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Choice TV Show: Action
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
Choice TV Actor: Action
Scott Caan, “Hawaii Five-0”
LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Jonny Lee Miller, “Elementary”
Jesse Spencer, “Chicago Fire”
Shane West, “Nikita”
Choice TV Actress: Action
Lyndsy Fonseca, “Nikita”
Lucy Liu, “Elementary”
Grace Park, “Hawaii Five-0”
Maggie Q, “Nikita”
Monica Raymund, “Chicago Fire”
judy May 24, 2013 grace park, news, scott caan Reply
Five O moves to Fridays
Looks like CBS is making a bld move by moving Hawaii Five-0 to Fridays rather keep it at its normal time slot Mondays. But who knows the new movie might boast its ratings more for season 4.
CBS has announced that they will be moving Hawaii Five-0 to Friday nights at 9pm in the fall. It looks like the shows before and after Hawaii Five-0 may be better fits than the current comedy line up. Here is the CBS line up for Friday this fall:
8pm: Undercover Boss
9pm: Hawaii Five-0
10pm: Blue Bloods
Grace talks to EW
Halfway through its third season on CBS, Hawaii Five-0 has been going places it hasn’t gone before. The police procedural let Twitter users select the ending of a recent episode, paid homage to a classic episode from the original series, and has been shaking up the Five-0 team’s relationship with Governor Denning.
EW checked in with series star Grace Park (the alter-ego of Kono Kalakaua) when she made a brief trip to Los Angeles during some time off from the Hawaii set. Read on for what Park had to say about some recent episodes, what the fan reaction has been like in Hawaii, and who she’d like to see Kono team up with.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Hawaii Five-0 recently had an episode where viewers got to pick the killer. What did you first think when you heard the show was going to do that?
GRACE PARK: I thought two things simultaneously: that it was very current and a real savvy way to get the audience participation in, and at the same time, I thought “Oh, here we go.” I guess I’m a bit of a snob in that I feel that it’s like that baseball movie with Kevin Costner, Field of Dreams – “build it and they will come.” That’s how I feel – make it and they will come. I know there’ll be people that will say, “No, but it’s not commercially viable. It won’t work.” But I just come from that school, maybe because I did a lot of cable. I feel like it’s just – stay true to the story, screw all the focus groups and know what you want to create and create it and just have that integrity.
The one criticism I heard was that the “choose your own adventure” thing was a little gimmicky. But that’s not what the whole episode was about.
Yeah, it was a small piece at the end to kind of have some fun with, and it’s not like all of a sudden every episode’s going to do that. But it was clever.
Another recent episode was a re-creation of the classic “Hookman” episode from the original Hawaii Five-0 series. Had you seen that original episode?
No, I had not. But I heard there were certain things we were doing shot-for-shot what it was. Certain backdrops and who it cut to.
How was it to work with Peter Weller, who directed and guest-starred in that episode?
He was great. He was very strong and knew what he wanted, and he was quite a personality. And it was trippy to see he’d be on the ground in wet pavement with blood on, and then he’d be up in the next shot doing his thing, directing. He was very energetic. I originally was a little worried about having a director who was also starring in it. It was the first [time that had been done on] the show. It’s a bit of a monster of a show, so to have a first-time director on our show do that, I was a little worried. But he’s such a pro. It was smooth and everybody loved him.
Fans of the original series seemed to really enjoy seeing that Hookman episode re-imagined for the reboot.
Yeah, in Hawaii especially. They’re really steeped in that Hawaii Five-0 culture because it’s surrounded them so much, and a lot of people would recognize Hawaii from Hawaii Five-0, and from my time being there, it seems really important to them. [Before I started working on the show] I didn’t realize the impact of that one TV show on the islands.
Do fans who walk up to you on the street in Hawaii have different reactions than fans you meet elsewhere?
I do think so. When we had our season premiere, they had a proclamation for a Hawaii Five-0 Day and a Hawaii Five-0 Month. I literally have a proclamation framed given to me by the government of the state of Hawaii. I was a little shocked. And we often have politicians come to visit set. I was like, “What? Don’t you guys have a state to run? What are you guys doing here? This is just a piddly TV show. You have important stuff to do.” I’ve never had that on any of the other shows I’ve been on. It’s definitely different with the fans. There’s definitely more openness whether it’s admiration, whether it’s just excitement – it just seems like they’re not trying to keep their cool too much. I’m not used to that. I’m not used to people calling me by my character name and thinking they know me.
