alex-o'loughlin2.jpgAlex O’Loughlin — a veteran of three TV series “Moonlight,” “Three Rivers,” “The Shield” — stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in the new romantic comedy, “The Back-Up Plan,” but don’t worry. He’s still in the TV game, starring in the  new “Hawaii Five-O.”

To prep for playing Steve McGarrett, he watched a few  episodes of the original 1968 series.

“It’s very dated and it’s funny to go back and watch it, even the acting is very stylized and the voice work is so different,” O’Loughlin told The Dish Rag exclusively.

The new “Five-O” will be very different overall. Yes, the theme music is
the same. And Steve is still fighting crime in Hawaii. But it’s on a
whole other level.

]]> Scott Caan, who plays Danno Williams. “We really hit it off. We were born on the same day, about 7 hours apart and even though we come from different sides of the planet, there are a lot of similarities between us.” He has high hopes for the show but doesn’t want to get disappointed. “I’m so tired right now, I’ve worked two weeks straight without a day off, and worked through the weekend to get days off for the press junket for “The Back-Up Plan.”  “I don’t why it’s not gonna get picked up,” he says of the series. “But I’ve done this three times before and learned the hard and painful way that you have to put it out of your mind. You can have 10 million viewers and everything looks amazing and the next day, you’re canceled.” But one thing remains the same. Alex does say, “Book ’em Danno,” at the end of the show’s pilot, which should please fans of the original series. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook  for the latest celebrity news and buzz. More Hawaii Five-O news James Marsters joins Hawaii Five-O”
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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead