(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

Elsewhere on CBS, shows were also doing well. MacGyver landed a 1.1 ratings and Blue Bloods did a 1.2 rating, leading CBS to win the night. In fact, Hawaii Five-0's numbers might be enough that the series wins the week, at least in regards to dramas and when discussing the 18-49 demographic. CBS frequently has a lot of shows on the air that do a much higher total viewership than other networks; however, the other networks can compete because they often skew younger. For instance, this week, ABC's Shark Tank also did a 1.2 rating, similar to Blue Bloods, although Blue Bloods did over 10 million viewers and Shark Tank only did a bit over 5 million. Still, it's an impressive feat for some of CBS' long-running shows to be making such a noticeable mark in the ratings at this point in the game.

  • Hawaii Five-0' Panel - Comic-Con 2010
  • "Hawaii Five - 0" Season 7 on the roll since its premiere in September 23 this year, showrunner Peter Lenkov is confident for its renewal for a season 8 but Alex O'Loughlin is set to leave show after season 8.
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"Hawaii Five - 0" Season 7 has been on the roll since its premiere in September 23 this year. Now currently in the middle of the season, it is being considered for a season 8 renewal although the date is not yet fixed for its air date

It was revealed by TVLine that "Hawaii Five-0" garnered an amazingly high viewership of 9.8 million for episode 8 titled "Rite of Passage". Looking back, Danny (Scott Caan) went to a school dance with Grace (Teilor Grubbs). The event ended up a mess when a group of al-Qaeda terrorists stormed the event to capture Jeremy Ramos (Max Tepper), a classmate of Will (Chosen Jacobs).

With the big turn-out of fans for "Hawaii Five-0" Season 7, the show runner Peter Lenkov is confident for the show to continue airing for season 8. The next episode of the series will be shown on November 18 with its title "Two Days in November".

Exclusive: 'Hawaii Five-O' star Grace Park joins Judy Greer in 'Public Schooled' https://t.co/dtcGYO69D9pic.twitter.com/dWhjNVn42K

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2016

According to TVguide, while "Hawaii Five-0" is still up in the ratings chart, its main actor Alex O'Loughlin who is playing as Steve McGarrett is leaving the show after season 8. It was Loughlin himself who shared that season 8 will be his last appearance of the series.

Different mood he's in with the boys tonight compared to last. From tears to laughter. True Closure. #AlexOLoughlin#H50#FanArtFridaypic.twitter.com/aKtYNjpDTC — Alex O'Loughlin Fan (@AOLO) November 11, 2016

On the other hand, Peter Lenkov did not seem to take the issue of Alex's departure as a concern. "Hawaii Five-0" is a remarkable show with interesting casts to brag about. Even without Alex, the show has a great amount of storylines for the casts that are waiting to be unwrapped season by season.

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 will pack up for the Winter break after episode 9. It will come back in 2017 for the remaining episodes to complete the full order of CBS. Alex O' Loughlin has not revealed his reason for leaving the show.

  • Hawaii Five-0' Panel - Comic-Con 2010
  • "Hawaii Five - 0" Season 7 on the roll since its premiere in September 23 this year, showrunner Peter Lenkov is confident for its renewal for a season 8 but Alex O'Loughlin is set to leave show after season 8.
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"Hawaii Five - 0" Season 7 has been on the roll since its premiere in September 23 this year. Now currently in the middle of the season, it is being considered for a season 8 renewal although the date is not yet fixed for its air date

It was revealed by TVLine that "Hawaii Five-0" garnered an amazingly high viewership of 9.8 million for episode 8 titled "Rite of Passage". Looking back, Danny (Scott Caan) went to a school dance with Grace (Teilor Grubbs). The event ended up a mess when a group of al-Qaeda terrorists stormed the event to capture Jeremy Ramos (Max Tepper), a classmate of Will (Chosen Jacobs).

