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Hawaii Five-O airs 100th episode

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "Hawaii Five-O" aired its 100th episode on CBS (KGMB) Friday night. It's a milestone that means a lot, not just for the series and the TV network, but also for the state and the Hawaii Film Studio.

Very few television shows ever reach the 100-episode mark, which is the number of episodes needed for a show to go into syndication, meaning the show can continue to produce money through re-runs.

It's also a long-enough run that the state of Hawaii has benefited as well. State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson doesn't have an exact money figure, but she estimates "Five-O" has brought in tens of millions of dollars every year to the islands' economy.

"From our visitor industry, certainly, to the small businesses that work with the production to support them in good and services of all variety," said Dawson.

The production also has benefited the Hawaii Film Office in a few ways. The show's use of the Hawaii Film Studio at Diamond Head has brought new life to an aging facility. 

And while the show has been a postcard for Hawaii, TV and film crews have also been attracted to bring other productions, such as the motion picture "Godzilla."

"We don't have to be the traditional sand, sea and sun," said Dawson. "There is so much more that Hawaii is capable of."

"Hawaii Five-O" airs Friday nights on CBS.

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