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Hawaii Five-0 Week 8 continues to win demographic

Hawaii Five-0 Week 8 continues to win demographic

Hawaii Five-0 Week 8 continues to win demographic

November 29th, 2011 by terrysagirl
Week 8 Live + 7 ratings bring a familiar refrain to Hawaii Five-0 fans. Although coming in second in overall numbers, the show kicked some Castle booty in the much coveted 18-49 viewer group. Whether is was the bromance, the cute canine, or Greg Grunberg that people tuned in to see, it’s a major win for CBS!



From tvbythenumbers

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

Rank Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Two and a Half Men-11/07 CBS 5.2 6.8 1.60 30.8%
2 HOUSE-11/07 FOX 2.8 4.4 1.60 57.1%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/10 ABC 4.1 5.6 1.50 36.6%
4 New Girl-11/08 FOX 3.5 5.0 1.50 42.9%
5 Big Bang Theory, THE-11/10 CBS 5.3 6.7 1.40 26.4%
6 OFFICE-11/10 NBC 3.0 4.4 1.40 46.7%
7 Criminal Minds-11/09 CBS 3.4 4.7 1.30 38.2%
8 Glee-11/08 FOX 3.1 4.4 1.30 41.9%
9 CSI-11/09 CBS 2.5 3.7 1.20 48.0%
10 Hawaii Five-0-11/07 CBS 3.1 4.3 1.20 38.7%
11 How I Met Your Mother-11/07 CBS 4.4 5.6 1.20 27.3%
12 CASTLE-11/07 ABC 2.4 3.5 1.10 45.8%
13 Once Upon A Time-11/13 ABC 3.8 4.9 1.10 28.9%
14 Bones-11/10 FOX 2.6 3.7 1.10 42.3%
15 Terra Nova-11/07 FOX 2.6 3.7 1.10 42.3%
16 Private Practice-11/10 ABC 2.8 3.8 1.00 35.7%
17 2 Broke Girls-11/07 CBS 4.6 5.6 1.00 21.7%
18 NCIS-11/08 CBS 4.1 5.1 1.00 24.4%
19 Family Guy-11/13 FOX 3.1 4.1 1.00 32.3%
20 Grimm-11/11 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.00 62.5%
21 Law And Order:SVU-11/09 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.00 52.6%
22 MIKE & Molly-11/07 CBS 4.2 5.1 0.90 21.4%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/08 CBS 3.4 4.3 0.90 26.5%
24 Rules of Engagement-11/10 CBS 3.5 4.4 0.90 25.7%
25 Parenthood-11/08 NBC 2.0 2.9 0.90 45.0%
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The 18-49 Demo Increase From DVR Viewing ranks which of the top broadcast shows [by Live+7 adults 18-49 ratings] had the largest absolute adults 18-49 ratings increase in viewing by DVR in their adults 18-49 Live+7 audience numbers from viewers watching shows after the airdate on their digital video recorders (DVRs).

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

Rank Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 FRINGE-11/11 FOX 1.1 1.9 0.80 72.7%
2 Grimm-11/11 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.00 62.5%
3 HOUSE-11/07 FOX 2.8 4.4 1.60 57.1%
4 Law And Order:SVU-11/09 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.00 52.6%
5 Up All Night-11/09 NBC 1.8 2.7 0.90 50.0%
6 SECRET CIRCLE-11/10 CW 0.8 1.2 0.40 50.0%
7 SUPERNATURAL-11/11 CW 0.8 1.2 0.40 50.0%
8 Gossip Girl-MON-11/07 CW 0.6 0.9 0.30 50.0%
9 Hart Of Dixie-11/07 CW 0.6 0.9 0.30 50.0%
10 CSI-11/09 CBS 2.5 3.7 1.20 48.0%
11 Blue Bloods-11/11 CBS 1.7 2.5 0.80 47.1%
12 OFFICE-11/10 NBC 3.0 4.4 1.40 46.7%
13 COMMUNITY-11/10 NBC 1.5 2.2 0.70 46.7%
14 CASTLE-11/07 ABC 2.4 3.5 1.10 45.8%
15 Parenthood-11/08 NBC 2.0 2.9 0.90 45.0%
16 Parks and Recreation-11/10 NBC 1.8 2.6 0.80 44.4%
17 Chuck-11/11 NBC 0.9 1.3 0.40 44.4%
18 New Girl-11/08 FOX 3.5 5.0 1.50 42.9%
19 Ringer-11/08 CW 0.7 1.0 0.30 42.9%
20 Bones-11/10 FOX 2.6 3.7 1.10 42.3%
21 Terra Nova-11/07 FOX 2.6 3.7 1.10 42.3%
22 Glee-11/08 FOX 3.1 4.4 1.30 41.9%
23 Pan Am-11/13 ABC 1.8 2.5 0.70 38.9%
24 Hawaii Five-0-11/07 CBS 3.1 4.3 1.20 38.7%
25 HARRY’S LAW-11/09 NBC 1.3 1.8 0.50 38.5%
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Largest Average Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Shows Net Viewers L+SD (Rating) ViewersL+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Hawaii Five-0-11/07 CBS 10318 13963 3645 35.3%
2 Two and a Half Men-11/07 CBS 14707 18310 3603 24.5%
3 HOUSE-11/07 FOX 7549 10810 3261 43.2%
4 CASTLE-11/07 ABC 11072 14304 3232 29.2%
5 Criminal Minds-11/09 CBS 11359 14447 3088 27.2%
6 Bones-11/10 FOX 8644 11632 2988 34.6%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/10 ABC 11295 14255 2960 26.2%
8 CSI-11/09 CBS 10159 13088 2929 28.8%
9 Blue Bloods-11/11 CBS 11299 14167 2868 25.4%
10 Big Bang Theory, THE-11/10 CBS 15885 18738 2853 18.0%
11 New Girl-11/08 FOX 6838 9660 2822 41.3%
12 NCIS-11/08 CBS 20378 23167 2789 13.7%
13 Glee-11/08 FOX 6912 9613 2701 39.1%
14 Terra Nova-11/07 FOX 7755 10409 2654 34.2%
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/08 CBS 15664 18268 2604 16.6%
16 Once Upon A Time-11/13 ABC 11359 13902 2543 22.4%
17 Unforgettable-11/08 CBS 11719 14238 2519 21.5%
18 HARRY’S LAW-11/09 NBC 7105 9585 2480 34.9%
19 Law And Order:SVU-11/09 NBC 6702 9046 2344 35.0%
20 2 Broke Girls-11/07 CBS 11428 13740 2312 20.2%
21 OFFICE-11/10 NBC 5957 8220 2263 38.0%
22 Grimm-11/11 NBC 5175 7420 2245 43.4%
23 MIKE & Molly-11/07 CBS 11933 14167 2234 18.7%
24 Private Practice-11/10 ABC 7509 9652 2143 28.5%
25 Good Wife, THE-11/13 CBS 10242 12199 1957 19.1%

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CBS Press Express | Hawaii Five-0

CBS Press Express | Hawaii Five-0
11.08.2011
McGARRETT FINDS HIMSELF IN NEED OF HIS TEAM’S HELP WHEN HE GOES TO NORTH KOREA WITH JENNA TO DELIVER A RANSOM TO RESCUE HER FIANCÉ WHO IS BEING HELD BY REBELS, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, NOV. 21


Singer and Songwriter Jimmy Buffett Guest Stars as Frank Bama, a Friend of Joe White’s and a Helicopter Pilot Who Helps the Five-0





CHEAT TWEET: Do they drink margaritas in Hawaii? Find out when @Jimmybuffett guest stars on #H50 11/21 10pm ET/PT http://bit.ly/shlPhb

“Ki’ilua”* – McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0’s help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiancé hostage. Meanwhile, the Five-0 investigate the murder of an investigative reporter who seems to have ties to Jenna, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Nov. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett guest stars as Frank Bama, a helicopter pilot and friend of Joe White’s who helps the Five-0 in North Korea.



