ⓘ Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series)

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 1)

The first season of the police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on CBS on September 20, 2010, for the 2010–11 television season in the United States. Production began for the pilot on February 18, 2010. CBS gave a full series order on May 19, 2010, and later ordered a full 24-episode season on October 21, 2010. The season concluded on May 16, 2011. The series centers on the "Five-0", a specialized task force established by the Hawaiian Governor that investigates a wide series crimes on the islands, including murder, terrorism and human trafficking. The series stars Alex OLou ...

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 2)

The second season of the CBS police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on September 19, 2011 for the 2011–12 television season. CBS renewed the series for a 23 episode second season on May 15, 2011. Two fictional crossovers with NCIS: Los Angeles occurred during the season in episodes six and twenty-one. The season concluded on May 14, 2012. The series continues to center on the Five-0 Task Force, a specialized police state task force established by the Hawaiian Governor that investigates a wide series of crimes on the islands, including murder, terrorism, and human traffickin ...

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 3)

George Takei as Uncle Choi Peter Weller as Curt Stoner Rumer Willis as Sabrina Lane Tom Arnold as Ron Alberts C. Thomas Howell as Martin Cordova Alan Ritchson as Freddie Hart Daniel Baldwin as Paul Delano Vanessa Marcil as Olivia Victor David Keith as Commanding Officer Wade Gutches Duane Chapman as Dog the Bounty Hunter Jeff Fahey as Professor Lochlyn Munro as Jim Rogers Jimmy Buffett as Frank Bama Treat Williams as Mick Logan Carlos Bernard as WITSEC Agent Chris Channing Terrence Howard as a gang member Aisha Tyler as Savannah Walker T.I. as a gang member Craig T. Nelson as Tyler Cain Sy ...

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 4)

The fourth season of the CBS crime drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on Friday, September 27, 2013 and concluded on May 9, 2014. The season consisted of 22 episodes.

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 5)

The fifth season of the CBS crime drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on Friday, September 26, 2014, and concluded on May 8, 2015 with a two-hour season finale. The season consisted of 25 episodes. For the 2014–15 U.S. television season, the fifth season of Hawaii Five-0 ranked 20 with an average of 12.28 million viewers.

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 6)

The sixth season of the CBS police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on Friday, September 25, 2015 and concluded on May 13, 2016. It contained 25 episodes.

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 7)

The seventh season of the CBS police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on Friday September 23, 2016, and concluded on May 12, 2017. The season contained 25 episodes, and the seriess 150th episode. For the 2016–17 U.S. television season, the seventh season of Hawaii Five-0 ranked #15 with an average of 12.15 million viewers, and in the 18–49 demographic ranked 43rd with a 1.8/7 Rating/Share. This season also marks the final appearances of Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Masi Oka as Chin Ho Kelly, Kono Kalakaua, and Max Bergman respectively.

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 8)

The eighth season of the CBS police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on September 29, 2017 for the 2017–18 television season. CBS renewed the series for a 23 episode eighth season on March 23, 2017. On November 6, 2017 CBS ordered an additional episode for the season and did the same again on February 8, 2018 bringing the count to 25 episodes. The season concluded on May 18, 2018. The eighth season ranked #18 for the 2017–18 television season and had an average of 11 million viewers. The series was also renewed for a ninth season. Due to pay disputes this is the first season ...

Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series, season 9)

The ninth season of the police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on CBS on September 28, 2018 for the 2018–19 television season. CBS renewed the series for a ninth season in April 2018. The season was originally expected to contain 22 episodes; however, CBS ordered additional episodes bringing the total count to 25. The season concluded on May 17, 2019. The series continues to center on the Five-0 Task Force, a specialized state police task force, established by the Hawaiian Governor that investigates major crimes in the state of Hawaii including murder, terrorism, and human ...

