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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.

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‘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

'Hawaii Five-0' hot season two cast first look -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

The Hawaii Five-0 team is back, and they look angrily sexy. Here’s a new cast photo of the core team, which, of course, will be joined by Terry O’Quinn and a host of guest stars this season. If that isn’t enough for you, we also have a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot. The show returns on Monday night. See both below: READ FULL STORY

'NCIS: LA' exec producer spills on Kensi's trip to 'Hawaii Five-0,' possibility of another crossover

NCIS: LA‘s Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) will soon be kicking ass a little west of Los Angeles when she heads to Hawaii Five-0 in an upcoming episode of the show’s second season. But what takes her all the way to the sandy shores of Hawaii? In real life, it didn’t take much, NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan tells EW.

“Interestingly, Daniela has never been to Hawaii, so it took no convincing,” he jokes. He declined to give too many details of the case that finds Kensi working with the team on Five-0. But he did share this: READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Drop Dead Diva': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

This week has been my favorite week of all time for at least the past 10 years. It’s the week EW’s Fall TV Preview hits stands! No joke, the issue is full of great scoop. (And no one even forced me to write that!) So combine that awesomeness with the goodies in today’s column, and you’ve got yourself a giant feast of spoiler-y goodness this wonderful Friday. I issue a hundred “You’re welcome”s in advance, you spoiled human beings. (Wow, did I accidentally make a pun? This is shaping up to be literally the best day ever.)

For the record, I don’t know who spiked my morning tea either. But remind me to thank them. Also, let me thank you, the wonderful people who are sending questions every week. You are appreciated it. Now, keep it up!

E-mail all queries to or tweet me: @EWSandraG. Onward!


Terry O'Quinn on 'Hawaii Five-0' first trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Terry O’Quinn isn’t going to be stuck behind a desk on Hawaii Five-0.

From the looks of this first trailer for the show’s second season, O’Quinn is a man of action as he takes on bad guys with Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). The Lost veteran plays a Navy Seal Lt. Commander who trained McGarrett on the show, which has also enlisted guest stars like Patty Duke, Lauren German, and Tom Sizemore.

Check out this exclusive first look at O’Quinn taking aim at Hawaii Five-0, which returns Sept. 19. “You’re not exactly the Aloha type… ”


'Dawson's Creek' regular to guest on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

A familiar face from Dawson’s Creek is setting sail for Hawaii Five-0.

Meredith Monroe, who played Andie McPhee for two seasons on The WB soap, will guest star next season on the CBS hit. She’ll play an unhappy wife who leaves her wealthy husband with “the assistance” of the a local volleyball coach. She then learns the money she took from her husband actually belongs to a dangerous criminal who then kidnaps her. Five-0 team to the rescue?

Hawaii is stocking up on the guest stars for season 2. There’s also an Oscar-winning TV veteran, a horror movie scream queen, a big-screen tough guy, and Lost veteran.
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‘NCIS: LA,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0′ to have crossover episode

'NCIS: LA,' 'Hawaii Five-0' to have crossover episode

It’s a match made in procedural heaven.

A CBS spokesperson confirmed the news NCIS:LA cast member Daniela Ruah excitedly tweeted today: Her character, Kensi Blye, will head to Hawaii Five-0 for an episode in the fall. “Aloha hoaloha! Read my lips closely… Kensi will make her way to Hawaii Five-0 this season! Stay tuned…,” Ruah wrote.

No further details about the episode were released, but I have a burning question: Is her partner Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) going with her? (Hey, a girl can dream.)

Read more:
‘NCIS: LA’ stars Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah on tonight’s episode. Plus, are they the next Booth and Brennan? — EXCLUSIVE
‘NCIS: Los Angeles': Barrett Foa talks Eric’s first undercover mission (and secret relationship with Nell?)

Oscar-winning TV legend to guest on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

A big wave of stars continue to land on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. The show has just signed Oscar-winning TV legend Patty Duke to guest star in a season 2 episode.

Duke will play an Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother of a murder victim. When the Five-0 team go to deliver the notification, they learn her condition has her believing that her adult son is actually still a child. For a while, the team shields her from the news, but ultimately she must confront her devastating loss.

According to IMDb, Duke’s first TV series appearance was back in 1957 (Kraft Theatre) which later lead to her namesake sitcom Patty Duke Show (1963-66), followed by shows like It Takes Two (1982), Hail to the Chief (1985) and Karen’s Song (1987). She won an Oscar at 16 for her starring role in The Miracle Worker and guest-starred on the original Hawaii in 1973. Duke joins a slew of new names on Hawaii bulking up the hit show’s second season, with stars ranging from Lauren German to Tom Sizemore to John Locke himself, Terry O’Quinn. The show returns Monday, Sept. 19.

Scream queen cast in 'Hawaii Five-0'

Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel: Part II actress Lauren German has been added to CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 team. (TVLine first reported the story.)

German has a recurring role next season as a “smart, beautiful, ex-Homeland Security Officer hand picked by the governor to join the Five-0 task force, not to just help them fight crime, but keep them in check.”

She joins veteran actor Tom Sizemore and ex-Lostie Terry O’Quinn as new hires for the show’s second season.

Tom Sizemore joins 'Hawaii Five-0' for season 2 arc -- EXCLUSIVE

Hawaii Five-0 has landed another well-known actor for its second season: Tom Sizemore is joining the CBS action-drama as a the head of Internal Affairs for a multi-episode arc.

The tough-guy performer best known for Saving Private Ryan, Red and Black Hawk Down will play a former Detroit Homicide Detective turned head of Hawaii police’s IA unit. After the events of last season, he is actively investigating the Five-0 unit and he’s not cutting them any slack (despite our heroes having the support of the new Governor).

The casting comes on the heels of Lost star Terry O’Quinn signing onto the series last week in a recurring role as a Navy Seal Lt. Commander who trained Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).

Hawaii launched strong last fall and represented one of the few freshman shows to earn a second season. The cast additions could help bolster interest in the series this fall as it continues airing in its competitive Monday night period.


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