* “Ki’ilua” is Hawaiian for “Deceiver”



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)

Lauren German (Officer Lori Weston)



RECURRING CAST:

Terry O’Quinn (Joe White)

Taylor Wily (Kamekona)

Larisa Oleynik (Jenna Kaye)

Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat)



GUEST CAST:

David Keith (Wade Gutches)

Kaytlin Borgen (Bethany Morris)

Reiko Aylesworth (Malia Waincroft)

David Farmer (Henry Dobson)

Michael Cowell (Leonard Baxter)

Jimmy Taylor (Sam Schulte)

Doug Mossman (Kimo Halama)

Jimmy Buffett (Frank Bama)

Sean MacCormac (Lt. Jacks)

Andre Kim (Rebel Leader)



WRITTEN BY: Peter Lenkov and Paul Zbyszewski



DIRECTED BY: Kate Woods



GENRE: Drama



RATING: TBD



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Hawaii Five-0's new castmembers - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Home

Hawaii Five-0's new castmembers - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Home
Hawaii Five-0's new castmembers


Posted: Sep 19, 2011 3:19 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2011 3:20 PM PDT

By Teri Okita – bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Yes, the wait is over!

Season two of Hawaii Five-0 premieres tonight! After months of waiting, we FINALLY find out what happens with our fearsome foursome Five-0 team. We're also going to see some new faces and some guest stars who are now regulars on the show.

Lauren German had just come off a tough TV pilot season - auditioning for 10 different shows when she got the call to fly to Hawaii to test for the role of Officer Lori Weston. "They did my hair and make-up, and I went to the stage where they shoot Five-0, and I did all the scenes with Alex," German recalls. "And they did that with three girls, and then, they pick."

The rest is history, and the 32 year old actress moved to Hawaii three months ago. She's a new addition to the cast and goes toe-to-toe with Steve McGarrett. Ladies, whether that turns into romantic chemistry is yet to be seen, but German gets cheeky talking about co-star, Alex O'Loughlin.

"Can't stand him!" she jokes. "I cannot stand that man! On top of not being a friendly person … so unattractive!" she smiles.

Terry O'Quinn also joins the show as Lieutenant Commander Joe White. He's back on set with his old "Lost" castmate, Daniel Dae Kim. Kim says he's happy to have O'Quinn around. "He's a professional. He comes prepared. He's a really great presence on the set."

You'll see more guest stars this season, some with recurring roles, including William Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, and Richard T. Jones as the new governor.

And then, there's Masi Oka – an eccentric, fun-loving actor to chat with. He's not only an actor - he has a background in digital special effects, too, so he works on both sides of the camera. Oka graduated from Brown University with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and he has an inquisitive mind. Sometimes, it's unclear in the interview who's the interviewer and who's the interviewee. Over the course of five minutes, he asks me:

"If you live here in Hawaii, where would vacation be?"

"Like would it be the mainland?"

"Would it be another country?"

"So, what's your favorite food in Hawaii?"

"Do you enjoy your job?" I respond, "I do." Masi: "You do?" Teri: "Do you?" Masi: "I enjoy my job, as well." And then, you hear the PR person say, "Masi, she's supposed to be interviewing you!"

Oka's guest role as Doctor Max Bergman becomes a regular one, and the former "Heroes" star is already feeling at home here in the islands.

"People don't ask you where you're from when you're walking around. 'Cause, like if you're on the mainland, people say, ‘Oh, where are you from?' Here, they just assume you're a local everywhere," says Oka.

Last season, marquee names like Sean Combs and Nick Lachey guest starred. Expect more this year because, producers say, Hawaii's shores aren't exactly a hard sell.

Watch Hawaii Five-0 Mondays at 9:00 pm on KGMB.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Tonight the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Peter Lenkov inks overall deal at CBS - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

Peter Lenkov inks overall deal at CBS - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

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Posted: Mon., Sep. 5, 2011, 6:00pm PT
Peter Lenkov inks overall deal at CBS
Deal calls for 'Hawaii Five-0' showrunner to develop for Eye studio
By ANDREW WALLENSTEIN
"Hawaii Five-0" executive producer Peter Lenkov has inked a three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios.
He will continue as showrunner for the CBS series but the deal also has a development component. Lenkov developed the remake of the classic gumshoe drama series with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "Five-0" was one of the few freshman series standouts for broadcasters last season.

"There's always been a comfort level for me with CBS," said Lenkov, noting he first worked with the network 20 years ago on a special titled "Ghost Stories."

"Five-0" has become a cash cow for CBS Corp., having already secured a place in off-network syndication via deal with TNT, not to mention licenses in 200 countries around the globe.

Lenkov previously served as executive producer on "CSI: NY." Other TV credits include "24," "The District" and "La Femme Nikita."

Lenkov has also kept busy in other mediums, having written and produced several films, including "Demolition Man," "Son in Law" and "Jury Duty." He has also written several comicbooks for Dark Horse Publishing, including "R.I.P.D.," which is in the works at Universal as a feature.

Lenkov is repped by CAA and attorney Jeff Finkelstein of Del Shaw.

Contact Andrew Wallenstein at andrew.wallenstein@variety.com

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'Hawaii Five-0' Season 2 Promo: Task Force Declare Their Oath

'Hawaii Five-0' Season 2 Promo: Task Force Declare Their Oath

'Hawaii Five-0' Season 2 Promo: Task Force Declare Their Oath


June 06, 2011 07:54:59 GMT

As Steve McGarrett, Danno, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua proclaim their oath, scenes of them in action are flashing.

Summer is still months away from ending, but CBS has begun promoting season 2 of "Hawaii Five-0" which will only premiere in fall. A promo for the upcoming season has been unleashed, compiling scenes of four members of the task force declaring their oath to serve people in Hawaii.

Debuted last year, "Hawaii Five-0" is a reimagining of 1968-1980's television series of the same title. It follows Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan), Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) who investigate serious crimes throughout the Islands.

Masi Oka, who appeared in the first season as a recurring cast, will return in the new season as a regular. His character of a socially awkward coroner named Max Bergman first appeared on the drama series in October 2010.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

O’Loughlin promises surprises in ‘Five-0’ finale

O’Loughlin promises surprises in ‘Five-0’ finale
O’Loughlin promises surprises in ‘Five-0’ finale
By Amy Amatangelo
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - Updated 1 day ago
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Death. Big plot twists. Huge cliffhanger.

“Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin said viewers can expect all that and more in the first-season finale of the CBS hit (tomorrow at 10 p.m. on WBZ, Ch. 4).

“Somebody very close to the governor is killed in a pretty brutal way, and we all witness it and we’re all a part of it,” O’Loughlin told the Herald from Oahu, Hawaii, where the show films. “A whole bunch of information is brought to light that will make us question a couple of people that are really important to the Five-0 task force. This Five-0 group that has been so tight the whole time is fractured in this final episode in a way that way that may not be reparable.”

The Australian native revealed that “a huge thing” will happen to his character, Detective Steve McGarrett. “He finds himself in a place where he has to fight for his life, and then something happens that he can’t escape from,” O’Loughlin said.