List of Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series) episodes

Hawaii Five-0 is a police procedural series developed for television by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Peter M. Lenkov, based on the 1968 series of the same name created by Leonard Freeman. It premiered on CBS on Monday, September 20, 2010, 42 years to the day from the premiere of the original show, September 20, 1968. The title of each episode is in Hawaiian rather than English. On April 18, 2018, CBS renewed the series for a ninth season, which premiered on September 28, 2018. The series covers the actions of a small special state task force created by the Governor of Hawaii, Pat James ...


ⓘ Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series)

Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010, on the network CBS. The series is a re-imagining of the original series, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980. Like the original series, the show follows an elite state police task force set up to fight major crimes in the state of Hawaii. The task force is led by Steve McGarrett, a Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander who is assisted by Detective Danny Williams, and other police officers. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street Entertainment, initially in association with CBS Productions, then CBS Television Studios since season three. The show has had three crossovers with other crime shows and has received praise for its modern take on the original series.

The series was renewed by CBS for a tenth and final season on May 9, 2019, which premiered on September 27, 2019, and will conclude the series on April 3, 2020.


1. Premise

The series covers the actions of a small, specialized DPS task force in Hawaii, headed by Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett, USNR. The task force answers only to the Governor of the state of Hawaii and is given full immunity and means. The task force has no restrictions and is always backed by the Governor. The team is able to investigate crimes ranging from terrorism to kidnapping as well as murder and robberies.

McGarrett chooses Honolulu PD Detective-Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams as his partner and unofficial second in command of the team. He fills out the team by selecting HPD lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly, his fathers protege, and Chins cousin, Kono Kalakaua, a rookie HPD officer. DHS Special Agent Lori Weston is also assigned to the team later on, although she is later forced to return to the DHS by the Governor. They are assisted by Dr. Max Bergman, a medical examiner for the County of Honolulu, and Jerry Ortega, Chins high school classmate and a conspiracy theorist. Steve later adds Lou Grover, a HPD SWAT commander, and for a brief time, Catherine Rollins, Steves girlfriend and a former USNR lieutenant. Following Max, Chin, and Konos departures, McGarrett fills in their spots by hiring high-achieving HPD academy washout Tani Rey and Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL-turned-Police Candidate. Later on, Konos husband Adam Noshimuri joins the task force following the couples divorce, and shortly after Jerrys departure, CID Sergeant Quinn Liu is recruited in his place. The team is now assisted by medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha, confidential informant Kamekona Tupuola, and HPD liaison Sergeant Duke Lukela.


