Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ films 100th episode
BY MIKE GORDON / email@example.com
It’s milestone week on the set of the CBS drama “Hawaii Five-0” as cast and crew began shooting the show’s 100th episode with a crime scene in Kakaako on Monday.
Most of the stars were there — Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Chi McBride — but so was the ghost of Jack Lord, star of the original series.
Lord’s 1974 black Mercury Marquis, which he used during the show’s first run, was included in the scene, parked at the intersection of South and Pohukaina streets.
Reaching 100 episodes is a huge achievement in the life of a TV series. To celebrate, “Five-0” will have a ceremony Friday on set and then host the show’s annual Sunset on the Beach season premiere Saturday evening in Waikiki.
The beachside premiere, which CBS has hosted since the rebooted version of “Five-0” premiered in 2010, has become a tradition.
The stars get dressed up and walk a red carpet laid out on the sand of Queen’s Surf Beach while thousands of screaming fans greet them. Then “Five-0” screens the season premiere as a thank you to Hawaii.
This year, the rock group Bush will perform following the episode.
The red carpet arrival begins at 6 p.m., followed by the screening at 7 p.m.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.