Breaking News: Why HAWAII 5-0 is moving to Friday Nights in the fall – TCA 2013

Alex O'Loughlin in HAWAII FIVE-0 - Season One - "Heihei" | © 2010 CBS/Neil Jacobs

After three seasons on Monday nights, CBS will be moving their hit series HAWAII 5-0 to Friday nights. At today’s CBS Summer TCA press tour, CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves offered his reasoning for the move. “We didn’t have a lot of space for new 10 o’clock dramas,” says Moonves. “We saw HOSTAGES and fell in love with it.  We said ‘that’s going to be very powerful.’  In addition, HAWAII 5-0 skews a little bit older.  So we figured with BLUE BLOODS doing extremely well, Friday night has become more a total viewer show than a demo […]Read On »

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Exclusive: ACTOR ALEX O’LOUGHLIN RIDES THE WAVES OF ‘HAWAII FIVE-0’

©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Photo: Neil Jacobs/CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0 has been very good to CBS. For twelve years (1968-1980), actor Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, the head of an elite team of the state’s special investigations. So it’s fitting that in resurrecting the franchise (an unsuccessful revival was attempted in 1997), the network would turn to an actor they’ve been very good to – Alex O’Loughlin. The Australian actor had previously starred for CBS in the short-lived 2007 series MOONLIGHT where he played a blood-sucker and in last year’s medical drama THREE RIVERS where he played a transplant surgeon. The third time’s a charm though, as the […]Read On »

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