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Alex O’Loughlin’s guilty pleasure returns to the air

May 27th, 2014 by

You can help help save one of Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin’s favorite pleasures this summer.  I’ll bet you didn’t realize you had that much power.

Alex O answers fan's questions

As a long-time fan of FOX’s dance competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” I have to admit that I got a bit of a thrill upon hearing that the Aussie actor not only loves the show, but gets cranky if he misses an episode.

When CBS released a video of the man behind Steve McGarrett answering fan’s questions, one of the inquiries was, “What is your guilty pleasure?”  I think most of us were surprised at Alex’s response.

So You Think You Can Dance.  I love it so much.  I dream about it.  Listen, I don’t care.  I don’t care if the world knows.  This is the thing – I DVR it.  If I don’t get to watch it within 72 hours of the DVRing, I get extremely grumpy.  I get short with the kids, I get short with the people at work.  I have to watch it.  I get very emotional when it’s on.  When people get cut, or sometimes they get a little, they get a little upset…I have been known to get a little misty.”

Alex, I know exactly what you mean, because I have shed more than a few tears while watching the inspiring performances, gorgeous choreography, and heartbroken fellow contestants as their friends are sent home.  One of the aspects that sets this competition apart from others on television, is that most of those who make it into the top 20 have devoted their lives to studying their passion, they haven’t just moonwalked in their bedroom and thought they were ready for prime time.  Not all of the contestants have studied their art formally, some have learned their style on the streets. so there are opportunities for all.  SYTYCD celebrates all genres of the art and I love watching as these performers learn styles that push them outside their comfort zone.

Now, you may ask why I said you can help save this show.  Television is a cut-throat business and in recent years FOX has already dropped the separate elimination episode and SYTYCD has had to incorporate results into the competition episodes.  It’s resulted in an awkward format, but executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has done the best he could with the time he’s been allotted.  Like most shows on TV today, this one is on the edge, and last month Mr. Lythgoe tweeted his pleas to fans to watch the show, and to implore their friends to do so.


From SYTYCD EP Nigel Lythgoe

From SYTYCD EP Nigel Lythgoe

Alumni of the show have gone on to Broadway (Newsies, Wicked) movies (the Step Up series) and Hawaii native Mark Kanemura from the fourth season, became one of Lady Gaga’s primary dancers.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want a cranky Alex O’Loughlin taking his bad mood out on his kids and co-workers, so it you want to keep the man in a good mood, here’s your chance!  We were fortunate enough to get a Season 11, but let’s see if we can get the gorgeous Aussie (and ourselves) a Season 12.  You can see the entire interview below, or you can skip to the 7:54 mark to hear him talk about So You Think You Can Dance.  But why wouldn’t you want to deprive yourself of more of that Australian accent?

If you’d like to check out the show, tune into to your local FOX station Wednesday, May 28th at 8/7c.

DVR numbers point to summer doldrums

May 22nd, 2014 by

The past month has seen television ratings down across the board, and the most recent Live+7 DVR numbers reflect a continuation of that trend.  Perhaps after a rough winter people are determined to get out more often, but whatever the reason there’s no denying that regardless of which night of the week, people are watching less television, even the recorded variety.  Like shows on all networks, the Alex O’Loughlin led Hawaii Five-0’s May 2nd episode dropped for week 32 of the traditional TV season.

As more and more viewers turn to computers and portable devices to check out their favorite shows, it’s getting more difficult for the standard ratings system to get a grasp on the actual numbers.   But the good news for CBS and Hawaii Five-0, even though down from a month ago, the ratings are considerably higher than those of last May.