2.1. Cast and characters Main

  • Dennis Chun as Sergeant Duke Lukela seasons 8–10; guest season 1; recurring seasons 2–7, HPD officer who often acts as a liaison to Five-0. He was one of the few HPD cops who was not antagonistic towards Danny or the other Five-0 members from the beginning, as he was colleagues with Steves father and also personally knew Chin and Konos family. In "Hookman", he was shot by Curt Stoner Peter Weller, but survived and recovered. Dennis Chun is the son of Kam Fong Chun, who played Chin Ho Kelly in the original series.
  • Taylor Wily as Kamekona Tupuola seasons 8–10; recurring seasons 1–7, a rehabilitated ex-convict, turned entrepreneur and owner of the Waiola Shave Ice, Kamekonas Shrimp Truck, and Kamekonas Helicopter Tours. He is a CI for the Five-0 Task Force and their friend.
  • Meaghan Rath as Officer Tani Rey seasons 8–10, whom McGarrett recruits from her job as a hotel pool lifeguard after being kicked out of the police academy, despite being a first-rate candidate. She initially declines to join but later joins as a team member.
  • Jorge Garcia as Special Consultant Jerry Ortega seasons 5–10; recurring season 4, a conspiracy theorist who assisted Five-0 during several investigations and is eventually hired as a "consultant".
  • Scott Caan as Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams, HPD. He is a divorced single father who transferred from Newark PD in New Jersey to be with his daughter and is the de facto second-in-command of Five-0.
  • Michelle Borth as Lieutenant Catherine Rollins, USNR. A former Navy Intelligence officer and McGarretts ex-girlfriend.
  • Taryn Manning as Mary Ann McGarrett, season 1; guest seasons 2–4, 6, 9 Steves younger sister who lives in Los Angeles and occasionally visits Hawaii. At the beginning of the series she and Steve are largely estranged from each other, but as time goes on gradually begin to make amends. Mary works various odd jobs including flight attendant and caregiver before adopting a baby girl whom she names Joan later nicknamed Joanie after their father.
  • Lauren German as Special Agent Lori Weston season 2; guest season 2. A senior DHS agent assigned to Five-0 to provide oversight.
  • Masi Oka as Dr. Max Bergman seasons 2–7; recurring season 1; guest season 10, the eccentric and well-respected County of Honolulu medical examiner. He departs the series midway through season 7 upon joining Doctors without Borders in Africa.
  • Beulah Koale as Officer Junior Reigns seasons 8–10, a former Navy SEAL ranked Special Warfare Operator Second Class who asks McGarrett, a fellow SEAL, for a job. Initially turned down he returns to McGarrett a second time. McGarrett later introduces him to Duke Lukela and informs him that before becoming a member of Five-0 he will need to join and finish the police academy.
  • Katrina Law as Sergeant Quinn Liu season 10, a former staff sergeant with Army CID recently demoted for insubordination.
  • Ian Anthony Dale as Adam Noshimuri seasons 8–10; recurring seasons 2–7, a member of the Five-0 Task Force; formerly the Head of Five-0 Task Force Special Division of Organized Crime; Konos ex-husband, and a confidential informant to Five-0.
  • Chi McBride as Captain Lou Grover, HPD seasons 4–10; guest season 4. A transfer from Chicago PD and has two children with his wife Renee.
  • Alex OLoughlin as Lieutenant Commander Steven J. "Steve" McGarrett, USNR. A decorated former Navy SEAL, McGarrett is head of the Five-0 Task Force and son of retired HPD Sergeant John McGarrett. Johns murder and storyline forms the premise of Steves return to Hawaii and the formation of the Task Force.
  • Grace Park as Officer Kono Kalakaua, HPD seasons 1–7. A former surfer, she was personally recruited by McGarrett while still in her final days at the HPD Academy. She is the cousin of Lieutenant Kelly, and later becomes the wife of Adam Noshimuri. In the conclusion of the season 7 finale, Kono is seen aboard a flight to Carson City, Nevada, where it is later revealed she has since joined a task force aimed at combating sex trafficking. This was written into the show following Parks departure from the series in late June 2017 prior to the start of production of the eighth season due to a salary dispute with CBS. Park had been seeking pay equality with co-stars Alex OLoughlin and Scott Caan, but CBSs final offer to Park was 10–15% lower than what OLoughlin and Caan make in salary.
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly, HPD seasons 1–7. A veteran HPD detective, he was John McGarretts former rookie and provides technical expertise and local know-how. During the season 7 finale, Chin is offered the lead position of the Five-0 Task Force established in San Francisco, which he later accepts. This was written into the show after Kim departed the series in late June 2017 prior to the start of production of the eighth season due to a salary dispute with CBS. Kim had been seeking pay equality with co-stars Alex OLoughlin and Scott Caan, but CBSs final offer to Kim was 10–15% lower than what OLoughlin and Caan make in salary.
  • Kimee Balmilero as Dr. Noelani Cunha seasons 8–10; recurring season 7, a medical examiner who took over to assist the team after Maxs departure. She is often seen joining in with the team during holidays and celebrations.