Even Battlestar Galactica fans didn’t act like that?
No, they’re very aware. Very smart and very aware that it was a TV show. I am not a robot. I’m not multiple robots! I mean, in some ways, I am, but for all intents and purposes – I think people were very aware. It seemed that they recognized that they were really rabid fans, so they didn’t want to come off like that. But I’d be like, “No, let’s talk about it! What is it about the show?” Because it would be about something else. They wouldn’t be enamored over me. It would be about the show and the social commentary and the twists and cliffhanger endings – fun stuff to talk about. I don’t do very well when people just come glaze-eyed and just want to kind of rub my back, and I don’t know who they are and they want to call me Kono. “No. Let’s separate the two worlds.”
Summer Glau guest-starred in last week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0. What was it like to work with her?
She was really cool. We were joking that her name was Summer G. Lau and she was actually of Asian heritage – that’s what Daniel [Dae Kim] kept saying. I didn’t know that her ancestry actually is Irish and German. But yeah, she just brought it. There were so many takes where the camera wasn’t even on her, and she just gave it every single time.
What are you most proud of in all your work on Hawaii Five-0?
I’d say the storyline that I was most satisfied with was the beginning of season 2 when Kono appears to go rogue. It was a delight because for five episodes, the only time I showed up was to do character stuff. That was kind of a dream for me. That’s how I feel, as an actor, like I’m built more not to do procedural exposition. But I realize this is just a different beast.
On the other side – the leaps and bounds I’ve been able to do in exposition because I’m terrible at that usually. It’s not fun and it’s not easy, so I’ve gotten a lot better at it. In the beginning Alex [O’Loughlin] did a lot, and then really quickly I got a bunch of it. And then Alex and Scott [Caan] didn’t do very much of that at all, and then one episode was flipped where he was like Kono in a way and downloading everyone at the table, and he kept stumbling and tripping, and he finally looked at me and said, “You make this look easy.” And I was like, “Yo, bro, I’ve been doing this for two and a half years.”
What would you say is the key to making that exposition, the “here’s the case” part interesting?
Honestly, I don’t try to make it interesting. I feel like you’re just relaying facts. On this show, it’s more important to do it smoothly and to get the information across, and yet if you connect with the other people at all and not just come out cardboard, then it’s great. It’s just information. She’s not excited about it. She’s not tormented over it.
It’s just the job for her.
Yeah, she’s gotta sound smart.
Is there anything you’d like to see happen on the show that hasn’t yet?
I always like when the two women on the show connect. It took a while for there to be something with Lori Weston and Kono. It would be nice to not have to wait so long to do that with Kono and Catherine Rollins. It’s not a buddy girl show, but I think they could easily do something like that.
I bet fans would love to see Kono and Cath get together for some action scenes.
I would love for us to. I think it’s long overdue. I could see us buddying up and kicking somebody’s butt together, but I haven’t read it so far. Maybe next season.
The next episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Pa’ani,” airs on CBS tonight at 10 p.m.
judy February 18, 2013 grace park, media, news Reply
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TONIGHTS THE NIIIIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE OFFICICAL SEASON 3 SEASON PREMIERE!!
Hawaii Five-0′s Steve McGarrett just can’t catch a break.
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After putting his nemesis Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) behind bars at the end of Season 2, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) was forced to contend with another huge surprise: His believed-dead mom is not only alive, but she’s also the mysterious Shelburne. But don’t expect a warm and fuzzy reunion when Steve and Doris (guest star Christine Lahti) come face-to-face in Monday’s premiere (10/9c, CBS).
“She has a lot of explaining to do,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com. “She’s been gone for 20 years. She faked her death, and she believes she did it to protect her family — she believes she made this ultimate sacrifice. The thing is: Do you believe her? That’s what McGarrett is going to wrestle with for the first few episodes at least.”
