(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS


Well, to be honest, the hiatus felt more like hibernation. 😉 But it’s over now, which means back to business.

We hope you all had a great summer, and will enjoy the further weeks until fall.

Most of you will probably already know that there is another SOTB this year. Sunset on the Beach will be on September 14. There still seems to be slight confusion about the night’s program.

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There will be the premiere of Magnum PI, which I think can be a good thing. The new show will get a lot of press, which will also be good for H50. Guys, don’t forget, our show goes into its ninth year. So any and all press they can get is good.

Cindy Lauper will perform after the premiere.

Confusion seems to be about if the premiere of H50, which will be Cocoon, an homage to the original show, will air or not. I guess we will have to wait and see.

So, that’s it for today, but we will update with more news soon, and tomorrow we will post a poll about your favorite season 8 episode.

Credit for SOTB-pic to Peter Lenkov on Instagram

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Do things look grim for an NCIS: LA agent? Is a Resident role terminal? Will a Grey’s romance hit a baby bump? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

I’d love a Season 2 scoop on The Resident, preferably Conrad/Nic-related. —Colleen
Well, this major spoiler could be about one of them — but I really hope it’s not, seeing as the Fox sophomore is gearing up to kill off what sounds like a major character. “We really want people to get attached to all of these characters this season,” EP Todd Harthan tells TVLine, before cryptically adding, “because… not everyone survives Season 2.”

LOW RESI was so impressed with the first season of SEAL Team. What’s next for the team? –Mark
Now that deployment is over and the team has returned home, it’s safe to say that Jason will have to deal with the new normal with estranged wife Alana — especially since Michaela McManus will be back for the Season 2 opener. “I had such a blast on that show,” she told me at the Upfronts, where she was promoting her midseason NBC drama The Village. “I love working with David Boreanaz, and I love that character and how they gave me some really great material. That show really gives you an inside look at what it’s like for their families that are left behind.”

Hi there! Any scoop on This Is Us? –Rebecca
At a red carpet event on Monday night, we asked EP Elizabeth Berger to tease one of Season 3’s funnier story points, and she said that Kate, “in her singing career, has some odd jobs we’re very excited about. We see her in different situations and Chrissy [Metz] is tackling them so beautifully.”

Any teasers for this upcoming Season 10 of NCIS: Los Angeles? —Tony
They say a picture is worth 1,000 teasers. Or something. So… there’s this, below. (Plus some actual words, from the logline for the Season 10 premiere, titled “To Live or Die in Mexico” and airing Sunday, Sept. 30: “Gravely injured and unable to communicate with the team in the U.S., Callen, Sam and Kensi, with an unconscious Deeks in tow, search for a safe way home as the Mexican Cartel places a “dead or alive” bounty on their heads.”)

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With the new season of The Gifted on the way, I know you have something to get me excited! What will make my jaw drop? –Keith
Caitlin channeling a chiseled Sarah Connor sends my jaw south, and it sounds like we’ll get a bit of that. As Amy Acker told me the other day, “We got the script for the first episode [of Season 2], and it said ‘Six months later, Caitlin’s face is hardened by grief, her body is hardened by six months of intense training’ — and I was like, ‘Uhhhh… someone could have mentioned that to me!,” seeing as she only had five days to get pumping some iron. As for the now-infamous rumor of Caitlin swinging some steel, “That has yet to come to fruition,” Acker clarified. “But I paid for sword-fighting lessons, so I feel like we’ve got to do something, right?”

Anything on how Teddy’s return on Grey’s Anatomy will affect Owen and Amelia’s relationship? –Ellie
Heck, that is almost the exact question I asked Kevin McKidd when I saw him at ABC’s TCA party. “It’s the ‘Season of Love,’ they say, and love can be complicated. And it is going to be complicated for a while for Owen,” he shared. After all, “Owen has yearned to be a father, for years. It’s what broke him and Cristina up,” he reminds, “and it’s been the Holy Grail for him, to achieve that.” That said, learning that Teddy is carrying his long-awaited scion won’t be all warm fuzzies. “We haven’t played that moment yet,” McKidd said, “but the reality is that the last time we saw them together, she basically said, ‘I never want to speak to you again! We’re done as friends and everything’ — and he deserved it! So, I think it’s going to be fun.”

Good Behavior is a great show, so why hasn’t TNT given an answer on whether it’s coming back or not? –Christopher
As recently as May, TNT chief Kevin Reilly said that he couldn’t foresee “multiple” more seasons, though he did hope to “properly bring [the series] to a conclusion.” Now, three months later, I am hearing the show‘s fate is… still “in flux.”

Hawaii Five-0 GroverAny scoop on what to expect from Hawaii Five-0 Season 9? –Justin
This season’s Thanksgiving episode comes to you from the keyboard of series costar/new Writers Guild member Chi McBride, “and that’s a big deal for us,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov notes. “Chi called me up and said, ‘I have this thing…,’ and I said, ‘Write it!’ We met a couple of times and he turned in a great script.”

