(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

The series finale of ABC’s Once Upon a Time on Friday night drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, marking its largest audience in two months while flat in the demo. TVLine readers gave the grand finale an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of that, Agents of SHIELD‘s season finale (1.9 mil/0.5, TVLine reader grade “B+”) dipped in audience while flat in the demo. (S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in Summer 2019, with a shortened Season 6.)

ABC notes that 20/20’s royal wedding-themed outing drew a two-month audience high (of 2.6 million). Which is nice.


NBC |Blindspot (3.3 mil/0.6, TVLine reader grade “B+”) ticked up to 7- and 5-episode highs.

CBS | Leading out of Undercover Boss (4.6 mil/0.6), Hawaii Five-0‘s season finale (6.6 mil/0.7) dipped to hit and match series lows.

FOX |MasterChef Junior‘s two-hour finale averaged 3.3 mil and a 0.8, with the second hour leading the night in the demo (0.9).

THE CW | Pending adjustment due to MLB preemptions, Life Sentence (980K/0.2) is currently up a whole bunch.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season’s schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is.

The network is adding remakes of 1980s series “Murphy Brown” and “Magnum, P.I.” to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past “Hawaii Five-0” and “MacGyver.”

CBS executives said Wednesday that the “Murphy Brown” reboot, which again stars Candice Bergen, moves TV anchor Murphy out of prime-time. She hosts a morning cable show with the snappy title of “Murphy in the Morning,” and is facing off against her son on a competing network.

A change that “Magnum” fans should watch for, beside a missing comma in the revamp’s title: The private detective has a goatee instead of the signature moustache of original star Tom Selleck. Jay Hernandez plays the new Thomas Magnum.

While ABC and NBC have found comedy reboot success with, respectively, “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl acknowledged it’s not a slam-dunk. That’s why “Murphy Brown” is getting a supportive Thursday berth, airing after established comedy hits including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mom.”

Bergen’s show is “going to get a lot of attention, we expect people (viewers) to come. But we want to make sure it doesn’t kind of fade out after the buzz of the premiere,” Kahl told reporters as the network unveiled its 2018-19 schedule.


New “Magnum” star Hernandez, who is of Latino descent, is among the actors of color joining the CBS line-up, long criticized for a lack of inclusion.

A number of freshman shows feature African-Americans leads, including “God Friended Me,” a comedy-drama with Brandon Micheal Hall as an atheist who does God’s work after they become Facebook friends. In the sitcom “The Neighborhood,” Cedric the Entertainer stars as an opinionated man who has to adjust to new white neighbors, and Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West play young marrieds in another comedy, “Happy Together.”

Midseason will bring the comedy “Fam,” starring Tone Bell, and “The Red Line” from producers Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” ”Queen Sugar”) and Greg Berlanti, about the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white police officer. Along with Noah Wyle, the series stars include Howard Charles and Emayatzy Corinealdi.

The change in CBS’ approach to casting was apparent when cast members of the fall series were introduced at the network’s presentation to advertisers, taking the spotlight that had rarely gone to non-white actors.


“The Big Bang Theory” enters its 12th year this fall, and is still a draw: This season’s finale, in which the Amy and Sheldon characters wed, was the most-watched show last week. Kahl and programming chief Thom Sherman said they see no end in sight, as long as the producers feel they still have stories to tell.

It’s in “peak form” and CBS hopes to get a few more years out of it, the executives said.


Back in 1996 when he ran CBS’ entertainment division, Leslie Moonves started an annual breakfast meeting with reporters on the day CBS presented its fall schedule to advertisers. He continued coming to the session, informally known as “lox with Les,” even when he ascended to the role of corporate chieftain and underlings presented the schedule. He loved to kibbitz and take shots at rivals.

But with Moonves in the midst of a corporate battle over control over CBS Corp., even he was convinced that showing up to a roomful of reporters wasn’t a particularly good idea.

“When the number of questions he couldn’t answer outnumbered the number of questions he could, he felt it was better to sit this one out,” said Kahl.