The rest of the team also will undergo big changes. Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) will be offered a second chance through the HPD. A secret resurfaces from Kono’s (Grace Park) past. Danny (Scott Caan) must make a choice about his future.
“(All this) will take us into a very interesting season two,” O’Loughlin said.

That the 34-year-old actor is even talking about a second season is a new experience. He headlined last year’s failed CBS medical show “Three Rivers,” as well as the equally short-lived 2007 vampire drama “Moonlight.”

“It feels of fantastic,” O’Loughlin said of being on one of the biggest new hits of the season. “I’m very, very proud of this show.”

He hesitated to join the series when it was first offered to him.

“Having been the poster boy for two network shows that had essentially failed, if that were to happen a third time, I was really concerned about that,” he said.

Even though his previous series were canceled, O’Loughlin developed a devoted fan base. It’s something that he’s still not used to.

“I love, love, love my fans and appreciate them so much,” he said. “It’s a very, very strange experience having people you don’t really know, know you and express great emotion to you. It’s validating to a point, but it’s also really bizarre.”

The actor relocated to Hawaii for the series and recently purchased a home there. He’ll spend the hiatus between seasons visiting his family in Australia and enjoying some much-needed downtime.

“I’m working on my tan,” he said.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"MIKE & MOLLY" AND "HAWAII FIVE-0" WIN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

"MIKE & MOLLY" AND "HAWAII FIVE-0" WIN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS
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"MIKE & MOLLY" AND "HAWAII FIVE-0" WIN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

Both Freshman Series Post Week-to-Week Growth



MIKE & MOLLY and HAWAII FIVE-0 won their respective time periods in viewers and key demographics as both freshman series posted week-to-week increases, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, April 18.



MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (6.2/09), viewers (9.74m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06) at 9:30 PM. MIKE & MOLLY was up +27% in households (from 4.9/07), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), even in adults 18-49 and added +1.83m viewers (from 7.91m, +23%) compared to last week's 9:00 PM broadcast.



HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07). Compared to last week, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +17% in households (from 5.9/09), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/07) and added +1.36m viewers (from 9.54m, +14%).



Updated Monday ratings will be available later today.

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ho’opa’i” Review


HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ho’opa’i” Episode 21 – Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) did a bang-up job in this episode, portraying the pain and intensity of a man who goes on the hunt of those who killed his wife and threatened his son. He’s an FBI agent who was deep undercover with a major crime boss from the mainland and of course we’re supposed to assume that Cannon is the one who set up the hit.

But in true Five-0 style, the case takes some twists and turns. I had my doubts from the beginning that it was Cannon, but the killer turning out to be his son was one I didn’t see coming. So they got me there, no doubt about it.

As always, I appreciated the male bonding/bickering that happened in the car between Danny and Steve. It was all great – everything from Steve asking Danny what he would do if he were in Reggie’s shoes, to Danny saying that he would never risk going to jail and leaving his daughter (awww!) and then asking if the book Steve would go my was “Patriot Act for Dummies.” In fact, the only bad thing about it was it didn’t last nearly long enough. Then again, I doubt the rest of the audience would appreciate the entire episode taking place in the car between those two as much as I would so I guess I’ll let that slide.

My favorite bits..

Steve going surfing with a cast. He must really love surfing cuz I know that I had a heck of a time keeping mine dry in a shower, no way was I going swimming with one.

Cracking up at the kinds of bets that Steve and Kona make. A visit to a water park versus breakfast?

Cursing the fact that every time I tried to pause my DVR so I could see what it said on Steve’s cast, a mini menu popped up on my screen and blocked it. Grrr.

The unbelievably sweet way that Steve talked to Kevin and then carried him out, telling him to keep his eyes shut. I have no idea why, but that made me cry.

Steve reassuring Reggie that he and his team were going to go through any walls that Jimmy Cannon tried to put up.

Danny calling Kono “Spiderwoman” and telling her that she had been hanging out with McGarrett too long. Ha.

Cannon’s bodyguard putting money in Steven’s pocket. Oh dude, that is such a bad idea.

Danny knowing that something terrible was going to happen as soon as Steve put both hands on the wheel, and then taking a second to put his seatbelt on before it happened.

Rich: “Don’t try to tell me who my father is. He’s MY father.” Danny: “That’s deep.”

Danny telling Jimmy that he couldn’t wait to wipe that stupid smile off his face.

Danny and Steve debating whether or not Jimmy had quoted Capone or Gotti.

Steve showing up with a bag of shoes from Jimmy and all of his people.

Kono telling Kevin that she was the kind of police they send in to catch people who hurt moms. Aw.

Steve: “Lady, I answer to God and the government, neither of whom are going to help you right now.”

I think I watch too many of these types of shows, because I’m totally suspecting the agent who survived the shootout.

The way Danny licked his lips while concentrating on searching for what Reggie found in the police computer.

Danny pointing out that they were going to have a hard time getting any info out of the dead guy.

Danny telling Reggie that he needed to think like a father and that he wouldn’t be able to raise his son from a prison cell.

Aha! I knew it! It was the agent who got shot.

Steve threatening the guy by telling him that he would just leave him alone with Reggie.

Danny warning Reggie that working with the team came with the added perks of getting shot at, and never being able to drive your own car. LOL.

Kevin asking if his mom could see the seashell cloud, too.

What did you think of this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS

EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS: "CBS Television Distribution has sold rookie drama Hawaii Five-0 to cable net ..."
EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS
Cabler pays more than $2 million per episode for run beginning in 2014; deal includes rights for TV Everywhere
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/14/2011 5:46:54 PM

CBS Television Distribution has sold rookie drama Hawaii Five-0 to cable net TNT.

The market for the show was opened by a preemptive bid by an unidentified cable network, which immediately set prices at $2-plus million per episode. In the end, Hawaii Five-0 sold in the mid-$2 million range, on par with what two of the last big dramas - Warner Bros' The Mentalist and CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles - each received.

The off-net deal begins on TNT in fall 2014. The deal also includes digital rights so that TNT can provide the show on demand and online to its subscribers via Time Warner's TV Everywhere initiative.

"Hawaii Five-0 is a top-notch procedural drama that has already built a strong following," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With its great characters, intriguing stories, smart sense of humor and explosive action, Hawaii Five-0 is an ideal fit for TNT's lineup."

Hawaii Five-0 is the latest of a string of deals in which young, successful dramas are sold to cable networks for high prices. In fall 2009, TNT bought The Mentalist during its second year on CBS for approximately $2.5 million per episode, and USA purchased NCIS: Los Angeles for a similar price after it aired on CBS just seven times. In many cases, cable networks are trying to snap up the hottest primetime shows by making preemptive bids for them, and that practice is speeding sales and driving up prices.

All three shows have strong procedural elements that repeat well, and fit the formats that have worked well for both cable networks. Prior to acquiring NCIS: LA, USA has had success with repeats of NCIS, Law & Order: SVU and House; while TNT built its brand airing such shows as Law & Order, ER and many other hour-long off-nets.

Hawaii Five-0 airs on CBS on Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET, and is the top-rated rookie drama among adults 18-49. Among viewers, it trails only CBS' Blue Bloods and ABC's Body of Proof, which has only aired twice so far. Overall, Hawaii Five-0 is ranked 22nd, averaging 12 million viewers. Among adults 18-49, Hawaii Five-0 ranks 32nd, with a 3.3 rating/9 share average.

