(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS


It’s time to meet Hawaii Five-0: The New Class.

TVLine has obtained the first images of Season 8 newbies Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale, both of whom will make their debut in the CBS procedural’s premiere next month. As previously reported, Banshee alum Rath will play Tani Rey, a hotel lifeguard who was kicked out of the Police Academy (despite being a first-rate candidate), and Koale (whose credits include Murder in the First and Salvation) comes on board as Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL who has just returned from serving his country and asks McGarrett for a job.

The pair, who arrive as full-fledged series regulars, were hired roughly three weeks after the news broke that original cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park (who played Chin Ho and Kono) would not be back for Season 8 as a result of a contract dispute.

The further fill the sizable void left by Kim and Park, Five-0 recently promoted longtime recurring player Ian Anthony Dale (aka Kono’s husband Adam) to series regular.

Hawaii Five-0 kicks off Season 8 on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.

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Peter Lenkov posted a short clip of Five-0’s new member on Instagram. 😉

Not sure, but I think I hear the name Rileywhen the dog is allowed on the bed. Maybe the dog’s name is Eddie and the character’s Riley? We will see soon enough.

I think it’s a wonderful dog they found; perfect match for McG. I truly hope they won’t screw this up. This could be a great and wonderful addition.

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Anything on the Hawaii Five-0 team in season 8?
I hear there’s going to be another new member of the team — but it’s definitely not who (or what!) you’re expecting. “There is a story that’s coming up, it actually was Alex O’Loughlin’s idea,” EP Peter Lenkov says. “I wanted to do a story where the victim left in the wake of a tragedy was a dog who lost its owner. It’s a very emotional, really great story. It’s a dog that’s a drug sniffing service dog that McGarrett ends up adopting. It’s a really emotional journey, but it was his idea to keep the dog, and I thought that was a great one.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

That is a spoiler I already like. I just hope they find a good way how McGarrett will find the time to take care of the dog. You know, a dog is not like a cat which you can leave alone for many hours. Cats don’t mind much. But dogs are very different, so it will be interesting to see how they will handle this.

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Hawaii Five-O “was a really important part of my life for seven years, and I’m grateful to CBS and everyone involved with the show for giving me the opportunity,” Daniel Dae Kim said at TCA this morning during a Q&A for ABC’s new The Good Doctor, on which he is EP.

Kim had been asked – again – to discuss his decision to exit the CBS procedural, a topic that has been covered long and often since it happened.

“I’ve known [CBS Entertainment President] Kelly [Kahl] and [CBS SEVP Programming] Thom [Sherman] for a while…I know them, and like them, and am grateful to them for the words they said on their panel the other day.”

“That said, it’s possible to be grateful and respectful, and still maintain a steadfast sense of your self worth,” Kim said, pointedly.

Days earlier at TCA, Kahl and Sherman took multiple questions about the controversial exits of Hawaii Five-0‘s two Asian co-stars, Kim and Grace Park, who sought parity with the show’s leads, Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, and left after not getting equal pay.

“We never like to lose characters audiences love but that happens on long-running series,” Kahl had said that morning. “We made very lucrative offers to those actors,” he added, while declining to name the dollar amount or how it compared to the salaries of series stars O’Loughlin and Caan. Kim and Park, whose roles had been conceived as supporting, had made less from the get-go; sources said they were offered salaries close to, but not equal to, that of the leads.

Saying it was time to “close that chapter…and begin this chapter” of his life, Kim said this morning he “could not be more excited to be back on ABC,” where he had been part of the cast of Lost, which he credited with launching his career. “This is the start of something new.”

And yet, the first question asked during The Good Doctor Q&A was from a critic demanding to know how come he’s not on the CBS series and is now “behind the scenes” on ABC’s doc drama.

“Good morning,” Kim responded calmly, getting a laugh.

“I’m very proud to be part of this show,” said Kim, who is exec producer on The Good Doctor, which he says he first saw several years ago in Korea and brought to ABC.

“It started as a Korean show,” Kim said. “I loved the message of it,” noting also that the doctor drama is a “familiar genre to American audiences.” The Good Doctor centers on Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who leaves a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit.

Kim said he brought the format to the U.S., calling it “crucial” to have signed House’s David Shore as EP.

“I am really content being behind the scenes” on the new ABC drama, Kim says, calling it “fascinating” to watch the actors, as a producer.

“At some point I would love to play with them…David and I have talked about it in the past and we’ll see what comes up.’

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Daniel Dae Kim addressed his exit from CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” at the TCA summer press tour on Sunday during a panel for the ABC show “The Good Doctor,” which he executive produces.

“[‘Hawaii Five-0’] was a really important part of my life for seven years,” Kim said. “I’m really grateful to CBS and everyone involved in the show for the opportunity. I’ve known [CBS executives] Kelly [Kahl] and Thom Sherman for a while, Thom all the way back to my days on ‘Lost.’ I’ve gotten to know them and I like them, and I’m grateful for the words that they said on the panel the other day. That said, it’s possible to be grateful for the opportunity and have respect for your colleagues and still maintain a steadfast sense of your self-worth. And all good things come to an end. I closed that chapter on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and I begin this new chapter on ‘The Good Doctor.'”

In June, Kim and Grace Park exited “Hawaii Five-0.” As Variety reported at the time, the actors had been seeking equal pay with stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but failed to reach deals with CBS Television Studios, which produces the series.

Kim previously commented on his exit from the series in a Facebook post in early July. “Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren’t able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue,” Kim wrote.

“As an Asian-American actor, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find opportunities at all, let alone play a well developed, three dimensional character like Chin Ho,” he continued. “I will miss him sincerely. What made him even more special is that he was a representative of a place my family and I so dearly love. It has been nothing short of an honor to be able to showcase the beauty and people of Hawaii every week, and I couldn’t be prouder to call these islands home.”

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