“Makani ʻOlu a Holo Mālie (Fair Winds and Following Seas),”

“Makani ʻOlu a Holo Mālie (Fair Winds and Following Seas),”

From TV by the Numbers:

Largest 18-49 Ratings 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 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
2 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
3 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
5 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
6 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
7 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
11 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
12 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
13 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
14 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
16 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
17 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
18 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
19 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
20 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/29/2014 ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
21 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
22 Family Guy-05/04/2014 FOX 2.2 3.1 0.9 41%
23 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
25 2 Broke Girls-04/28/2014 CBS 2.3 3.1 0.8 35%


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 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
2 Hart Of Dixie-05/02/2014 CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
3 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
4 Vampire Diaries-05/01/2014 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
5 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
6 New Girl-04/29/2014 FOX 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
7 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
10 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
11 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
12 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
13 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
15 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
16 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
17 ORIGINALS-04/29/2014 CW 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
18 REIGN-05/01/2014 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
20 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
21 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
22 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
24 Glee-04/29/2014 FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
25 Hannibal-05/02/2014 NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%



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-04/28/2014 NBC 10791 16447 5656 52%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 16074 21515 5441 34%
3 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 8395 12624 4229 50%
4 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 10343 14290 3947 38%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 8809 12753 3944 45%
6 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 7787 11712 3925 50%
7 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 11309 15135 3826 34%
8 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 17253 21037 3784 22%
9 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 10304 14009 3705 36%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 7280 10907 3627 50%
11 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 9951 13558 3607 36%
12 Blue Bloods-05/02/2014 CBS 11589 15077 3488 30%
13 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 7058 10520 3462 49%
14 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 8773 11845 3072 35%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 8155 11088 2933 36%
16 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 4622 7527 2905 63%
17 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 5946 8840 2894 49%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 14831 17670 2839 19%
19 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 4929 7716 2787 57%
20 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 4507 7278 2771 61%
21 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8423 11145 2722 32%
22 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 4981 7591 2610 52%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 6040 8547 2507 42%
24 Good Wife, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8988 11365 2377 26%
25 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 6862 9190 2328 34%


H50 Summer Scanner – May 21, 2014

May 21st, 2014 by

We’re introducing a new feature to help Hawaii Five-0 fans get through the summer months, and here’s our first edition of the H50 Summer Scanner.  Our aim is to give you recaps of Five-0 related happenings, and we hope you enjoy it.

Will yun Lee with Ian Anthony Dale at the Season 3 Hawaii Five-0 wrap party. Photo credit Will Yun Lee via Twitter

Will Yun Lee with Ian Anthony Dale at the Season 3 Hawaii Five-0 wrap party.
Photo credit Will Yun Lee via Twitter

Two Hawaii Five-0 favourites have moved on from the island (for the time being).

Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0‘s bad guy with a heart, Sang Min) found success as bodyguard Harada in last summer’s action blockbuster The Wolverine (starring Hugh Jackman). He also appeared in the recently cancelled Intelligence starring Lost alum Josh Holloway. But never fear because you can catch him this summer in HBO’s True Blood. Lee will have a recurring role as an urban cowboy bent on revenge. You can bet that this role will see Lee kicking some undead butt when True Blood‘s final season  airs on June 22nd, 2014.

Kono’s true love Adam was only seen for a short time this season but actor Ian Anthony Dale is not taking a break. He plays series regular Lieutenant Jim Koto in TNT’s Murder in the First from NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco. The series will give viewers an inside look at the workings of the justice system. Taye Tiggs (of Private Practice) also stars. Murder in the First premiers June 9th, 2014 at 10/9C. Check out the trailer below.


Wendie Burbridge Recaps Hawaii Five-0 Season 4

May 15th, 2014 by


From our good friend, Wendie Burbridge (of the Hawaii Five-0 Redux), in a special to the Honolulu Advertiser-

If there is a phrase to describe season four of “Hawaii Five-0,” it would be “to change is to mature.”

A more grown-up version of the CBS series debuted on a new night and time — Fridays at 8 p.m. — bringing in two new characters while saying aloha to another. And while the show kept its action-filled story line moving along at a smart and stronger pace, changes helped “Five-0” ramp up the quality without losing its focus.

» Change is good. Many fans thought the move to Friday would kill the show, but “Five-0 Friday” seemed to be what the series needed to regain its season one audience numbers. The earlier time slot as well as being the lead-in for Tom Selleck’s cop family drama “Blue Bloods” also seemed to help propel the Hawaii-based series onto the list of the top 20 shows of the TV season.

