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Steve McGarrett’s Kid Sister
Will Be A Regular If CBS’
HAWAII FIVE-O Goes To Series!!

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If CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” pilot goes to series, one regular character on the show will be Mary Ann McGarrett, younger sister of Five-0 chief Steve McGarrett, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Taryn Manning (“8 Mile,” “Sons of Anarchy”) plays the character, who was not a regular on the 1968-1980 original series. Will she be kidnapped? A detective? Manning joins Alex O'Loughlin (“Three Rivers”), who plays big bro Steve, and Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost”), who plays Chin Ho Kelly. The series, which like the CBS original will follow a fictional Hawaiian police agency, is overseen by writer-producers Peter Lenkov (“CSI: NY”) and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (co-creators of “Fringe” and writers of last year’s “Star Trek” movie). Find The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    She Looks Dirty

    by Crow3711


  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    She does tend to make people lump her

    by jimbojones123

    Into the slutty category.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Let me guess...

    by Magnus Greel

    She will be a crack whore.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Herc: And wasn't she in "Drive"?

    by ME_M

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Hawaii 5-0

    by tulsarick

    In one of the earlier episodes McGarret visited his sister & her family in California. However she wasn`t a babe like this girl.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    She definitely has a certain skank quality about her

    by AnYangBluth

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Any word on sis's boyfriend who is criminal

    by kabong

    and Steve doesn't like him but it turns out that the guy is an undercover Fed? <P> What about Steve's funny neighbor guy, Wo Fat, who's always borrowing Steve's tools but not returning them? <P> Will Steve have a dog named Kono?

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by rben

    no ideas no ideas no ideas that felt good!

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Why don't they just bring back Magnum PI...

    by archer1949

    If they want a Hawaii setting?

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Looking at pics of the actress...

    by Dingbatty

    She has a tattoo of a unicorn on her left arm, and a tattoo of the phrase "I heart boys."

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Oh, and some asian calligraphy near her

    by Dingbatty

    waistline that probably reads something other than she intended.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Because the one character I was hoping the remake would get righ

    by JMH1973

    ...was the kid sister. There's really no sense worrying whether or not this show's gonna suck (although it is) since it'll be canceled after six or seven episodes.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Kid sister?? Try Granddaughter

    by Lang The Cat

    Even that is being kind. If Jack Lord were still alive today he would be pushing 90, so more than likely she would be a great-granddaughter. Unless he started at 5-0.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Fuck this, I want Wo Fat and Pfeiffer!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    And the serial killer who thought he was protecting a comic strip character. Bring with the weirdo 5-0 villains, CBS! (I used to, as you can tell, watch a lot of TVLand, back when TVLAnd actually showed classic TV shows and not crap reality shows and endless reruns of Roseanne.)

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    McGarrett's younger sister?

    by skimn

    Are they recognizing the prior series at all? That would make her a sperm still cookin in her daddy's nutsack.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Oh thats right, its a re-imagining..

    by skimn

    cuz McGarrett's now a thirty-something stud...

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Taryn Manning's like Mena Suvari's sister from the "street".

    by sighborg

    Tiny, tight, small breasts, nice ass, and wild in bed. Some reason I think Mena might be nastier though.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    she's white trash hot

    by Xiphos_2

    which is good.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Michael Shanks is up for the role of Danno...

    by Bill Clay

    I might watch if Michael Shanks is a regular. Between this and Smallville, Shanks seems to be the busiest ex-Stargater still working.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I would not be suprised if worms were composting

    by jimbojones123

    Inside of her. Dirty is a total understatement.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    FAIL - She's a bootleg Brittany Murphy

    by Mr. Profit

    This show will tank now. O'Loughlin and Manning will doom this shit to hell. They should have poached Katie Cassidy from the sure to be dead "Melrose Place".

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    bootleg Brittany Murphy only alive

    by MacReady452

    and orci kurtzman killed this before it even started.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Wonder if this news means...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...the soundtrack will unfortunately be loaded up with Boomkat songs?

