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Is Taryn Manning Leaving 'Hawaii Five-0'? Spanish-Language Show Tops Ratings and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 23rd 2010 11:45AM
Alex O'Loughlin, Taryn ManningTaryn Manning has been waiting in the wings for her time to shine on 'Hawaii Five-0,' but now that it's almost here, will it be her last?

Spoiler warning!

According to TV Guide, the Jan. 3 episode of 'Hawaii Five-0' will feature a plot that sees Manning's character MaryAnn get kidnapped. The episode might not exactly end on a happy note. "Steve discovers a tooth on the ground," Manning told TV Guide, "basically establishing that MaryAnn was a badass and fought her whole way through. There's a lot of emotion."

MaryAnn's kidnapping is tied to a bigger story: Wo Fat and the murder of Steve (Alex O'Loughlin) and MaryAnn's mom. The producers decided to shift the focus from Steve's personal life to his professional relationships, leaving Manning and her character in limbo, but under the impression she'd possibly be around for other seasons. "The family mystery was supposed to slowly unfold over the first season and I was going to play a big part in that with my own Nancy Drew mission," Manning said. "It was told to me that the first season would be based around the team more, and I should just hang tight."

Manning said the final scene will see Steve experiencing sadness over a loss.

In other TV news ...

• Don't expect a Kylie and Kendall Jenner spinoff series soon. The younger girls of the Kardashian/Jenner clan are into fashion and getting ready for college, but a spinoff is not part of their immediate plans. "It's something to think about," 15-year-old Kylie said. [E! Online]

• Univision's 'Soy Tu Dueña' was the number one program with 18-49 year olds on Tuesday night. Out of 5.8 million viewers, 3.7 million were in the key demographic. The series beat out powerhouses 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: LA' in the demo. [Hollywood Reporter]

• PepsiCo has reportedly signed a deal to sponsor Simon Cowell's US version of 'X Factor.' The beverage company had been in competition with Coca-Cola for the sponsorship. No official deal has been announced. [Marketing Magazine]

• Kevin Newman, former 'Good Morning America' cohost said 'Morning Glory' reminded him of his time on the series. Newman was hired and fired during the 1998-1999 season. Both the hiring and firing took place during "hasty" phone calls. "It took me years to repair what nine months as 'GMA's' male co-host did to my confidence and career," Newman said. [Hollywood Reporter]

• The Comcast-NBCU merger won't go through this year. There is not enough time to prepare for the close. The deal could be approved in January 2011. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Soy tu duena ftw. my mom and i are black. i know spanish and she doesnt but she watches this show religiously. she found it first. when im around im usually the translator but when im not she wishes she could understand. its good for it to draw in non spanish speakers folks.

December 23 2010 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Don't expect a Kylie and Kendall Jenner spinoff series soon."

Now there's a Christmas blessing! Thank you!! :D

December 23 2010 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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