CBS’ action-packed hit reboot of Hawaii Five-0 has been purchased by TNT for its primetime line-up. The series will premiere on Thursday, August 8th in the 9/8C timeslot and will be aired in two-episode blocks.
TNT’s press release follows the jump.
Action-Packed Hit Hawaii Five-0 to Join TNT Lineup Thursday, Aug. 8
TNT is hitting the beach this summer as the network adds the action-packed drama series Hawaii Five-0 to the primetime lineup. The People’s Choice Award-winning series, which stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, is set to air on TNT Thursdays at 9 and 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Aug. 8. A complete schedule of episodes running in August is included below.
Hawaii Five-0, which is preparing to launch its fourth season on CBS, comes to TNT from CBS Television Distribution. The series is a contemporary take on the classic show about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches.
At the center of Hawaii Five-0 is Detective Steve McGarrett (O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop who returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder. He then stays after Hawaii’s Governor (Jean Smart) persuades him to head up the new team with his rules, her backing, no red tape and blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop. He’s a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter.
The Five-0 unit also includes Chin Ho Kelly (Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective and former protégé of McGarrett’s father who was wrongly accused of corruption. Chin’s cousin Kono (Park) is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the police academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite.
Hawaii Five-0 was named Favorite New Drama by fans voting on the 37th Annual People’s Choice Awards. The show’s other accolades include a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe® nomination for Scott Caan, Emmy® nominations for stunt coordinator Jeff Cadiente and a BMI TV Music Award for Keith Power and Brian Tyler. The show is executive-produced by Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for CBS Television Studios.
Hawaii Five-0 on TNT – August 2013 Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 8
9 p.m. – "Pilot" – TV-14-LV
Steve McGarrett is summoned home to Honolulu to bury his father after he is murdered by a madman. Governor Jameson wants Steve to head up a new elite police unit, and she will give him full authority to get the job done. Initially he turns down the job, but when he meets the man charged with investigating his father’s murder, he changes his mind so he can find the killer himself.
10 p.m. – “Ohana” – TV-14-LV
When a former cyber-terrorism expert is kidnapped, McGarrett and his team are assigned to find the missing expert in order to protect national security.
Thursday, Aug. 15
9 p.m. – "Malama Ka Aina" – TV-14-LV
Five-0 discovers a connection between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob after an escalating gang war wreaks havoc during a local high school football game.
10 p.m. – "Lanakila" – TV-14-V
Five-0 is called on to locate a dangerous escaped prisoner, but to find him, they need to determine his reasons for escaping. Steve’s sister, Mary Ann, arrives from the mainland for a visit and brings trouble of her own.
Thursday, Aug. 22
9 p.m. – "Nalowale" – TV-14-V
When a teenage girl’s body is found near Waikiki, Steve and the team are assigned to finding her missing sister. The case is further complicated by the fact that their father is Michael Reeves, ambassador assigned to the Philippines and friends with the Governor.
10 p.m. – "Ko’olauloa" – TV-PG-V
Five-0 delves into the world of North Shore surfing when the CEO of a successful surf company is murdered.
Thursday, Aug. 29
9 p.m. – "Ho’apono" – TV-14-V
McGarrett must rely on his SEAL skills to diffuse a hostage situation when a Navy SEAL on the run for murder takes hostages aboard the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial Battleship.
10 p.m. – "Mana’o" – TV-14-LV
The team is up against Internal Affairs, dirty cops and a powerful cocaine cartel when they investigate the murder of Danny’s ex-partner, who is found dead at a Hawaiian luau with his badge in his mouth.
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception and Franklin & Bash, as well as the new drama King & Maxwell and the upcoming Legends and The Last Ship. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like The Hero, Boston’s Finest and the upcoming Cold Justice, Marshal Law: Texas and Nashville Confidential. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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