Hawaii Five-O ending after current season
It’s been a troublesome few years for CBS’ Hawaii Five-O led by Alex O’Loughlin (Whiteout), with stars leaving over parity issues with their white co-stars and a steady decline in ratings in the following seasons, and now the network has announced that it will come to an end after its current tenth season, according to Variety.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to a hit franchise that carried on the legacy of the original with such distinction while establishing its own signature style,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said. “From episode one, Hawaii Five-0 has been a huge success for us. Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, it has played a key role for a decade on our schedule and helped establish our powerhouse Friday night. We cannot be prouder of its quality, longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan-devotion it inspired.”
The reboot, which began in 2010, was developed by Peter M. Lenkov (Magnum P.I.), Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) and Roberto Orci (Fringe), with Lenkov acting as showrunner, and was executive produced by the trio alongside David Wolkove and Matt Wheeler.
Based on the 1968-80 series of the same name, the story focuses on a specialized police task force headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, led by Lt. Commander Steven “Steve” McGarett and Detective Sergeant Danny “Danno” Williams as they investigate various crimes ranging from terrorism, murders, robberies and kidnappings.
The network will air a two-hour proper finale for the series on April 3, with episodes currently airing on Friday nights at 8 p.m. PST, with previous seasons currently available for streaming on Netflix and CBS All Access, while other episodes air syndicated on TNT.