Lahti says her character knows that convincing her son to trust her again is an uphill battle. “She hopes to be able to repair [the relationship], but does she figure that it’s not repairable? Yes,” the Emmy and Oscar-winning actress says. “She does have a lot of guilt about how much hurt she’s caused her family, but I don’t think she has any regrets. I think if she had to do it over again she would do the same thing.
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“One thing that can’t be questioned about Doris is her love for her children,” Lahti continues. “That has not gone away or diminished. I think, if anything, she would love them to understand why she did what she did and she is just hoping for their forgiveness. But she knows that might be too much.”
As McGarrett is forced to re-evaluate what he believed to be true, Lahti says viewers will be treated to a new, more emotional side of Five-0′s steely leader. “His mode, his go-to place is that tough guy, but in the scenes I’ve done with him, there’s been so much vulnerability and flashes of so much deep pain,” Lahti says. “There is a lot of pain there, even though he can’t access it as readily as most people. But it’s there underneath. Underneath the rage and the betrayal and the anger is a lot of hurt and love for his mom.”
Unfortunately for Doris, cracking through McGarrett’s icy layers is only the beginning. Danny (Scott Caan), Catherine (Michelle Borth) and the entire team will be looking to protect Steve from any further emotional damage. “You want to believe that she’s good, but at the end of the day, there’s a lot of gray in her character and a lot of questions,” Lenkov says. “She’s still a person who keeps secrets. Our team is very open with each other, and for her to be keeping secrets, I think they’re going to be wary of her.”
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Adds Lahti: “On the one hand she’s very happy that he has a family like these people. On the other hand, she feels it’s this tremendous wall she has to climb… and it may be impenetrable. She probably feels a little jealousy, [but] she’s grateful that her son has such close, loyal friendships.”
Whether or not McGarrett believes a word out of his mother’s mouth, he’ll still have to protect her. “Now that she’s surfaced, it’s a little bit like opening Pandora’s box,” Lenkov says. “She’s someone who other people have been looking for. She was an operative, someone who was clearly an asset. So there’s going to be other people coming out of the woodwork.”
That includes Wo Fat, who, naturally, won’t stay in prison very long. But does Doris actually need protecting? “She has been under CIA protection for 20 years, but my assumption is that she hasn’t been a schoolteacher,” Lahti says with a laugh. “I get to play more of a kick-ass kind of character than I’m used to and that’s really been fun. Apparently the [next episode] coming down the pike, I go all Jack Bauer!” Adds Lenkov: “She can definitely take care of herself. She’s pretty resourceful — she’s strong and she’s tough. She killed Wo Fat’s father. All those stories about Shelburne are true.”
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Perhaps most importantly, Lenkov says McGarrett’s interactions with his mother will deepen the show’s mythology and give McGarrett more answers about his past. But Lahti says you’ll be waiting all season to figure them out. “She holds a lot clues to the mysteries around Steve’s life and he’s going to be really gratified to finally find out,” Lahti says. “There’s a lot of stuff that I actually know that even Alex doesn’t know about his character, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. The e-mail actually said, ‘This e-mail will self-destruct in five minutes!’”
Hawaii Five-0 premieres Monday at 10/9c on CBS.
Alex and Co. have been busey spreading the word for the new season of Hawaiifive 0……
When TV viewers last visited the tropical shores of “Hawaii Five-0,” a shocked Steve McGarrett was coming face-to-face with his mother, a woman presumed dead for 20 years.
Now, as Season 3 of the turbo-charged crime series gets set to launch (10 p.m. Sept. 24, CBS), Emmy winner Christine Lahti has come aboard to play Doris McGarrett in a recurring role. But don’t expect a joyous family reunion. These two have issues.
On the other hand, O’Loughlin’s personal life appears to be substantially brighter. The Aussie actor says he’s “doing great” following a brief rehab stint earlier this year for prescription pain medication — a problem stemming from a shoulder injury sustained while filming the show. Moreover, he and girlfriend, model Malia Jones, are expecting their first child together in a few weeks (He has a teen son, Saxon, from a previous relationship).
An amiable O’Loughlin, looking tan and fit, took time recently to field some questions during a break from production on the Honolulu sound stages of “Hawaii Five-0.”
Q: So give us the lay of the land. Where do McGarrett and his mother stand when the season launches?
