Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 Reunites Two Heroes

Losties aren’t the only fans being treated to a reunion by Hawaii Five-0, where Terry O’Quinn will share scenes with Daniel Dae Kim this coming season. No, the Heroes faithful will similarly see Masi Oka meet up with a familiar face, when Greg Grunberg guest-stars on the CBS action-drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Grunberg will play a ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent based out of Honolulu, and whose team’s primary functions are the survey of items smuggled into the region and all Homeland Security threats.

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“He has worked with Five-0 team member Lori Weston (played Lauren German) on Homeland Security issues before, so he is aware of the task force and their successful and unorthodox ways of handling cases,” executive producer Peter M. Lenkov tells us of Grunberg’s character. “His first exposure to working directly with Five-0 is when the team handles the murder investigation of an ICE Agent under command.”

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Where there’s a murder, there’s a dead body. And where there’s a dead body, there’s often a coroner. Cue Oka, who is now a Five-0 series regular as Max.

“Of course, we plan to infuse the character with Greg’s unique personality and humor,” says Lenkov, “as well as put him in a scene with Masi for those die-hard Heroes fans.”

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Hawaii Five-0 premieres its new season Monday, Sept. 19, at 10/9c; Grunberg’s episode will air in November, and the role could possibly go recurring.

Comments (28)

  • Ugh! Not a fan of this show or Greg Grunberg at all. Time for CBS to put this show out of its misery. Stat!!!!

    Comment by Sam – August 23, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously? It’s one of like 2 watchable shows that CBS airs… I’d take this over another cookie-cutter franchise spin-off any day of the week. And I for one am always glad to see Grunberg pop up as a guest star.

      Comment by wordsmith – August 23, 2011 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They can’t do that yet. They need to get at least some of their money back through syndication first. The most expensive pilot in 10 years turned out to be just a mediocre rating show for CBS. Not at all what CBS was expecting after the huge expenses. They expected bigger than NCSI and they got a Close to home type of result.They need to get some of that money back.

      Comment by Hope – August 23, 2011 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know where exactly you got your ‘facts’ from, but H50 is getting some of the best ratings on CBS network. Maybe get your facts straight next time before you try to come in here and mouth off on one of the greatest shows CBS has to offer these days.

        Comment by Jas – August 23, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually, Hope is not entirely wrong. 5-0 has great ratings overall (22nd most popular show), but by CBS standards, it’s strictly middle-of-the-pack – behind both NCIS’s, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Mentalist, The Good Wife, even Blue Bloods. See for yourself: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/01/2010-11-season-broadcast-primetime-show-viewership-averages/94407/

          Comment by wordsmith – August 23, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Some of the best ratings on CBS? Even Blue Bloods and CSI Miami on weekends get more viewers than Hawaii. And right now with Criminal Minds SB and Defenders gone and The Good Wife moved to Sundays ,Hawaii is the weakest show from Monday to Thursdays.

          Comment by Hope – August 23, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Actually, you’re forgetting CSI:NY, and I have a hunch 5-0 will land higher than some of the new shows.

            Comment by wordsmith – August 23, 2011 02:21 PM PDT  
        • That said, I agree that it’s one of the best shows on the network, and I wish the ratings were even better.

          Comment by wordsmith – August 23, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • no sure about the new shows. A friend of mine watched Person of Interest and Unforgettable, and he said they were both amazing. The best CBS has made in the last 4 or 5 years.Seems CBS will have a great new season.

            Comment by Gavin – August 23, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  
    • Damn, I’ve missed Matt and Hiro! They were the best part of Heroes IMO and I’m grateful Hawaii 5-0 can be that good at stunt casting! It has the best guest starts ever

      Comment by Guess – August 23, 2011 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OK, Sam, we’ll get right on it, since you alone know what’s best for the rest of humanity. Go back to watching Gossip Girl reruns.

      Comment by Bob – August 24, 2011 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They already had a Heroes ‘reunion’ on H5O when James Kyson Lee (Ando) guest-starred last season.

    Comment by Linda – August 23, 2011 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you for pointing it out, Linda.
      Was good to see “Ando” again!

      Comment by Frank – August 23, 2011 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, but James Kyson Lee and Masi Oka never met each other on H50, which I was really disappointed about.

      Comment by Paul – August 25, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This may just make me watch. Love me some Greg Grunberg!

    Comment by Lisa – August 23, 2011 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • amen to that!

      Comment by Mandy – August 23, 2011 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! As a fan that stuck it out with Heroes right through the unsatisfying end, I love Greg Grunberg and Masi Oka! I don’t watch Hawaii Five-0, but I want to watch this episode!

      Comment by Paige – August 24, 2011 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Greg Grunberg is a very good actor and a great drummer too (Band from TV) I like the way he carries characters with tension, edginess and a sense of humor. look forward to seeing him and Masi together.

    Comment by PHXcowbot – August 23, 2011 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Plus, Greg was also on Lost.

    Comment by Chris G. – August 23, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s a bit of a stretch, though. Yes, technically he was on Lost. However, he was uncredited in the Pilot episode, had his scenes deleted in another episode, and finally was only heard in the ‘LA X’ episode. Hardly reunion material in the traditional sense.

      Comment by Bob – August 24, 2011 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can CBS and Five-O read Greg’s minds?

    Comment by kevin – August 23, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ratings are fine and it ended 22nd for the season. Not that terrible and expect show to last for a while.

    Comment by Splum – August 23, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Relying on stunt casting already?

    Most shows don’t do this until well into a 4 or maybe 5th season.

    Just ask Supernatural:P

    Comment by Dee – August 23, 2011 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m actually kind of excited to see these guys, this is an amazing show! One of the few watchable shows on tv today! And one of the many few reboots to actually WORK!!!!

    Comment by Melissa – August 23, 2011 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Greg was actually on Lost as well (he was the Oceanic Pilot who got killed by the Smoke Monster in the first season – (also had voice cameos in season 5/6 as the pilot)

    Comment by ncmacasl – August 23, 2011 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This *guest star of the week* business will turn Hawaii Five-0 into Love Boat/Fantasy Island type show. Those *guest stars* should be on Dancing with the (so-called) Stars, not H50! Usually this gimmick isn’t pulled until season 5 or 6 of a failing show (e.g. Justin Bieber on CSI).

    All these guests + the new semi-regulars will detract from the best part of H50 last year, which were the inter-relationships and back stories of the 4 main team members. I am going to view Season 2 with great trepidation.

    Comment by Benita Lee – August 23, 2011 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this show – Hawaii five O – Really different to the normal cop shows, has humour and a serious side. Love all the actors hope this show goes on for a long time. Scenery is breathtaking as well.
    Blue bloods ok but can be boring at times.
    South Africa

    Comment by Olive – August 26, 2011 12:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just saw the ep. Nice little easter-egg dialogue when Masi insists that he’s seen Greg someplace before.

    Comment by jnsin1960 – November 8, 2011 07:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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