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Daniel Dae Kim Says Hawaii Five-0 Departure Was About "Self-Worth"

  Though Daniel Dae Kim was on hand at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote ABC's new show The Good Doctor , on which he serves as an executive producer, it was only a matter of time before the actor was asked about his departure from CBS' Hawaii Five-0 . Just a few seconds,   ...Read More...   //

Hawaii Five-0': CBS Execs Maintain They Offered Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park a Lot of Money to Stay

There was no way Kelly Kahl and Thom Sherman were going to avoid the question about the apparent Hawaii Five-0 pay gap , which led to sudden and shocking resignations from Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park ahead of Season 8. TheWrap just happened to be the publication to ask it. Can you give us a better understanding of the Hawaii Five-0 pay discrepancy? we posed Tuesday during CBS executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour. Like, how far apart the two sides were and what CBS called an unprecedented raise for Daniel would that have brought him to match Scott [Caan] and Alex [OLoughlin]?   ....Read More... //

How Grace Park Prepared for Battlestar Galactica Comic-Con Reunion After Hawaii Five-0 Exit

Grace Park made waves with her exit from Hawaii Five-0. The actress, who had been with the show since its start, left alongside costar Daniel Dae Kim during the hiatus between seasons seven and...   ...Read More... //

Hawaii Five-0 Adds Three Cast Members After Fallout Over Recent Exits

Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are joining Hawaii Five-0 as series regulars for Season 8. This follows the exits of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.   ...Read More... //

Hawaii Five-0': President of Leading Asian-Focused U.S. Cable Channel Slams CBS Over Cast Exits

CBS continues to face criticism in the wake ofHawaii Five-0 cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park exiting the procedural ahead of Season 8. Sang H. Cho, president of cable network Mnet America , said in a statement released to TheWrap that the actors failed contract negotiations bring to the forefront anongoing lack of diversity in Hollywood issue in general, and inparticular for Asian-American actors.  ...Read More... //

Here's How Hawaii Five-0 Will Introduce Daniel Dae Kim's Replacement

  The departures of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park from Hawaii Five-0 's eighth season may have come as a shock to audiences who'd watched them in their roles since the series premiered in 2010, but their final moments in Season 7 were strangely accommodating to such news.  ...Read More... //

Hawaii Five-0': Council of Korean Americans Declares Call to Action Over Cast Exits

In the continued fallout over the exits of Hawaii Five-0 cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park , an advocacy group for Korean and Asian Americans has issued a call to action against CBS. The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) announced on Friday that it has asked its constituents to place phone calls to CBS Television Studios president David Stapf and head of drama development Bryan Seabury to voice complaints over contract negotiations that led the two actors to leave the cop procedural.  ...Read More... //

Hawaii Five-0': Can Show Survive Without Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park?

In case your epic Fourth of July hangover is finally just fading now, we regret to inform you that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have left CBS Hawaii Five-0 over a question of compensation . The actors, who have co-starred throughout the shows seven-year run, were unhappy with contract negotiations. Scott Caan and Alex OLoughlin, the other two leads, will remain with the program. How will Hawaii 5-0 fare without Kim and Park? Considering their Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua are key characters and fan-favorites, and that public perception over the salary issues hasnt been particularly great for CBS, the show likely wont grow in Season 8.   ...Read More... //

Hawaii Five-0: The Saga Continues as Showrunner Peter Lenkov Weighs In

If you've ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes during a major broadcast television network's salary discussions, this is about as close as you're going to get to the action. The struggle is real, as is evident from the days-long public discussion that has ensued after it was revealed series co-stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park were exiting the long-running drama. While Park has remained mum on the issue, Kim issued a passionate Facebook post to fans about his departure and how it related to salary parity.   ...Read More...

CBS Responds to Hawaii Five-0 Exits Amid Reported Salary Disputes: "We Tried Very Hard to Keep Them"

Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park's exits from Hawaii Five-0 continue to make waves. After CBS announced the two original cast members would be departing ahead of the upcoming season...  ...Read More... //