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'Hawaii Five-0': Daniel Dae Kim on McGarrett's return, epic season finale -- EW VIDEO

Daniel Dae Kim is well versed in secret keeping. It was, he jokes (or not?), a “job requirement” on Lost. But if there’s one thing he’s not coy about, it’s his praise for the Hawaii Five-0 writing team, who dealt with unforeseen circumstances brought on by co-star Alex O’Loughlin’s sudden absence to seek prescription drug treatment.

“It was a development that could conceivably shut down a production, but we kept going and we hardly missed a beat. I really admired how they dealt with that,” says the actor. “[In tonight's episode] we have Alex back. I feel we’re much stronger all together as a group, but it’s nice to know we can function while one of us is away.”

McGarrett’s return (after a mere one-episode absence) is not done in a small way by any means. (The episode finds him taking on arch-nemisis Wo Fat, played by Mark Dacasos, as they both are pursued by the Japanese mafia.) The explosive hour sets the stage for the huge season finale, airing May 14. “Our finale is really something to watch,” says Kim. “Our show is known for big stunts and dramatic turns and the finale is kind of that on steroids. So I actually found the finale to be a real page turner.” READ FULL STORY

'Castle,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Once Upon a Time': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

I had a revelation recently when chatting with my colleague Mandi Bierly about her sharing a dish of lobster mac and cheese with Pauly Shore during a recent interview. (You could ask her for details on that story, but that’s really all there is to it.): My life is weird.

In the past week, I’ve party-stalked Charlie Sheen (with no luck getting two minutes alone for an interview), talked about Titanic with Ringer‘s Ioan Gruffudd (he’s in it!), watched Megan Mullally steal from my colleagues, and hung out with the cast of the fantastic new drama Scandal. Yes, life is strange. But also wonderful. I guess this is my long-winded way of saying thanks for being part of my wonderful, strange life, Roomies.

And let me return the favor by seeking out some scoop for you. E-mail all requests to or ask me on Twitter. See you next week!


'Hawaii Five-0' first look: James and Scott Caan stage small-screen family reunion

We’d be lying if we said our hopes weren’t sky high for the upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0 that finds star Scott Caan sharing scenes with his father James Caan (both pictured below in this EW exclusive first look). But from the sounds of it, we won’t be disappointed.

In this episode, set to air Feb. 27, James Caan plays Tony Archer, a retired NYPD bomb expert-turned-private investigator who lives on the island. (But if you’re getting technical, I suppose he lives off the island… on a sail boat.) The team crosses paths with Archer during a murder investigation. Click below. READ FULL STORY

Vets want apology from 'Hawaii Five-0'

The Greatest Generations Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting respect for U.S. war veterans, wants what it deems a proper apology from Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov for events that took place on Dec. 9, when filming for the series coincided with 24 WWII veterans’ visit to the Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (known as the “Punchbowl”).

The CBS show was there to shoot a scene in which McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) visits his father’s grave. The vets were there to lay roses on the graves of the unknown. “While our veterans were doing this, the crew staff walked among the veterans telling them to keep quiet and stay out of the line site of the actors’ shot,” said Timothy Davis, President and CEO of Greatest Generations. READ FULL STORY

'Hellcats' star to guest on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

A familiar face from The CW’s Hellcats and NBC’s American Dreams is coming ashore on Hawaii Five-0.

Actress Gail O’Grady has landed a guest star role on the CBS hit playing a woman who’s husband is in a coma who discovers he supposedly dead son may be alive after all. Hawaii also has guest star Greg Grunberg appearing in Monday’s episode, with Jimmy Buffett soon to come.

In addition to Hellcats and Dreams, O’Grady has had stints on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal.

'Terra Nova' ratings drop on Halloween night

Fox’s Terra Nova ratings got spooked on Halloween night, falling more than any other broadcast show after spending a week off the air due to baseball coverage.

Terra Nova returned to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent compared to its last original airing. (Bummer — some say it was the show’s best episode, recap here.) Given that Terra Nova airs at 8 p.m. and is targeted toward families, it was probably the most likely series to take a punch.

And Terra Nova wasn’t the only show to take a holiday night hit in the ratings — pretty much every series was down, except… READ FULL STORY

Michael Emerson to former 'Lost' co-star Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, either!

Our ongoing lobbying coverage of a potential John Locke/Benjamin Linus TV reunion continues! Last week, Terry O’Quinn (now guest-starring on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 with ex-Oceanic 815er Daniel Dae Kim) told EW he still wants to work with fellow Lost co-star Michael Emerson (now on CBS’ Person of Interest), even though plans for a J.J. Abrams-produced action-drama vehicle fell apart earlier this year. Said O’Quinn: “I was actually looking to do a series after Lost. … Michael and I fiddled around with one and we sort of got through the process of generating some interest in it, and we just didn’t come up with a script that everyone agreed on. Michael and I stay in touch; we still talk about that. Maybe we’ll make it happen before we get too creaky. I would love to have at least one more good experience like Lost.”

“I feel very much the same way,” Emerson tells “I was very gratified to read that in the press. We’ve both told each other that even though there may be some bumps along the road, sooner or later, we’re going to work together.” For fans of Emerson’s new show with Jim Caviezel (and there could be a lot of them: Person of Interest launched last week to 13.2 million viewers), the actor has some scoop about tonight’s episode (airing at 9/8 c): READ FULL STORY

'Hawaii Five-0' scoop: Jimmy Buffett to guest star

Jimmy Buffett: Pilot in a tropical climate? Yeah, we’ll buy that.