Hawaii Five-0 is an update of the original, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980. The show stars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. It's produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street Television in association with CBS Productions, and it was created, developed and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov and Roberto Orci.

Scott Koondel, president of distribution for CBS Television Distribution and senior vice president of licensing and distribution for CBS Corp., brokered the deal for CBS. He could not be reached for comment.

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Legislators honored members of the “Hawaii Five-0” cast and crew

Legislators honored members of the “Hawaii Five-0” cast and crew yesterday at the state Capitol, congratulating them on a successful first season. Daniel Dae Kim, left, who plays Chin Ho Kelly, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett, and Al Harrington, who appeared both in the original series and the current one, flashed shaka signs before hitting the House floor.
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source: Honululu Star-Advertiser

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

High Five-0 | CBS Watch

High Five-0 | CBS Watch
With a sizzling cast, blistering action scenes and tropical setting, CBS’ new hit drama brings the heat—and gets ready to turn it up for Season 2

AT FIRST, it seems like just another perfect day in Honolulu: wind rustling the palm trees, waves lapping against the shore of Fisherman’s Wharf, ceaseless blue sky overhead. Then, out of nowhere: “Fire in the hole!” And a moment later, a car on the pier explodes in a huge fireball, sending black smoke billowing upward and frightened tourists running for cover. Trouble in paradise!

Welcome to the set of Hawaii Five-0, CBS’ hit new reboot about attractive cops in an attractive place solving unattractive crimes. Whether it’s car bombs or corruption, terrorism or treason, the guys and gal of Five-0—ex-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), New Jersey transplant Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), local detective Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and rookie Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park)—bend the rules to break a case every week. And break a few records, too: With an average of 13 million viewers per episode, Hawaii Five-0 is the highest-rated new drama on TV and the most-DVR’ed show of the season.

“I THINK WE HAVE something going for us because we’re shooting in Hawaii, and there’s something about this place that’s eternal,” says Kim. “In the dead of winter, people will always want to see a beautiful location with good-looking people in bikinis. Every episode is like a postcard.” Of course, it isn’t just location, location, location. “We’re in a genre that people are familiar with—the procedural cop show—but we’ve got a combination of good stories, comedy and interesting characters.”

Not like there was any, uh, pressure for the show to succeed. The pilot only cost millions of dollars, Star Trekkies Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers, and the legacy of a treasured franchise hangs in the balance. “I just ignored it,” O’Loughlin says of the sky-high expectations, reverting to his very un-McGarrett Aussie accent. “Our studio execs are really good, we have awesome producers and we’ve got a team of strong people. So the end product is, within the parameters of network TV, really good.”

Given that the road to primetime supremacy is paved with failed remakes (see Rider, Knight), the trick was to do not so much a redo as a reinvention. Which meant casting, from scratch, a team that clicked right away. A team with chemistry—easier said than done.

So producers found four actors from four different places—O’Loughlin from Three Rivers and The Backup Plan, Caan from Entourage and Ocean’s 11, Kim from Lost and Park from Battlestar Galactica—which neatly paralleled the premise of the pilot: a fearsome foursome of do-gooders who unite to keep Hawaii safe. O’Loughlin would bring the brawn, Caan the banter, Kim the brains, Park the body. Add water and sand, and—boom!—the show became greater than the sum of its parts.

Perhaps the most gun-shy about doing it was O’Loughlin, who’s already been on two canceled CBS shows (the aforementioned Three Rivers and 2007’s vampire drama Moonlight). Only after meeting Kurtzman, pilot director Len Wiseman and executive producer Peter Lenkov did O’Loughlin decide to don his Five-0 police badge. Then came the task of finding his Danno.

O’Loughlin read with a whole raft of actors—“a lot of really amazing, really well-known guys”—and still found himself flying to the Pacific Rim without having met his new co-star. “All of a sudden we were here in Hawaii, at the table read for the pilot, and they’relike, ‘Oh, this is Scott,’ ” O’Loughlin recalls. “And I was like, ‘Uh, hi, Scott.’ He’d just landed, and we got in the van and drove to the table read. He was texting his new girlfriend at the time, and I was like, ‘Really?’ ” O’Loughlin chuckles at the memory of it. “But I realized in that moment that, OK, this is cool. We just riffed. The bromance began.”

The buddy cop rat-a-tat between McGarrett and Danno is one of the things that makes the show fun to watch, and it carries on between takes, when they like to cover their mics and—safely out of earshot—natter like frat boys. Here’s one of the (printable) exchanges:

Caan: [Sniffs, pinches the bridge of his nose.]

O’Loughlin: You sick?

Caan: No.

O’Loughlin: Don’t be sick.

Caan: I’m not sick! I have, like, nonstop throat issues.

O’Loughlin: Do you gargle sea salt? Kills bacteria.

Caan: [Loudly] Oh, can someone please get me hot water with salt in it? No, I’m kidding. Please don’t.

Caan and O’Loughlin also hang out off set—until they get sick of each other, anyway—and bond over training, mixed martial arts and surfing (duh). “You know: gardening, macramé, book clubs, that kind of stuff,” jokes O’Loughlin.

Park and Kim, on the other hand, prefer finding tasty restaurants to tasty waves. But from time to time, all four of them will grab a bite together “off campus.” While we won’t say what O’Loughlin likes to tease Caan about, he enjoys gently ribbing Kim about his large hair and Park about being a diva. “And they give me crap about everything ’cause I’m impossible to work with,” says O’Loughlin. The four Five-0-ers even live right near each other in Honolulu—not that photographers bother to lurk. Local paparazzi, perhaps aware of how much money the show pumps into the Hawaiian economy, are “not nearly as bad as in L.A.,” says Caan. “It’s mellow.”

For such a laid-back island, the vibe on set is all business, all the time. For a simple shot of extras running from the car bomb on the wharf, the director does four or five takes to nail it. On any given day, the cast and crew will wake up at 5 a.m., and they all log up to 80-hour workweeks without batting an eye. Call it … Hawaii Eight-0?

To keep things light during those long days, Caan brings his dog to set (a 4-year-old blue heeler border collie named Dot), Kim tweets on his iPad and O’Loughlin hams it up. While shooting a soundstage scene in his Chevy Silverado later in the day, he spontaneously breaks into song and honks in rhythm: “Every time you goooooo / To the place that we knowwwwww … Beep, beep!” Park, for her part, likes to tease members of the crew. When four crew dudes move a tent to shield us from the sun at Fisherman’s Wharf and proceed to stand there, holding it in place, she crosses her arms and declares mock-seriously, “I’m still waiting for you guys to take your shirts off.”

The show is dead serious, however, about safety—and authenticity. Five-0’s military technical advisor is an ex-Navy SEAL, and O’Loughlin did weapons training with a team of SEALs to prep for the part of Lt. Cmdr. McGarrett. “I ducked and weaved the hazing,” says O’Loughlin, “but I’m sure they can’t wait to do it: ‘That McGarrett, he’s a [wuss].’ Which I am, by the way. I’m an actor!” That said, O’Loughlin is willing to do as many stunts as they let him. For one of the high-octane dirt biking scenes, crew members handed him the fastest Honda they had and a pair of sunglasses, and told him to do his worst. “It was incredible,” he says.

Caan, who hurt his knee early on in the production, has no interest in such shenanigans: He spent most of his 20s making bad decisions in the pursuit of a good time. “I’ve done so many stupid things in my life that at this point, if I don’t have to risk getting hurt, I won’t,” he says, smirking. “I’ve fallen off horses, motorcycles, cliffs, skateboards, surfboards, busted my head open, and gotten stitches and surgeries all over my body. They don’t pay me enough to hurt myself on this show.”

