In a surprise to almost no one, CBS has reportedly picked up its remake of the classic cop drama Hawaii Five-O, a show whose cast has made it already one of the most anticipated shows of the fall season.
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The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which also reports that the network has picked up the new Chuck Lorre comedy Mike & Molly, a family cop show called Blue Bloods that stars Tom Selleck (formerly of that other classic Hawaiian cop show), the legal drama Defenders, and the currently untitled Criminal Minds spin-off. The spin-off, which stars Forest Whitaker, was introduced last month through an episode of Minds.
The Twitter-born comedy Sh-- My Dad Says, starring William Shatner, also received a pickup, according to the Reporter. But EW reports that the role of Shatner's son, played by Ryan Devlin in the pilot, is being recast.
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Hawaii Five-O stars Daniel Dae Kim, wasting no time returning to TV after Lost's final season, and perennial CBS star Alex O'Loughlin, who maintains a strong fan following despite two shows on the network canceled in less than a season: Moonlight and Three Rivers.
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The news precedes by two days CBS's upfront presentation to advertisers. The network is usually the most secretive about its lineup.
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