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Chi McBride scores role on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

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' stages 'Lost' reunion with Jorge Garcia guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

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.

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'Hawaii Five-0' prequel: McGarrett's on a mission -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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

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'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

Watch the first minutes of Sunday's special 'Hawaii Five-0' episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up handcuffed to your bed. Unfortunately for Chin-Ho, that’s exactly the situation he finds himself in at the beginning of the next all-new episode of Hawaii Five-0, which is airing at a special day and time after the AFC championship game.

In the episode, the lawman is kidnapped in the middle of the night, and dropped in the middle of Halawa Prison dressed as an inmate. So he must figure a way to get out before being recognized be inmates as a Five-0.

The episode airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, but you can check out the first few minutes of the episode right now:

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'Hawaii Five-0' to air special episode after AFC Championship

Hawaii Five-0 has scored a touchdown timeslot.

CBS announced today that the show will air a special episode Sunday following the AFC Championship football game — a high viewership timeslot that is sometimes thought of as second only to the coveted post-Super Bowl position. This year the post-Super Bowl timeslot went to Elementary.

Per the episode description, the hour will find Chin trapped in a Halawa Prison and fighting to escape before other inmates discover he is a member of law enforcement.

And in an especially splashy move, the episode will also feature seven new recordings from the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The songs, which have never been heard before, will be released March 5 as part of People, Hell and Angels, an upcoming collection of Hendrix’s previously unreleased recordings.

'Hawaii Five-0' to let viewers pick episode ending

It’s a whodunit with a live twist!

CBS has announced that viewers will have a chance to choose the ending of an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0 — a move the network says is first of its kind.

During the Jan. 14 broadcast, fans will be given a chance to vote for the person they want to be named the killer.

Per the storyline, the team is investigating the death of an O’ahu State University professor, and the prime suspects are his boss, teaching assistant and a student who was caught cheating. Viewers will then vote on CBS.com and Twitter (using the hashtags #theBoss, #theTA or #theStudent), and the ending that gets the most votes will be aired. (Separate voting will take place for eastern/central and pacific time zones, and all three different endings will all be available on CBS.com.) READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time,' 'Grimm,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Glee,' 'The Middle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from Texas!

That’s right, friends, I’m home for the holidays, and getting here was quite the event. (No wi-fi + planes + trains + automobiles = stress) So I hope you can forgive me for being a day later than normal with your scoop. If you can find it in your heart to pardon me, I invite you to gather ’round the Spoiler Room table for a delicious helping of TV dish!

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of joy, DVR clearing, and gluten-free pies. And should you find the time/need something to do while hiding from your family, I invite you to send in a question for the next column, which will come out Dec. 3. (Yay, vacation!) Contact info is as usual: spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG on Twitter.

CHANDRA WILSON ON BAILEY’S FUTURE … AND GREY’S ANATOMY

If you read my chat with Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chandra Wilson last week, then you know that Bailey will spend the next episodes “kicking and screaming” her way to the altar. But one thing Wilson thinks might help Bailey get into the groove a bit more? If Ben put a ring on it!

“My finger is light, that’s all I’m saying. It’s very, very light,” she says, laughing. “And he used to be an anesthesiologist. You’d think there would be some sort of bling involved. But her finger is rather light — at least for 2012. So we’ll see what happens going forward.” But regardless of Bailey’s left hand gets a little heavier, Wilson says Bailey is committed. “She’s going to see [it] through,” she says. “You can’t tell somebody you’re going to marry them and then play around.”

And while Bailey and Ben could have many happy years ahead of them, as always, questions are starting to arise about Grey‘s future. Now midway though its ninth season, Wilson says she is anything but tired. And while there won’t be official word about a tenth season for several months, she says she’s personally on board. “I think the consensus is that as long as our writers want to keep writing, we’re here to keep riding the ride,” she says. “As actors, we’re very cognizant of the opportunities we’ve been given. Sooner or later it will be the end.”

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Rumer Willis cast as Masi Oka's crush on 'Hawaii Five-0'

How’s this for a coupling: Masi Oka and Rumer Willis.

