or


[10/19/04 - 12:00 AM]
Not So Fast: NBC's 'Hawaii' Won't Return
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Just days after being placed on hiatus, NBC has pulled the plug on "Hawaii" despite indications production would continue on the struggling drama.

The news was first reported by two Hawaii-based newspapers, The Honolulu Advertiser (read the story) and The Honolulu Star-Bulletin (read the story), which received word of the show's cancellation from the producers yesterday.

The Peacock originally announced on Friday it was benching the series in favor of fellow newcomer "LAX," adding that the series "will continue in production in Hawaii and will return at a later date with new episodes" (read the story). Nevertheless, NBC publicist Jamie French confirmed yesterday that the show "has stopped production" but wouldn't give any details about the show's fate.

Production had been completed on eight episodes of the series, leaving just one installment on the shelf. "Hawaii" opened to an impressive 10.91 million viewers last month but fell to 6.68 million in its most recent airing (10/6/04), ahead of only "Last Comic Standing" (5.75 million) among all of NBC's series for that week. Also no doubt putting a nail its coffin was its adults 18-49 performance that night (2.1 rating according to fast national data), ahead of only CBS' "60 Minutes" (1.9 rating) in the Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hour among the six broadcast networks.

Both articles also noted the blow the series' cancellation will bring to Hawaii's local film and television industry, which had seen a resurgence thanks to productions such as "Hawaii" (as well as ABC's "Lost" and FOX's "North Shore"). Each episode of "Hawaii" cost about $2.1 million per episode, bringing more than $17 million of spending to the area for the eight completed hours, as well as an additional $1 million to retrofit the show's Mapunapuna sound stage and another $3 million to build sets for the show.

The Hawaii Film Office hopes to make use of the newly available crew and talent on its other local productions as well as the WB pilot "Rocky Point" should it go forward to series.





  [october 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 60 MINUTES (WED.) (CBS)
· HAWAII (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LAX (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· NORTH SHORE (FOX)
· ROCKY POINT (WB)





[05/25/16 - 02:37 PM]
Science Channel to Air "Droned" This Summer
The series will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology revolution.

[05/25/16 - 02:01 PM]
IFC Announces Series Development Deal with New York Magazine's Vulture
The project, titled "The Vulture Show," will deliver smart, irreverent and "slightly off" entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet's signature, sharp perspective.

[05/25/16 - 01:31 PM]
Cable's #1 New Non-Fiction Series "60 Days In" Returns for an Explosive Second Season Thursday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
Plus: ABC News Chief Legal Analyst, Dan Abrams hosts "60 Days In: The Aftermath," a tell-all reunion special, with the season one participants premiering on Thursday, May 26.

[05/25/16 - 01:28 PM]
New Discovery Series "Homestead Rescue" - New Premiere Date and Clip
The newcomer will now launch Friday, June 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series
Television's home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites.

[05/25/16 - 11:25 AM]
CMT Celebrates Dierks Bentley's New Album, Black, with Special Takeover Weekend Beginning May 28
Look for "CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley" on Saturday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/25/16 - 11:11 AM]
Returning Original Starz Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Move to Sundays in July
The former returns on July 17 followed by the latter on July 24.

[05/25/16 - 10:30 AM]
VH1's Sexy Hit Series "Dating Naked" Is Back - Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.

[05/25/16 - 10:22 AM]
Freeform's "Funday" Father's Day Weekend Programming Event Begins Saturday, June 18 and Continues Through Sunday, June 19
Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon?

[05/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
"The Americans" Picked Up for Final Two Seasons
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018.

[05/25/16 - 09:40 AM]
Brett Donahue to Play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's "The Kennedys-After Camelot"
As previously announced, the project stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[05/25/16 - 09:32 AM]
Food Network Heads Outdoors as Professional Grill Masters Face the Heat in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa"
The five-week event launches Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 09:08 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" Live From Nashville, Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and via Underwood's social network.

[05/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for a Pop-Country Mash Up at the "CMT Music Awards" Airing Live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler are on tap to present.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."