A: Oh my God, it’s a pretty epic revelation that he has to process. The minute he starts to let himself feel the love and the emotion that comes from missing his mom for all those years, it’s kind of squashed by mistrust and resentment. Essentially, all the turmoil in McGarrett’s
life, including the murder of his father, is directly attributable to the decisions she’s made. It bring some more wrinkles to his already wrinkled personality.
Q: Do you love playing that?
A: Yeah, man, that’s the stuff. Anyone can do the cops-and-robbers stuff — “Put the gun down!” But this is the emotional tapestry that makes McGarrett who he is — the stuff that we’ve been weaving over the past few years.
Q: “Hawaii Five-0″ thrives on action, beautiful scenery and crime cases. Do you think your show has a healthy amount of that “character stuff”?
A: Yeah, if you look at our show compared to other procedurals on TV, we get to do a lot of that. Much of what we do is driven by arcing storylines that go over multiple episodes. … And I stipulated that coming in when I met with producers. I didn’t want to do the same things that other cop shows are doing on TV and neither did they. (Executive producer) Peter Lenkov is constantly coming up with new and exciting storylines.
Q: What’s it like working with Christine Lahti?
A: Oh, man, she’s more decorated than Patton. It’s really marvelous to work with her and she’s playing the role pitch-perfect, I think. … It’s really great for all four (main castmembers) to work with new people. Of course, we always try to keep things fresh, but it’s kind of like doing a play with the same people all the time. Christine and the other guest actors we have bring new flavors, a new flair and a new rhythm. We’re six episodes in (production) and I feel like this is our best season so far. It really feels silky smooth.
Q: How are you different from Steve McGarrett?
A: Well, I tend to move like him and look like him. And I can take a beating fairly well. (Laughs). But I’m much more sensitive than him. Some of the things he’s been through would have driven me to tears. … There’s a darkness that follows him that I don’t understand and I probably don’t want to.
Q: One of the great things that differentiates your version of “Hawaii Five-0″ from the original is the playful banter between your character and Danny Williams (Scott Caan). How did that chemistry develop?
A: It’s been there from the very beginning. We had to do a live feed (screen test) for network executives back in LA. We were basically just reading off a script and it was there. We get each other’s energy and we have a similar sense of humor. It’s like a good marriage.
Q: Do you ever hear from old-school locals in Hawaii telling you that your McGarrett, or your show, isn’t enough like the original?
A: Not so much anymore, but in the beginning I had some of that. I was in a store in the (North Shore town) Haleiwa and this little woman who was about 4-foot-2 came up to me. She got right up in my face and said, “Hey, haole, we don’t say ‘Bro’ here. We say, ‘Brah!’ You got that?” Man, I thought she was going to lay me out. I just said, “Yes, ma’am” and moved on.
Q: Living here can be a little different. Was it an easy transition?
A: No, not at first. When I got here to shoot the pilot, they put me up in the Hilton Hawaiian Village (near Waikiki). I’m not a totally shy guy, but I’m a little agoraphobic. I’m not a big fan of crowds. That place was teeming with people and it really freaked me out. I thought: “So this is what Hawaii is?”
When I came back to shoot the series, I was actually dreading it. But then I got my own place and settled in. I started meeeting people and finding my favorite watering holes and I discovered the real Hawaii. … The people here are kind of like what you find back home in Australia. They’re very friendly. There’s a similar kind of ease to them.
Q: Have you taken up any of the local activities, say surfing? And what about the food?
A: I’ve always been a pretty strong swimmer, but when it came to surfing I was kind of a laughing stock in Australia. Now I have a vast collection of surfboards. I’m still not very good, but I’m improving. As for the food, I’ve tried most of the local delicacies. I’m still working on poi, but just can’t get into it. I love Kona coffee, though. It’s the best.
Q: So it sounds like you’re pretty immersed.
A: Absolutely. I have a house here. I’m having a little Hawaiian baby in about 4-5 weeks. I’ve been blessed by the kahunas here and was given a Hawaiian name. And my 15-year-old goes to school here. I feel blessed to be part of these islands and part of this culture. This is home now.
Q: With a baby on the way, do you feel like you need to be a little more careful with yourself? Like back off some dangerous stunt work?