2.2. Cast and characters Notable guests and special guest stars

Such actors as Norman Reedus, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Berenger, James Caan, Patty Duke, Eric Dickerson, Peter Fonda, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Bronson Pinchot, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Loggia, Kevin Sorbo, Adam Beach, Michael Bennett, Martellus Bennett, Nick Jonas, Corbin Bernsen, Rebecca De Mornay, Behati Prinsloo, Jasmine Tookes, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Jeff Fahey, Bruce Davison, Tim Daly, Gail OGrady, Sung Kang, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jerry Rice, Tony Curran, Bai Ling, Rick Springfield, Tom Arnold, George Takei, Treat Williams, Peter Weller, Metta World Peace, Terrence Howard, Kendall Jenner, and Joan Collins made appearances on the show.


3.1. Production History

The idea to bring Hawaii Five-O back to television had been under consideration well before the 2010 version was announced. The first attempt was a one-hour pilot for a new series that was made in 1996 but never aired, although a few clips were found years later and are available online. Produced and written by Stephen J. Cannell, it was intended to star Gary Busey and Russell Wong as the new Five-0 team. Original cast member James MacArthur briefly returned as Dan Williams, this time as governor of Hawaii, with cameos made by other former Five-O regulars. Another attempt was made to turn the project into a film by Warner Bros. but that also was scrapped.

On August 12, 2008, CBS announced that it would bring Hawaii Five-O back to the network schedule for the 2009–10 television season. The new version would be an updated present-day sequel, this time centering on Steve McGarrett, who succeeds his late father Steve Jack Lords character in the original series as the head of the unit. Edward Allen Bernero, executive producer and showrunner of Criminal Minds, was to helm the new take, which he described as Hawaii Five-O, version 2.0". It was also to incorporate most of the iconic elements from the original, including the "Book em, Danno" catchphrase, into the remake. Bernero, who was a fan of the original, and had a ring tone of the series theme song on his cell phone, had always wanted to bring the series back to TV.

In October 2009, it was announced that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci had signed on to script a pilot episode, and that Peter M. Lenkov would serve as the series showrunner. Kurtzman and Orci decided to reboot the original concept similar to their work on the 2009 Star Trek film, rather than a sequel to the original series. Production on the pilot was shot in and around Honolulu in March 2010.

On May 17, 2010, the Hawaii Five-O remake was picked up by CBS, which scheduled it for Monday nights in the 10–11 p.m. time slot. The news was good for the state of Hawaii, which hoped that the remake would pump new life into the economy. Production of the remainder of the first season started in June 2010. On June 24, 2010, the producers announced that it would use the warehouse at the former Honolulu Advertiser building as the official soundstage studio for the series starting in July 2010. Exteriors representing Five-0 headquarters in the series are located at the Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu, directly across the street from Iolani Palace, which represented Five-O headquarters in the original series.

On October 21, 2010, CBS announced that the first season had been given a full season order of 24 episodes. Subsequent seasons have consisted of between 23 and 25 episodes.

This revival series uses a zero as the last character in its title instead of the letter "O" that is used in the title of the original series. According to Los Angeles Times, a CBS insider said that the disambiguation was necessary because of search engine results. When Variety conducted its own search engine test on Google, it found that "Hawaii Five-0" with the zero had 263.000 results while "Hawaii Five-O" with the letter O had over 1.7 million.

Online voting by viewers determined the ending of the January 14, 2013 episode "Kapu" "Forbidden", with two zones, Eastern and Central Time Zones, and Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, each getting their own result. Each alternative ending could be seen online after the episode aired.

In February 28, 2020, it was announced that the series would end after 10 seasons and 240 episodes with a two-episode series finale on April 3, 2020. This was confirmed by CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl and shows showrunner and co-creator Peter Lenkov.


