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Masi Oka on 'Hawaii Five-O': I'm a series regular!

Look who’s becoming an islander! Heroes alum Masi Oka told EW that he’ll become a series regular on Hawaii Five-O when the drama returns for a second season on CBS this fall. “They were kind enough to offer me more regular work,” Oka told EW while walking the red carpet of the Super 8 premiere on Wednesday. “I don’t know yet if it I will be needed for every episode because they are writing the next season now but Dr. Max Bergman will be more involved. I guess they will need more help from the coroner. I think he got a good response from viewers so they are looking to featuring him more

“I’m happy because I like the show, the guys are great to work with and it’s Hawaii. Who doesn’t want to work in paradise?” Oka continued. “I hope they delve into his personal life more. Max Bergman is a nut and I’d liked to know more about who he is and what he does with his time but that is not up to me. But I think there is a lot left to develop with him. I think it is going to be a fun job. It was not hard for me to accept the offer. We start in July. I am just excited. I love the cast. I love the crew. I liked the original show but I think they have done a great job updating it.”

The news was first reported on TVLine.

With reporting from Carrie Bell

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Season finale alert! When to expect goodbye episodes from 'Survivor,' 'Chuck,' and 'Saturday Night Live'

Where did the time ago? It seems like just yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the start of Lone Star; now we can barely remember that two-timing cad. That’s because it’s season finale time – that heartbreaking period when we bid adieu to nine months of scripted heaven to make way for three months of unscripted hell on the broadcast networks. (Don’t worry, Big Brother: We still adore thee).

Fire up your DVR playlists, kids … here are all the broadcast net finales. READ FULL STORY

'Bones,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

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There are finales everywhere. What’s this?

I can’t believe my eyes; I must be dreaming. Wake up, Sandra, this isn’t fair!

Woah! Musical introduction. This is what the end of the season does to me, folks. I’m losing it. But that also means summer’s on the way, so remember to start sending your scoop requests for summer TV soon! And, as a special treat, please also send your season finale questions as well.

As usual, all queries/suggestions/ponderings get sent to spoilerroom@ew.com or @EWSandraG. And as a reminder, we’re on summer schedule now. So Spoiler Room will be on Fridays only, until late summer.

Thanks, y’all.

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'Criminal Minds,' 'Supernatural,' 'Castle,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

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Lords and ladies of the Royal Spoiler court, your TV scooper has taken a break from her shameless obsession with the Royal Wedding to bring you a spot of TV scoop fit for Royals and commoners alike.

Quick programming note to all the lovely readers who contacted me thinking I was dead/injured/buried alive on Tuesday when you were hoping for a Spoiler Room: We are on summer schedule, meaning you’ll get the column once a week until fall season. But perhaps I’ll pop in on some Tuesdays with special treats (“perhaps” = “of course!”). And as always, keep a close eye on ITV for daily scoopage.

On to the fun! As always, you great people can send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG on Twitter. See you next week!

‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ FINALE WILL TACKLE BAU’s UNCERTAIN FUTURE

With some key cast members of Criminal Minds still without contracts for next season (i.e., Shemar Moore and the beloved Thomas Gibson), exec producer Erica Messer has penned a cliffhanger for the May 18 finale that will nod to the team’s shaky future — but not with guns and explosions. It will tackle the financial realities of crime fighting — and possible cutbacks in BAU. “It’s a more authentic version of ‘Our team is in jeopardy,’ ” she says. “This instead is, ‘There could be big trouble here, hopefully not,’ but we need to at least acknowledge that it’s on the horizon.” READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation,' 'Bones,' 'Supernatural,' 'Castle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Friday, Roommates! Lots of scoop in TV land (the best land of them all) this week, so I won’t keep you long. Just a reminder to send your scoop requests/musings/Fringe theories/flattery to spoilerroom@ew.com. You can also find me on Twitter @EWSandraG. See you again same time Tuesday! READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Fringe, 'Justified,': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Tuesday, all! What’s so happy about it, you ask? Well, I’ve got info aplenty on several of your favorite shows. You want more? Don’t be shy. Send all questions/musings/flattery to: spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG, then come back Friday for the goods. ‘Till then! READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Castle,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Welcome to the final Live-From-PaleyFest edition of Spoiler Room! I’ll be back next Tuesday, coming at you once again from Midtown Manhattan, so if you don’t see scoop on your favorite show, send an email to spoilerroom@ew.com and ask away! Or pose your questions on Twitter, too: @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'Hawaii Five-0' cast and crew safe and shooting today