With the big turn-out of fans for "Hawaii Five-0" Season 7, the show runner Peter Lenkov is confident for the show to continue airing for season 8. The next episode of the series will be shown on November 18 with its title "Two Days in November".

Exclusive: 'Hawaii Five-O' star Grace Park joins Judy Greer in 'Public Schooled' https://t.co/dtcGYO69D9pic.twitter.com/dWhjNVn42K

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2016

According to TVguide, while "Hawaii Five-0" is still up in the ratings chart, its main actor Alex O'Loughlin who is playing as Steve McGarrett is leaving the show after season 8. It was Loughlin himself who shared that season 8 will be his last appearance of the series.

Different mood he's in with the boys tonight compared to last. From tears to laughter. True Closure. #AlexOLoughlin#H50#FanArtFridaypic.twitter.com/aKtYNjpDTC — Alex O'Loughlin Fan (@AOLO) November 11, 2016

On the other hand, Peter Lenkov did not seem to take the issue of Alex's departure as a concern. "Hawaii Five-0" is a remarkable show with interesting casts to brag about. Even without Alex, the show has a great amount of storylines for the casts that are waiting to be unwrapped season by season.

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 will pack up for the Winter break after episode 9. It will come back in 2017 for the remaining episodes to complete the full order of CBS. Alex O' Loughlin has not revealed his reason for leaving the show.

If viewers were looking for escapism after a very intense and emotional Election week, CBS provided that with its Friday lineup led by Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver.

Hawaii Five-0 (1.4 in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers) is enjoying a ratings resurgence, which started with its 150th episode last week. The Hawaii-set drama rose another +17% for a total Live+same day adults 18-49 climb of +40% in the past two weeks to match its highest result this season posted by the season premiere. For a second consecutive week, Hawaii Five-0 was the highest rated (and most watched) program on Friday and, with CBS flagship NCIS and freshman Bull pre-empted for Election night coverage, Hawaii-0 is on track to rank as CBS’ highest rated drama of the week. With MacGyver (1.1) steady and Blue Bloods (1.2) up +0.2%, CBS won the night in 18-49 (1.3) as well as total viewers (9.2 million).

While there likely was some fatigue, politics still was a significant draw on Friday, pushing the two newsmagazines to season highs. ABC’s 20/20 (1.1) jumped +39% week-to-week with an episode about the making of President-elect Donald Trump to hit season highs across all major Nielsen metrics, including total viewers (5.2, up +41%). Dateline (1.0) held even with last week to match a season high.

ABC’s Last Man Standing (1.1) was flat, while Dr. Ken (0.9) and Shark Tank (1.2) both were up a tenth. The network logged its highest rated and most watched Friday of the season.

If viewers were looking for escapism after a very intense and emotional Election week, CBS provided that with its Friday lineup led by Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver.

Hawaii Five-0 (1.4 in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers) is enjoying a ratings resurgence, which started with its 150th episode last week. The Hawaii-set drama rose another +17% for a total Live+same day adults 18-49 climb of +40% in the past two weeks to match its highest result this season posted by the season premiere. For a second consecutive week, Hawaii Five-0 was the highest rated (and most watched) program on Friday and, with CBS flagship NCIS and freshman Bull pre-empted for Election night coverage, Hawaii-0 is on track to rank as CBS’ highest rated drama of the week. With MacGyver (1.1) steady and Blue Bloods (1.2) up +0.2%, CBS won the night in 18-49 (1.3) as well as total viewers (9.2 million).

While there likely was some fatigue, politics still was a significant draw on Friday, pushing the two newsmagazines to season highs. ABC’s 20/20 (1.1) jumped +39% week-to-week with an episode about the making of President-elect Donald Trump to hit season highs across all major Nielsen metrics, including total viewers (5.2, up +41%). Dateline (1.0) held even with last week to match a season high.

