Hawaii Five-0

1968, TV Show


The Joy Of Sets: New Releases and Ones That Ought To Be!

Family Ties - The Fourth Season courtesy NBC, Gossip Girl - The Complete First Season courtesy Warner Home Video, Caroline in the City - The First Season courtesy Paramount

Oh man, has it been a good month for TV shows on DVD or what? Honestly, between the Olympics and the pile of new sets that have streeted in the past few weeks, I’ve barely seen regular TV since before Michael Phelps took his first dip. But as awesome as it is to have some of my favoritest shows to watch at whim, a few of them inspire a sense of melancholy I like to call the “I Wish They’d Release ‘Em Blues.” —Damian HolbrookGossip Girl — I dare you to find me a boring episode from the Upper East Side story of teens and the text-messages that ruin reps. Oh, it is hot! And even though I was totally Team Serena when it started, watching the set over again, I can totally see why Blair was so miffed with her BFF. Ho slept with her man before she could! That ain’t right.Makes Me Wish For…Jack & Bobby, the WB’s time-jumping tale of two brothers, one of whom would go on to be Pres, the other who wouldn’t go on at all. Soo good. So,... read more

Beverly Hills, 90210 and Other Announced Releases

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New releases announced today, July 28:Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete 6th Season will be coming out November 25 The Fairly Oddparents - Season 6, Volume 1 will be coming out November 18 Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - The Final Season will be coming out November 25 Hawaii Five-O - The 5th Season will be coming out November 18 The Mod Squad - The 2nd Season, Volume 1 will be coming out November 25 The Odd Couple - The Final Season will be coming out November 18 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Volume 2 will be coming out October 7 Route 66 - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out October 21 SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 5, Volume 2 will be coming out November 18 Superman: Doomsday (Blu-ray) will be coming out November 25 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Fun In The Sun...On Your TV Screen!

Lost courtesy Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.

With gas and airline ticket prices on the rise, and no let-up in sight, we keep hearing it again and again on the news: people are trading in their summer vacation travel plans this year for a "stay-cation": staying at home during their time off.Still, many of us wish we could escape to the beach this summer, and you're probably no different. What to do? Well, for less than the cost of an SUV's full tank of gas, you can get a season set DVD from one of your favorite beach-side TV shows, and enjoy the summer experience vicariously!Lots of shows, in different styles, take place on the sand. If you're into crime-busting, for example, you can enjoy DVD releases of old classics like Hawaii Five-O or newer fare such as C.S.I.: Miami. Of course, many guys (and gals) are interested in the surfside eye candy, and nothing fits that bill more than one of the guiltiest pleasures every made for the small screen: Baywatch!Buy Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 on Amazon.comBuy C.S.I.: Miami - Season 5 on A... read more

CBS to Stream TV Classics Online, Too

Star Trek courtesy CBS Paramount Television

Network see, network do. Coming on the heels of NBC's decision to offer classic TV shows over a group of websites, CBS has announced plans to upload full episodes from their programming vaults on the more than 300 sites that make up the CBS Audience Network.The network is kicking off the venture by offering the three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series, Seasons 1 and 2 of The Twilight Zone, and the first seasons of MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O and Melrose Place on CBS.com and the sites of partners such as AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks and Comcast.Unlike NBC, which opted to place its programming on network-owned genre sites, CBS is operating under the same open, non-exclusive strategy the network has been using for the past nine months. More programs and clips will be added to the initial lineup in the coming months. — Adam BryantUse TVGuide.com's Online Video Guide to search for clips as well as entire episodes of your favorite television shows, both past and present. To name ... read more

CHiPs and Other Announced Releases

CHiPs - The Complete 2nd Season courtesy Warner Home Video

New releases announced today, February 20:CHiPs - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out June 3The Dukes of Hazzard - 2 TV Movie Collection will be coming out June 10Hawaii Five-O - The 4th Season will be coming out June 10Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Short Cuts: South Park, Hawaii Five-O and More!

South Park presents its first-ever episode in HD today via the Xbox Live Marketplace. The Comedy Central series debuts its 11th season Wednesday.... NBC News vice president Alexandra Wallace is the new executive producer of Nightly News with Brian Williams.... Cartoon Network's Adult Swim premieres Blood +, a series based on the anime Blood: The Last Vampire, on Saturday, March 10, at 12:30 am/ET.... Hawaii Five-O: The First Season is now available on DVD.... Are you a Southern California resident looking to hang with Tara Conner and this year's 52 Miss USA contenders? Check out the contest at UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. read more

I vaguely remember a show in ...

Question: I vaguely remember a show in the '60s in which Jack Lord played a rodeo cowboy and, if I'm not mistaken, Bruce Dern played the sidekick/friend. I believe it was called Stoney Burke. Can you confirm? Thanks!

Answer: That I can, Martha. Lord, who later went on to enjoy a two-decade-plus career as Det. Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O, did indeed star as rodeo rider Burke on the ABC series, but he only did it for one season — from October 1962 to September 1963. And Dern was along for the ride, as were Warren Oates, Bill Hart and Robert Dowdell.

Lord, never one to underplay anything he did in his life, called the series "the most successful failure in television" in a 1969 TV Guide interview. The actor claimed to have raked in $200,000 a year making personal appearances as Stoney, showing up in cowboy boots an read more

Try to settle these ...

Haole, I must be going: Five-O's Lord

Question: Try to settle these arguments: Is Hawaii Five-O's Jack Lord dead or alive, and was he gay or straight?

Answer: The late Mr. Lord, star of the cop drama that ran on CBS from September 1968 to April 1980, died of heart failure in 1998 at the age of 77. Now, I can't address the man's sexuality with any authority and, frankly, I think that's every person's private business. But I can tell you he was married to wife Marie for nearly 50 years, so you do the surmising from there.

What I can tell you about the actor, who headed the Hawaii State Police's fictional Five-O unit as Det. Steve McGarrett, is that he was dead serious about his career, worked very, very hard at it and was near-obsessive about how he was portrayed by the press. Born John J.P. Ryan, the Brooklyn native saw his share of sadness and challenges before landing the McGarret 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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