O’Loughlin may be the natural leader, on screen and off, but it’s Caan—with his wisecracks and desert-dry sense of ennui—who snagged a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor. Unsurprisingly, he shrugs off any label of breakout star. “I’m just trying to have fun,” he says. “It’s a nice thing when people say nice things about you. … I didn’t realize I was insecure until I turned 30. I always thought I was the [bomb], and then I turned 30 and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, I’ve got all kinds of fears and insecurities.’ So, it’s a nice thing.”

As for any romance between Danno and Kono, it’s more likely to snow in Waikiki. “I killed that idea early on,” laughs Park. “It’s good to drop a couple hints and then go nowhere with it. The tension is what’s interesting— we learned that from [The X-Files’] Scully and Mulder.”

Instead, writers toyed with the notion of hanky-panky between one team member and another’s ex. One early but scuttled idea: “What if McGarrett hooks up with Danny’s ex-wife and didn’t know who she was?” says Park. “That would be so awkward!”

There’s also plenty of potential in the new blood coming on the show: Larisa Oleynik (10 Things I Hate About You) will play a recurring role as an ex-CIA operative who helps McGarrett chase his nemesis. Not to mention the steady parade of guest stars. To its credit, Hawaii Five-0 has managed—without veering into cheap stunt-cast territory—to book some buzzy cameos so far (Dane Cook? Check. Nick Lachey? Check. Diddy? Check … to see what his name is first). “What do we call him?” asks O’Loughlin of the rap mogul’s upcoming appearance. “P? Sean? Puff? Diddly Doo Doo?”

Nicknames aside, Park digs the chance to meet guest stars in the flesh. “We all have stereotypes about other people that we hear in the press or we know of and it’s great to meet them and be like, ‘That guy’s awesome’ or ‘She’s down to earth’ or ‘I can’t breathe, their ego is filling the room.’ ” She smiles. “There hasn’t been anyone like that … yet.”

Maybe next year. Now that the show’s been unofficially renewed for a second season—righteous!—the cast can concentrate on wrapping Season 1 with a bang, not a whimper. “Unless they’ve been lying to me,” says O’Loughlin, “there’s going to be some awesome twists and a fracture and deconstruction of the team, which is really interesting. That level of conflict when we come back for Season 2 is going to be great.”

Of course, for all the show’s sin, skin and movielike production values, future generations might very well marvel at its early millennium-ness—just as we do now about the retrotastic look of the original series. “In 20 or 30 years,” laughs Kim, “people will watch this show and go, ‘Wowww, can you believe that?’ ”

Monday, March 28, 2011

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'Hawaii Five-0' Companion Series Coasts to the Web

'Hawaii Five-0' Companion Series Coasts to the Web
'Hawaii Five-0' Companion Series Coasts to the Web

March 28, 2011

-By Mike Shields

Hoping to ride the wave of good ratings to more viewers—on TV and the Web—CBS has launched Hawaii: Undiscovered, an original companion Web series to its reboot of 70s classic Hawaii Five-O.

Each of the eight episodes will highlight unique aspects of life on the island of Oahu tied (naturally) to plot points from the prime-time hit, which airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. EST. For example, in one episode, host Jim Brasher (of Yahoo: Weekend Edition) will interview Hans “The Man” Hedemann, who serves as Five-O star Grace Park’s surfing instructor. Other episodes will dive deep with both a shark diving expert and a Navy Seal trainer, and feature both cast member interviews and behind the scenes clips.

Though Hawaii: Undiscovered will primarily live on CBS.com, the network also plans to distribute the show across the CBS Audience Network, which includes sites like CNET and CBSSports.com. New episodes will be posted each Monday at 3 p.m. EST; CBS will begin promoting the Web show during Monday’s (Mar. 28) episode of the TV series.

Chevrolet has signed on to exclusively sponsor Hawaii: Undiscovered; some episodes of the series will feature the Chevrolet Cruze.

Hawaii: Undiscovered is at least the third original Web series to come as the result of a CBS partnership with a major auto brand. Back in 2008, the now defunct Saturn brand underwrote the scripted, book-club-themed series Novel Adventures. More recently, CBS streamed several seasons of Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, which was sponsored by both Saturn and the GMC Acadia.

According to CBS Interactive’s Joe Ferreira, Hawaii: Undiscovered is the first of at least half a dozen original Web series in development for the network.

“We’re going to be doing more of these,” he said. “In the past we’d do 2 or 3 a year. Now you’ll see us do 6 to 10 Web shows. There is more money in the marketplace, more consumption and more fans. And we want to be a leader in this space.”

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

High Five-0 | CBS Watch

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With a sizzling cast, blistering action scenes and tropical setting, CBS’ new hit drama brings the heat—and gets ready to turn it up for Season 2

AT FIRST, it seems like just another perfect day in Honolulu: wind rustling the palm trees, waves lapping against the shore of Fisherman’s Wharf, ceaseless blue sky overhead. Then, out of nowhere: “Fire in the hole!” And a moment later, a car on the pier explodes in a huge fireball, sending black smoke billowing upward and frightened tourists running for cover. Trouble in paradise!

Welcome to the set of Hawaii Five-0, CBS’ hit new reboot about attractive cops in an attractive place solving unattractive crimes. Whether it’s car bombs or corruption, terrorism or treason, the guys and gal of Five-0—ex-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), New Jersey transplant Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), local detective Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and rookie Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park)—bend the rules to break a case every week. And break a few records, too: With an average of 13 million viewers per episode, Hawaii Five-0 is the highest-rated new drama on TV and the most-DVR’ed show of the season.

“I THINK WE HAVE something going for us because we’re shooting in Hawaii, and there’s something about this place that’s eternal,” says Dae Kim. “In the dead of winter, people will always want to see a beautiful location with good-looking people in bikinis. Every episode is like a postcard.” Of course, it isn’t just location, location, location. “We’re in a genre that people are familiar with—the procedural cop show—but we’ve got a combination of good stories, comedy and interesting characters.”

Not like there was any, uh, pressure for the show to succeed. The pilot only cost millions of dollars, Star Trekkies Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers, and the legacy of a treasured franchise hangs in the balance. “I just ignored it,” O’Loughlin says of the sky-high expectations, reverting to his very un-McGarrett Aussie accent. “Our studio execs are really good, we have awesome producers and we’ve got a team of strong people. So the end product is, within the parameters of network TV, really good.”

Given that the road to primetime supremacy is paved with failed remakes (see Rider, Knight), the trick was to do not so much a redo as a reinvention. Which meant casting, from scratch, a team that clicked right away. A team with chemistry—easier said than done.

So producers found four actors from four different places—O’Loughlin from Three Rivers and The Backup Plan, Caan from Entourage and Ocean’s 11, Dae Kim from Lost and Park from Battlestar Galactica—which neatly paralleled the premise of the pilot: a fearsome foursome of do-gooders who unite to keep Hawaii safe. O’Loughlin would bring the brawn, Caan the banter, Dae Kim the brains, Park the body. Add water and sand, and—boom!—the show became greater than the sum of its parts.

Perhaps the most gun-shy about doing it was O’Loughlin, who’s already been on two canceled CBS shows (the aforementioned Three Rivers and 2007’s vampire drama Moonlight). Only after meeting Kurtzman, pilot director Len Wiseman and executive producer Peter Lenkov did O’Loughlin decide to don his Five-0 police badge. Then came the task of finding his Danno.