Moonves didn’t have to sweat his reception by advertisers and CBS staffers gathered at Carnegie Hall for the network’s new season pitch. Moonves, who has long and successfully steered CBS, got a standing ovation from many in the auditorium.

“So, how’s your week been?” a droll Moonves said to the crowd, drawing laughs.


Snoop Dogg should be used to smoke.

But it was amusing to watch the rap star and host of the TBS game show “The Joker’s Wild” get a little lost in a cloud of it. Snoop briefly performed some of his best-known songs before an audience of advertisers attending the Turner Networks’ schedule presentation at Madison Square Garden’s theater.

An onstage smoke machine did its job efficiently as Snoop was about to make his exit, and as he became enveloped in the smoke, he was heard to mutter some concern about the door where he had to make his exit. A stagehand with a flashlight showed him the way.

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Credit to leiCa for the screenshot.

“Ka lālā kaukonakona haki ‘ole I ka pā a ka makani Kona.” – McGarrett joins Junior and his SEAL Team on a high risk covert mission to capture an elusive target who is holding his mentor, Joe White (Terry O’Quinn), hostage. Also, Gerard Hirsch (Willie Garson) and Kamekona help Grover and Tani on a murder case involving masterpieces stolen by the Nazis during WWII and Tani makes a shocking discovery, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(“Ka lālā kaukonakona haki ‘ole I ka pā a ka makani Kona.” is Hawaiian for “The Tough Branch that Does Not Break in the Kona Gale.”)

Series Star Alex O’Loughlin Has the ‘Story By’ Credit for the Episode

Sorry for the delay of the review for this fabulous episode. But I have three sick cats at home and simply didn’t have any spare time to post this thing.

I won’t even add that much to what Cokie has written, because, honestly, her review is pretty much perfect and says it all. 😉

So, let’s see what she has to say.

I honestly don’t know where to begin. I guess the best beginning is with a big Mahalo to Alex O’Loughlin who pitched the story. When I think of 5-0, I want a story line that holds my interest, one that doesn’t make a mockery of the characters, one that shows the characters’ strengths and has them act like adults.

This show fulfilled all of those ticks. And more. So, thank you, Alex!

Yes, a big thank you to the man. Finally another SEAL story, and one that focused on Steve. We rarely had that this season.

I love in the opening that they showed Steve (and Freddie) making sugar cookies on the beach with Joe as their instructor. That was in 2000, but we know from past episodes that Joe and Steve have had a relationship long before that. Even with all the more recent problems with their relationship, there was no hesitation on his part to go help Joe.

Steve has known Uncle Joe since he’s been a kid. I loved his line that Joe had been the father when his father couldn’t be. That showed how deep their relationship goes, no matter what happened with his mother and Joe’s involvement in all that.

So, back up… I’m getting ahead of myself.

Love the entire opening scene. One of the best. Ever. Steve in the back yard grilling steaks. Steve and Eddie is always a win-win. I liked Noelani admitting she used Eddie as a wingman and loved Steve knowing she had an ulterior motive for wanting Eddie. That was just a cute little scene.


I have to confess, I couldn’t even get past the first five minutes. How absolutely fantastic were those scenes. I loved it, and think they were one of the best, if not the best opening.

Then we get to Junior and Steve. Wow. You could see Steve’s sadness in the fact that Junior was leaving. I felt so sorry for him when he said he had never had his own place and then that sad smile when he said “that’s good” to Junior. Loved the fact that Junior picked up right away on the cue and backed off a bit on the new apartment. That is a friend. All through the show, we saw how much Junior respects Steve.

That’s what I’ve been saying since the beginning. Finally someone who does respect Steve, as a person and as an officer. And someone who actually shows it.

Another instance of the respect Junior has for Steve is in the phone call which was totally against all regulations. But he knew that Steve would need to know, even knowing he could be discharged. But like he said, he was hoping he had a pretty cool job to fall back onto. When Steve wove a tale explaining how he knew about the Op, Junior stepped up and admitted what he had done.

