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Hawaii Five-O will shoot in old Honolulu Advertiser building

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By Tim Sakahara - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - From historic newspaper building to a classic TV remake CBS will transform the Advertisers building into a television set.

It's not printing newspapers anymore but its still making headlines.  The old Honolulu Advertiser building is now the new studio and base camp for the Hawaii Five-0 series.  Production crews have already started moving into the historic building on Kapiolani Boulevard.

The 81 year old Advertiser building has been on the market for a new buyer but in the meantime it's helping out Hollywood.

"We'll have a mini sound stage inside. it will have Danno's apartment," said Michael Crowe, Hawaii Five-0 Construction Manager.

CBS says it's an iconic building for an iconic series paying tribute to the history and community of Honolulu.

"We'll do it from here.  We'll use this as a base camp and move out and about all over town," said Crowe.

Michael Crowe's name is all over the equipment because he'll be making the sets.  He just finished packing up the stuff from the Lost television series last Friday and is now on to Hawaii Five-0.

"I'm excited. On Lost we were able to showcase the island as far as the tropics and jungle and things like that and transforming it through time. Here we'll be able to showcase Hawaii as it is now present day and let the people of the world see how beautiful it is," said Crowe.

Some of those sites to shoot will include Waikiki, Kapiolani Park and Downtown Honolulu.  They may also turn a back room at the post office into the show's police station.  Ten to thirty people will work on the set any given day.  Shooting starts July 15.

"Right now the preliminary schedule will take us all the way through about the third week in November. We're going to do 12 episodes and then see what the network wants to do after that," said Crowe.  "We'll keep our fingers crossed."

We've also learned Hawaii residents can get a sneak peak at the premiere episode.  It will first air at Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki Monday, September 13.  Then the following Monday the series will debut on KGMB September 20 at 9 pm.

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