O’Loughlin read with a whole raft of actors—“a lot of really amazing, really well-known guys”—and still found himself flying to the Pacific Rim without having met his new co-star. “All of a sudden we were here in Hawaii, at the table read for the pilot, and they’relike, ‘Oh, this is Scott,’ ” O’Loughlin recalls. “And I was like, ‘Uh, hi, Scott.’ He’d just landed, and we got in the van and drove to the table read. He was texting his new girlfriend at the time, and I was like, ‘Really?’ ” O’Loughlin chuckles at the memory of it. “But I realized in that moment that, OK, this is cool. We just riffed. The bromance began.”

The buddy cop rat-a-tat between McGarrett and Danno is one of the things that makes the show fun to watch, and it carries on between takes, when they like to cover their mics and—safely out of earshot—natter like frat boys. Here’s one of the (printable) exchanges:

Caan: [Sniffs, pinches the bridge of his nose.]

O’Loughlin: You sick?

Caan: No.

O’Loughlin: Don’t be sick.

Caan: I’m not sick! I have, like, nonstop throat issues.

O’Loughlin: Do you gargle sea salt? Kills bacteria.

Caan: [Loudly] Oh, can someone please get me hot water with salt in it? No, I’m kidding. Please don’t.

Caan and O’Loughlin also hang out off set—until they get sick of each other, anyway—and bond over training, mixed martial arts and surfing (duh). “You know: gardening, macramé, book clubs, that kind of stuff,” jokes O’Loughlin.

Park and Dae Kim, on the other hand, prefer finding tasty restaurants to tasty waves. But from time to time, all four of them will grab a bite together “off campus.” While we won’t say what O’Loughlin likes to tease Caan about, he enjoys gently ribbing Dae Kim about his large hair and Park about being a diva. “And theygive me crap about everything ’cause I’m impossible to work with,” says O’Loughlin. The four Five-0-ers even live right near each other in Honolulu—not that photographers bother to lurk. Local paparazzi, perhaps aware of how much money the show pumps into the Hawaiian economy, are “not nearly as bad as in L.A.,” says Caan. “It’s mellow.”

For such a laid-back island, the vibe on set is all business, all the time. For a simple shot of extras running from the car bomb on the wharf, the director does four or five takes to nail it. On any given day, the cast and crew will wake up at 5 a.m., and they all log up to 80-hour workweeks without batting an eye. Call it … Hawaii Eight-0?

To keep things light during those long days, Caan brings his dog to set (a 4-year-old blue heeler border collie named Dot), Dae Kim tweets on his iPad and O’Loughlin hams it up. While shooting a soundstage scene in his Chevy Silverado later in the day, he spontaneously breaks into song and honks in rhythm: “Every time you goooooo / To the place that we knowwwwww … Beep, beep!” Park, for her part, likes to tease members of the crew. When four crew dudes move a tent to shield us from the sun at Fisherman’s Wharf and proceed to stand there, holding it in place, she crosses her arms and declares mock-seriously, “I’m still waiting for you guys to take your shirts off.”

The show is dead serious, however, about safety—and authenticity. Five-0’s military technical advisor is an ex-Navy SEAL, and O’Loughlin did weapons training with a team of SEALs to prep for the part of Lt. Cmdr. McGarrett. “I ducked and weaved the hazing,” says O’Loughlin, “but I’m sure they can’t wait to do it: ‘That McGarrett, he’s a [wuss].’ Which I am, by the way. I’m an actor!” That said, O’Loughlin is willing to do as many stunts as they let him. For one of the high-octane dirt biking scenes, crew members handed him the fastest Honda they had and a pair of sunglasses, and told him to do his worst. “It was incredible,” he says.

Caan, who hurt his knee early on in the production, has no interest in such shenanigans: He spent most of his 20s making bad decisions in the pursuit of a good time. “I’ve done so many stupid things in my life that at this point, if I don’t have to risk getting hurt, I won’t,” he says, smirking. “I’ve fallen off horses, motorcycles, cliffs, skateboards, surfboards, busted my head open, and gotten stitches and surgeries all over my body. They don’t pay me enough to hurt myself on this show.”

O’Loughlin may be the natural leader, on screen and off, but it’s Caan—with his wisecracks and desert-dry sense of ennui—who snagged a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor. Unsurprisingly, he shrugs off any label of breakout star. “I’m just trying to have fun,” he says. “It’s a nice thing when people say nice things about you. … I didn’t realize I was insecure until I turned 30. I always thought I was the [bomb], and then I turned 30 and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, I’ve got all kinds of fears and insecurities.’ So, it’s a nice thing.”

As for any romance between Danno and Kono, it’s more likely to snow in Waikiki. “I killed that idea early on,” laughs Park. “It’s good to drop a couple hints and then go nowhere with it. The tension is what’s interesting— we learned that from [The X-Files’] Scully and Mulder.”

Instead, writers toyed with the notion of hanky-panky between one team member and another’s ex. One early but scuttled idea: “What if McGarrett hooks up with Danny’s ex-wife and didn’t know who she was?” says Park. “That would be so awkward!”

There’s also plenty of potential in the new blood coming on the show: Larisa Oleynik (10 Things I Hate About You) will play a recurring role as an ex-CIA operative who helps McGarrett chase his nemesis. Not to mention the steady parade of guest stars. To its credit, Hawaii Five-0 has managed—without veering into cheap stunt-cast territory—to book some buzzy cameos so far (Dane Cook? Check. Nick Lachey? Check. Diddy? Check … to see what his name is first). “What do we call him?” asks O’Loughlin of the rap mogul’s upcoming appearance. “P? Sean? Puff? Diddly Doo Doo?”

Nicknames aside, Park digs the chance to meet guest stars in the flesh. “We all have stereotypes about other people that we hear in the press or we know of and it’s great to meet them and be like, ‘That guy’s awesome’ or ‘She’s down to earth’ or ‘I can’t breathe, their ego is filling the room.’ ” She smiles. “There hasn’t been anyone like that … yet.”

Maybe next year. Now that the show’s been unofficially renewed for a second season—righteous!—the cast can concentrate on wrapping Season 1 with a bang, not a whimper. “Unless they’ve been lying to me,” says O’Loughlin, “there’s going to be some awesome twists and a fracture and deconstruction of the team, which is really interesting. That level of conflict when we come back for Season 2 is going to be great.”

Of course, for all the show’s sin, skin and movielike production values, future generations might very well marvel at its early millennium-ness—just as we do now about the retrotastic look of the original series. “In 20 or 30 years,” laughs Dae Kim, “people will watch this show and go, ‘Wowww, can you believe that?’ ”

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

'Five-0' crew imparts wisdom to aspiring local actors


By Mike Gordon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2011

Call it a close-up without the camera or an audition without a speaking part at stake, but the recent panel discussion from the casting gatekeepers of "Hawaii Five-0" definitely gave aspiring local actors an inside track on how to land a part on the successful TV series.

They packed the 300-seat Tenney Theatre to capacity for the first of a series of similar events promised by the "Five-0" team. The show's current visionary, executive producer Peter Lenkov, has wanted to create events like it ever since he arrived in Hawaii to shoot the pilot a year ago.

Lenkov told the actors he wanted to nurture their talent and felt he could tap into the steady pool of guest actors and directors who would be coming to Hawaii for "Five-0."

"Why not get these people to contribute back to the community and get the local talent camera-ready for our show?" he said.