3.2. Production Casting

In February 2010, it was announced that Daniel Dae Kim had been cast to play Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-cop trained by Steve McGarretts father. He was the first actor cast for the remake. Several days later, Alex OLoughlin was cast as Steve McGarrett, the son of ex-cop John McGarrett portrayed by William Sadler. The producers pay homage to the original series throughout the first year by making one of Steves hobbies restoring his fathers 1974 Mercury Marquis, which is in fact the actual car driven by Jack Lord in the latter half of the original series run. Actress Grace Park was later cast as rookie detective Kona "Kono" Kalakaua. Although in the original series, the character of Kono was male, the reboot series swapped the cops gender in order to steer clear of a task force void of women. Scott Caan was cast as Danny "Danno" Williams. In the recurring cast are Jean Smart as Governor Pat Jameson and Masi Oka as the medical examiner Max Bergman. Oka was upgraded to series regular for the second season.

Of note, several recurring roles have been filled by surviving members of the original cast. Al Harrington, who played Det. Ben Kokua in the original series, now plays a friend of McGarretts, Mamo Kahike. Dennis Chun, who had various guest roles in the original series and is the son of Kam Fong Chun the actor that portrayed the original Chin Ho, has a recurring role as HPD Sgt. Duke Lukela in the remake. James MacArthur, the last surviving main cast member from the original series, agreed to guest-star in a first-season episode; however, he died on October 28, 2010, before filming his appearance.

Larisa Oleynik was cast as Jessica Kaye changed to Jenna Kaye in the episode broadcast, scheduled to join the Five-0 task force in the shows 19th episode. Oleynik appeared on a recurring basis for the remainder of the 2010–11 season, with an option to become a regular in season 2; however, her character was killed off in season 2, episode 10. It was also announced that Terry OQuinn would be joining the cast of the show in season two, along with Lauren German, who would play Lori Weston, a former Homeland Security and FBI agent official assigned by the new governor to keep an eye on the team.

Since the show began in 2010 Michelle Borth had a recurring role where she appeared as on and off Steve McGarretts girlfriend, Lt. Catherine Rollins, a Navy Lieutenant. On March 26, 2012, CBS announced that Borth would become a cast regular on Hawaii Five-0 for season 3. On March 27, 2014, it was announced that she would not be returning for the fifth season, with the reason for her departure left unknown. On April 24, 2015 it was announced that Borth would return as a guest star for the shows fifth-season finale. In July 2015 it was announced that Borth would have a recurring role in the first three episodes of the shows 6th season. On September 8, 2016 it was announced that Borth would be returning as a guest for the shows 150th episode. Christine Lahti was also cast in a recurring role as Doris McGarrett, the thought-to-be-deceased mother of Steve McGarrett.

On July 10, 2013 ahead of the shows fourth season it was announced that Chi McBride would have a guest spot in the first episode of the season. On November 21, 2013 it was announced that McBride would become a series regular beginning with the seasons 10th episode. After appearing as a guest star in several season four episodes, Jorge Garcia who plays the character of Jerry Ortega a conspiracy theorist and high school classmate of Chins was promoted to series regular commencing season five. This is the second time Kim and Garcia serve as regulars together with Lost being the first.

Beginning with the second episode of the 2016–17 season, Claire Forlani had a recurring role as Alicia Brown, a retired criminal profiler who helped the team find a serial killer.

On November 17, 2016, it was announced that Oka who portrays Bergman would be departing the series after the thirteenth episode of the seventh season.

On June 30, 2017, ahead of the seriess eighth season, it was announced that series regulars Kim and Park would be departing the series due to a salary dispute with CBS. Kim and Park had been seeking pay equality with co-stars OLoughlin and Caan, but did not reach satisfactory deals with CBS Television Studios. CBSs final offer to Kim and Park was 10–15% lower than what OLoughlin and Caan make in salary. An update of their characters would be given in the first episode of the new season.

Following Kims and Parks departures it was announced that longtime recurring cast member Ian Anthony Dale who portrays Kono Kalakauas husband Adam Noshimuri had been upped to series regular for the eighth season. It was also announced that Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale would join the series as new characters and new members of Five-0.