» Change can be difficult. The season started with “Aloha ke Kahi i ke Kahi” (“Love One Another”), where McGarrett (series star Alex O’Loughlin) broke every law to save his kidnapped girlfriend, Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth), who had been taken by drug lords. Over the course of season four, we got to know more about McG and Cath’s love for each other and how their careers have intersected.

Yet even their sweet on-screen relationship did not help to save Rollins from being written off the show in episode 21, “Makani ʻOlu a Holo Malie” (“Fair Winds and Following Seas”). It went down like this: Catherine and McGarrett take off to Af­ghani­stan to find the son of a Pashtun man who once saved her life. During their search, McG is kidnapped by the Tali­ban and is forced to leave Catherine behind in Kabul. She is last seen on a black motorcycle, riding off into the Afghan sunset, determined to continue looking for the lost little boy. Fans hope to see Cath come back to McG, but Borth is not returning for season five.

» Change can be encouraging. Chi McBride guest-starred in the season opener and joined the cast as a series regular by November. McBride’s character, SWAT Capt. Lou Grover, moved his family to Hawaii to start a new life, away from a tragic mistake he made as a cop in Chicago.

It was Grover’s episode in the season finale, “ʻO ka Pili ʻOhana ka ʻOi” (“Family Comes First”) as Grover pulls a McG — breaking all the rules — to rescue his daughter Samantha (Paige Hurd) after she is kidnapped by evil computer hacker Ian Wright (returning guest star Nick Jonas). McGarrett offers Grover a spot on the Five-0 task force after he is forced to retire. Next season should be interesting, with the captain (Grover) and the commander (McGarrett) trying to work together without killing each other.

Jorge Garcia also joined the cast this season after he guest-starred as conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega, Chin Ho Kelly’s (Daniel Dae Kim) old pal from Kukui High, in “Ka ʻOiaʻiʻo Maloko” (“The Truth Within”). His character quickly became a fan favorite, and Ortega’s love of secret government plots seems to have helped McGarrett solve more of the Shelburne mystery surrounding his mother, Doris (Christine Lahti), and her connection to Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). Ortega found a cypher on the bottom of the Champ box left behind by McGarrett’s father, leading the Five-0 leader to a grave in Cambodia that once held villain Wo Fat’s mother.

Perhaps next season Ortega will help McGarrett finally solve the mystery surrounding his mother and her connection to Wo Fat. If nothing else, he will add a bit of quirky comic relief.

» Change happens. There were many changes for the core four this season. Whether they were good or bad, we know what the team is facing in season five.

Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) spent half the season “on the run” from the Yakuza with her lover, Adam Noshi­muri (Ian Anthony Dale). This was in part because Park was on maternity leave. While we saw Kono and Adam in several episodes, those scenes were filmed in Vancouver where Park gave birth to a baby boy. It was a happy day when Kono and Adam returned to Hawaii in “O Kela Me Keia Manawa” (“Now and Then”). In the season closer, Kono mentions that Adam has brought up the “M” word — perhaps there’s a wedding on the season five horizon?

Chin seems to have made peace with the loss of his wife, Malia (Reiko Aylesworth), who was killed at the end of season two by bad cop Frank Delano (William Baldwin). In the intense episode “Hana Loko­mai­kaʻi” (“Favor”), he said a final aloha to her at the beach where they first met. Chin’s new girlfriend, Leilani (Lindsay Price), seemed to have a presence this season, but with the news that Price is expecting her second child, Chin may be in for more heartbreak.

Danno Williams (Scott Caan) dealt with his parents’ divorce (Mela­nie Griffith and Tom Berenger played Mom and Pops Williams) as well as the obvious growing pains of having a near-teenage daughter (Teilor Grubbs). His new love interest, Amber (Lili Simmons), seems to be making him a bit happier, but with Danno we never really know. Caan was sporadically pres­ent during the season — in one episode and hardly in the next — but with the news of his impending fatherhood in real life, fans can only hope we see Danno in season five.

McGarrett’s ohana has grown, as his sister, Mary Ann (Taryn Manning), returned home after adopting a little girl. Unfortunately, he seems to have lost not only his girlfriend, but his Aunt Deb (played to perfection by Carol Burnett), who came for Thanksgiving to tell him she was dying of cancer.

