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Alex O'Loughlin Fails at TV Theme Song Trivia (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 21st 2010 3:30PM
Rachael Ray stumps Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin, who stars in 'The Back-up Plan' with Jennifer Lopez, by testing his knowledge of theme songs to classic American TV shows on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

O'Loughlin, who claims to be an avid fan of American TV, correctly belts out a line from the 'Brady Bunch' theme, but fails at 'The Golden Girls.' And, when he can't recall the theme to 'Cheers,' the audience groans, then starts to sing the song for him. "I just wanted to hear the audience sing," O'Loughlin said sheepishly.

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Alex O'Loughlin on Dealing With Fame (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 15th 2010 2:30PM
On 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS), anchor Maggie Rodriguez reminds actor Alex O'Loughlin, who stars with Jennifer Lopez in 'The Back-up Plan,' of an old quote in which he said he's afraid of losing his anonymity due to fame.

"It is true. I think that a lot of actors are private people. I think a lot of actors really, you know, don't live the life that the rest of the world thinks we would live," O'Loughlin said, adding that he "might have to move to Hawaii' in order to deal with his increasing fame.

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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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'Hawaii Five-0' Has Booked O'Loughlin

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 11th 2010 11:22AM
alex_oloughlin_the_shieldThere's something very satisfying when speculation and inside word turns out to be right on the money. That's the case with the casting for CBS's 'Hawaii Five-0.' Hollywood Reporter confirms that the man who will lead the detectives for this new CBS version 'Hawaii Five-0' is going to be Alex O'Loughlin.

Do you hear that sound? That's millions of 'Moonlight' fans exploding with joy that their favorite star has gotten the Steve McGarrett role. They're giddy with excitement because Alex is a star who as been searching for just the right role, just the right project, just the right hit that would keep him on the air. 'Hawaii Five-0' has a really good chance to succeed. Make that extremely good.

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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 tapped for 'Hawaii 5-0' remake

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 8th 2010 10:00AM
daniel_dae_kim_lost_abcCBS's new incarnation of 'Hawaii Five-0' to a huge step towards becoming a reality with one casting move. Daniel Dae Kim will be playing one of the 'Hawaii Five-0' team. The 'Lost' veteran, who is available for work because the ABC drama ends on May 23, will be a cop on 'Five-0.'

No, they're not making Steve McGarrett, the lead detective. Kim has been cast as Detective Chin Ho Kelly, the second or third guy, depending on the episode. In the original series, Kam Fong played the role, and James MacArthur as Dano was perceived more of the second guy on the team. But in today's more diverse era, Kim may have a more prominent role than Fong did.

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TV Casting: Alex O'Loughlin May Return to CBS; Alison Sweeney Checks in to 'Mercy'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 19th 2010 10:15AM
Alex O'LoughlinAlex O'Loughlin may not be off the airwaves for long. The actor, last seen on the recently canceled medical drama 'Three Rivers,' is reportedly being considered for a role on the upcoming CBS remake of 'Hawaii Five-O.' Insiders claim that "talks are ongoing" and that the network "really wants to do another series with him." Last week, CBS officially greenlit the series (more on that here). [Ausiello Files]

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CBS exec: NBC's Leno experiment didn't work - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 10th 2010 10:39AM
Nina Tassler at the Winter 2010 TCA CBS exec sessionIt was a long, long, lonnnng first official TCA day yesterday, with CBS, Showtime, and the CW trotting out their newest and finest in front of the critics, followed by the epic Survivor anniversary party Bob mentioned the other day. I'll spill out some highlights later on. But I wanted to quickly start with CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler's very confident executive session.

Why was she so confident? Shows that are often winning their time periods helps. But she also seems to be in a "told ya so" mood about NBC and its Leno / Conan mess. In her opening remarks, for instance, she mentioned how good the freshman slate of shows was doing on every network... except NBC. During the Q&A, she said that the other networks "fared very well during this experimental phase for NBC."

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Three Rivers will spend December on the shelf

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 1st 2009 10:02AM
alex_oloughlin_cbsYou knew it was a bad sign in November when CBS decided to flip flop Cold Case and Three Rivers to test whether it was the time slots that were dictating the sliding ratings of the Sunday night dramas.

The results were hardly conclusive, but consistently drawing less than 2.0 in the demographics has doomed Three Rivers. CBS has pulled Three Rivers off the schedule for December. Merry Christmas, Alex O'Loughlin lovers.