ABC’s Last Man Standing (1.1) was flat, while Dr. Ken (0.9) and Shark Tank (1.2) both were up a tenth. The network logged its highest rated and most watched Friday of the season.

Did everyone who attended Grace's Winter formal make it out alive?

That was a key question on Hawaii Five-0 Season 7 Episode 8 when Danny chaperoned the event and terrorists appeared in the venue to cause a world of trouble for everyone.

The plan was for the terrorists to take a diplomat's son, but did they succeed?

Also, Danny and Grover were shocked to learn that Will was Grace's secret boyfriend, but did they manage to stay quiet about it?

Use the video above to watch Hawaii Five-0 online to get caught up on all the drama.

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Lt. Comm. Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0, has hinted that the eighth season of the show (which is currently in the middle of its seventh) would be his last. While many Five-0 fans can't imagine the show continuing without its star, showrunner Peter Lenkov has a different take.

"As long as people are watching the show, we would keep going," Lenkov tells TVGuide.com. "If Alex elects not to come back, that's obviously going to be his choice. But we're moving forward as if the show's going to keep going.In addition, contrary to O'Loughlin's statements that the relationship between McGarrett and Catherine (Michelle Borth) reached its endpoint in last week's episode, Lenkov says there's more story to be told for the two characters.

"We're not looking at it as being finished," Lenkov says. "It's just a story we're telling along the way. .... There's fans of the show that either love [Catherine] or hate her, and they're very vocal, both sides. But we always saw Catherine being a part of the entire arc of this franchise."

Hawaii Five-0 Mega Buzz: Claire Forlani's will return in an "unexpected" way

Tonight's episode of Hawaii Five-0 features a big revelation that will put Grover (Chi McBride) and Danny (Scott Caan) in an awkward position. Read our full Q&A with Lenkov and co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim to find out what's ahead for them, as well as a few teases about a "big cliffhanger" coming up in the midseason finale.

 

 

TVGuide.com: Danny discovers that his daughter Grace is dating Grover's son Will this week. What can you tease about that episode?
Peter Lenkov:
We had hoped it was going to be a surprise, but the promo department let that surprise out. We've sort of built up this idea up over a couple of episodes of [Danny's daughter] Grace having a boyfriend and nobody knowing who it is.

Does the discovery make things awkward for Danny and Grover?
Eric Guggenheim:
It does. Danny's reaction, it's not quite what you expect, but it's a very juicy situation, because we have these two guys who are friends but they're also very protective of their children. It sort of puts them at odds, at least in this coming episode. It's something that we're going to continue to explore for the rest of the season, really.

Lenkov: I think Danny's just relieved that he knows who it is. I think it was more stressful not knowing who the guy was, and I think he's very relieved to know that he knows the kid. Because he thinks that Will, Grover's son, is a good kid, and if [Grace] is gonna be with anybody, he would be a good influence on her.

Danny still treats his daughter like she's really that little 7-year-old, and Grover treats his son as a young man. That's the key difference. [Grover's] looking at [Will] wherever he is age-wise and treating him like an adult, and Danny still wants to hang on to the young little girl that Grace was, and is having trouble adjusting to the fact that she's actually becoming a teenager and becoming a young adult.

Alex McLoughlin: McGarrett would be "an idiot" to take Catherine back

Speaking of parenting, has Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) really lost custody of Sara for good?
Lenkov: It's become a big storyline for us, Chin's relationship with Sara. ... The story doesn't end, but the story takes a very interesting turn. It's for sure something that not only plays very big in the next batch of episodes, but is going to play through the end of the season as well.

Is there anything significant coming up for Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) and Kono (Grace Park)?
Lenkov:
We're going to do a few more episodes with Adam, and we're hoping to involve him a lot more next season.