McGarrett spent a lot of season four trying to find out why his mother seems to have such a soft spot for Wo Fat. At one point he thought Wo Fat was his half-brother, even having Max (Masi Oka) test the bad man’s blood to see if they were a DNA match.

So when Wo Fat returned in Friday’s season finale, we did get a bit of a cliffhanger. Not a huge hang-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat ending, but one that gave us something to think about for season five.

In the season finale, Wo Fat breaks out of a Colo­rado supermax prison after it seems Doris aided his escape. He shows up in Hawaii, only to kill Ian Wright and free Samantha Grover. While he’s still in the wind, the message he has Samantha deliver to McG is that they need to talk. That’s a meeting fans can’t wait to see in season five.

So perhaps one of the biggest “Five-0” changes will come next season: Wo Fat turns out to be a good guy?

What fun would that be?

Read Wendie Burbridge’s “Five-0 Redux” blog with episode recaps, interviews and cultural insight into the popular CBS series at hono­­lulu­pulse.com.

Mike Gordon takes a look at Hawaii Five-0’s fourth season

May 13th, 2014 by
Look out, McGarrett -- Season Five's heading your way! (Screencap courtesy of CBS)

Look out, McGarrett — Season Five’s heading your way!
(Screencap courtesy of CBS)

Summer hiatus always puts us in a reflective mood, and with Hawaii Five-0’s Season 4 finale behind us and the cast and crew on vacation until early July, it’s time for some of our favorite Star Advertiser and Honolulu Pulse writers to step in and open up new lines of discussion.

Mike Gordon’s Star Advertiser article takes a look at how the show’s fared in its Season 4 Friday night berth and chats with executive producer Peter Lenkov about the season’s high points, achievements, and character arcs.

Mike’s story, which is excerpted below, can be read at the Star Advertiser website. Remember, a subscription is needed to access the full article.


Oh, what a year!

Continued ratings success follows the show’s move to Fridays

By Mike Gordon
May 13, 2014

There were plenty of doubters when CBS announced it was moving “Hawaii Five-0” from a highly competitive time slot on Mondays to Friday nights, which some critics called a graveyard for television.

But “Five-0” executive producer Peter Lenkov never stopped believing in his show’s power to draw fans.

“I think the press started talking about shows going to the Friday night scrap heap,” he said. “For me that was never the case. But every time you make a move, you hope your audience follows you.”

And it did — or at least enough of it.

“Five-0” finished its fourth season Friday by winning the hour with 9.21 million viewers, capping an unblemished run of ratings wins that started with the season four premiere Sept. 27.

According to Nielsen ratings released by CBS, the show averaged 9.71 million viewers, which is lower than the average for season one (11.24 million) and season two (10.66 million), but higher than the season three average of 9.02 million.

The steady ratings, along with the well-received casting additions of Chi Mc­Bride and Jorge Garcia, are what Lenkov called three proud moments of the season.

Topping that was the season’s tenth episode, “Ho‘o­nani Makua­kane,” which is Hawaiian for “Honor Thy Father.” The Dec. 13 episode explored the shameful World War II internment of more than 2,000 of Hawaii’s Japa­nese citizens.

Even as the plot held true to “Five-0” constants — murder, crime, an investigation — it also featured flashback scenes of an internment camp built in Kunia during the war. The show built a replica of the camp for the episode using real blueprints and filled it with actors dressed in historically accurate military uniforms and internees who mirrored photographs taken of the real camp.

For many viewers it offered a chicken-skin moment rarely seen on network television.

“That wasn’t one we could do on any other show,” Lenkov said. “You have to be down the road in a series in order to do something special like that. I think we earned the audience’s respect if you can do something outside the box like that.”

The fourth season also saw the departure of series regular Michelle Borth, whose character, Catherine Rollins, was the longtime girlfriend of “Five-0” leader Steve McGarrett. Lenkov said the farewell exchange between Rollins and McGarrett, played by Alex O’Loughlin, was the season’s most memorable scene.