Gimme all that you can on Good Witch! —Alyssa P
We caught up with Catherine Bell at TCA, where she noted, “There’s supposed to be a wedding in the Halloween special” airing in October. “But I’m not sure… We’ll see what happens!” As for what the recently ordered Season 5 holds, “We’re just starting up again in a couple of weeks, so I don’t have a lot of information yet,” she hedged. “I know that the Halloween special is always my favorite. It’s what the show is about, so I’m excited about that.”

Who will be the main villain of The CW’s Legacies? —KoS
We don’t necessarily have a name — or even a species — for Legacies‘ first major villain, but series creator Julie Plec promises it’s coming. During the show’s informal TCA Q&A, she confirmed that “there is definitely an overall Big Bad that we slowly hint at.” In the meantime, “We’re doing something … that I have never done before, which is embracing, not always, but often, a Monster of the Week.”

Is there any news on Season 4 of Angie Tribeca? I know it was renewed, but it’s been well over a year since the last episode aired. –Jennifer
As noted in TVLine’s “Missing Shows” round-up, Angie will be back “in 2019.”

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“Oh my gosh – the first episode is like a return to form,” ABC entertainment chief Channing Dungey raved to me at TCA. “ Like, I felt the same way reading it when I first read the first script of Season 1.” Which is not to say, as I hoped/suggested, that the Iconic Twirling Cheerleader is back. Rather, “The twist and turns come at you right away,” Dungey said. “I think people will be really excited to see how the mystery unfolds this season.”

Any scoop on Marvel’s Runaways? –Michelle
The Karolina/Nico relationship that sparked at the close of the Hulu series’ freshman run “is, in a large way, the emotional core” of Season 2, co-showrunner Josh Schwartz says. And yet the freedom the girls now enjoy might just flummox them a bit! “They both sort of declared themselves to each other,” says co-showrunner Stephanie Savage, “and now they’re in a situation where they’re living without their parents but they’re living with the rest of the runways in the same house — which is a pretty quick advancement of a new relationship for young people. They’re going to be struggling not just with trying to save the world, but how to have an appropriate teenage relationship in such an adult situation.”

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Khigh Dhiegh, Soon Tek-Oh, Andrew Duggan and Jack Lord in a scene from the original Hawaii Five-O pilot in 1968.

Hawaii Five-0 is doing a remake of the original Hawaii Five-O pilot, Cocoon, the current show’s executive producer said on Twitter and Instagram.

“For those who guessed it… we’re redoing the 1968 pilot “Cocoon” for our season 9 premiere of #h50 – best way to celebrate our 50th anniversary- honoring the original and creator Leonard Freeman,” Peter Lenkov wrote on Instagram.

The original Hawaii Five-O was a police drama that often had espionage story lines. That was established with the two-hour TV movie pilot, written and produced by Freeman and which aired in September 1968.

In the pilot, Chinese agents are abducting U.S. intelligence agents and subjecting them to a new form of torture, dubbed the cocoon. They’re suspended in a pool, wearing a mask (with a tube supplying oxygen) with their ears, nose and eyes covered.

The lack of sensory impulses eventually breaks them and they provide crucial intelligence information. They are then killed, with their deaths made to look like an accident.

Lawman Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) gets involved when Hennessey, a friend of his and an intelligence agent, turns up dead, apparently the result of a drowning. McGarrett doesn’t buy it. Hennessey never learned to swim because he sunburned too easily.

The pilot also introduced Wo Fat (Khigh Dheigh), who’d be McGarrett’s arch foe during the series.

The remake is going to have to make one major change. The Wo Fat of the current show (Mark Dacascos) was killed off in a 2014 installment that was also the 100th episode.

The current series debuted in 2010 and, as Lenkov noted, will begin its ninth season this fall. In 2013, the show also did a remake of an episode of the original series, Hookman, about a killer with no hands.

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Who on Hawaii Five-0 is Expendable? What haunts Legends of Tomorrow‘s demonologist? Is an NCIS team losing an agent to zombies? How “engaging” is the Nashville series finale? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Any word on if Danny will be in the 200th episode of Hawaii Five-0? He misses a few episodes each season, and I hope this isn’t one of them!
—Sarah
As showrunner Peter M. Lenkov shared on Twitter, yes, Scott Caan will be in the milestone episode. Which is a good thing, since….

Any news on Hawaii Five-0‘s Steve/Danny to share with us? –Mary
In Episode 200, McDanno’s restaurant “is going to have a soft open,” Lenkov told me at Comic-Con (here he was promoting CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot). And that in turn will lead to “a big turning point with regards to their future and the restaurant.” Bonus scoop: Already looking ahead to Five-0’s midseason finale, Lenkov reveals, “We’re doing a big sort of Expendables episode,” in the vein of the action franchise that teams up Stallone, Schwarzenegger et al. “We’re bringing back a lot of people that over the years have helped us.”

