Outtakes Online: Jonas Brothers set for ‘SOTB’
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
It may be a school night, but CBS and “Hawaii Five-0” will be going after a new demographic when the Jonas Brothers perform at the network’s fourth annual “Sunset on the Beach” season premiere Sept. 26 at Queen’s Beach in Waikiki.
The trio will give a free concert — their first ever in Hawaii — after the episode screens, CBS announced Monday, Aug. 19.
“‘Sunset on the Beach’ in Waikiki is all about the fans, and we couldn’t think of a better way to say mahalo than premiering our show again at this beautiful venue,” said “Hawaii Five-0” executive producer Peter Lenkov in a statement released by CBS. “This year we are excited to take it up a notch and have the Jonas Brothers do their first-ever performance in Hawaii at our premiere! We know fans will enjoy this very special night.”
The American pop band, which rode a wave success thanks to the Disney Channel, has sold more than 20 million albums since forming in 2005. Brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas have been teen heartthrobs ever since.
They starred in two Disney Channel movies — “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” — as well as the series “Jonas.”
Nick Jonas has already signed on for a guest role on “Five-0” this season, portraying a computer hacker involved in a case that the “Five-0” is investigating.
He’s had a variety of small TV roles, including appearances on “Smash,” “Last Man Standing” and “Mr. Sunshine.”
Nick Jonas has also starred in the Broadway musicals “Les Miserables,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “A Christmas Carol” and the lead role in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” In addition, Jonas starred in the lead role in the West End production of “Les Miserables” in London and starred in the Los Angeles stage production of Hairspray.
The fourth season of “Hawaii Five-0” will have its network premiere the day after “Sunset on the Beach” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.