Dae Kim at the CBS Studio International Event.
Photo credit Jenny Cooney

Daniel Dae Kim at the CBS Studio International Event.
Photo credit Chac

Alex O’Loughlin at the CBS Studio International Event
Photo credit Margaret Gardiner

Alex O’Loughlin at the CBS Studio International Event
Photo credit Fabiola Avila


Alex O’Loughlin at the CBS Studio International Event
Photo credit Jenny Cooney

Alex O’Loughlin at the CBS Studio International Event.
Photo credit Chac

Alex O’Loughlin at the CBS Studio International Event.
Photo credit Chac

Ride the Halloween party bus with Five-0! (Spoilers)

October 31st, 2013 by
Steve & Danny ride the party bus

Danny and Steve ride the Halloween party shuttle bus, which comes complete with loose liquor bottles and stray thong undies tucked between seat-cushions.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

If the misty and remote field of seemingly abandoned cars isn’t spooky enough, Steve and Danny only have to wait for the bass-thumping party shuttle bus to roll up and unload a gaggle of boozed-up Halloween partiers. Offered a ride to the party, our intrepid heroes are soon up to their ankles in empty liquor bottles and stray undies; odds are, they’re going to find a lot more waiting for them at the end of the trip!

Kupouli ‘la airs Friday, November 1st at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS. Five-0 and zombies! How can you resist?


Alex O’Loughlin awarded the Breakthrough Award from AIF

October 25th, 2013 by

The Hollywood spotlight shone on Aussies last night, as Alex O’Loughlin was awarded one of three Breaktrough Awards during the second annual Australians in Film Awards dinner. Other recipients this year were Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back and 300: Rise of an Empire). Australians in Film is an industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the United States.

Now in his fourth year with Hawaii Five-0, which airs in multiple countries around the world, we can most certainly say that Alex has broken through and made it.

Congratulations on your award!

(Click on the image below to see the gallery of photos from the awards night).

CBS riding the ratings wave with Five-0 Fridays

October 23rd, 2013 by

Scott Caan (Danny Williams) and Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) in the upcoming Halloween episode of Hawaii Five-0.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Looks like viewers still concerned about Hawaii Five-0′s move to Friday nights can rest a little easier. Based on the latest press release, CBS is pleased with the performance of its new Friday night lineup.



Both Series Notching Time Period Increases in Viewers and Key Demos

“Five-0″ Also Up in Viewers Over its Year-Ago Monday Performance

CBS’s Friday lineup is posting across-the-board growth paced by its new 9:00-11:00 PM crime block of HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS, according to Nielsen most current ratings through the first three weeks of the season.

At 9:00 PM, the newly relocated HAWAII FIVE-0 has boosted the year-ago time period by +27% in viewers (10.54 from 8.28m), +64% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.1) and +63% in adults 25-54 (2.6 from 1.6). HAWAII FIVE-0 is also up +14% in viewers versus its year ago Monday average (from 9.25m).

At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS is posting year-to-year growth of +8% in both viewers (12.40m from 11.44m) and adults 25-54 (2.6 from 2.4) and +13% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.6).

At 8:00 PM, UNDERCOVER BOSS is winning its time period in viewers (8.24m) and adults 25-54 (2.1).

Compared to Friday last year, CBS is up +9% in viewers (10.39m from 9.57m), +21% in adults 18-49 (1.7 from 1.4) and +25% in adults 25-54 (2.5 from 2.0).

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Kupu’eu”

October 23rd, 2013 by

Looks like we are in for a ride on the emotional roller coaster in this week’s episode.  If you haven’t seen the previews yet, there may be spoilers below.

Here is what we know about this episode so far:

  • the title of the episode loosely translates to “Fallen Hero”.
  • Peter Lenkov tweeted a teaser picture from the editing room of McGarrett and other Navy personnel in their dress white uniforms looking somber and saluting.
  • Terry O’Quinn also returns as Joe White.

We see Catherine in a gunfight and she takes a bullet.  Does the title refer to her?  Or could it be that our fallen hero is Joe White? Although, if you notice, there is another character listed with the last name of Harrington. Could that be Billy’s father? Was he in the Navy? Would a death in his family bring him and Cath closer together?

Regardless of who the fallen hero may be, you can be sure that Alex O’Loughlin will shine in this episode. He is outstanding in portraying McGarrett’s heartbreak and emotional turmoil.

From CBS


Terry O’Quinn Returns as Joe White

“Kupu’eu*” – As Catherine’s seemingly harmless surveillance job takes a deadly turn, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

(*Kupu’eu is Hawaiian for “Fallen Hero”)


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)



Terry O’Quinn  (Joe White)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)



Monica Lacy    (Sandra Cutler)

Logan Fahey   (Andrew Burns)

Lacey Beeman  (Abby Maxwell)

Larry Poindexter (Lee Benner)

James Brennan   (Sam)

Thomas Allen   (Tom Harrington)

Chad Takesue   (Morgue Attendant)

Taylor King          (Teen Driver)

Paul Bauer            (John Cutler)

John Mark Harmon (Jason Kroll)

James Ireland          (Ed Doctor)


WRITTEN BY:     Moira Kirland and Eric Guggenheim

DIRECTED BY:     Jeffrey Hunt

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A ia la aku”

October 16th, 2013 by

Looks like the theme for this week’s episode is relationships.

