Will moving “Hawaii Five-0” to Friday nights be putting it out to pasture?
The network announced that instead of its usual Monday air date, “Five-0” will replace “CSI: NY” on Fridays for its fourth season. This opens up a Monday time slot for the upcoming series “Hostages,” starring Dylan McDermott. “Five-0” will also be airing an hour earlier than the usual 9 p.m. time.
Some fans fear the move to Fridays will kill off the show because, lets face it, not everyone stays in on a Friday night. DVR will have to be “Five-0’s” savior. It will also air right before the very popular “Blue Bloods” series, which could be a good thing. Maybe viewers tuning in early for “Blue Bloods” will catch the tail end of “Five-0” and realize, hey, this is another great show.
Diehard fans will also be the show’s savior if they follow to Friday. Executive producer Peter Lenkov remains pretty enthusiastic about the move on Twitter; he tells fans to “continue to show up and we’ll be around for a LONG time.” After all, getting renewed for a fourth season is huge for any television series. Lets hope Lenkov is right!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on May 17, 2013