Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov has his feet propped up on a long table, where the rest of the show’s writing staff also sits. All eyes are on the two dry erase boards covered in small, all-caps writing that run the length of the room. Here, much of the so-called “fan-built episode” is outlined but two unplaced pawns remain — a toy rocket and a maze. READ FULL STORY
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Rob Corddry is hanging up his clown shoes to join the world of magic for an upcoming episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0.
EW has learned exclusively that the actor, who plays clown/doctor Cutter/Roy Spindell on Comedy Central’s Children’s Hospital, has been tapped to play a former high school classmate of Chin’s (Daniel Dae Kim) who crosses paths with the cop at a high school reunion. Corddry’s character, a professional magician named Tony, is described as a “humorously sleazy” man who has a long rap sheet and soon becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.
The episode — the plot and details of which were voted on by fans late last year — does not yet have an air date. Jorge Garcia also guests in the episode, reprising his role as Chin’s friend and former classmate Jerry.
If you think you know Chin Ho, think again. While Hawaii 5-0 is no stranger to exploring the (often drama-filled) past lives of its characters, tonight’s hour dives deep into Chin’s backstory in an episode that, judging by the promos, is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
EW checked in with series star Daniel Dae Kim to see if the actor could share some teases ahead of the episode. Read on for more!
Hawaii Five-0 is usually the action-adventure junkie’s dream, but in Friday’s episode, in which McGarrett and Co. work a cold case from the years just after Pearl Harbor, you won’t see quite the same type of action.
Executive producer Peter Lenkov said he and fellow writer on the episode Ken Solarz wanted to do something a little more intimate and dial back the present-day action in favor of a more “intimate” setting — the large part of the episode takes place in a single room, where a Korean War veteran recounts to McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) the story of his father’s death in a World War II Japanese internment camp and seeks his help in solving the cold case. “We’re an action-adventure series,” says Lenvok, “so it was very different for us but, as writers, we wanted to be very selfish and able to write from the heart and not have be about McGarrett leading the charge into a room with a machine gun.”
The chance to do something out-of-the norm for this special appealed to Lenkov, who had been researching the subject of internment camps since the pilot episode of the show. “Originally, in the pilot, I had McGarett go to the Arizona Memorial, see his grandfather’s name, put his hand up, and touch the etching. That was a scene I ended up having to cut out of the pilot but doing research for that, I found out about the internment camps and that stuff. It was always just something we put in the bible of the show to get to one day — to do a story about it, with no idea of what the story was,” he says. READ FULL STORY
We already knew that Danno’s mom was going to make a trip to the island but get ready for a full family reunion on Hawaii Five-0!
EW has learned exclusively that Tom Berenger is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS cop drama, playing none other than Danno’s ex-firefighter father!
He will appear alongside Melanie Griffith, who, as previously announced, will play Danny’s mom in three episodes airing in 2014. Berenger is set to appear alongside Griffith in the last of those three.
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Bad news for McGarrett…Capt. Lou Grover is here to stay.
CBS announced today that actor Chi McBride has been promoted to series regular on Hawaii Five-0 after debuting as SWAT Unit Captain Lou Grover in the fourth season premiere.
In the role, McBride’s character, who is based on a character of the same name from the original Hawaii Five-0 series, often finds himself at odds with Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett. Their dynamic, says executive producer Peter Lenkov, in part led to the decision to have McBride set up shop on the island. “After his first guest spot, we knew we had something special here with Chi playing Captain Lou Grover,” Lenkov said in a statement. “He just fit seamlessly into the fabric of Hawaii Five-0 and viewers are enjoying the spirited, if sometimes antagonistic, interaction between him and McGarrett. We are so thrilled to welcome Chi into our Ohana.”
Before Five-0, McBride co-starred on the first and only season of CBS’s Golden Boy, but is best known for his role as Steven Harper on Boston Public.
Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.
When Jorge Garcia walked onto the set of Hawaii Five-0, the actor’s former Lost cast made Daniel Dae Kim says it immediately felt like old times.