“I think the moment McGarrett says goodbye to Catherine and finally says ‘I love you’ — you could see the sadness and the pain on his face,” Lenkov said. “And you really felt for Catherine. It was well acted all around. It really stands out as a really special moment.”

“I’d love for her (Borth) to come back,” Lenkov said. “That is the plan, one day, for her to come back.”

The “Five-0” cast and crew have been on hiatus since March 21 and will return to the set July 7. Their fifth season will promise a lot of plot developments, Lenkov said, but nothing will top what happens when they start shooting the seventh episode in September.

That will be the show’s 100th episode, traditionally a milestone for any series. “Those are always special,” he said. “I am looking forward to writing that one.”

As for whether fans can expect another Sunset on the Beach premiere in Waikiki in September, Lenkov said he already is talking to CBS about making it happen.

Five-0 season finale up a tenth over previous week

May 11th, 2014 by
Danno (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) in their most unlikely pursuit vehicle to date -- a tiny 3-wheeler (Photo courtesy of CBS)

Danno (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) in their most unlikely pursuit vehicle to date.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Giant cliffhanger season finales have one serious shortfall — almost overwhelming pressure to make the stakes higher, and bigger, and more outrageous each successive season.  Hawaii Five-0 avoided the cliffhanger cliches by giving viewers a “best of” pupu platter for its Season 4 finale.

Arch-villain Wo Fat opens the episode with a daring escape from a SuperMax prison, where it turns out his only visitor has been Doris McGarrett. Steve and Danno give us a classic cargument while riding in their most unlikely pursuit vehicle to date — a tiny three-wheeler Danny describes as “a clown car.” Nick Jonas returns as sociopath hacker Ian Wright and kidnaps Grover’s daughter before getting his richly-deserved comeuppance at the hands of — plot twist! — Wo Fat, who frees the teen from her cage and gives her a message for McGarrett.  Like a good book, the finale episode gave us a satisfying place to come to rest at the end of the Season 4 chapter while setting up some intriguing situations to play out in the next.

Hawaii Five-0’s Season 4 finale episode, “‘O Ka Pili ‘Ohana Ka ‘Oi (Family Comes First),” gained a tenth on the previous week’s rankings, coming in with a 1.3/4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.09 million viewers, up from 8.77 million last week.

As is often the case, CBS’s Blue Bloods won the night with total viewers (11.50 million) and ABC’s Shark Tank took first place in the 18-49 demo with a 1.9/6. However, both shows were off their previous week’s ratings, while Five-0 gained compared to the previous week.

Overnight ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 9, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM NBC Dateline 1.2 5 5.73
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 4 4.40
CBS Unforgettable 0.8 4 7.29
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.6 2 1.52
FOX 24:Live Another Day (8-10PM) -R 0.3 1 1.36
8:30 PM CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.27
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 7.20
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 4.83
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3 4 9.09
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.3 1 0.85
10:00PM ABC 20/ 20 1.5 5 6.20
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 11.50
NBC Hannibal 0.8 3 2.12

Get Ready for Sunset on the Beach Season 5

May 10th, 2014 by
Photo: CBS

Photo: CBS

The end of one television season immediately brings to mind what will happen in the next, and many fans have already been clamoring to know if there will be a Season 5 “Sunset on the Beach.”

Although he wouldn’t give any specifics, executive producer, Peter Lenkov, teased The Star Advertiser’s Mike Gordon about a possible Sunset on the Beach to kick off Season 5.

“We’re talking about it now, about how to make it happen,” said “Five-0” executive producer Peter Lenkov. “I want it to happen even if I have to pay for it myself.”

The stars have walked the red carpet on Waikiki beach to kick off a special showing of the premier episode in each of the last four season as a “thank you” to fans for their support.  People have traveled from all corners of the globe to attend the past events, and no doubt they’ll do so if given the opportunity again.  The show’s star Alex O’Loughlin has declared that there should be an “SOTB” every year, even after the show ends.

You can read the whole Star Advertiser article here.


Scott Caan and girlfriend expecting!

May 8th, 2014 by

For several weeks now, it’s been rumored that Hawaii Five-0 actor Scott Caan was going to be a dad after Caan and long-time girlfriend stylist Kacy Bixbee, were spotted out and about, with Kacy sporting an obvious baby-bump.

