- CBS announced in February that long-running series Hawaii Five-0 will end after 10 years.
- Here's why the show is reportedly getting cancelled, and when you can catch the series finale.
Hawaii Five-0 has been a TV staple since it debuted in 2010. We’ve come to know and love Alex O’Loughlin’s McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danno, and we can’t imagine a Friday night without the duo.
But we’re going to have to—and very soon. Hawaii Five-0 has officially been cancelled, and the series finale is slated to air in less than a month.
“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,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “We cannot be prouder of its quality and longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan devotion it inspired.”
But if it had such a “passionate” viewership, then why would CBS end the series? Here’s everything we know.
Why did "Hawaii Five-0" get cancelled?
Besides the fact that it’s been on 10 whole years—a pretty lengthy amount of time—it seems there were a few behind-the-scenes factors, too. Deadline claimed Alex and Scott’s contracts were up at the end of this season, which often jumpstarts an actor’s exit.
But the outlet also mentioned that Alex suffered a back injury years ago on set, and that he hasn’t quite recovered. He reportedly had a stem cell treatment that helped, but he couldn’t sign on for another round. CBS allegedly toyed with the idea of replacing Alex, but instead decided it was time to cut the cord.
Got it. So when’s the last episode?
The worst news out of all of this is that Hawaii Five-0’s final episode will run in less than a month. The two-hour series finale will air on April 3, 2020 so we suggest stocking up on tissues now.
Will any old cast members return?
Yes! Apparently James Marsters (Victor Hesse), William Sadler (Jack McGarrett), and Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat) will be back to say goodbye. There’s no word on whether Grace Park or Daniel Dae Kim might return for one last time, but considering their exits seemed a little controversial we’re not sure we see that happening.
Hopefully they tie everything up as well as Criminal Minds did this year!
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