A: Of course, when you become a parent, you try to be a little more sensible and a little less stupid. And even before, I was trying to exercise a certain sensibility just for my own self-preservation — especially after I got injured. I’ve always felt a little guilty about turning down stunt work, but less so now. It’s just the right thing to do. I’m not in my 20s anymore.
Q: A lot of fans of this show dig it when you shed your shirt and reveal that sculpted bod. Can you give us a feel for what your workouts entail?
A: I’ve always been pretty athletic. I run and bike a lot, do some occasional weight work. But for the past six months or so, my main thing has been jiu-jitsu. I love it so much and feel like I get a really good workout from it. I do it at least three times a week.
Q: You probably know nothing about this, but last spring, our publications put together a “TV Crush Tournament,” where we had readers vote for their dreamiest prime-time stars. You won the male side of the tourney with ease.
A: Really? That’s awesome. Wow, I feel humbled and validated. (Laughs). Who was my competition?
Q: Just about anyone you can think of. All the top stars. It came down between you and Jensen Ackles of “Supernatural.”
A: Wow. Pretty cool.
Q: Seriously, though, your fan base is incredibly passionate. How does that make you feel?
A: I’m continually amazed at the amount of support my fans show me. I recently wrote a blog post trying to express my appreciation. … I’m actually surprised (by the support) sometimes because I don’t feel like I’m a very good celebrity. I don’t have a Twitter account. I barely manage my Facebook page and I don’t get to my e-mail often enough.
Then I watch my own work and I’m not a fan of it. I don’t see it. (Laughs). … Frankly, I probably wouldn’t have this job without the fans.
From USA today:
Scott Caan, left, and Alex O’Loughlin return for a third season on ‘Hawaii Five-0′ on Monday facing new challenges but relying on the same personal chemistry.
Over the first two seasons, the lead characters, played by Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan respectively, have developed a strong friendship firmly based in disagreement. The frequent ones that take place while driving have become known as “carguments.”
“In the first season, I feel we sort of ran on getting to know each other as characters. You have a lot more to argue about when you’re trying to decide whether you like somebody or not,” says Caan, as O’Loughlin laughs. “Now, the arguments have turned more into brothers that argue, which is great, too, as long as there’s something to disagree on.”
“And if there’s not, we’ll often create things,” says O’Loughlin, in a dual interview with Caan during a visit to the mainland. “I think we’ve done that a fair bit, where the scene seems too sort of smooth and we’ll choose a part of dialogue (and make it) more argumentative than it’s actually written.”
They will have to stow their disputes as Season 3 (Monday, 10 ET/PT) opens with the characters far-flung and in crisis. McGarrett, in Japan, must get reacquainted with his mother, Doris, who he thought died 20 years earlier; Danny will grapple with the possibility of being separated from his young daughter, Grace (Teilor Grubbs), if she and his ex-wife move away from Hawaii; and Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) faces the possibility of losing his wife, Malia (Reiko Aylesworth), or his cousin, Kono (Grace Park) — or both.Five-0 averaged 12 million viewers in Season 2.
“There’s going to be emotional fallout from the decisions that (they) make, like McGarrett reconnecting with his mother. What’s that relationship going to be like with somebody who abandoned you for 20 years?” executive producer Peter Lenkov says. “And Chin’s decision to go to Malia’s side and leave Kono hanging, all that is going to have to play out.”
Bad cop Frank Delano (William Baldwin) will be back, Lenkov says, and don’t count out McGarrett’s nemesis Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos), even though he’s behind bars.
Christine Lahti will play McGarrett’s mother. “She’s a fantastic actor and I’m glad to work with her,” O’Loughlin says. “She brings a new dynamic to the show.
McGarrett also will have a girlfriend, Catherine (Michelle Borth, who has appeared in earlier episodes), but he’s reluctant to admit it, O’Loughlin says. “He’s got issues, man. And the funny thing is the person who stirs him up most about those issues is Danny Williams, who isn’t exactly the relationship guru.”
O’Loughlin, who missed an episode of Season 2 to undergo supervised treatment after taking prescription pain medication for a shoulder injury, says he’s fully recovered. “I got hurt a number of times on the show, and I took a break, and it was the best thing for my physical recovery,” he says. “A lot of people were talking about it because they didn’t have anything else to talk about. Everything’s good now.”