Although neither Caan nor Bixbee have made a comment confirming an upcoming bundle of joy, the grand-pop-to-be James Caan, has let the cat out of the bag.

Although he’s said he’ll never marry, fans have noticed that Scott does seem to have a way with the little ones, and no doubt he’ll be a great dad.  Kacy also works on the set of Hawaii Five-0, and star Alex O’Loughlin has a one year old, so perhaps Eye Studio should consider opening a nursery on the premises.


Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 Season Finale; “’O ka Pili ‘Ohana ka ‘Oi”

May 8th, 2014 by

From CBS

Can you believe it’s the season finale already? If it seems like the end has arrived faster than usual, you would be right. Season 4 featured only 22 episodes compared to 24 episodes in Seasons 1-3.

Nick Jonas reprises his role as the devilish computer hacker, Ian Wright. His performance in episode 4.08 was surprisingly dastardly. I’m looking forward to seeing what chaos Wright brings after kidnapping Grover’s daughter forcing, the SWAT leader to steal $100 million for ransom money.   This forces a face-off with Five-0 in a storyline reminiscent of the Season 1 finale when Five-0 stole evidence money to save Chin Ho from death at the hands of Victor Hesse.  It’s interesting to note that Jonas is mentioned as “recurring cast.” Will he be returning is Season 5?

The mysterious Wo Fat, returns after a nearly year long absence. I was disappointed that McGarrett’s arch-enemy wasn’t woven into more episodes throughout the season. One would think that his uber-evilness would have made an appearance in some form before now.

Friday’s season finale sees a new member join Five-0 (the obvious choice is Grover but could it be someone else?) and a car chase the likes you have never seen before!  You’ll probably recognize both Michelle Hurd (Law & Order: SVU) who will be playing Lou Grover’s wife, and perennial bad-guy Richard Burgi.  Michelle tweeted to a 50undercover.com teammate, that she hoped to make the her role a recurring one.  We hope so too. Michelle!

From CBS


Nick Jonas Returns as Ian Wright and Mark Dascascos Returns as Wo Fat

“*’O ka Pili ‘Ohana ka ‘Oi” – When Grover’s daughter is kidnapped by an old nemesis, he is forced to help steal $100 million in order to get her back.  Meanwhile, Wo Fat escapes prison and heads back to Oahu, on the fourth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Nick Jonas returns as Ian Wright and Mark Dascascos returns as Wo Fat.

(*“’O ka Pili ‘Ohana ka ‘Oi” is Hawaiian for “Family Comes First”)


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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)



Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Mark Dacascos     (Wo Fat)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Nick Jonas     (Ian Wright)

Paige Hurd     (Samantha Grover)



Michelle Hurd     (Renee Grover)

Richard Burgi     (Curtis Novak)

David Fabrizio     (Jessup)

Eddie Rothman     (Inoke Makuakane)

Eme Ikwuakor     (Super Max Guard)

Nolan Hong     (State Sheriff)

Chad Burch     (Sheriff’s Sergeant)

Ma’a Tanuvasa     (Sheriff)

Keala Kahuanui-Paleka     (Soldier)

Jamison     (Henry Dunbar)


WRITTEN BY:   Peter M. Lenkov and Ken Solarz

DIRECTED BY:   Bryan Spicer

Hawaii Five-0’s Scott Caan visits the Queen

May 7th, 2014 by

The multi-talented Scott Caan recently spent a little time with the Queen.  Queen Latifah that is.  Caan seemed genuinely fond of the rap superstar, declaring that she was only the second person in his life who’d reduced him to a starstruck state.



Most viewers probably aren’t aware that before he decided to try his hand at acting, Scott gave the music industry a shot, performing as part of rap duo, The Whooliganz.  And in a striking coincidence, the group shared the same record label as Latifah.



Caan now appears as Danny “Danno” Williams on the CBS show “Hawaii Five-0” and to see what he has to say about castmate, Alex O’Loughlin, his work with Surfers Healing, and more, be sure to check out all the clips on our Facebook page!