"Hawaii Five-0" Returns to TV

CBS has announced its big prime-time line up for the coming season last night, which includes five new shows, most notably one of TV best's crime shows ever with a back-drop that was hard to beat, "Hawaii Five-0."

After 12 years, a new version of "Hawaii Five-O" puts its own spin with actors, Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Detective Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan, who is Detective Daniel "Danno" Williams, Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly and Grace Park, who plays Chin's cousin, Kono.

The cast sat down with "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith to discuss the exciting revival.

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O'Loughlin is best known for his roles as Kevin Hiatt in "The Shield" and as Mick St. John in "Moonlight," and was currently on the big screen in the romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan" opposite Jennifer Lopez.

On the show, the relationship between McGarrett (O'Loughlin) and Danno (Scott Caan) is comparable to Danny Glover and Mel Gibson in "Lethal Weapon" where they love each other, but make each other nuts."

"This thing totally rocks," Smith said. "I like the on-screen chemistry between you guys."

"Hawaii Five-0's" plot has traces of the old show - a Navy Seal returns home to Hawaii (this time to avenge the killing of his father by terrorists) and forms an elite task force (courtesy of the governor). New Jersey native Danno leaves his east coast comfort zone and joins the police department in Hawaii to be near his child, who was taken there by his ex-wife.

Chin Ho Kelly (Kim) was wrongly accused of corruption, but a close friend of McGarrett's dad and his niece, Grace, is graduating from the Police Academy and is very street smart. Together they form the task force to take out the heavy hitting bad guys on the islands.

Kim, who stars in the wildly popular hit TV show "Lost," was asked about the highly-anticipated ending to the series finale, which airs this Sunday.

"Wow, how long do we have? You know what the great thing is, we will all know the answers to 'Lost' in a few days," Kim joked. "I would love to. but I need to keep a job still...I might whisper it to you, is that OK, Harry?"

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Kim won't be out of a job anytime soon, if all goes with the new "Hawaii Five-0." So, the handsome actor will stay put in Hawaii.

"Once we knew that the show ("Lost") was on the air, we moved there (Hawaii). We've been there for six years now," Kim added.

The cast joked that Kim is the "poster-boy" for the island.

"I am a temporary place-holder until you guys all get there," Kim joked.

"Hawaii Five-0" will air Monday's at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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