“It was like a homecoming,” he tells EW. “He kept cracking me up in the middle of the takes.”
Garcia appears in tonight’s episode, playing a brilliant conspiracy theorist and former high school classmate of Kim’s character Chin Ho, who has plenty of stories about Chin Ho’s past. (An exclusive clip of the characters’ reunion is below!) “I think it’s always important to get to know the history of the character you’re playing,” says Kim. “So it definitely informed who Chin Ho is and where he came from.” The same can be said of H50 welcoming Lost cast members — it reminds Kim about his past. More than three years since the conclusion of Lost, he says, sharing a small screen with his old friends and cast mates is always a pleasure. “All of us who were on Lost acknowledge what a special opportunity that was,” he says. “It has such a special place in my heart that any time I’m reminded of those times, I welcome it.”
Check out the clip below. The episode airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET. READ FULL STORY
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Say hello to Mama Danno.
Melanie Griffith has been recruited by Hawaii Five-0 to play mother to Danny (Scott Caan) in an episode set to air this season. CBS made the announcement this morning on their Twitter account.
Details regarding on which episode she will appear and the length of her stay were not immediately available, EW was told.
Griffith has been no stranger to TV in recent years, appearing on both Hot in Cleveland and Raising Hope.
H50 kicks off its fourth season Sept. 27.
Hawaii Five-0 historians will appreciate this.
The upcoming fourth season of CBS’s Five-0 will see the addition of SWAT Captain Lou Grover, a character that first appeared in an episode of the original series. And the cherry on top of the good news? He’ll be played by Chi McBride.
McBride will first appear in the season premiere, which airs Sept. 27 and starts shooting today in Hawaii.
“It’s always fun to dig back into Five-0 mythology and resurrect a character — and in this case, Chi McBride plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover,” says executive producer Peter Lenkov. “Recently transferred to Hawaii from Chicago, Grover isn’t easily sold on Five-0′s tactics, referring to the task force as: ‘McGarrett and his merry band of do-whatever-the-hell-they-want.’ What Five-0 does conflicts with Grover’s own style of law enforcement. And that creates good conflict, so prepare for some combustive tension between the two this season.”
McBride, who recently starred on CBS’s Golden Boy, is currently only scheduled to appear in the first episode of the new season but the possibility for more is likely.
Hawaii Five-0 sure loves its Lost alums!
The latest to join Daniel Dae Kim on the CBS drama? Jorge Garcia, who EW can exclusively report is set to appear in an episode early next season. He will play a brilliant conspiracy theorist and reportedly share scenes with former Lost co-star Kim.
Five-0, which will move to Fridays in the fall, has a history of staging Lost reunions. Terry O’Quinn, Tania Raymonde and Reiko Aylesworth have all previously had guest roles.
The upcoming fourth season of the series does not yet have a fall premiere date. But you can see the full fall schedule here.
Steve McGarrett’s past is going to take center stage in Monday’s Hawaii Five-0.
In a series of flashbacks, fans will get to see what happened in the hours leading up to the show’s pilot — specifically learn how McGarrett was indirectly responsible for the death of a fellow SEAL who saved his life.
But if you can’t wait until Monday to see what’s sure to be an emotional hour, check out the exclusive clip
'Hawaii Five-0': Grace Park on her proudest moments of the series, the key to delivering exposition, and working with Summer Glau
Halfway through its third season on CBS, Hawaii Five-0 has been going places it hasn’t gone before. The police procedural let Twitter users select the ending of a recent episode, paid homage to a classic episode from the original series, and has been shaking up the Five-0 team’s relationship with Governor Denning.
EW checked in with series star Grace Park (the alter-ego of Kono Kalakaua) when she made a brief trip to Los Angeles during some time off from the Hawaii set. Read on for what Park had to say about some recent episodes, what the fan reaction has been like in Hawaii, and who she’d like to see Kono team up with. READ FULL STORY
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