So far, the CBS series has cast 120 Hawaii actors through its first 20 episodes. But there's a downside to that, Lenkov said. "We feel that at some point we will run out of local talent," he said. "And that's one of the reasons for this panel."

Lenkov and "Five-0" regular Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly) organized the event that brought together actors Alex O'Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) and Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua), co-executive producer and director Brad Turner, guest director Duane Clark and Rachel Sutton, the show's casting agent.

"I think there is a ton of guest-starring roles for local people," Sutton said. "There are heaps and heaps and heaps of local roles."

The invitation-only audience arrived nearly two hours ahead of time and came prepared with professional photos of themselves for the casting agent. The group was as diverse as a carnival crowd: beautiful young men and women, silver-haired seniors and an array of everyday humanity — tall, short, round, hairy.

J. Philip Koontz of Ewa Beach sat near the front, eager for advice. Unlike most of the audience, he had already had a small part on "Five-0." He'd also had a recurring role on ABC's "Lost," which shot in Hawaii for six seasons.

"I just want some more insight," he said. "This is my career."

Hawaii's actors are ready for the demands of working on "Five-0," Koontz said.

"I think there's a misconception that the level of talent compared to Los Angeles is not good here, and that's not true," he said.

Throughout the nearly four-hour event, the panel's loudest message was that actors need training. Actor Joe Wilson felt the same way.

"I think the actors who train regularly and work on their craft are way more prepared," he said.

Patience was another drumbeat from the "Five-0" panel — and Wilson knows a bit about that. He's auditioned three times for "Five-0" without landing a part, despite regular work with an acting coach and experience on "Lost" as well as three feature films shot in Hawaii last year: "Soul Surfer," "The Descendants" and "Battleship."

"We have a core group of actors here who are exceptional, and we're all waiting for our shot," said Wilson, a Hawaii Kai resident who also sells yachts.

Everyone there saw it as an opportunity. The chance to informally question a director or casting agent is invaluable for actors, said Scott Robertson, a former child actor who once appeared in an episode of "The Brady Bunch." Now an associate professor of computer science at the University of Hawaii, Robertson is trying to get back on television and has auditioned for "Five-0" four times.

"It's really hard to see what is going on, on the other side of the audition," he said. "You always see it from your side, not theirs. It's important to know what they think."

O'Loughlin offered an array of tips as he waxed poetic about his days as a young actor, which included background work on the Tom Cruise movie "Mission: Impossible II."

Everything you do is an experience you can draw upon for a role, he said. Never mind that the project you're in isn't good; shine as bright as you can. And find the truth.

"We are either in the truth or we're not," O'Loughlin said. "The truth is difficult to get to. This conversation we are having is the truth. We get to this place and the cameras are rolling, we're great."

The Australian actor underscored the sincerity of the show's effort to encourage local actors with a slight departure from the panel's mantra of preparation. He wanted the local actors to know why he wants to inspire them: He feels welcome in Hawaii.

"We all come together whatever color our skin is," O'Loughlin said. "I don't want to feel that because I am a haole that I am less kamaaina than everybody else here. I am buying a house here. I am going to be raising a family. This is my home. My heart's here now."

He stared hard at the sea of faces as if the camera was rolling in an audition.

"This is us trying to unify Hawaii and make everybody a part of our show," he said. "And we need your help as much as you need ours."

AND that's a wrap.

Mike Gordon is the Star-Advertiser's film and television writer. E-mail him at mgordon@staradvertiser.com.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Local businesses get good exposure on Hawaii Five-O - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Home

Local businesses get good exposure on Hawaii Five-O - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Home
By Steve Uyehara – bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was the start of another episode. Danno and Chin Ho Kelly were leaning over their car. Danno's mouth was still full, but he still found room to remark, "It's should be illegal it's so good. What the hell is it?" Chin Ho replied, "Coco puffs. Liliha Bakery sells 7,000 of these a day."

It seems every week another local business gets a plug like this on Hawaii Five-0. Take the Battleship Missouri Memorial for instance. It served as the backdrop when Steve McGarett met the governor for the first time in the pilot episode. It's also in the credits at the opening of every show. And it also had its own episode. An ex-Navy Seal took a group of visitors hostage.

Since then, tourists have been pouring in. Last December the Missouri saw 25% more visitors than any other December on record. And just last month they saw 30,000 paid customers.

Michael Carr, the President and COO of the Battleship Missouri Memorial says, "We had a record year in 2010, I think driven by a number of things, the publicity that we got from drydock, the fact that tourism has improved, but I think the Five-0 Effect certainly had a positive impact on the later part of the year."

Carr says the Missouri never paid for the publicity. In fact, Five-0 paid them a site fee and even let the Memorial authorities look over the script before shooting. "The alleged suspect was supposed to come on covered in blood," remarks Carr. "We're like, we don't let people through the gate covered in blood. So they actually had to change it."

Five-0 fans know the character Kamekona as the face of Waiola Shave Ice. But in real life, it's Jerry Lee who's owned the shop for 30-plus years. He still doesn't know why the producers chose to feature his business. "It could be just the name 'Waiola,'" he says. "It's Hawaiian, versus some other Japanese name."

He calculates an additional 20% in shave ice sales since his business' name appeared in the pilot. And he says T-shirt sales are up 30%. He even has a shirt with Kamekona's likeness on it. He has a tough time keeping that one in stock.

Still, there's just one more thing he wants from Kamekona. "I wanna meet badly," he says. "I want to invite him here, have a shave ice, take a picture and we can hang it on the wall here and have the words that say 'founders,' you know? Because I always tell people he's the owner, and I'm the brother."

Kona Brewing Co. has seen a HUGE boost from it's appearance in the show. Steve McGarett is always drinking their beer. In fact, the show's alpha male has been heard asking for the company's signature "Longboard" brew in several episodes. How did that help? Well in the 4th quarter of last year they saw a 60% increase in beer sales.

"It's probably added 10,000 barrels of beer to the sales over the 4th quarter and into the beginning of the 1st quarter," says Mattson Davis, President of Kona Brewing. "It's just been, that's 10,000 on top of the growth we were already experiencing."

But for all the products featured on the show, the biggest product has got to be Hawaii itself.

I asked Steve Spalding, a tourist from Michigan if seeing the sunny beaches and blue skies on TV during the winter made him want to come here. He replied, "Yes! I've been dying to come here. Been watching this show since it started and I've been dying to come."

And when you think about it, the show is still in its first season. Who knows how much stronger the Five-0 Effect will get.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Powa Maka Moana” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) Powa Maka Moana

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Powa Maka Moana” Episode 17 – In this episode the team takes on a bunch of pirates. No, I’m not kidding – although these aren’t so much the parrot-on- the-shoulder, argh!-crying and swashbuckling kind. No these are more the kidnap-a-bunch-of-college-students and machine-gun-carrying kind.

The case brings up bad memories for Steve as he has to deal with a lot of freaked-out families and stare into faces wearing the same fear that he had when he got the call that his own father had been kidnapped. This time, Steve vows to get everyone back alive but when one of the parents tries to take things into his own hands and gets his own son killed, things quickly go from bad to worse.

In the end, the team of course foils the kidnapper’s plans of course. It may have been clever of them to pose as an innocent bystander on the boat and her worried fiancé, but this is Five-0 we’re talking about and they have no trouble figuring it out. So while they can’t get back the one life that is lost, the team takes what comfort they can from reuniting those they can with their families.

My favorite bits…

Steve pointing out to Danny that classic cars are temperamental like him. I love Danny but I’m with Steve on this one. Classics totally have their attitudes.