In an upcoming episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, Willis has been cast as a potential love interest for the lovably dorky Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka). She’ll play Sabrina, a cute young bank teller interested in a date with Bergman, but then her bank is held up in a botched robbery. Bruce Willis’ daughter previous had an recurring role a couple years ago on The CW’s 90210 and had guest-star stints on CBS’ CSI: NY and ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Willis appears in the same episode as previously announced guest stars C. Thomas Howell and Victoria’s Secret super model Behati Prinsloo. In fact, here’s a rundown of all known upcoming Hawaii guest castings: Christine Lahti, Taryn Manning (11/19). Vanessa Marcil (11/26). Tom Arnold, Daniel Henney (12/10). Howell, Prinsloo, Willis (12/3). And George Takei (12/17).

'Hawaii Five-0': Scott Caan previews intense episode for Danny

Tonight’s Hawaii Five-0 will teach fans a little more about the man behind the badge when a flashback-heavy episode delves deep into Danny’s past as a cop in the New York/New Jersey area.

“It’s basically a look at how I ended up where I am,” explains Scott Caan. “The episode [in present day] is about some terrorists we’re chasing in Hawaii, and then later, you realize why we [are using] flashbacks.”

Terrence Howard plays a part in the flashback portion, playing a bad guy with an upper hand, and suffice it to say his actions have a huge impact on Danny’s future and his life. And while Howard’s character is less than pleasant, Caan says he revels in the opportunity to mix up the dynamics on set. “When you do a TV show, you end up working with the same people over and over, which is great, but it’s also fun to have new people come in and turn out a story that’s about your character and not about a case specifically,” he says. “Any time that they come up with something that’s different from the normal procedural stuff, it’s fun for us.”
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'The Walking Dead,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Hart of Dixie,' 'Grimm': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Even though New York is freezing, things are heating up in TV Land.

Okay, to be honest, it’s not that cold today; I just needed something to open the column with. Give me a break, you know how hard it is to come up with random openers every week? Does anyone actually read these two first paragraphs? Bueller? Bueller? Forget it. But don’t forget to send questions: spoilerroom@ew.com

‘THE WALKING DEAD’: MORE MAJOR CASUALTIES TO COME?
The collision with Woodbury is coming and Lauren Cohan couldn’t be more excited for fans of The Walking Dead to see it for themselves. “Maggie plays a big part in that,” she teases of the clash. “It’s going to be crazy!”

Crazy — and deadly, as one might expect. “The body count is not done,” she says. “That’s pretty much all I can say, but we’re not just going to see death. There’s going to be a whole host of challenges now that we’ve got the human threat. Woodbury is up to no good. The Governor is up to no good; it’s really scary. We’ve got some scary stuff ahead.”

And with the gang and Rick still reeling from at least two major losses (Carol = RIP?), exactly who will step up as the leader when the two camps finally meet is not entirely clear. The only guarantee? They’re going to have a formidable foe in the Gov. “It’s interesting to see within the prison [group that] people step up and lead even if they don’t want to. In Woodbury, the Governor steps up and takes control because that’s something he couldn’t have gotten away with in the real world. And that has absolutely no limits.”

In case you missed it, check out our longer chat with Cohan here.

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'Love Boat' producer Henry Colman dies

Television producer and executive Henry Colman — whose credits include The Love Boat, Hawaii Five-O, and Green Acres — has died at age 89. An announcement Sunday by the Archive of American Television says Colman died Wednesday.

Colman’s career dates to early commercial television, where he started as production coordinator on the musical show Easy Does It. In 1951, Colman became assistant to the director for Kraft Television Theatre and later worked on such series as Robert Montgomery Presents and Colgate Comedy Hour.

As a TV executive, Colman oversaw the pilot of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and worked on Green Acres and Hawaii Five-O.

In the 1970s, he helped develop The Love Boat, where he worked as line producer. Colman also produced the 1980s series Hotel.

'Hawaii Five-0' to remake 'fan-favorite' episode of original series -- EXCLUSIVE

Hawaii Five-0 has paid homage to the original series several times in its first few seasons, but the show is about to make what is arguably its biggest nod yet.

EW has learned exclusively that the CBS drama will soon start production on an updated version of “Hookman,” an episode of the original series that was first aired almost four decades ago and won an Emmy in 1974 for Best Music Composition.

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