EW has learned exclusively that the singer/songwriter/avid aviator will guest star in an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0. Buffett will play a veteran pilot who’s a pal of Lt. Commander Joe White (Terry O’Quinn), and he helps Five-0 rescue one of its own from a sticky situation.

The episode will air this November on CBS.

Read more:
Terry O’Quinn still wants to work with Michael Emerson
‘Hawaii Five-O’ premiere: We got Bingo!
Jimmy Buffett released from hospital after accident

Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, Michael Emerson!

Lost fans, don’t give up on Terry O’Quinn ever working again with Michael Emerson. In preparation for his multi-episode arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, EW asked the 59-year-old actor to reflect on his past roles — including an NBC drama from J.J. Abrams’ company that O’Quinn was supposed to make with his former Lost co-star Emerson. It was a light drama called Odd Jobs from writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec and would have starred O’Quinn and Emerson as former black-ops agents.

“I was actually looking to do a series after Lost,” O’Quinn told EW. “Michael and I fiddled around with one and we sort of got through the process of generating some interest in it, and we just didn’t come up with a script that everyone agreed on. Michael and I stay in touch; we still talk about that. Maybe we’ll make it happen before we get too creaky. I would love to have at least one more good experience like Lost.”

Hmm, maybe in the short-term, he should just shoot for a reunion on CBS: The premiere of Abrams’ new thriller Person of Interest that stars Emerson earned a pretty solid number (13.2 million, 3.1 rating). But keep the faith, Locke!

For more about O’Quinn and his past roles on movies like The Stepfather and The Cutting Edge, pick up the current issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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Top fall TV time-slot battles this week (and who will win)

Right after the fall schedule was announced last May, I posted a rundown of the most intriguing time-period battles and who I thought would win. There’s been a lot of buzz and new intel about these shows since then, but I’m keeping my predictions the same — plus adding a several new entries. So here they are, below. Be sure to check the Inside TV blog every morning for the ratings to see how your favorite shows perform (of course, in today’s DVR era, time periods are less important than they were five years ago, but don’t be fooled: The slots still matter — just ask any show that faced off against American Idol, or one that had the pleasure of airing after it):

Who: CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 vs. NBC’s Playboy Club vs. ABC’s Castle
: Mondays at 10 p.m.
Verdict: Castle pulled off a surprise victory in this slot by the end of last season against the first year of Five-0, gradually conquering a time period that it always lost to CBS when CSI: Miami was there. (Castle was especially aided by Charlie Sheen’s freak out and Two and a Half Men going into repeats — thus weakening CBS’ 9 p.m. hour’s lead into Hawaii.) So this is the rematch, with Hawaii bulking up with a ton of guest stars and adding Terry O’Quinn to the cast. Expectations are modest for Playboy Club. Hawaii will go big tonight when Men returns tonight, but in the coming weeks Castle will probably end up slightly on top. And now on Friday nights, it’s Chuck vs… READ FULL STORY

Alex O'Loughlin to fight Chuck Liddell on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Hawaii Five-0‘s Steve McGarrett has likely met his match: The leader of the Five-0 team is going to face off against Chuck Liddell.

The former top MMA fighter will flex some acting muscles in an episode this fall playing himself as he fights Alex O’Loughlin’s crime-buster in a charity match.

See for yourself — here’s a photo of the two together on the set ready to duke it out:  READ FULL STORY

'Nightmare on Elm Street' star joins 'Hawaii 5-0' for Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE

Here’s a scary yet brilliant casting move by Hawaii 5-0 for its Halloween episode: The islanders are about to get a visit from Freddy Krueger!

EW has learned exclusively that Robert Englund, a cult favorite best known for his wildly successful run in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, will play a homeless desert storm veteran who hangs around an ancient burial site and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.

Englund’s other recent TV appearances have included spots on Supernatural, Chuck and Bones. He last donned the razor-sharp knife hand and disfigured face in 2003.

5-0′s second season is shaping up to be a big one in terms of intriguing guest stars. Besides a multi-episode arc with Terry O’Quinn, the drama booked Tom Sizemore for an arc and just lured another Lost star to the mix. NCIS: LA‘s Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) will also appear in an upcoming episode of the show’s second season.

Another 'Lost' actor joins 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

Lost actors and Hawaii — they have to go back! Now another familiar face from the ABC hit is coming ashore to CBS’ Hawaii Five-0.

Tania Raymonde is guest starring on the series in the upcoming season (she played Alex Rousseau; looks different all glammed out in the photo, huh?). Raymonde plays Trisha, a married woman caught up in a love triangle between her husband and the volleyball coach she’s sleeping with. Meredith Monroe will guest star in the same episode as a star player on the volleyball team. Raymonde will have plenty of familiar company on the set — former Lost-co-star Daniel Dae Kim if of course a regular, and Terry O’Quinn has joined the show for season 2.

Read more:
‘Hawaii Five-0′ hot season two cast first look — EXCLUSIVE PHOTO
Terry O’Quinn on ‘Hawaii Five-0′ first trailer — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
‘NCIS: LA’ exec producer spills on Kensi’s trip to ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ possibility of another crossover

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