Hawaii Five-0 (CBS 2010, Alex O’Laughlin, Scott Caan)

Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches.

Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest ‘game’ in town.

Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny ‘Danno’ Williams (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protege of McGarrett’s father.

Chin’s cousin, Kono (Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case while the state’s brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

From CBS’s press release, August 2016… SEASON FINALE: In order to stop a meth epidemic on the island, McGarrett and Danny went undercover as drug pilots, but when McGarrett was seriously wounded, Danny was forced to break their cover in order to save his partner’s life and land their airplane on the beach. As McGarrett was wheeled into the operating room, Danny offered to donate half of his liver to his partner and best friend, thus saving his life.

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COMING UP: In the season premiere, McGarrett refuses to listen to Danny’s pleas to take it easy while recovering from surgery after the body of a serial killer is left in the Five-0 headquarters with an ivory chess piece in his mouth. When a second serial killer is found dead with another chess piece, Five-0 goes on the hunt for the vigilante as fear grows that it’s not safe to travel to Hawaii. Also, MacGarrett finds comfort in talking to someone with a very special connection to the team. Rosalind Chao recurs as Governor Keiko Mahoe, and Claire Forlani recurs as Alicia Brown, a retired criminal profiler.

From CBS’s press release, March 2017… CBS today announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season, displaying the programming depth and stability of America’s Most Watched Network. Following are the renewed series to date for the 2017-2018 season: THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLUE BLOODS, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0, KEVIN CAN WAIT, LIFE IN PIECES, MACGYVER, MADAM SECRETARY, MAN WITH A PLAN, MOM, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, SUPERIOR DONUTS, SURVIVOR, 48 HOURS and 60 MINUTES. CBS will finish the current season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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production details
USA | CBS | x50 minutes | Premiered 20 September 2010

Alex Kurtzman as Creator/Executive Producer
Len Wisman as Director of Pilot
Peter Lenkov as Creator/Executive Producer
Roberto Orci as Creator/Executive Producer

Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan as Danny “Danno” Williams
Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega
Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua
Ian Anthony Dale as Adam Noshimuri
Meaghan Rath as Tani Rey
Taylor Wily as Kamekona Tupuola
Dennis Chun as Duke Lukela
Kimee Balmilero as Dr. Noelani Cunha
Chi McBride as Unknown
Beulah Koale as Junior Reigns
Jessica Lowndes as Emma Mills
Larry Manetti as Nicky “The Kid” Demarco
Rob Huebel as Blake Stone
Al Harrington as Mamo Kahike
Dash Mihok as Unknown
Justin Welborn as Bobby Stockman
Sam Anderson as Unknown
Joey Lawrence as Aaron Wright
Christine Lahti as Doris McGarrett
Larisa Oleynik as Jenna Kaye
Jon Gries as Unknown
Kevin Farley as Mickey Dickson
Emily Bergl as Unknown
Charlie Saxton as Ricky Schiff
Lauren German as Lori Weston
Emily Alyn Lind as Lucy
Will Yun Lee as Sang Min
Cassi Thomson as Addison Wells
Louis Herthum as CIA Agent Matt Harlow
Devon Sawa as Brad Woodward
Claire Forlani as Alicia Brown
Ricardo Chavira as Agent Callaghan
Agnes Bruckner as Unknown
Daniel Henney as Michael Noshimuri
Robyn Lively as Helen Meech
David DeLuise as Brad Weiss
Gavin Rossdale as Johnny Moreau
Michael Imperioli as Odell Martin
William Baldwin as Unknown
Vincent Pastore as Vito Russo

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