On the 12th day of December, with only 12 days (gulp) until Christmas Eve, here's a dozen topics of interest — or possibly disinterest — regarding today's unusually busy, for mid-December, TV lineup.
Mother's Day: On CBS's biggest Monday hit, Two and a Half Men (9/8c), Mimi Rogers drops by the Malibu manse as Walden's mom. Alan, naturally, is smitten (ewwww), but in the opposite-of-nurturing tradition of mothers ...
Relative newcomer Taylor Wily has become a familiar face on Hawaii Five-0, even if that face has been superimposed on the body of a shrimp.
The former sumo wrestler and Hawaii native plays Kamekona, an island local who sometimes acts as an informant for Five-0 when he's not pursuing his own entrepreneurial endeavors. His latest venture is running a shrimp truck, which is adorned with graphics of disconcerting Kamekona-shrimp hybrids. Using his own image has been one of Kamekona's marketing ploys since the beginning of the series when he printed his face on t-shirts to advertise his shave ice business.
Hawaii Five-0 almost had the perfect scenario for a romantic date: a seaside locale, a shared meal, an intimate vibe ... oh, and about two dozen tourists trying to take pictures of the interlude.
On a balmy August day at the Duke Kahanamoku lagoon at Waikiki's Hilton Hawaiian Village, Daniel Dae Kim and Reiko Aylesworth were filming a date between Chin Ho Kelly and ex-fiancee Malia for Monday's episode, "Ma'em'e" (10/9c, CBS). TVGuide.com was on the set to check out Kamekona's shrimp truck and find out what's going on with cousins Chin Ho and Kono (Grace Park).
Hawaii Five-0: Could the team lose Kono?
Last season, Chin Ho kept busy working with Five-0 and clearing his own name of scandal before rejoining the HPD. He has more than just work on his mind now, though. "You're witnessing one...
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Got any dirt on Kalinda's love life this season on The Good Wife? — Eliza
ADAM: Executive producer Robert King tells us that Kalinda will be playing the field a lot this season, but her thoughts will often return to one person in particular. "A lot of Kalinda's [story] is her unresolved feelings [for] Cary," King says. "How close can they be? ... There's something about Cary that is always very important to her, but it's unclear as to whether that's as a brother or a lover."
How will Owen balance being the new Chief and his problems with Cristina on Grey's Anatomy? — Tara
NATALIE: Since Derek and Meredith are also on the outs, Owen will turn to Derek in his time of need. "Derek and Owen are dealing with the twisted sisters — Meredith and Cristina — who are very connected and very similar in a way," Kevin McKidd tells us. "So, they try to...
Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim live-tweeted Monday's Chin-centric episode, wrapping up CBS Tweet Week on a fun note.
Monday's episode dug deep into Chin and Kono's past, revealing the real reason why Chin Ho was kicked off the Hawaii police force years before. Although he took the heat — and lost his badge — for stealing money from the HPD asset forfeiture vault. Chin finally confessed to...