It was less than two months ago that we watched tsunami warnings sound on an episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. In the wake of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, the cast and crew have heard them again. Fortunately, the tsunami waves that have hit the Hawaiian islands have been modest and reportedly caused no major damage. Star Daniel Dae Kim tweeted about the warning and earthquake, the largest ever recorded in Japan, early this morning, calling them a “Reality check.” He added, “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. My family and I have moved to high ground. Now we wait…” Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov, in LA, followed up on Twitter three hours later. “Cast & Crew safe. All at high ground. So far it’s wait and see. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.” (UPDATE: A rep for CBS Television Studios tells EW, “Hawaii had no land damage we are told, and therefore production is shooting today.”) READ FULL STORY

John Stamos on 'Glee,' 'SVU,' plus 'Parks and Rec,' 'Bones,' and 'Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: Byron Cohen/NBC; Michael Yarish/Fox; Andrew Eccles/The CW; Quantrell D.Colbert/The CWLong time no spoil, Roomies! Actually, it hasn’t been a long time. We last spoke on Friday, and I don’t like clingy people, so this is just enough of you. Kidding. I honestly can’t get enough of your questions/musings/rambling letters. The more the better — because reading  them actually counts as work! So keep it up. You know how: spoilerroom@ew.com or @EWSandraG on what the kids are calling Twitter. See you fellow spoiler freaks next on Friday. READ FULL STORY

Midseason ratings: The top 50 shows so far!

tv-show-RatingsImage Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images; Greg Gayne/CBSThe 2010-11 season is more than half over, so it’s time to check in to see what you people are watching (or avoiding like the plague).

The news isn’t that great for the Big Four: From the Sept. 20 start of the season through Feb. 13, every net except the CW is down among adults 18-49, the most important demographic to advertisers. CBS is posting the biggest drop at 12 percent, followed by ABC (11 percent), Fox (8 percent) and NBC (4 percent). The CW, in comparison, is up 11 percent (though that’s not exactly the sand box that the teen-loving network likes to play in). If it’s any consolation, the collective adult 18-49 rating for all of TV — and we mean every last network — is down 2 percent versus a year ago, so its not just the broadcast nets that may be taking a hit.  READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Castle,' 'Raising Hope,' and 'Grey's Anatomy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

spoiler-roomImage Credit: Smallz and Raskind/Fox; Adam Larkey/ABC; Matthias Clamer/Fox; Eric McCandless/ABCNo need to charm you with a fancy intro this week. There’s already enough frill as we head into Valentine’s Day, right? And if you happen to find yourself without a Valentine this weekend, here’s my box of Godivas to you: Raising Hope scoop from Greg Garcia, news on two big episodes of Fringe and Castle, a chat with a Grey’s Anatomy cast member about what could be the next heart-wrenching death, and a talk with Gossip Girl‘s new villainess (who may turn out to have a soft spot or two).

Read on! And also remember to email spoiler questions to spoilerroom@ew.com or send them to me via Twitter (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

Ratings: Tsunami of viewers from football boosts faux tsunami on 'Hawaii Five-0'

Kono-KalakauaImage Credit: Mario Perez/CBSThe AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets on Sunday created a winter wonderland of ratings for CBS:  The network averaged a behemoth audience of 40.9 million viewers from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, and dominated among adults 18-49 (14.4 rating/34 share), according to preliminary ratings. It also led across the board in all demos, including a 41 share among men 25-54. (Seriously, how great were those camera angles?).

Even the fake tsunami on Hawaii Five-o kept footballers glued to the tube. The special edition of the freshman drama that began well after 10 p.m. earned a 5.7/15 in 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million. (For more on the episode, click here).

Is it even necessary to mention how everyone else did? Fox’s Animation Domination muddled by with a 2.4/6 in the key demo and 5.3 million viewers. ABC wisely ran repeats of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters, though there were originals of America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.4/3, 6.4 million) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (1.9/4, 6.9 million). NBC aired a Dateline (.6/1, 4.5 million), and the movie Sex & the City (.9/2, 3.2 million), which we’ve already seen 278 times on pay TV.

'Hawaii Five-0' exclusive video: First Look at the special tsunami episode

Alex-O-LoughlinImage Credit: Mario Perez/CBSAs we promised in yesterday’s edition of Spoiler Room, here’s an exclusive First Look at the special Jan. 23 episode of Hawaii Five-0, which airs on a Sunday following the AFC Championship game on CBS.

In the episode, called “Tidal Wave,” the team goes up against one of their most terrifying foes ever: a tsunami. And it becomes a race against the clock in more ways than one when the head of the Tsunami Warning Center goes missing.

Check out the EW exclusive video below:

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