Alex O’Loughlin Heading to ‘Hawaii’?

by | January 18, 2010 at 12:51 PM | TV News

Alex O'Loughlin (CBS)

Alex O'Loughlin (CBS)

Will three times be a charm for Alex O’Loughlin?

Twice starring in high-profile but short-lived CBS series, O’Loughlin hasn’t had the best luck, but he has developed a loyal following. So they’ll be glad to hear the network is eyeing the ‘Moonlight‘ hunk for yet another project.

They just canceled his second series, ‘Three Rivers,’ but CBS is determined to keep the popular TV actor on their network. According to Entertainment Weekly, O’Loughlin could be heading to ‘Hawaii’ to front the just picked up ‘Hawaii Five-O’ remake.

“Talks are ongoing,” says an insider. “CBS really wants to do another series with him.”

This comes as no surprise, given the support he’s received from the network. CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler told Fancast, “We love [Alex] and want him to stay around for a long time.”

CBS has green lit the new ‘Hawaii Five-O,’ an updated version of the classic procedural that originally aired from 1968-1980. The show centered around an elite team of Hawaii State Police and was popular for its opening music and the famous closing line, “Book ‘em, Danno.”

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who co-created and executive produced Fox’s ‘Fringe,’ co-wrote the pilot for ‘Hawaii Five-O’ with ‘CSI: New York’ executive producer Peter Lenkov, according to The Hollywood Reporter.