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Five Cop Shows That Should Never Be Remade

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 2nd 2010 6:24PM
Sgt. Esterhaus on 'Hill Street Blues'It's pilot time again and this season the networks have decided to turn back the clock, specifically on old cop and crime shows, to save their sinking ratings.

For instance, NBC is bringing back the mystery series 'The Rockford Files' with Dermot Mulroney in the role that James Garner turned into a classic TV crime fighter. CBS has also ordered a remake of the procedural cop classic 'Hawaii Five-O' with Scott Caan and Jean Smart.

Normally, my gut reacts to a TV remake the same way a person who just washed his car reacts to a line of dark clouds (a lot of cursing and shaking of fists at God or some other celestial being). However, if done right, anything has the chance to be good... unless it's one of the following cop serials, which should never be touched by a TV producer ever again.

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Spring TV: Which Pilots Will Crash and Burn?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 5:32PM


There are two groups of people who get really excited about pilot season: L.A. actors hoping for a break and television writers. Being a member of the latter category, I admit to a tingly feeling creeping over me as word of the shows in development at all the big networks are starting to leak out. While most people are attributing feelings of renewal to the change in the weather, I'm happily anticipating what J.J. Abrams has in store for us this fall.

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James Marsters Joins the New 'Hawaii Five-O'

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 17th 2010 8:30AM
james marstersBad boy for hire James Marsters has landed his next villainous role. The former 'Buffy' bloodsucker and current 'Caprica' cult leader will play Steve McGarrett's nemesis in the new 'Hawaii Five-O.'

Marsters announced the big news on his official Facebook page. Sadly, he's only signed for a guest spot in the CBS pilot, produced by uber-geeks of the moment Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ('Fringe,' 'Star Trek'). Of course, the guest gig could turn into a recurring role if the producers like what they see (fingers crossed!).

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Jean Smart Joins 'Hawaii Five-O'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 9th 2010 1:01PM
jean_smart_fox_24The other day when it was announced that Scott Caan would be Danno on 'Hawaii Five-O,' it struck me that this new revamped version of the CBS crime drama was going to be fast-tracked for the fall. It just seems like 'Hawaii Five-O' is this pilot season's 'NCIS: Los Angeles' -- a veritable sure thing.

It's even more of a mortal lock today with this addition to the cast: Jean Smart will be joining 'Hawaii Five-O' as Hawaii Governor Pat Jameson. She will be the one person to whom Steve McGarrett has to answer. This is a direct link back to the original series, in which Jack Lord as McGarrett reported to the Governor, then played by Richard Denning.

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Emmy Winner Jean Smart Joins 'Hawaii Five-O' Remake

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 9th 2010 9:15AM
Aloha, Martha Logan! Kooky former '24' First Lady Jean Smart is staying in the political game, but this time, she'll be the governor of Hawaii.

Smart, who received two Emmy nominations for her role as the wife of plotting President Charles Logan on seasons 5 and 6 of '24,' has signed on to play the completely ethical Hawaii Governor Pat Jameson in CBS' 'Hawaii Five-O' remake.

The multiple Emmy winner ('Samantha Who?'; 'Frasier') joins a 'Hawaii' cast that already includes 'Moonlight' and 'Three Rivers' star Alex O'Loughlin as Det. Steve McGarrett, 'Ocean's Eleven' star Scott Caan as Danny "Book 'em, Danno" Williams, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim as Det. Chin Ho Kelly and 'Sons of Anarchy's' Taryn Manning as McGarrett's younger sister, Mary Ann.

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Scott Caan Will Be Danno in New 'Hawaii Five-O'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 5th 2010 2:03PM
scott_caan_into_the_blue_oceanThe 'Hawaii Five-O' pilot just got a bit more interesting. Tough guy actor Scott Caan has been cast as Danno, joining Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett. What makes it interesting is that in the original series, McGarrett was the older member of the squad, the leader based on experience if not seniority. Danny Williams was a younger guy, with McGarrett as sort of his mentor.

O'Loughlin and Caan are the same age. That would mean that they'll be more like partners. Like Sam and Callen on 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' which is reminiscent of 'Starsky and Hutch.'

Well, there's nothing wrong with that, but it's not exactly the original, is it? It's a new version of 'Hawaii Five-O' and, apparently, that's the point. Like the updated 'Star Trek' movie, which coincidentally, was written by the same guys, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who are doing the pilot.

So while this show will focus on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police with McGarrett and Danno, it's not the same old CBS franchise.

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Scott Caan Joins 'Hawaii Five-O' Reboot as Danno

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 5th 2010 11:12AM
Scott CaanActor Scott Caan has booked the coveted role of Danny "Danno" Williams on the CBS reboot of 'Hawaii Five-O,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In the updated version, Williams heads to Hawaii to be closer to his 7-year-old daughter following a nasty divorce from his wife. There, he partners with Steve McGarrett, played by star Alex O'Loughlin.