This is the first step to cancellation and anyone who tells you otherwise is blowing smoke. Despite a big star in the center, Three Rivers is an earnest medical drama that's just not catching on with viewers. CBS will complete the 13-episode order and then kiss the show bye-bye.

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CBS orders pilot for a new Hawaii Five-O ... again

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 9th 2009 9:03AM
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A little over a year ago, CBS was all a flutter with thoughts of a new Hawaii Five-O. Jane wrote about it and even allowed herself to get geeked about a new Jack Lord and company. Well, that incarnation by Criminal Minds executive producer Ed Bernero failed to make it into production. I guess it didn't have enough "Book 'em, Danno's" -- or maybe it had too many. Whatever the reason, that version died and a new one has been ordered. CBS now has a new plan for an updated Hawaii Five-O.

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TV Squad previews CBS's new shows

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 2nd 2009 2:00PM
cbs_logoGenerally speaking, CBS had a strong 2008, developing one bona fide hit drama -- The Mentalist -- even though shows like The Ex-List never found an audience or a critical plaudit. Ironically, I liked The Ex-List based on the screener I reviewed last summer, so go figure. Sometimes a preview can inform you about a show's potential and sometimes it's just the best it'll ever be.

CBS has shared previews for the new season and we've had a chance to take a look. There are star vehicles for Jenna Elfman, Alex O'Loughlin and Julianna Margulies, which would seem logical based on the success of Simon Baker as The Mentalist. CBS is counting on familiar, popular TV stars to win over audiences. Will the strategy work? It's probably too soon to tell.

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There might be hope for a Moonlight reunion on Three Rivers

by Mike Moody, posted May 28th 2009 12:24PM
moonlight cbs three rivers alex o'loughlin sophia mylesThe networks are in the process of recasting some of their new shows before the fall season starts. Some of the shows getting new cast members include ABC's The Forgotten, CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles, and Three Rivers, also from CBS.

Don't worry Alex O'Loughlin fans. Three Rivers' hunky vamp turned transplant surgeon isn't going anywhere. But his lead co-star, Julia Ormond, has been shown the door. CBS has yet to announce who will replace Ormond on the show. If they're smart, the network will try to nab O'Loughlin's former Moonlight co-star, Sophia Myles, to replace Ormond.

Our coverage of Moonlight and our recent interview with O'Loughlin taught us a few things: There are tons of Moonlight fans out there. They love O'Loughlin, and they'll watch anything he does. O'Loughlin fans also love Sophia Myles. They couldn't get enough of Mick and Beth's season-long love story on Moonlight.

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CBS greenlights three new dramas for fall

by Allison Waldman, posted May 17th 2009 1:18PM
Alex MoonlightThis Wednesday, CBS will make its official announcement for the 2008-09 season, but word has already leaked out that there will be three new drama series in CBS's new schedule. The NCIS spinoff, which I would have nixed, is in there, as well as a Julianna Margulies show called The Good Wife, and an Alex O'Loughlin vehicle set in the medical field and dealing with organ donors called Three Rivers. The latter may not have the sex appeal of Moonlight, but how much you want to bet the O'Loughlin fans will be tuning in?

All three of these shows are one-hour dramas, so that means the rumors about Without A Trace, Cold Case and The Unit all being on the bubble were true. Cold Case had a strong finish with a two-parter that performed very well in the ratings, so it could be safe, but the other two are likely to be ending their runs.

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Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin talks guest spots, TV pilots, and vampire smackdowns

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 28th 2009 11:00AM
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Moonlight is history, but Alex O'Loughlin is still in demand. The actor, who garnered a huge fan base playing Moonlight's good guy vampire Mick St. John, returns to TV this week. O'Loughlin will guest star as a conflicted serial killer on CBS's Criminal Minds on Wednesday.

For O'Loughlin fans, the guest appearance is only a tease. What they really want to see is their favorite Aussie actor starring in a new weekly series. They might get their wish if CBS picks up Three Rivers, a drama pilot starring O'Loughlin as an organ transplant surgeon.

I got a chance to speak with O'Loughlin this week. We chatted about his new projects, his love for the vampire genre, and how Mick St. John could totally kick Kate Beckinsale's ass. Click through for the conversation, plus preview images and video from the actor's appearance on Criminal Minds.

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