TV Quick Hits: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 5 news; ‘The Night Shift’ renewed; ‘Famous in 12’ canceled

The latest -Hawaii Five-0” sets its big premiere – It may sound silly to say that we love the fact that “Hawaii Five-0” actually films in Hawaii, but it’s true. In the sage of some many shows using substitute settings, this is a nice way to showcase the state and the producers really even get involved in highlighting it to the community.

The latest example of that? Per executive producer Peter M. Lenkov, the fifth season will have its world premiere at the Sunset on the Beach venue Saturday, September 13. This is almost a good two weeks before the official start of the Friday-night TV season, so the people of Hawaii get a jump on everyone else. This is also a tradition now for the show to have this sort of opening for the local fans who are so accommodating with production.

“The Night Shift” renewed – In what is great news for the NBC medical drama, it is in fact going to be around for a second season airing in 2015. The show is to us one of the surprises of the summer season; while it has a primo lead-in thanks to “America’s Got Talent,” it was never guaranteed to retain as much of an audience as it has. That in itself should be celebrated.

“Famous in 12” canceled – You may not have even heard of this show, but it was designed as a three-month experiment by TMZ and The CW to determine whether or not Harvey Levin and company could effectively use a platform to make a family of people famous for nothing in three months. Basically, it was seeing if the Kardashians could happen all over again.

According to the Associated Press, the show has been canceled now, with the primary reason being that the ratings strictly were not good enough for the experiment to continue.

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