Supernatural‘s Dean is supposed to be awake and aware of Michael’s possession. Will we get any internal Dean vs. Michael scenes? –Adder
“We’ll see Dean putting up a fight, but it’s a really hard fight to win,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says. “But Dean’s a fighter. He’s going to try to get out even if it doesn’t quite go his way.” As for how that struggle will look, visually, Dabb says, “We have a couple of different approaches to it. Some are very much like he looks into a mirror, and some are going into people’s heads. It’s dependent on the story.”

Any inside info on the Nashville series finale? Please tell me Juliette finally gets her happy ending after all these years. —Shannon
We’ve been sworn to secrecy about the exact outcomes for all of the Nashies, but we can tell you this: The finale includes (in no particular order): sheep… tricked-out headphones… and an engagement ring.

Is Daryl “Chill” Mitchell leaving NCIS: New Orleans for his new gig at Fear the Walking Dead? Or is this just another side project? We love our Triple P! –Hollie
Not to worry, Patton will be around to help track bad guys and solve crimes during NOLA Season 5 (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 25t). Mitchell is able to fit both shows into his schedule.

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Do you have any information on Iris’ handwritten vows from last year’s Arrowverse crossover? Will The Flash‘s Nora use that to somehow prove her identity to Barry and Iris? —Kendra
Ah, a fan of my Pinned Tweet from eight months ago. Well, after the Flash team’s visit to out Comic-Con suite, I remembered to ask showrunner Todd Helbing if, in fact, we will see those vows again. Perhaps in Nora’s possession. And his answer was… nope. [Sigh]

Can Legends of Tomorrow fans look forward to any new romances this season? –Dee
There’s sort of “new” one — in that EP Phil Klemmer told me there is a plan to establish a romance of Constantine’s that presumably took place between the end of his eponymous NBC series and the character’s arrival in the Arrowverse. That relationship, with a man, will have had tragic overtones, and as such still haunts John.

Matt! Congrats on the new job title! Can you use your new superpowers to find anything out on the Timeless front? #RenewTimeless —M
There is zero news on the wrap-up movie front, so I instead shall emply my powers to segue into a related scoop: One of your favorite Timeless guest stars, Joseph Lee Anderson (aka NASCAR driver Wendell Scott), is set to guest-star in the Season 2 premiere of Shawn Ryan’s S.W.A.T. as Tony, a fit and capable Metro cop who is Street’s new partner. But wow, talk about oil and water! Tony believes that the best work he does happens with his gun in his holster, and he has little patience for tales of S.W.A.T. bravery — until he witnesses Street utilize his particular set of skills to pull off a big save.

Is there going to be a Season 3 of Freakish on Hulu? —Andy
I am told that Hulu is done with Freakish and now is focusing on other AwesomenessTV titles such as All Night and the upcoming PEN15.

Anything about Lucifer? –Paola
Well, there of course is our Comic-Con video Q&A with the Devil himself, Tom Ellis; always worth a rewatch. But as for fresh scoop, I’ve learned that the Season 4 premiere on Netflix will introduce a priest who is fervently working a conspiracy theory about Lucifer Morningstar’s true identity AND his truly evil agenda. Bonus scoop: Facebook Watch isn’t confirming anything, but a well-placed source tells me that the aforementioned Mr. Ellis is set to (ahem) “woo” Catherine Zeta-Jones in the upcoming series Queen America, which was created by his fiancée Meaghan Oppenheimer.

The Expanse Season 4 AmazonI love your site, and I love The Expanse. When it moves to Amazon, can we expect the new season next year? And any idea if they will release the new episodes all at once, or a week at a time? —Drew
I asked around for you, Drew, and was told that it’s simply “too early to tell” what the Season 4 release timetable/plan is.

This BTS photo from The Good Doctor has me confused. I thought Dr. Kalu (played in Season 1 by Chuku Modu) was gone? –Nan
A series rep tells Inside Line that Modu will return for the Season 2 premiere (airing Monday, Sept. 24), but had no details on future appearances.

Is there any way for you to find out if Castle Rock is going to air in Canada? –Brenda
UPDATE: Since previously non-answering this Q, I have learned that Castle Rock can be seen on Space and CraveTV. You may thank me with poutine.

Do you have anything on the kidnapping of NCIS‘ Director Vance? Are we going to pick up where the show left off or will there be a time jump? –Karen
I am hearing that Season 16 will pick up preeeetty much where we left off. I mean, there’s certainly no “Six Months Later and Here Is Vance With a ZZ Top-Like Beard”-type time jump.

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Last week I had the great pleasure of working on Season nine of Hawaii Five-0. The crew and cast are just incredible – warm, welcoming and great fun to be around. Special thanks to my stunt double Todd Sells who is one of the coolest, warmest, most professional people with whom you could hope to work.

We spent a long, hot day on the roof. And when Todd wasn’t taking a dive off the roof on countless takes, he was generous enough to capture this little B-role footage of me ‘terrorizing the neighborhood kids with my shotgun’.

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