Steve showing Susan various weapons on his phone so she could identify which the pirates were using. Man, you gotta love technology.

Danny saying that, unlike Steve, the kidnappers didn’t care how the check was split up as long as they got their money.

Steve telling Danny that it looked like he was doing Downward Dog. Hmm.I thought he might have been going for Warrior but that’s just me.

Danny asking Steve if he came from Krypton since he thought pushing a car up a hill was good exercise.

Danny asking Steve if Kona had just said he was in a training bra. LOL!

Finding out that Kona was training to be a Sumo wrestler. You know, he could totally kick ass at that.

Danny using the phrase “pirate zombie.” OMG he totally just combined two of my favorite things into one. I smell a Halloween costume idea coming on..

Danny cracking up when Lono suggested that Steve was the rational one. Um, excuse me for a second.. *collapses into hysterical laughter*

Steve coming back in with a grenade and blowing the door off.

Danny not only suggesting that Steve needed help, but offering to pay for it.

Steve promising to get the kids back alive.

The bartender telling Chin that he didn’t need to ID him. Aw, so mean.

Kono catching the dude on an escalator. Nice!

Feeling so bad for Steve when they found the dead kid and had to tell his parents. So awful.

Not being able to feel any anger for the father who didn’t follow Steve’s instructions, after I heard his story.

Aha! I totally suspected it was Susan and her boyfriend. Boy do I love it when I’m right.

Steve’s voice over the radio asking Susan if she really thought he was going to send her in with all that money.

Steve diving on to a moving bus = So. Freaking. Cool.

The look on Steve’s and the rest of the team’s faces while they watched all the families being reunited. Great moment.
http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/02/14/hawaii-five-0-%E2%80%9Cpowa-maka-moana%E2%80%9D-review/

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stunts, Alex O'Loughlin & Moi!

02/14/2011
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The stunts on Hawaii Five-0 are awesome but boy does it take a lot of hard work. I was on set to experience just what goes into creating a stunt sequence. When I got to Liliha street they were just setting up the stunt. The trolley was parked down the street. A ways up was "the car" - the one the stunt double has to launch off of to land inside the moving trolley. Woah. I wouldn't do that!



Justin Sundquist, Alex O'loughlin's stunt double actually got hurt on the first take. The trolley was a little too far away and he caught the railing right in his stomach. On the second take he was a little late and scraped the side of his tricep. Ouch! What's interesting is how they determine who does what. The studio won't let Alex do all of his stunts because the production would get shut down if he gets hurt. So Justin does the big stuff and Alex does as much as he can leading up to it. For this particular stunt that meant running, jumping onto the hood of the car and launching himself into the air - into pads. Alex did that about four times and it was a wrap for the stunt. It's pretty cool to see these types of scenes unfold. You can feel and hear the crew release a sigh of relief when it's done without a hitch and conversely suck in their breath when someone gets hurt.

I can relate to this. I did a stunt for the movie "You May Not Kiss the Bride" about a year ago. They set the jeep I was riding in on fire, sent it careening down a hill and into a tree to blow up. Along the way, I jump out with only a rock along the path of the jeep as my cue to jump. The adrenaline rush was like nothing I've ever felt before. I seriously could have died. You can call it thrill-seeking or stupid, but action shows are nothing without their stunts teams.
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Can I punch youA fun extra on my Five-0 shoot was my "fight scene" with the shows star, Alex O'Loughlin. The guy cracks me up. He's funny and light-hearted and humored me with a quick "lesson" on how to do what he calls a "nap." If you ask you shall receive - so I asked if I could punch him. I loved how he totally got into it and produced a quick fight scene for us to perform. He then let me kick him in the head. Kind of. As I brought my leg back he grabbed it and preceded to "dance" with me - calling it the "one-legged waltz." All in all, a great shoot for a great story.

Search: Malika Five 0 stunts to see the story I wrote that aired February 14.
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http://blogs.hawaiinewsnow.com/malika/2011/02/stunts-alex-oloughlin-moi.html

Hawaii Five-0 - Come See Hawaii!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HAWAII FIVE-0 “E Malama” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) E Malama

HAWAII FIVE-0 “E Malama” Season 1 Episode 16 – Everyone spent a lot of time separated in this episode, which I thought was pretty cool. Not only because it allowed us all to see them handling various situations on their own, but also because they still managed to work as a team, even while apart. The phone conversation between McGarrett and Danny was a great example and I loved that they still got in one of their usual heart-to-heart-in-a-car discussions even though they both weren’t in the car.

McGarrett was his usual badass self, going commando (no, not like that, I mean like an actual soldier) and taking out one bad guys in the jungle. Which left Chin to do some badassery of his own, protecting the witness all by himself and not to be left out, Kono figured out who the final assassin is just in the nick of time to save the witness once again.

Finally that left Danny, who was not on the case at all but dealing with his daughter and ex-wife being put in danger by something that his exes new husband had done. There’s nothing quite like a Danny who’s on the rampage protecting his little girl, but I’m impressed that he stayed in control when dealing with Stan. In the end he actually helped the guy out and took all the danger onto himself, bringing the new family back together safely. Divorced or no, that can’t exactly have been easy for him to do.

My favorite bits…

Totally not trusting the bogus cops, even before the Marshal spotted the bullet holes in the uniform on one of them.

Cracking up at Danny’s theory that the person who invented the cell phone must have an ex-wife. You know, that wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Wondering if it was odd that I thought Danny and Rachel’s phone “language” made perfect sense.

Holy cow! Rachel and Grace barely making it out of a carjacking.

Danny’s entire demeanor changing as he heard the message from Rachel.

Seeing how everyone on the team was affected when they heard the news about Rachel and Grace, and the way McGarrett told Danny if he needed anything all he had to do was call.

Echoing Kono’s “good for her” when they saw how hard the witness fought her abductors.

Getting a Lost-esque vibe when Chin asked “where do we start?” as the camera did the massive pan out to the entire island.

Being right there with Danny when he suspected that Stan might be into something shady.

Chin’s remark about McGarrett, that some guys were just born without a fear gene.

Kono spelling out her name to the scumbag’s attorney. Yeah!

Okay I love me some Hero!Danny as much as the next girl but wasn’t it all kinds of wrong for him to go into Rachel’s house without backup?

McGarrett in the makeshift commando makeup and building traps = totally hot.

Wait. Is Danny driving? His own car? *dies of shock*

McGarrett being able to hear Danny’s tone through the phone and talking him down, all while holding up a very heavy looking log.

Not being able to help the laugh that escaped me when the bad guy got hit by McGarrett’s log. Ouch.

Chin using the tracking info McGarrett taught him to get the guy off their trail. Brilliant!

McGarrett handling a collapsed lung in the field with a knife and a piece of bamboo. Nice.

The entire conversation between Danny and Stan in the car. I loved that he spotted that Stan was scared even though he was hiding it.

Danny taking down the commissioner and with barely controlled rage and telling the man exactly what he would do to him if he ever went near his daughter again. I loved when he imprinted his badge number on the guy’s forehead. If that doesn’t send a message, I don’t know what will.

The awesome motorcycle chase through the jungle.

McGarrett telling their backup that they would have no trouble identifying what truck they were in. Yeah, that was an understatement.

Kono vs. Lady Assassin chick fight.

Chin telling Kono that she had the whole ass-kicking thing down. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

My heart melting when Grace said “I love you Danno.” Say it with me – Awwwww.

What did you think of the episode of Hawaii Five-0? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

review by Daemon's TV
AUTHOR: Mokibobolink