Hawaii Five-0

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Critic's Notebook: NBC at TCA

The Event

There's event TV, and then there's NBC's The Event. Which had better be eventful, for NBC's sake.

You can tell a lot about a network's hope for a show from the way it's launched during the TCA press tour. For NBC, once again in a "rebuilding" year (as the execs put it) after last year's prime-time Jay Leno debacle, the highest expectations are pinned on ... read more

Keck's Exclusives: CBS Press Tour Party Scoops

Justin Hartley

Smallville executive producer Kelly Souders tells me "by the end of episode 3, Oliver's life is going to change forever." Uh oh. Might that mean that's the episode in which Smallville finally rights DC Comics lore and does away with the character of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), who isn't a series regular this season? Could be, which would open the door to a romance between Oliver's Green Arrow and Black Canary, two super friends who end up together in the comics... read more

Hawaii Five-0 Stays in Tune with Original in More Ways Than One

Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim

Hawaii Five-0 fans can breathe easy. CBS' remake of the classic 1968 TV series features a surprisingly faithful interpretation of the original surf-rock theme song.

After originally bringing in a famous rock star to freshen the tune, the producers instead opted to bring back all the original musicians who recorded the song way back when. "It only affirmed for us that you cannot change it," executive producer Alex Kurtzman said at a Comic-Con panel Friday. "Not everything should be remake or rebooted. Sometimes... read more

Hawaii Five-O Remake Books Scott Caan as 'Danno'

Scott Caan

Scott Caan has been booked to play the iconic role of Danny "Danno" Williams in CBS' Hawaii Five-O pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Caan, 33, will step into the role originated by James MacArthur and made famous by the original series' catch phrase, "Book 'em, Danno!"

Taryn Manning joins Hawaii Five-O remake

In the project, Williams is a recent transfer from... read more

Taryn Manning Joins Hawaii Five-O Remake

Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning is the latest to sign on to CBS' Hawaii Five-O remake, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Manning, 31, joins previously announced stars Alex O'Loughlin (most recently of Three Rivers) and Lost's Daniel Dae Kim. Manning will play Mary Ann, the... read more

Lost Star Tapped for Hawaii Five-O

Daniel Dae Kim

Looks like Lost's Daniel Dae Kim will be staying in Hawaii.

Kim has been tapped for a role in the CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-O, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Lostie will play ... read more

Hawaii Five-O Gets Booked by CBS

Jack Lord

CBS has greenlighted an update of Hawaii Five-O, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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Surf's Up: CBS Books Pilot for New Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

CBS has given a pilot commitment to a modern version of classic 1970s cop series Hawaii Five-O, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The redo comes from Fringe co-creators and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov. Kurtzman and Orci are creating the story with Lenkov, who will write the script. All three will executive produce.

CBS first tried to launch a Hawaii update last year with Criminal Minds executive producer Ed Bernero. The original series ... read more

Hawaii Five-O Season 6 Release Date Announced

Hawaii Five-0

New releases announced today, January 29:

Hawaii Five-O - The 6th Season will be coming out April 21

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

I just read that CBS plans to ...

Question: I just read that CBS plans to bring back an updated version of Hawaii Five-O with McGarrett's son, Chris, as the boss. I would like to see the series return, but I don't like the idea of having McGarrett's son as the head of Five-O. Unless I had missed something, Steve didn't have any children. Ed Bernero is already messing up introducing this new character. On the other hand, Chin Ho Kelly had a bunch of kids and it would make sense if one of them headed Five-O. I hope they don't mess up a classic! Answer: As long as they don't mess with the classic Morton Stevens theme song, I can probably live with it. And yes, they'd be crazy if at least one of Chin Ho's offspring weren't on the force as well. I guess we have to assume Steve McGarrett had a life off the job we were never privy to, but honestly, the corniness of building a show around a next-generation McGarrett is just one of many aspects of this whole remake idea that gives me pause. Some shows were perfectly of their ... read more

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Premiered: September 26, 1968, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Book 'em, Danno. This is one of the longest-running crime dramas in TV history, memorable for its great scenery, sun-burst theme by the Ventures, and Jack Lord's iconic, no-nonsense McGarrett, with his stiff, macho haircut. The series chronicles an elite four-man state-police unit that probes `felonies of every type,' with stories firmly planted in the forget-the-personal-stuff-and-just-get-the-bad-guys motif. The biggest baddie, McGarrett's archenemy, Wo Fat, was caught in 1980.

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