That was a great scene too. Junior was not going to let Steve take the blame. Well done, Junior.

Steve knew what buttons to push for Commander Park and it got him a place on Junior’s SEAL team. Because there was no option that he wasn’t going to be there.


Nigerian Coast


Yowza!!! I really can’t think of how I want to describe my thoughts when I saw that.

No words. No words.

When they were walking through Nigeria, I loved Steve and Junior’s comments to each other. Steve thanking Junior for the call and explaining how Joe was part of his non-related family. Junior understood that… I think he feels Steve is the same for him. And he knows that 5-0 is also his family that isn’t blood. I also liked that Steve wants to help Junior look for a pet-friendly apartment so that Eddie can visit. That was another good scene.

Then we get our first flashback. What a great scene this was and gave us a glimpse of Steve and Joe in 2002. So, apparently, Steve was shot while still in the air, hit a tree and broke his leg when he fell. At least that’s what I understood. Comms were useless and there was no backup. I loved Steve’s comment when Joe wouldn’t leave him. “There’s something wrong with you, Joe White.”

Later in the show Steve’s leg was splinted. 🙂

Out of the four SEALs on the ground, I know someone else was in charge of the Op, but Steve was the one who made the decision to stop the firefight and he’s the one who initiated it. I LOVED the scene where he had his arms up, holding the rifle with his handgun behind the rifle. What a great scene.

YES! That was an awesome scene. It seemed that one of the other guys was in charge, but Steve was still the highest ranking officer. So, technically he was their boss after all.

And then we watch Steve get shot at the same time he shoots the pirate. When he gets up I love the ragged breathing. That had to hurt.

He was equally great back in season 7 when he got shot and played dead. Oh, that was so great. One of the best season 7 episodes.

What did the guy say? I know the SEAL called him a crazy Frogman. 🙂

SEAL: You kidding me? You wore your plates for this one?

STEVE: Yeah, I know myself. I make bad decisions sometimes.

SEAL: You are one crazy frogman.

In the second flashback, we see Joe using Catherine as a means to keep Steve focused while he cleans his shoulder. Love that he asked, “What’s the deal there?” Even back in 2002, Joe knew of the attraction between the two of them even though they hadn’t gone out on an “official” date. Everyone sees the magnetism the two of them had and still have.

Well, not everyone, but most everyone. 🙂

LOL, yeah, everyone with half a brain and a heart.


I love that even with a broken leg, Steve told Joe “I can still run faster than you.”

So, Joe “hid” Steve and covered him with rocks. Why did they have to cut the scene where Steve pulled the handgun? Was it on Joe, the guys chasing him, or was he delirious? Inquiring minds want to know. Well… I want to know; others may not care.

I do care, and I want to know. 🙂

Back to present, Junior asked about the special forces men who were killed. Steve assured him they would “bring them home”. And I have no doubt whatsoever that they did just that.

Once they realized the Reaper Op was going south, Steve was NOT leaving there without Joe. I loved Junior telling him they “were not cops today. We are SEALs. You’re not my boss, so I’m coming ‘wich’chu’.” And so he did.

They said Joe had been ‘taken’ last year, so that was at least five months ago. I guess he and Steve don’t keep in touch that often because he had no idea Joe was missing. Thought that was sort of odd.

I wondered about that when Junior told him about Joe.

They got Joe and had to hide. Of course, Steve was the last man out in the open, only going into the bunker once the others were safe.

And the final flashback… “Joe, there’s 20 of them and 2 of us. We’re gonna be dead in a couple of minutes.” Loved that line. Steve was about at the end of the rope at that time. But Joe wasn’t ready to let him off the hook. He wanted some promises from his younger friend.


We learn that it was Joe’s prodding to finally get Steve to ask out Catherine. Thank you, Joe White!

And he asked Steve to visit his Dad. Another great idea.

