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, TVGuide.com 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 TVGuide.com.

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19 Comments
  1. Michael Sacal says:

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

  2. Lady K says:

    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!

  3. katy917 says:

    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!!

    • Elisa says:

      I was looking forward to an Alex/LL match up too. I wish Alex well, though.

    • Lyn says:

      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.

  4. Lambsilencer says:

    So Erin Way’s character on “Alphas” is pretty much – a Pretender? :) Only with a shorter time span…

  5. Steven Leitner says:

    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.

  6. djariya says:

    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.

    • Kat says:

      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.

  7. weRgleeks says:

    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.

  8. katy917 says:

    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…..

  9. devika says:

    i lov alex

  10. devika says:

    hope to see more of alex on season 2 of hawai 5o.

  11. prish says:

    I thought Alphas was cancelled, so this read is a perk.

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