On July 21, 2017, it was announced that recurring cast members Taylor Wily, Kimee Balmilero, and Dennis Chun would also be upped to series regulars for the eighth season.

On March 19, 2018, it was announced that Borth would once again return to the series in a guest role for the twentieth episode of the series eighth season.


3.3. Production Music

Hawaii Five-0 uses the original show theme song composed by Morton Stevens. Critics received an early copy of the pilot with a synthesizer and guitar-based version of the theme. After negative reaction to the reworked song spread quickly online, Kurtzman said he and others realized that changing the music was a mistake, and arranged for studio musicians, including three who had worked on the original from 1968, to rerecord the theme "exactly as it was", except shortened to 30 seconds from its original length of about 60 seconds. Original instrumental music is composed by Brian Tyler and Keith Power.


3.4. Production Soundtrack

Hawaii Five-0: Original Songs from the Television Series is a soundtrack album featuring music used in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0. The first volume in the series received attention for show producers integrated these new and previously unreleased tracks from major-name artists into the second-season episodes. This method contrasted with the norm for TV soundtracks, which tend to be compilations of previously released music that is already available individually or on other albums. Hawaii Five-0: Original Songs from the Television Series was released on October 4, 2011.


3.5. Production McGarretts car

The car driven by the original Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O is a 1974 Mercury Marquis. The car has belonged to stuntman John Nordlum since the original series ended. Nordlum has let the car be used in the new series, where it is said to have belonged to Steve McGarretts father John. The license plate is still F6-3958.


4. Broadcast and release

The series premiered in the United States on CBS on September 20, 2010, exactly 42 years after the premiere of the original series. Canadas Global TV and NTV premiered the show at the same time as the United States premiere. Hawaii Five-0 has been syndicated for broadcast in several countries worldwide, including Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Thailand, Mongolia & Belarus.


TNT has acquired the off-network rights to air the series. Episodes began airing on the cable channel in August 2014.


The most recent five episodes are available for free on CBS.com and the CBS app. All episodes are also available with CBS All Access including new episodes which stream live.


5.1. Reception and impact Critical reception

The show has received mostly positive reviews. Metacritic gave season one of the show a 66 out of 100 aggregate score based on reviews from 29 critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave season one a score of 74% based on 23 reviews. The sites consensus calls it: "A brisk, slick reboot of an old favorite, Hawaii Five-0s picturesque locales and attractive cast make for pleasurable viewing."

On May 19, 2010, The Honolulu Advertiser offered an opinion about the new version: "A smart script, slick production values and maybe a splash of nostalgia got the remake of Hawaii Five-O placed on the CBS prime-time lineup this fall," but went on to add, "it takes more than a brand name to capture viewers attention." The piece also pointed out that times have changed since the original left the air, citing other shows that were set in Hawaii which have come and gone. It expressed a hope that the producers will succeed in bringing a new life to the title with this remake. Hawaii Five-0 was also in the Guinness World Records 2012 for Highest-Rated New Show in the U.S. with a record 19.34 million viewers for its January 23, 2011 episode Kai ee.


5.2. Reception and impact Awards and nominations

Series star Scott Caan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Danny on Hawaii Five-0. Hawaii Five-0 also won the "Favorite New TV Drama" at the 37th Peoples Choice Awards on January 5, 2011.


5.3. Reception and impact Effect on Hawaiis economy

The popularity of Hawaii Five-0 resulted in a positive effect on several local businesses that saw an increase in sales after they were featured in particular episodes. Visitors to the USS Missouri Memorial Association increased 25 percent in 2010, a record year. Waiola Shave Ice, the business run by Kamekona on the show, saw a 20 percent increase in shave ice sales, along with a 30 percent rise in overall sales. Kona Brewing Company also saw a 60 percent increase in sales after their beers were featured as McGarretts favored alcoholic beverage in several episodes. The tourist economy was also impacted, as many Mainlander fans were subsequently inspired to visit the islands after viewing the series.