Back in the bunker, I loved when Steve thanked Junior for showing up on his doorstep. This duo has been good for both of them. Love Joe’s “hug it out, guys” comment and his “in moments like this, I like to say ‘try not to miss’.” Cute.

“Thank you for that pearl of wisdom, Joe. Follow me.”

And they all go through to the door into a blaze of glory.

But in the hospital (in Germany, right leiCa??? 🙂 ) we learned that Steve did indeed ask Catherine out his first day back. And he got to spend time with his Dad. “More than saving my life, thank you for that,” was a wonderful quote.

Once back home, Steve, Junior and Eddie finally got their steaks.

So, once again, thank you Alex O’Loughlin for this wonderful story.

Oh, and there were a couple of other storylines, too. Tani found a gun in Adam’s kitchen drawer. Yeah, that’s where I keep mine, too…

Hirsch and Kamekona also solved a case. Honestly, it didn’t annoy me. I was fine with all of it. Grover and Tani were good in it and I liked her sarcasm in this one. It wasn’t over the top and was fairly funny.

Honestly, I liked that part of the show too. It was witty, funny, and didn’t annoy me at all. There simply wasn’t an annoying minute in this episode. Wonder why.

I give it best of the season.

Absolutely agree. Full Eddie barks and a tail wig for good measure.

And again, a big shout out to leiCa for her fabulous screenshots. Thanks for joining us and sharing such wonderful pics and witty captions for all of us to enjoy.

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While driving, Adam is stopped by the HPD, and Hidecki’s corpse is found in the boot. Well, Adam, what do you have to say for yourself now? Oh, of course: it’s a set-up. The Five-0 believe him, once again, and set about investigating who the “real killer” might be. In particular, given that only someone who knows about his stupid undercover operation could have ratted him out, attention focusses on poor old Jessie. Agent McNeal, meantime, is back, and once again convinced that Adam has been up to no good. Eventually Adam is released, but not before the revelation that he has a half-sister, who was possibly Hidecki’s killer. Runs in the family, you see.

The best plot of the week, though, belongs to Danny, who is visited on Oahu by a woman named Brooke, who turns out to be the former wife of Ray, the man who shot Danny while he was in quarantine. In flashback, we find out that Ray was abusive towards Brooke while Danny was a cop in New Jersey, and Danny rescued her. And a whole lot more besides, which is why Ray bore such a grudge. It’s both gritty and tender, with a nice what-if? hanging in the air at the end.

And Junior and Tani are required to do one shift as beat cops. Nothing very much happens, but they learn a lot, you know? Actually, all in all this was an excellent episode. The Big Kahuna directed.


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I have four drafts from the last twenty-four hours.

The same thing keeps happening. I try to write about one thing, but it connects to other things—things that make me feel like hell… things that I don’t want to talk about because I have talked them to death… and nothing changes as a result. So I don’t want conversations to go there. But even when I’m alone writing… kind of talking to myself, the ‘conversation‘ goes there. And I can’t figure out how to stop it. If I can’t stop it with myself, how can I stop it with anyone else?

Everything is connected. So if I start talking about something… like how I used to like mornings but now I hate them… it turns into ‘I’m bored out of my mind‘ which turns into ‘I need a job‘… and I don’t want to talk about that. I know there are no new ideas. I don’t want to talk about the same failed ones I’ve already thought of and tried (and I’ve tried everything). It makes me feel so much worse to rehash it over and over again. I know I’m in an impossible situation… I don’t need to place any more emphasis on it.

But everything seems to lead to the bad places… even if I’m not thinking about them at the start. I guess they consume me. I can’t do anything that doesn’t bring me back there.

This has left me with nothing suitable to post.


I do have huge plans tonight, though! [Sarcasm.] The girl is sleeping at a friend’s house. The boy is going to laser tag with his friends. The husband is working late but when he gets home, he’ll have dinner and do nothing. And I’m going to sit around and wait for Hawaii Five-0 to come on… then I’m going to watch it. Maybe I’ll make popcorn.

My life is fascinating.

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