What other big episodes do you have coming up before the end of the year?
Guggenheim:
In Episode 10, we're going to meet one of Danny's sisters [played by Missy Peregrym].
Lenkov: She's not involved in a crime or anything, but she's in Hawaii with her company that she works for on a corporate retreat. And we do an emotional story between her and Danny, which seems like it's going to be fun. ... We're building to a pretty big midseason finale cliffhanger in Episode 11. We've never really done that, by the way, sort of end on a cliffhanger midseason. So we're trying that this year.

Who does the cliffhanger relate to?
Lenkov:
One Chin Ho Kelly.

Alex O'Loughlin has indicated that Season 8 would be his last. Do you know why he would say that? Have you had a conversation about an end date for the show?
Lenkov:
Positioning himself for a better deal? I don't know. We always saw it as, honestly, as long as people are watching the show, we would keep going. If Alex elects not to come back, that's obviously going to be his choice. But we're moving forward as if the show's going to keep going. I'm pretty certain that we're going to at least have one more year. Even if we did end [with] Season 8, the idea of doing eight seasons on a reboot of a show is pretty spectacular. But we're planning on moving forward.

We've had no conversations with him. Sometimes when you get to this part of the season, exhaustion sets in, especially when you're celebrating the 150th episode. But some of that could be just being tired, a product of the fact that you haven't had a lot of time off. But yeah, we're moving forward as if we'll be on the air for hopefully more than another year.

If Alex did leave, would you continue the show without McGarrett?
Lenkov
: Oh yeah, for sure. Over the years, we've built such a strong family ... Clearly, there's the Danny/McGarrett relationship, and McGarrett is such a strong character, and the franchise was built on the shoulders of McGarrett. But I think episodes that have McGarrett playing lesser of a role, and we sort of put other characters forward, I think they do just as well and I think people really like the family that we've built. So, yeah, if it comes to that, there's still life after that character. But nobody's looking forward to that happening. We're all hoping he stays.

Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9/8c on CBS.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Lt. Comm. Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0, has hinted that the eighth season of the show (which is currently in the middle of its seventh) would be his last. While many Five-0 fans can't imagine the show continuing without its star, showrunner Peter Lenkov has a different take.

"As long as people are watching the show, we would keep going," Lenkov tells TVGuide.com. "If Alex elects not to come back, that's obviously going to be his choice. But we're moving forward as if the show's going to keep going.In addition, contrary to O'Loughlin's statements that the relationship between McGarrett and Catherine (Michelle Borth) reached its endpoint in last week's episode, Lenkov says there's more story to be told for the two characters.

"We're not looking at it as being finished," Lenkov says. "It's just a story we're telling along the way. .... There's fans of the show that either love [Catherine] or hate her, and they're very vocal, both sides. But we always saw Catherine being a part of the entire arc of this franchise."

Hawaii Five-0 Mega Buzz: Claire Forlani's will return in an "unexpected" way

Tonight's episode of Hawaii Five-0 features a big revelation that will put Grover (Chi McBride) and Danny (Scott Caan) in an awkward position. Read our full Q&A with Lenkov and co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim to find out what's ahead for them, as well as a few teases about a "big cliffhanger" coming up in the midseason finale.

TVGuide.com: Danny discovers that his daughter Grace is dating Grover's son Will this week. What can you tease about that episode?
Peter Lenkov:
We had hoped it was going to be a surprise, but the promo department let that surprise out. We've sort of built up this idea up over a couple of episodes of [Danny's daughter] Grace having a boyfriend and nobody knowing who it is.

Does the discovery make things awkward for Danny and Grover?
Eric Guggenheim:
It does. Danny's reaction, it's not quite what you expect, but it's a very juicy situation, because we have these two guys who are friends but they're also very protective of their children. It sort of puts them at odds, at least in this coming episode. It's something that we're going to continue to explore for the rest of the season, really.

Lenkov: I think Danny's just relieved that he knows who it is. I think it was more stressful not knowing who the guy was, and I think he's very relieved to know that he knows the kid. Because he thinks that Will, Grover's son, is a good kid, and if [Grace] is gonna be with anybody, he would be a good influence on her.

