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New Shows on DVD for August 3, 2010

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Aug 3rd 2010 7:00AM
Saturday Night Live Best of Will FerrellTo include 'Saturday Night Live' on your resume can mean you are one of the world's best comics. This illustrious crew includes the likes of Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Steve Martin -- all of whom also have been immortalized in their very own 'Best of Saturday Night Live' DVDs.

However, no one has had extensive library of hilarious skits and moments like Will Ferrell does. So much so that this week marks the release of his third volume of 'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell.'

Find out the rest of new releases this week after the jump!

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'Hawaii Five-O' Producers Swear Their 'Reboot' Will Honor Original - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 28th 2010 9:29PM
TCA 'Hawaii Five-O' panel: Alex Kurtzman, Alex O'Loughlin, Scot Caan, and Peter Lenkov
At the TCA panel for 'Hawaii Five-O' this morning, producers Alex Kurtzman and Peter Lenkov swore up, down and sideways that they're both huge fans of the original show from the '60s and '70s. But they also kept calling the show a "reboot" or "reimagining," trying to stay as far way as possible from the work "remake."

According to Kurtzman, "I think, for me, the word "remake" suggests that we're doing exactly the same thing, just doing it again. And I think in our experience in 'Star Trek,' we felt like you have to find the spirit of what that original franchise was about, and you have to really be true to it, and then you have to expand on it and bring it into the modern time with whatever rules will govern it."

Krurtzman, Roberto Orici, and Lenkov think they've kept to the true spirit of the show, and the first piece of evidence they give is the theme song.

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CBS Executive Session: Defending 'Hawaii Five-O' and Julie Chen on 'The Talk' - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 28th 2010 3:59PM
Nina Tassler of CBSNina Tassler kicked off CBS's day at the summer press tour saluting the season that just passed, and not just the shows on her own network. She praised the strongest set of new series in years, singling out praise for 'Modern Family' and 'Glee' in particular.

But the rest of the press conference was fairly tame by exec session standards; Tassler didn't really give out a ton of new info. She did get a flurry of questions about the reboot of 'Hawaii Five-O,' said she was "disappointed" in how few gay and lesbian roles were on last year's schedule, and defended Julie Chen, who was named one of the co-hosts of the Eye network's new daytime talk show, 'The Talk.'

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Pilot Watch: 'Hawaii Five-O'

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 30th 2010 11:02AM
Alex O' Laughlin and Scott Caan in 'Hawaii Five-OFrom now through the end of July, we're going to be taking a quick look at the fall and mid-season pilots that the networks sent to critics after their upfront presentations.

Keep in mind that in each case, our opinions are based on a pilot that could be completely recast and reworked between now and the fall.

Show: 'Hawaii Five-O'
Network: CBS
Timeslot: Mondays, 10PM ET

The lowdown:
A remake of the classic CBS cop drama that ran from 1968-80. CBS's favorite actor, Alex O'Loughlin, plays Steve McGarrett, the role originated by Jack Lord. A top Naval intelligence officer, he returns to his home in Hawaii after a notorious terrorist kills his father. He's hired by the governor (Jean Smart) to create a police task force that has complete immunity and authority to expunge the scum by any means possible. On his team, McGarrett recruits Danny "Dano" Williams (Scott Caan), a displaced detective from New Jersey, Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), who left the force under suspicion of wrongdoing, and Kona Kalakaua (Grace Park), a young but tough rookie who's also Chin Ho's cousin.

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Dramas, Crime Shows Headed to Comic-Con

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 9th 2010 11:14AM
hawaii five-o cbsCBS is looking to gain some geek cred for its 'Hawaii Five-0' redo at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The show's summer Con panel is hoping to lure the fanboy crowd with appearances from stars like 'Battlestar' Galactica' vet Grace Park, 'Lost' alum Daniel Dae Kim, and writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the pair famous for penning the 'Star Trek' and 'Transformers' big screen reboots.

A number of other cop shows and dramas --- like ABC's 'Castle' and FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' -- are invading the yearly Con for the first time as it seemingly grows from fanboy convention to mainstream marketing event, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Con crowd favorite Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman is scheduled to appear at the 'Anarchy' panel with 'Futurama''s Katey Sagal. Former 'Firefly' captain Nathan Fillion will topline the 'Castle' Q&A.

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Sneak Previews: CBS's New Shows

by Allison Waldman, posted May 20th 2010 11:42AM
cbs_logoYesterday was the CBS Upfront at Carnegie Hall in New York, and befitting a network that's number one in total viewers and brimming with confidence based on its lineup of long-term hits, the executives came out swinging. As newsworthy as the programs chosen for the 2010 schedule for CBS is how the network is shaking up the lineup.

However, the most exciting part of the presentation was getting a chance to see glimpses of the new shows: the remake of 'Hawaii Five-O,' new comedies 'Mike & Molly' and $#! My Dad Says,' Tom Selleck's cop drama 'Blue Bloods' and Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in 'The Defenders.'

As for the new shows, the trailers are generally quite good; not a dud in the bunch. Here's my impressions and some clips for you to judge for yourself.

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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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