Mysteries on TV, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling one series that has a season DVD being released this week.
Hawaii Five-O was one of the most successful crime dramas to air on television, running 12 seasons on CBS. In fact, it was the longest running crime series until Law & Order began its 13th season in 2003. The series starred Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of an elite (and fictional) state police force based in Honolulu. Aside from a handful of episodes, it was filmed entirely on location in Hawaii.
Last August it was widely reported that an updated version of the series was in the works for CBS, with the son of Steve McGarrett as the new head of Hawaii Five-O. Little information has been posted since then, with no mention of the series on CBS's ordered pilots for the 2009/2010 season. IMDB, however, still has a 2010 release date on its website.
The Hawaii Five-O: Season Six DVD set of 6 discs contains the 24 episodes that aired on CBS from September 1973 through February 1974.
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