Danny still treats his daughter like she's really that little 7-year-old, and Grover treats his son as a young man. That's the key difference. [Grover's] looking at [Will] wherever he is age-wise and treating him like an adult, and Danny still wants to hang on to the young little girl that Grace was, and is having trouble adjusting to the fact that she's actually becoming a teenager and becoming a young adult.

Alex McLoughlin: McGarrett would be "an idiot" to take Catherine back

Speaking of parenting, has Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) really lost custody of Sara for good?
Lenkov: It's become a big storyline for us, Chin's relationship with Sara. ... The story doesn't end, but the story takes a very interesting turn. It's for sure something that not only plays very big in the next batch of episodes, but is going to play through the end of the season as well.

Is there anything significant coming up for Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) and Kono (Grace Park)?
Lenkov:
We're going to do a few more episodes with Adam, and we're hoping to involve him a lot more next season.

What other big episodes do you have coming up before the end of the year?
Guggenheim:
In Episode 10, we're going to meet one of Danny's sisters [played by Missy Peregrym].
Lenkov: She's not involved in a crime or anything, but she's in Hawaii with her company that she works for on a corporate retreat. And we do an emotional story between her and Danny, which seems like it's going to be fun. ... We're building to a pretty big midseason finale cliffhanger in Episode 11. We've never really done that, by the way, sort of end on a cliffhanger midseason. So we're trying that this year.

Who does the cliffhanger relate to?
Lenkov:
One Chin Ho Kelly.

Alex O'Loughlin has indicated that Season 8 would be his last. Do you know why he would say that? Have you had a conversation about an end date for the show?
Lenkov:
Positioning himself for a better deal? I don't know. We always saw it as, honestly, as long as people are watching the show, we would keep going. If Alex elects not to come back, that's obviously going to be his choice. But we're moving forward as if the show's going to keep going. I'm pretty certain that we're going to at least have one more year. Even if we did end [with] Season 8, the idea of doing eight seasons on a reboot of a show is pretty spectacular. But we're planning on moving forward.

We've had no conversations with him. Sometimes when you get to this part of the season, exhaustion sets in, especially when you're celebrating the 150th episode. But some of that could be just being tired, a product of the fact that you haven't had a lot of time off. But yeah, we're moving forward as if we'll be on the air for hopefully more than another year.

If Alex did leave, would you continue the show without McGarrett?
Lenkov
: Oh yeah, for sure. Over the years, we've built such a strong family ... Clearly, there's the Danny/McGarrett relationship, and McGarrett is such a strong character, and the franchise was built on the shoulders of McGarrett. But I think episodes that have McGarrett playing lesser of a role, and we sort of put other characters forward, I think they do just as well and I think people really like the family that we've built. So, yeah, if it comes to that, there's still life after that character. But nobody's looking forward to that happening. We're all hoping he stays.

Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9/8c on CBS.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

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In case you were wondering whether Hawaii Five-0 is going to revisit the serial killer storyline that dominated the first part of Season 7, it's going to - and in a big way.

TVGuide.com has learned that Claire Forlani will return as former criminal profiler Alicia Brown after the new year... And she'll be bringing some shocking new information about her character with her.

"She comes [back] in a very unexpected way in the episode," showrunner Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com. "There are some big turns for Claire's character also, big surprises."

Also resurfacing will be Dr. Madison Gray (Elisabeth Rohm), the murderer masquerading as a police psychiatrist, who slipped out of Alicia and McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) grasp after nearly killing them earlier this season.

Catch up on all this week's Mega Buzz!

Forlani's episode is scheduled to air in mid-February, but Lenkov cautions that "it is not by any means a Valentine's Day episode." In fact, it sounds quite the opposite of romantic, with the body count rising as Alicia and McGarrett continue to track Dr. Grey.

"Everything [Brown's] done, she's looking at it like a game - and for her, that game isn't over," Lenkov says.

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