The role was originated by James McCarthur in 1968.

Due to his commitment to 'Entourage,' Caan will only appear as a guest star in the pilot, but will become a series regular should the show get picked up by CBS.

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TV Casting: Lindsey Vonn to Go for Gold on 'Law & Order'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 1st 2010 12:08PM
Lindsey VonnOlympic champion Lindsey Vonn is eyeing another Gold medal-winning performance -- this time, on NBC's 'Law & Order.' Bob Costas broke the exciting news to her during an interview segment on Saturday, in which he revealed that she will play a jury foreman in a future episode. 'Law & Order' is said to be Vonn's favorite show. [TV Guide]

More casting news after the jump.

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'Battlestar's' Park Lands on 'Hawaii Five-0' Remake

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 1st 2010 10:02AM
Tricia Helfer and Grace ParkGrace Park seems to have a thing for television remakes. She shot to fame as Boomer on 'Battlestar Galactica' and now she's going to have a role on the new 'Hawaii Five-0' on CBS. Granted, in between the two roles she also appeared on 'The Cleaner' on A&E with Benjamin Bratt.

She's not the only ex-'Battlestar' babe to keep working. Tricia Helfer now has a steady gig on 'Dark Blue'. Katee Sackhoff just got cast on an unnamed ABC pilot (and had a memorable appearance on 'The Big Bang Theory'). Given both of their statuses on 'Battlestar' as ageless Cylons, it's even conceivable that down the road Park or Helfer will show up on the prequel series.

For those 'Lost' fans, 'Hawaii Five-0' also stars Daniel Dae Kim.

With the addition of Grace Park, are you planning on watching the remake of 'Hawaii Five-0'? Were you planning on watching it anyway?

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'Modern Family' Going Hawaiian

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 27th 2010 5:36PM
modern_family_placardGidget did it. Elvis had a special there. 'Lost' calls it home. CBS is even bringing it back with a modern take on 'Hawaii Five-O'! Well, the Dunphys, Jay and Gloria, Cam and Mitchell are the latest. That's right, 'Modern Family' is going to Hawaii. It's not a permanent relocation.

At the Paley Festival on Friday night in Los Angeles, 'Modern Family' executive producer Steve Levitan revealed that that show is being filmed next week. He explained why the family is all going native, saying, "Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway, and she surprises him by inviting the entire family."

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Alex O'Loughlin to Star in 'Hawaii Five-0' Remake

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 11th 2010 10:10AM
Alex O'LoughlinIt's official: Alex O'Loughlin will star in the CBS remake of 'Hawaii Five-0.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, O'Loughlin will play the head of the Hawaii State Police dept., a role that was originally made famous by Jack Lord in the late '60s.

O'Loughlin was first rumored to star in the show back in January.

As we previously reported, O'Loughlin will co-star alongside 'Lost''s Daniel Dae Kim, who, according to the report, will play Detective Chin Ho Kelly.

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'Lost''s Daniel Dae Kim to Star in 'Hawaii Five-O' Remake

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 8th 2010 10:15AM
Some things are just timelessly cool. Steve McQueen. A good pair of Levi's. 'Hawaii Five-O.' So when CBS announced last month that they were planning a remake of the classic Jack Lord cop show, many were skeptical. After all, how could they hope to match the coolness of the original?

Now we know the answer: by bringing together some of the coolest people in television today. The latest addition? According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than Daniel Dae Kim.

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'Stark Trek,' 'Fringe' Team Signs Three-Year TV Deal

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Feb 2nd 2010 10:00AM
20th Century Fox Television is transforming their studio this spring -- literally. Variety reports that the writing duo of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who penned last summer's box office smashes 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and 'Star Trek,' have inked a three year deal with the television studio.

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CBS Greenlights 'Hawaii Five-O' Remake

by Daniel Frankel, posted Jan 17th 2010 2:29PM
CBS has officially booked a remake of 'Hawaii Five-O.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has greenlit an updated version of the crime procedural, which originally ran on the Eye network from 1968-1980.

Writers Alex Kurtzman (credits include both 'Transformers' movies, as well as Fox's 'Fringe') and Roberto Orci ('Eagle Eye,' 'The Proposal,' 'Fringe') will team with 'CSI: NY' executive producer Peter Lenkov to pen the script.

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Are you done with the TV remakes? The networks aren't

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 6th 2010 7:00PM
Do you ever wonder why TV networks spend so much time and money updating old TV shows for the modern times, even though they are almost always doomed to fail? No, it's not due to some clinical mental illness.

It's simple: they attract attention, according to an article by The New York Times' Bill Carter.

The nostalgia angle alone makes it a self-marketing giant. It's no wonder that CBS has a Hawaii Five-O rehash, NBC has a new Rockford Files and ABC is bringing Charlie's Angels back from the dead. The only problem? They usually suck.

So is there a chance any of the aforementioned might work?

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