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9 items from 2010


James MacArthur, Danno on Original ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ is Dead at 72

29 October 2010 5:22 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – James MacArthur, a stage and screen actor best known for playing the booking agent Danno in the 1960s version of the TV show “Hawaii Five-0,” died on October 28th, 2010, of natural causes. He was 72. HollywoodChicago.com interviewed MacArthur last March at the Hollywood Celebrities and Memorabilia Show.

MacArthur, the adopted son of theater icon Helen Hayes and playwright Charles MacArthur, made his stage debut at age eight in a summer stock production of “The Corn is Green.” He went on to television and the movies in the early 1960s, getting character parts in “Gunsmoke,” “Spencer’s Mountain,” “Swiss Family Robinson” and the Clint Eastwood western “Hang ‘Em High.” It was his role in that film that brought him to the attention of the producers of Hawaii Five-0.

From 1968 to 1979 MacArthur played cop sidekick Danno to Jack Lord’s Steve McGarrett on the Five-0 squad. MacArthur was not very complimentary »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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James MacArthur, 'Hawaii Five-0's' original Danno, dies at 72

28 October 2010 10:57 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

James MacArthur, "Danno" on the original "Hawaii Five-0," has died.

MacArthur, whose film and TV career spanned more than 40 years, died early Thursday (Oct. 28), his family says. He was 72.

MacArthur was the son of theater legend Helen Hayes and playwright Charles MacArthur and made his professional acting debut while he was still in high school. His early credits include Disney's "Swiss Family Robinson" and "The Light in the Forest" and episodes of TV drama anthologies like "Studio One," in addition to several Broadway plays.

He played a preacher in the 1968 Clint Eastwood western "Hang 'Em High," which was co-written and produced by Leonard Freeman. Freeman created "Hawaii Five-0" that same year and cast MacArthur as Detective Danny Williams, giving him a place in TV history as the object of McGarrett's (Jack Lord) famous catchphrase.

MacArthur played Danno for 11 seasons. Following his departure from "Hawaii Five-0" in 1979, he made a number »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Hawaii Five-o 1.02 “Ohana” Review

27 September 2010 10:53 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Aloha, viewers! After launching our Hawaii Five-o coverage with a recap of the pilot, I’m back with a review of this week’s hour. Different space, same verbose analysis. Promise.

So, where were we? Steve had just formed his crack task force under the supervision of Governor Jameson, and their first assignment was to bust up a smuggling ring, not to mention avenge the murder of Steve’s dad. (Speaking of, I’ve finally realized why Steve’s dad looked familiar to me – that’s William Sadler, who played the Worst Father Ever, Carlton Fog, on Traveler. He also appeared on Alex O’Loughlin’s previous series, Three Rivers. There’s your useless trivia for today.) This week, in an episode co-written by the creator of Day Break (#7 on my list of best swiftly-cancelled TV shows) and directed by a longtime 24 director, they’re rescuing an ex-nsa agent and »

- Brittany Frederick

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Interviews: TV Stars at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show

24 September 2010 10:06 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is back in Chicago this weekend, September 25th and 26th, and the last time it came around some popular TV stars of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s participated. Dawn Wells, Willie Aames, James MacArthur and Ken Kercheval were there.

HollywoodChicago talked with them all, and Hc ace photographer Joe Arce put the finishing touch on the interviews with his vivid shots.

The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is a biannual event where attendees can meet and greet the stars, collect autographs and find cool collectibles at the comprehensive memorabilia market. Click here for details about the show.

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island

The most famous castaways in television history were only on the air in their original run for three short seasons, 1964-1967, on CBS. But in an explosion of syndicated popularity “Gilligan’s Island” in essence has never left the airwaves. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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CBS Books "Hawaii Five-0"

17 May 2010 4:06 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

CBS has reportedly picked up a remake of the cop drama "Hawaii Five-o", based on an impressive pilot, shot on location in the Pacific islands.

Based on the 1968-1980 TV series "Hawaii Five-o", the pilot was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov.

The original series, created by Leonard Freeman, focused on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police, answerable only to the governor.

Kurtzman and Orci, co-creators of Fox's Vancouver-lensed drama "Fringe," also wrote the screenplay for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hawaii Five-o"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Alex O'Loughlin in 'Hawaii Five-o'

16 February 2010 12:00 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

After recent news of "Lost" star Daniel Dae Kim joining the "Hawaii Five-o" adaptation of the classic TV series, fans of Alex O'Loughlin should be pleased to know that the "Moonlight" star has landed the role of Detective Steve McGarrett, head of the Hawaii State Police. Jack Lord originally played the character in the 1968 series created by Leonard Freeman. Dae Kim plays Kam Fong's character Detective Chin Ho Kelly. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Transformers" franchise, "Fringe," "Star Trek") are penning the screenplay as well as executive producing with Peter M. Lenkov. CBS Studios produces. O'Loughlin was last seen in the critically panned Kate Beckinsale starrer "Whiteout" from Universal. »

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CBS Books "Hawaii Five-o"

16 January 2010 2:11 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

CBS Studios will update the classic 1968-1980 TV series "Hawaii Five-o," with a teleplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov.

The show will be a fresh take on the original series, created by Leonard Freeman, focusing on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police, answerable only to the governor.

Kurtzman and Orci, co-creators of Fox's Vancouver-lensed drama "Fringe," also wrote the screenplay for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hawaii Five-o"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Book’em, Danno; “Hawaii Five-o” Is A Go! (TV)

16 January 2010 10:20 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Hawaii Five-o is finally a go, after hanging out in limbo since CBS announced, in 2008, that it was to bring back the show.

THR reports that the network has greenlit an updated version of the classic cop series. The project, is described as an updated take on the original series that is centered on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett and answerable only to the governor.

The classic procedural, created by Leonard Freeman, ran on CBS from 1968-80, and became famous for its opening music and for its staple “Book ‘em, Danno” closing line.

So it’ll be a TV series, not a feature-length film. I’m surprised a big screen adaptation hasn’t happened yet, given how popular the property was and still is, among cult fans.

This was one of my favorite TV shows as a kid. I think I’ll go »

- Tambay

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CBS books 'em: 'Hawaii Five-0' greenlighted

15 January 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Hawaii Five-o" is a go.

CBS has greenlighted an updated version of the classic cop series from hot feature scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and "CSI: NY" executive producer Peter Lenkov.

The project, from CBS Studios, scored a sizable commitment when it landed at CBS in October.

It is described as an updated take on the original series that is centered on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett and answerable only to the governor.

The classic procedural, created by Leonard Freeman, ran on CBS from 1968-80 and became famous for its opening music and for its staple "Book 'em, Danno" closing line.

Kurtzman and Orci co-wrote the story for the pilot with Lenkov, who penned the script under their supervision. All three are executive producing.

CBS and CBS Studios, which has the rights to "Hawaii Five-o," first took a stab at developing a »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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