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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.”

Hawaii Five-0 pulls weekly double duty

June 5th, 2013 by
Danny and Steve's Excellent Adventure

Danno (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Five-0’s resident danger magnets.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

From now through June 21st, Hawaii Five-0 will be pulling double duty for CBS. Five-0 will air in its original 10pm Monday slot and in its new 9pm Friday berth, running a different episode each night. The Monday-Friday tag-team airings are a great way to familiarize viewers with the new timeslot, which goes into effect on June 28th.

Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov tweeted a reminder to fans this morning, along with a big Mahalo for the continuing support.

Peter M. Lenkov ‏@PLenkov
#H50 #HawaiiFive0 is on Friday night again this week. Spread the word. And Mahalo for the support on our Mon nite repeats.
6:32 AM – 5 Jun 13

Wendie Burbridge of the Five-0 Redux blog and long-time friend of Five-0 Undercover also tweeted the new scheduling information this morning:

Friday, 6/7, 9:00pm ET/PT  – 3.11 -” Kahu (Guardian)”
Monday, 6/10, 10:00pm ET/PT  – 3.12 – “Kapu (Forbidden)”
Friday, 6/14, 9:00pm ET/PT  – 3.14 – “Hana I Wā ‘Ia (Scandal)”
Monday, 6/17, 10:00pm ET/PT  – 3.16 – “Ke Koa (Warrior)”
Friday, 6/21, 9:00pm ET/PT  – 3.17 – “Pā’ani (The Game)”

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

Hawaii Five-0’s Ian Anthony Dale lands TNT pilot

May 24th, 2013 by
Kono and Adam share a tender moment

Kono (Grace Park) and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) share a tender moment in the season finale episode, “Aloha. Malama Pono.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Ian Anthony Dale, who has played Yakuza heir and Kono love interest Adam Noshimuri for two seasons, has signed on for TNT’s new drama pilot, “Murder In The First.”

According to Deadline TV, Dale will play series regular Lt. Jim Koto, “a no-nonsense homicide police lieutenant with movie star good looks…”

What will this mean for Five-0’s star-crossed lovers Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) and Adam Noshimuri? While a lot will depend on whether “Murder In The First” is picked up or not, a full-time role on another show doesn’t necessarily spell doom for Adam.  Time will tell.

Better yet, Ian Anthony Dale will tell, courtesy of his Twitter account.


“Don’t worry my #H50 fam. You haven’t seen the last of Adam Noshimuri.”

The full  article, excerpted below, can be read at the Deadline TV website.


Ian Anthony Dale Joins TNT’s ‘Murder’, Aaron Hill Added To ABC Family’s ‘Twisted’
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday May 24, 2013 @ 11:53am PDT

Ian Anthony Dale (The Hangover, NBC’s The Event) has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Murder In The First as a series regular. Co-created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, the project is a murder mystery that centers on San Fransisco PD homicide detectives Terry Seagrave (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), as they take on a case that seems more like a maze. Dale will play Lieutenant Jim Koto, a no-nonsense homicide police lieutenant with movie star good looks who is Hildy and Terry’s superior. The actor, repped by A Management, Kohner Agency and Derek Kroeger, is recurring on CBS’ a Hawaii Five-O as Adam Noshimuri, son to head of the Yakuza and boyfriend of Five-O officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park).

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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Grace Park talks story with Vancouver Sun

May 17th, 2013 by

As production on Season 3 was drawing to an end, Vancouver native Grace Park sat down to chat with Mark Leiren-Young of the Vancouver Sun. In the article excerpted below, Park talks about Hawaii Five-0, Battlestar Galactica, and the path that led her to an acting career.

Kono draws down on a pair of thugs

Kono Kalakaua (Grace park) takes on a pair of home-invading Yakuza in “Ho’opio”
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.com)



(The full article can be read at the Vancouver Sun website)

Weekend Extra: Vancouver’s Grace Park arresting in Hawaii Five-O
By Mark Leiren-Young, Special to The Sun  — May 17, 2013 1:07 PM

Honolulu – As Hawaii Five-O prepares to wrap its third hit season, Vancouver’s Grace Park is almost as famous a fixture in Honolulu as the landmarks that flash on the screen in the show’s opening credits in sync with the best TV theme music of all time.

Park has chosen an isolated Honolulu hotel to meet with The Vancouver Sun, a place where no one will make a fuss over her. But the taxi drivers and hotel staff are still buzzing as she passes by dressed in a casual outfit: “Isn’t that … Yes, it is … that’s Kono.”

Kono Kalakaua, Park’s onscreen alter-ego, is the only female member of the elite Five O police squad that keeps the televised version of Hawaii safe from global organized crime lords with a tendency to arrive on the island and blow a lot of things up, because huge explosions look kinda awesome with a tropical backdrop and sunsets the colour of overripe papayas.

While Kono is the tech expert, splitting geek duties with her cousin Chin Ho Kelly (Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim), she’s also a surfer who’s constantly kicking bad guy butt. And when someone kidnaps her — and everyone on the squad has been kidnapped at least once over the past three years — she generally gets to defend her own honour. While her friends always find her, “they always come a beat late and it’s handled,” says Park. “And I think that’s sort of the signature of the show.”

In the Season 3 finale, airing May 20 on Global TV at 10 p.m., Kono is on the run to avoid being arrested for a murder viewers are pretty sure she didn’t commit. And chances are she’ll be beating up at least a few bad guys while she’s running.

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




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”)

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)
Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett)
Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat)
Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri)
Daniel Henney (Michael Noshimuri)
Autumn Reeser (Dr. Gabrielle Asano)

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

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

Source: CBS