An actor who was Lost on the island has found a new role on Hawaii Five-0 and reruns of the first season continue to do well in the summer ratings.
Terry O'Quinn played John Locke on the Lost television series, which also starred Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0's Chin Ho Kelly. His new role on the crime drama next season will be more closely connected with Alex O'Loughlin, though. O'Quinn is cast as a former Navy SEAL commander who trained Steve McGarrett and served with his father in the Vietnam War. Kim welcomed the news with a Tweet saying "Class, talent and professionalism — not to mention a great golf swing ; ) – welcome back to the island, Mr. Terry O'Quinn." If O'Quinn loves golf, he has even more reason to enjoy Hawaii with its 70 golf courses on six islands.
Overnight figures show that six million viewers found last night's rebroadcast of Hawaii Five-0, Season one episode 18 "Loa Aloha". That is slightly below the rebroadcast last week that was first in households for its Monday time slot with 7.56 million viewers. It was the number ten program of the week overall and the fifth of top CBS programs of the week, behind the two NCIS franchises, The Mentalist and 60 Minutes. Also announced last week, when the 3.25 million viewers who watched Hawaii Five-0 on DVR were added, the ratings for season one increased from a 2.9 rating to 4.0 – that's the second highest gain in number of DVR viewers of any show last season.
Writers for Hawaii Five-0 are back at work but the actors don't report until July so there may be still more casting news. At least one media outlet (Zap2it) is guessing that O'Quinn is NOT the "new team member" that show executive producer Peter Lenkov hinted at and we still don't have the identity of the new governor.
We do know that the season one premier will be shown in Hawaii before anyone else sees it, like last year's season opener. There's nothing like watching the action on a giant screen at Sunset on the Beach, from a blanket on the sand with the sound of the surf nearby. A special Hawaii travel package is available from Hawaii Aloha Travel. However you get here, plan to stake out your spot in the sand early – the beach is sure to again fill with fans to see the "shocker" show producers have promised us for the first episode.
June 21st, 2011