TVLine Items: Alex O'Loughlin Five-0 Hiatus Update, Alphas Adds New Agent and More!

Hawaii Five-0 fans wondering how leading man Alex O’Loughlin‘s impending hiatus will impact the series finally have their answer.

TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that O’Loughlin and his alter ago, Steve McGarrett, will only miss one full episode of the CBS cop drama — though, unfortunately, said installment happens to be Five-0‘s buzzy NCIS: LA crossover event (airing April 30 and May 1).

A spokesperson for O’Loughlin announced earlier this month that the actor was seeking treatment for prescription pain medication, and would be taking leave from Hawaii Five-0 for an unspecified amount of time.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Erin Way (Detroit 1-8-7) has joined Season 2 of Syfy’s Alphas (to debut in July) as Kat, the team’s newest superhuman investigator. Her ability is to pick up any skill at a glance — though for a limited and unpredictable span of time.

• MTV on Friday ordered a 28th season of The Real World, and a 23rd cycle of its competition spinoff The Challenge. Meanwhile, The Real World: St. Thomas (aka Season 27) is currently in production in the Caribbean.

• New Girl‘s Kali Hawk has been added to the cast of Fox’s upcoming In Living Color reboot, Deadline reports.

• The upcoming third season of Rizzoli & Isles will see the return of several familiar faces, reports, including Chazz Palminteri (Jane’s father), Ed Begley Jr. (Dr. Pike), Chris Vance (Jane’s ex-fling), Jacqueline Bisset (Maura’s adoptive mother), John Doman (Maura’s father) and Colin Egglesfield (Jane’s brother). Season 3 of the TNT drama premieres Tuesday, June 5.

• ABC will try out GBC in Desperate Housewives‘ plum Sunday at 9 pm time slot on April 8, airing two all-new episodes back-to-back.

• MTV2 has given the green light to Hip Hop Squares, a modern twist on the classic tic-tac-toe game show. America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon and Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham, among others, will fill the squares.

• Oscar-nominated actress Candy Clark (American Graffiti) will play JJ’s mom in Criminal Minds‘ Season 7 finale, per

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Comments (19)

  • “John Doman (Maura’s father) ” as a ghost?

    Comment by Michael Sacal – March 30, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • On Rizzoli & Isles, Chris Vance (LTC Casey Jones) is NOT Jane’s ex as they have never “officially” dated! They met up again at the season opener, flirted via Skype all season long, and she was left hanging at her high school reunion because he had to remain in Afghanistan for a mission rather than come home for it. As a matter of fact, Jane tells Billy Burke’s character she “is kind of seeing someone” when he returns. Personally, I am looking forward to Casey’s return as I found Jane Harmon and Chris Vance to have amazing chemistry!

    Comment by Lady K – March 30, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aw no, i was really looking forward to the cross over episode, especially finding out more about sam and steve’s friendship!!! however, i wish alex all the best and hope he recovers soon. good on him to seek help!!

    Comment by katy917 – March 30, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was looking forward to an Alex/LL match up too. I wish Alex well, though.

      Comment by Elisa – March 30, 2012 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree with Katy and Elisa, and McGarrett + Kensi might have been an interesting match-up as well. But the absolute worst thing about it is that it probably means more screen time for li’l troll Scott Caan. Ugh.

      Comment by Lyn – March 30, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Erin Way’s character on “Alphas” is pretty much – a Pretender? :) Only with a shorter time span…

    Comment by Lambsilencer – March 30, 2012 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought she was Chuck with Intersect 2.0?

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 30, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Rogue from X-Men without needing contact?

      Comment by Lena120 – March 30, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or maybe an exact replica of Peter from Heroes?

        Comment by iwakunirose – March 30, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GCB at 9pm on Easter? A Once Upon a Time lead-in won’t help the show much due to a repeat of the lesser that day.

    Comment by Steven Leitner – March 30, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not lesser, former.

      Comment by Steven Leitner – March 30, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I figured that Alex was not involved with the NCIS LA. A few photos appeared online during the filming of the episode and it looked like Daniel Dae Kim was involved with the crossover since some photos of him on the NCIS LA set appeared.

    Comment by djariya – March 30, 2012 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, u r right, the awesome DDKim went to LA to participate in the NCSI LA episode instead of Alex O. And seems Alex missed the Hawaii episode with the LA people too. Those drug rehab treatments take 1 month. You cannot be in two places at the same time.

      Comment by Kat – March 30, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My guess is that if JJ’s mum has been cast, it’s probs JJ getting married in the Criminal Minds finale. Which makes me happy, lol.

    Comment by weRgleeks – March 30, 2012 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had suspeced it was JJ, too. Either her or Garcia, as none of the others are even in a steady relationship, so it pretty much HAS to be one of my 2 fave girlies :) And with JJ’s mum being cast, it seems more likely to be JJ, although you never do know…..

    Comment by katy917 – March 31, 2012 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i lov alex

    Comment by devika – May 19, 2012 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hope to see more of alex on season 2 of hawai 5o.

    Comment by devika – May 19, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought Alphas was cancelled, so this read is a perk.

    Comment by prish – June 5, 2013 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This story is more than a year old. ALPHAS be cancelled.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – June 5, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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