TNT to take "Hawaii Five-0" to cable


CBS Television Distribution has sold the CBS series for off-network syndication beginning in Summer 2014. The show, one of TVs’ top-rated dramas, joins Warner Bros.’ The Mentalist (CBS), which premieres later this year on TNT. That deal was made in 2009. The Five-0 deal also includes digital rights so TNT can provide the show via VOD and online.

“Hawaii Five-0 is a top-notch procedural drama that has already built a strong following,” said Michael Wright, EVP/head of programming at TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “With its great characters, intriguing stories, smart sense of humor and explosive action, Hawaii Five-0 is an ideal fit for TNT’s lineup.”

Reportedly, the per-episode price tag is in the low $2 million range.

Hawaii Five-0 — a modern-day take on the classic series (1968-1980) — stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim Grace Park.

The show airs on CBS on Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET. For the season to date, it’s averaging 12 million viewers. It’s executive produced by Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for CBS Television Studios.