Legislature to laud ‘Hawaii Five-0’
They say â€œif it ainâ€™t broke, donâ€™t fix it.â€ Well, it wasnâ€™t broke but they did make it better, engaging a new era of viewers and showcasing the beauty of the islands as never seen before.
CBSâ€™ Hawaii Five-0 took the beloved police procedural drama set in the picturesque backyard of Hawaii, and updated the showâ€™s brand appeal with a new generation of fast-paced, high-action, eye-seducing, crime-fighting quartet. On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12-noon in the House Chamber, The State Legislature will honor representatives from CBS, the showâ€™s producers, cast and crew on the global success of Season One.
Honorees include Senior Vice President of Current Programming for CBS Glenn Geller, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov, Co-Executive Producer Paul Zbyszewski, Co-Executive Producer and Director Brad Turner, Producer and Co-Unit Production Manager Jeff Downer, cast members Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) and Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly).
â€œWhile some may have had their doubts about bringing back this iconic series,â€ said Rep. K. Mark Takai (District 34 â€“ Aiea, Pearl City), â€œIt really was a win-win for everyone involved-especially our local film and television industry. The success of the new series tells other production companies that Hawaii is a good place for film and television ventures.â€
In its first season, Hawaii Five-0 led with notable rating recognitions. The highly anticipated pilot episode was watched by over 17-million viewers and on January 23, 2011 Hawaii Five-0 picked up its highest ratings to date, with the fifteenth episode of the first season drawing 20.95 million viewers. (Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer. As dated. P2+, L+7 000s)
For his portrayal of New Jersey transplant, devoted father, and McGarrett’s partner in crime and crime-fighting, Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, Scott Caan was nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
At the 37th People’s Choice Awards on January 5, 2011, Hawaii Five-0 won “Favorite New TV Drama.â€
Shot entirely on-location, Hawaii Five-0 has brought the flavors and stunning backdrop of the Hawaiian islands to viewers across the country and the world â€“ in over 200 international markets. Locals here and abroad look forward to new episodes (CBS, Mondays 10/9 ct) to spot their favorite hangouts and maybe even their friends and family as extras.
â€œIn the words of the late James MacArthur,â€ Takai said. â€œI, too, am heartened to see the legacy of this popular cultural icon, preserved and perpetuated in the hands of the terrific people now at the helm.â€