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Hawaii Five-o: How Did the Jack Lord TV Show End?

After 12 seasons on the air, CBS' Hawaii Five-o finally came to an end. Unfortunately, it went out with more of a whimper than a bang.

Hawaii Five-o centers around Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives Steve McGarrett and Dan Williams who work for the fictional Hawaiian state police department. Others in the cast include Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer, Harry Endo, Zulu, Richard Denning, Al Harrington, Al Eben, Peggy Ryan, Glenn Cannon, Danny Kamekona, Moe Keale, Douglas Mossman, and Kwan Hi Lim. The show’s straightforward storytelling, fast-paced action and strong ensemble cast kept the show popular for years.

The last episode of the police series, number 278, is titled "Woe to Wo Fat." It was first aired on April 5, 1980. By this time in the show's history, both MacArthur (Danny "Danno" Willams) and Fong (Chin Ho Kelly) had left the series.
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Hawaii Five-o: Will Alex O'Loughlin Star in the CBS Remake?

The third time might be the charm for both a Hawaii Five-o remake and a popular CBS star.

The original Hawaii Five-o series ran on CBS for 12 years, from 1968 until 1980. Jack Lord stars as Steve McGarrett, the leader of an elite branch of the fictional Hawaii State Police. His right-hand man is Dan "Dan-o" Williams (James MacArthur). Others in the cast include Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer, Harry Endo, Zulu, Richard Denning, Al Harrington, Al Eben, Peggy Ryan, Glenn Cannon, Danny Kamekona, Moe Keale, Douglas Mossman, and Kwan Hi Lim.

A revival series was first attempted in 1997, led by legendary producer Stephen J. Cannell. A pilot was filmed with Gary Busey in the lead role and several castmembers from the original series returned for the project. Lord was in ill health (he died in 1998) and didn't participate and the
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