Autumn Reeser returns as Danny’s love interest Gabby. Will Danny finally say the “L” word to her? Based on the preview clip, we know that Danny does not have much good to say about marriage.

After last week’s episode, it was quite obvious that McGarrett is starting to have doubts about Cath working with her old flame, Billy. With both Michelle Borth (Cath) and Justin Bruening (Billy) in this episode, I suspect McGarrett will be feeling further insecurity. I kind of like this vulnerable side of him.

Interesting note – the actor that plays the best man in this episode, Raleigh Craighead, was also the stunt man for Robbie Amell who played Billy Keats in Season 3 Episode 4 “Popilikia”.

From CBS



Rebecca De Mornay Guest Stars

“A ia la aku*” – Five-0 investigates the murder of a wedding crasher, and their prime suspect is the runaway bride.  Meanwhile, Danny makes a big decision regarding his relationship with Gabby, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rebecca De Mornay guest stars.

(*A ia la aku is Hawaiian for “From This Day Forward”)


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)



Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Autumn Reeser     (Gabby Asano)

Justin Bruening     (Billy Harrington)



James Adam Lim     (Yori)

Briana Lane     (Dahlia Swain)

Alex Asbaugh     (Nathan Cotchin)

Rebecca De Mornay     (Barbara Cotchin)

Bruce Nozick     (Allen Kingston)

Greg Collins     (Victor Wyatt)

Lawrence Kao     (Ty Amano)

Shelbie Koch     (Maid of Honor)

Raleigh Craighead     (Best Man)

JT Netterville     (Security Guard)

Ray Oda     (Chaplain)

Manoa Strings     (Wedding Quartet)


WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim and David Wolkove

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

Live+7 ratings bring big gain for Hawaii Five-0

October 13th, 2013 by
Henry Ian Cusick and Alex O'Loughlin

Terrorist Ernesto (Henry Ian Cusick) believes he’s outsmarted McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). To steal a line from Bugs Bunny, he don’t know him very well, do he?
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Contrary to the expectations of the “glass half empty” contingent, Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 premiere episode, “Aloha. Kekahi I Kekahi,” won its new timeslot in total viewers and took second place for the night behind CBS stablemate “Blue Bloods” with 9.46 million viewers.

Final 7-day DVR uplift figures for the week of  the September 27th premiere are now available at Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers. Hawaii Five-0 gained just shy of a full ratings point — 0.9, up from 1.6 to 2.4 — for a 56% increase in the 18-49 demo.  While not tracked in 7-day figures, the Live + 3-day DVR stats showed a substantial gain in the 25-54 demo, adding 1.1 ratings points for a 50% increase — up from 2.2 to 3.3. The total viewer count saw a similar boost from 7-day DVR figures, increasing by 33% from 9.46 to 12.625 million.


Largest 18-49 Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.1 5.3 2.2 70%
2 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 67%
3 Elementary CBS 2.1 3.5 1.4 66%
4 New Girl FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 65%
5 HOSTAGES CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 65%
6 Glee FOX 2.0 3.2 1.2 62%
7 REVOLUTION NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 59%
8 PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 1.3 2.0 0.7 57%
9 Nashville ABC 2.0 3.2 1.1 57%
10 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.9 56%
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
12 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 55%
13 MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.5 2.2 0.8 53%
14 Castle ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 53%
15 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.8 2.8 1.0 53%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4 5.1 1.7 51%
17 CSI CBS 2.0 3.1 1.0 51%
18 Modern Family ABC 4.1 6.2 2.1 50%
19 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 4.7 7.0 2.3 49%
20 REVENGE ABC 2.3 3.5 1.1 47%
21 Criminal Minds CBS 2.8 4.1 1.3 47%
22 Last Man Standing ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 46%
23 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 2.2 3.1 1.0 45%
24 Person Of Interest CBS 2.3 3.3 1.0 45%
25 Once Upon A Time ABC 2.6 3.8 1.2 45%