The friendship of O’Loughlin and Caan, born a day apart in 1976, is key to making the on-camera “bromance” work, Lenkov says.
Caan says he and O’Loughlin have a lot in common, including surfing, jiu jitsu and “a nicotine addiction,” and that the buddy element of Five-0 works because they are friends. “It’s hard to go against what really exists,” he says. “If you have a rapport with somebody, that’s going to come out.”
SOURCE: USA TODAY
h50 SUNSET ON THE BEACH PREMIERE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012, Chevy Dealers of Hawaii will present Hawaii Five-0, Season 3′s World-Premiere at Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki.
The schedule is as follows:
4:00 PM – Red Carpet Opens for Confirmed Press Placement
4:30 PM – Live Entertainment
5:00 PM – Red Carpet Opens
6:30 PM – Red Carpet Ends
***TIMES ABOVE ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT ADVISEMENT***
7:00 PM Premiere Entertainment by:
The Honolulu Boy Choir
Halau Hula `Olana
Kenny Endo Taiko Drums
Mayors Program with Emcee Billy V:
Prayer by Blaine Kia Ohana
Proclamations by the City & State
Remarks from CBS Entertainment President, Nina Tassler
Remarks from Executive Producers, Peter Lenkov and Roberto Orci
Introduction of attending cast with remarks by Alex O’Loughlin
Premiere of Hawaii Five-0 Season Three, Episode One (301)
Special SURPRISE Guest Performer for Post-Premiere Beach Concert
10p is the beach curfew : )
The Hawaii Five-0 Season 3, Sunset on the Beach will feature:
Public beach seating
Food for purchase by
Giovanis Shrimp Truck
Rainbow Drive In
Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, towels, and umbrella for daylight hours, sunscreen, water and attendees are encouraged to bring Hawaii Five-0 FAN SIGNS
#H50 #SOTBH503 – SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAGS FOR EVENT
Key #H50 twitter accounts to follow:
Ashton Hotels & resorts trivia contest
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HNN interviews Alex
Recently Alex did an interview with HAWAIINEWSNOW to talk about the new season and whats to come.To see the interview click HNN NEWS since it cant be posted on other sites you have to check it out on their site.
H5-0 S3 SUNSET ON THE BEACH PREMIERE
HAWAII FIVE 0 SEASON 3 PREMIER EP WILL BE SHOWN IN HAWAII SUN SET AT THE BEACH AS THEY HAVE DONE FOR THE OTHER 2 SEASONS!!
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fans of “Hawaii Five-0” can exhale now — CBS announced today that it will hold a red-carpet “Sunset on the Beach” premiere of the crime drama one day before the start of the third season.
CBS will hold the free advance screening Sunday, Sept. 23, on Waikiki Beach. The exact time hasn’t been set for red-carpet arrivals by the show’s stars.
But Peter Lenkov, the show’s executive producer, promised the season three premiere will be “a jaw-dropping, nail-biting, edge-of-your seat ride.”
All of the show’s regulars — Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim — attended previous beach screenings and are expected to attend again this time. Lenkov is expected as well.
Red-carpet galas are not the norm in television, but there’s no better way to thank the show’s appreciative fans “for the love and support we receive on a daily basis,” Lenkov said in an email.
“It’s hard to articulate, but this show is like no other I have ever been involved with,” he said. “It feels as if each and every person on the island has a hand in the making of it. If they’re not working on it. … They’re rooting for it to succeed.”
This is the third year CBS will premiere the season on the beach. But unlike previous seasons, CBS remained silent this summer on the prospect of any advance screening, frustrating out-of-state fans who wanted to plan trips to Hawaii to see the premiere and gawk at the stars.
The network announced the event at 4:30 a.m. today via Twitter.
Last year’s event drew 10,000 people, including many who camped out all day in order to get spot near the red carpet. The arrival of the show’s stars triggers a frenzy of camera-toting, tweeting, screaming fans.
Lenkov said they are the show’s ohana and their support is vital.
“I can tell you it does not go unappreciated,” he said. “It reminds us of why we are working so hard.”