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    It better have that kick ass theme music!

    by vettebro

    I always loved that big ass wave and those pounding drums in the beginning! Fucking iconic.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    For the record, will anyone under the age of 30

    by AnYangBluth

    watch this? I'm 30 so I'm using myself as a reference point, and i will not watch this POS

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    If this is another CSI copycat, count me out

    by Pizza The Hut

    I want OLD SCHOOL storytelling, and music that is faithful to the original series.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I liker her music better than her acting...

    by pollaxt

    but she was great in Hustle & Flow

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    O'Laughlin is a proven show-killer.

    by AnnoyYou

    Why in hell would they give him the lead in this? And Daniel Dae Kim is above this dreck, but I guess a guy needs a job. As for Manning: please. A gratuitous, unnecessary role for a talentless actress. This whole thing reeks.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I said "BOOK HER Danno"...

    by Master Bruce

    not "FUCK HER Danno"!!!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    CBS show template

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Murder and mayhem -- check. Hunky guy fantasy for the older housewives trapped in loveless marriages (a la Simon Baker) -- check. "Quirky" or dirty-but-not-threatening chick sidekick (a la Pauley P.) -- check.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Drive

    by The McPoyle Clan

    did anybody see the unaired episodes? Kinda curious as to how it left off.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Lang the Cat...

    by Righteous Brother

    she'd be playing the kid sister of the new Steve McGarrett, not the one from the original series.....duuuuuuuuhhhh.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Screw this, bring us instead

    by skimn

    Tim & Eric's C.o.r.b.s.: cops on recumbent bikes. Of course every episode would have to end with their violent slow motion deaths.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    nothing but winter olympics.....

    by rben

    sucks ass!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Best TV Themesong Ever

    by picardsucks

    But will this be a nausiating Politically Correct "Hip" pile of crap? or will it be sort of cool retro gritty? My money is on politically correct pile of crap

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Anakinredsabre

    There are some things you just dont redo. Magnum PI, Miami Vice, The Equalizer and Hawaii Five O. Like Tom Selleck, Don Johnson, Edward Woodward; Jack Lord IS McGarrett. The role that defined him. IT was brain over brawns and this dude O'laughlin is gonna mess this up sooo bad. Once again, nothing original anymore Film or TV.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    by Phooey

    McGarrett's sister, as I recall, was being duped by a snakeoil saleswoman promising to cure her kid's cancer. The shyster was played by Joanne Linville (aka the Romulan Commander in The Enterprise Incident). McGarrett caught her in a courtroom trap. Of course, this will be a new McGarrett & new sister. We should take up a collection to send O'Laughlin to a real barber (NOT Supercuts) for a haircut and a shave. He should also go to an actual tailor, so he can ditch the Abercrombie & Fitch look. Knowing how today's network model works, though, they'll screw up: * The casting (most will be too young) * The music (They'll ditch the iconic theme for something forgettable) * The wardrome & grooming (untucked shirts, no suits, & 5 o'clock shadows) * The "Oriental mystique" (They'll make it all about hardbodies on the beach & remove all the Asian influence) I just don't see how this could work unless they set in in the 60s or 70s. Everything that made the original show cool, other than the sunsets, is gone now. I'm afraid picardsucks is right.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    I thought this was about McGarrett's son?

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    KID SISTER??? More like his granddaughter!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I wasn't even BORN when Hawaii Five-0 premiered and I'll be hitting 40 soon enough. Are we supposed to in anyway swallow that this young 20-something hippie chick is actually the sibling of a guy who about 40 in the late 60s???<p>This show is a failure just based on the premise ALONE! >:P

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Oh, SHEESH!!! This is a REMAKE of the original! >:P

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Which means it'll be even CRAPPIER! Are they going to try to make this a period show set in the 70s, making it into a TOTAL joke, or just completely waste their time and money trying to "update" the series to make it "relevant"? Let's remake Andy Griffith and Barnaby Jones as TV series while we're at it, as well!<p>Dopes. >:P

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Big mistake with adding a female.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Maybe she will disappear like...

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    that girl did on the A-Team. Show was better without her.