Largest Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 BLACKLIST NBC 12583 18279 5696 45%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 18994 24158 5164 27%
3 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 8586 13543 4957 58%
4 Elementary CBS 10183 15101 4918 48%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 12121 17011 4890 40%
6 NCIS CBS 20020 24667 4647 23%
7 Castle ABC 11459 15916 4457 39%
8 Person Of Interest CBS 12436 16762 4326 35%
9 Modern Family ABC 11655 15936 4281 37%
10 CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 15515 19733 4218 27%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9275 13162 3887 42%
12 Criminal Minds CBS 11265 14865 3600 32%
13 Blue Bloods CBS 11695 15269 3574 31%
14 HOSTAGES CBS 7410 10971 3561 48%
15 Chicago Fire NBC 8899 12420 3521 40%
16 CSI CBS 9118 12498 3380 37%
17 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9461 12625 3164 33%
18 Mentalist, THE CBS 9697 12854 3157 33%
19 REVENGE ABC 8106 11045 2939 36%
20 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 7503 10398 2895 39%
21 Nashville ABC 6499 9350 2851 44%
22 Law And Order:SVU NBC 9584 12433 2849 30%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16353 19170 2817 17%
24 REVOLUTION NBC 6807 9603 2796 41%
25 Two and a Half Men CBS 11594 14361 2767 24%


Help build a Five-0 episode at cbs.com

October 11th, 2013 by

Take part in the Fan-Built Five-0 event at CBS.com!
(Image courtesy of CBS.com)

Remember last year’s “pick the killer” Five-0 event, when viewers got to vote for their favorite suspect in the episode “Kapu”? CBS is taking that concept and running for the goal posts with it in a new “Fan-built Five-0″ promotional event. Instead of just voting for the killer, fans will get to vote for a whole range of story elements — the suspects, the victim, the locale, the weapon, the evidence, the wardrobe, the music, and even the episode title. Think of it as the old board game “Clue,” only with a lot more excitement and options than “Miss Scarlet, in the drawing-room, with the lead pipe.”

The CBS website introduces the concept like this: “We’ll shoot HAWAII FIVE-O your way! You pick the elements, then later this season watch the episode you created!”  Fan are then presented with a series of multiple-choice questions divided into four main categories.  Voting on each of the categories runs for two weeks, from October to March, and are as follows:

Phase 1: Story Element Vote — Oct 10-31, 2013
Phase 2: Prop and Wardrobe Vote — Jan10-17, 2014
Phase 3: Music Vote — Feb 14-21, 2014
Phase 4: Episode Title Vote — Mar 7-14, 2014


Phase One of the Fan-Built Five-0 event invites you to help pick key players, places, and evidence.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)


Phase one gets right into the meat of the story, asking you to pick the scene of the crime, the victim, the murder weapon, the evidence, the suspect, and the takedown. The options run the gamut from the sublime to the slightly ridiculous, which only adds to the fun. Where else but Hawaii could you legitimately pick a Macadamia Nut Tycoon as your victim,  a Luau as your crime scene,  a Tiki Torch as your murder weapon, a jellyfish as your evidence, a Hula Dancer as your suspect, and a Giant Maze (like the one at the Dole Plantation) as  the scene of the take-down?

Here, then , are the categories and your options:

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


Later phases will once again present a selection of options for you to vote on, with major sections devoted to the props and wardrobe to be used by the characters, the choice of music — possibly both instrumental and Top 40 — for the episode, and finally, the title of the episode.

When you’re ready to cast your votes and to watch the explanatory Five-0 video, go to the CBS Hawaii Five-0 Fan Built Five-0 page!

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Ka ‘oia’i'o ma loko”

October 9th, 2013 by

The island isn’t done with him yet!

Lost fans will recognize the lovable Hurley (Jorge Garcia)  in Friday’s episode. Garcia’s appearance is the lastest in Lost alumni that have returned to Hawaii to guest star in Hawaii Five-0. Rumour has it that his conspiracy theorist character will be returning in future episodes. I hope that is true!


Daniel Dae Kim, Alex O’Loughlin and guest star Jorge Garcia
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dae Kim


From CBS


Jorge Garcia Guest Stars as The Conspiracy Theorist

“Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko*” – A conspiracy theorist helps Five-0 when a missing artifact is the key to solving a double murder, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) guest stars as the conspiracy theorist.

(*Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko is Hawaiian for “The Truth Within”)


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)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)



Jesiree Dizon     (Kaylea Van Horn)

Jared Ward     (Phillip Van Horn)

Jake Lockett     (Hewitt Van Horn)

Jenn Boneza     (Alani)

Loretta Ables Sayre     (Mrs. Ortega)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Adam Leadbeater     (Foley)

Will Oak Wild     (Ellis Gregory)

Aaron Madriaga     (HPD Uni)

Esera Tuaolo     (Civic Center Employee)


WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:     Duane Clark

Jorge Garcia escapes from Alcatraz (SPOILERS)

October 8th, 2013 by
Jorge Garcia and Scott Caan in Hawaii Five-0

Jorge Garcia’s Jerry takes a shining to Lt. Catherine Rollins until Danny warns him off. “Listen, her boyfriend is a complete animal; you wanna’ stay away from that one. Trust me.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Based on the latest CBS promo for “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko,” Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega goes on a trip to conspiracy theorist wonderland when the Five-0 boys take him to the Cryptology department at Naval Intelligence HQ.

Check the promo out at the 50undercover Facebook page!