Tagged: Television

“LOST” Confrontation

“LOST” Confrontation

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” filmed late into the night and continued work today in West O’ahu (as reported yesterday). And “LOST” fans from afar — New York and Brazil — were able to get relatively close to the action as a scene unfolded at Jacob’s beach temple. The following is a composite of...

“LOST” Update

“LOST” Update

SPOILER ALERT: Filming for the sixth and final season of “LOST” began on Monday, but most of the lensing so far has taken place at the Hawaii Film Studio on Diamond Head. But today, thanks to visiting “LOST” fan, blogger and podcaster “TheODI” and film industry watcher Tim Ryan, there’s...

Media Council Opposes TV Merger

Media Council Opposes TV Merger

When the people who cover the news become the news, it’s often difficult to separate the story from the storytellers. On Tuesday, Alabama-based Raycom Media announced that television news operations at KGMB, KHNL and KFVE will be consolidated under a “shared services agreement.” After simultaneous 9 a.m. meetings at all...

TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

KGMB9, the local CBS affiliate, launched a bold (and technologically tricky) initiative tonight during its 5 p.m. newscast. Called ‘i9News,’ it carved out a significant portion of the half-hour broadcast to share feedback from viewers. Sure, any newscast worth its salt pimps its e-mail address these days, and “picture of...

Scenes from a Season Finale

Scenes from a Season Finale

SPOILER ALERT! While only the tenth episode of “LOST” just aired on Wednesday, production is already wrapping up on the season here in Honolulu. That means that it’s been an especially exciting week for LOST spotters, who’ve caught the crew putting together scenes that will appear in the season finale. ...

“LOST” on the North Shore

“LOST” on the North Shore

SPOILER ALERT! Filming for the penultimate season of “LOST” is nearing an end, with about a month left of production to shoot the last two episodes. Location shoots tend to dwindle as the season finale nears, so I’m glad for any tidbit that surfaces these days. Fortunately, thanks to a...

“LOST” Under Fire

“LOST” Under Fire

SPOILER ALERT! Things were pretty quiet on the “LOST” spotting front. As we reported in our last “LOST” podcast, the only news last week was a Twitter note from my friend Susan (confirmed by Shari) about some explosions on the Hawaii Film Studio lot on Diamond Head.  Fortunately, the pyrotechnics...

Daniel Dae Kim Jumps Into Restaurant Biz

Daniel Dae Kim Jumps Into Restaurant Biz

A brief item in this morning’s Star-Bulletin from John Heckathorn: Restaurateur DK Kodama and “Lost” actor Daniel Dae Kim are opening a restaurant together, a casual, build-your-own-burger franchise called The Counter. Next to Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, next month. How’d they get together? DK’s daughter and DDK’s son are...

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

“LOST” star Evangeline Lilly returned to The Late Show with David Letterman last night. And the conversation quickly turned to her relationship with the Aloha State. You’ll recall that in her interview with MSN TV last May, she noted that the islands’ inefficiencies can sometimes make her want to kill...

“LOST” Gearing Up

“LOST” Gearing Up

Eagle-eyed “LOST” spotter Ed Morita sends a brief report today, after finding the crew setting up on Lipoa St. behind the Pearl Kai Shopping Center in Pearlridge. They were settling in for a long stay, with notices spanning through Friday evening.  Apart from watching the crew receive official “LOST” Season...

“LOST” Connections

“LOST” Connections

SPOILER ALERT! Yesterday’s photoset from Mike, depicting an unfamiliar beach camp set built near Camp Erdman on the North Shore, prompted many fans to scour them for clues.  Today, Jennie from Denver passes along her own photos from the same spot, one of which reveals a tantalizing link. The last...

“LOST” Ashore

“LOST” Ashore

SPOILER ALERT! Visiting “LOST” fan Mike Sorensen stumbled across the “LOST” crew yesterday, setting up a scene on the beach near Camp Erdman, a.k.a. Othersville.  There was a makeshift hut, and luggage and debris scattered everywhere.  Though eerily familiar, it doesn’t look like this is supposed to be the disappearing...

“LOST” Returns

“LOST” Returns

On the eve of the broadcast premiere of the first two episodes of Season 5, veteran “LOST” spotter Howard Hsu sent word of a location shoot in downtown Honolulu. They recreated, on a smaller scale, the Widmore Industries exterior seen in Episode 3×08, “Flashes Before Your Eyes.” The signs were...

“LOST” in a Market

“LOST” in a Market

Looks like the winter “LOST” production hiatus is over. Filming for Episode 12 of Season 5 commenced yesterday, and late word came of a location shoot at the Times Supermarket in McCully (1772 S. King St.). Out front, a false sign hung that no doubt gave local shoppers pause: Tim’s...

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

Hawaii customers of Oceanic Time Warner will lose several television channels tomorrow unless a last-minute deal is struck between Time Warner and Viacom. Viacom owns several popular basic cable channels carried by Oceanic, including Comedy Central, music channels MTV and VH1, kids channels Nickleodeon and Noggin, Spike, and TV Land....

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

Take one part “Survivor” and one part “Extreme Makeover” and mix in heaping spoonfuls of Hawaii, and you’ll get “Heart of Paradise,” a new reality TV show that premieres at 9 p.m. tonight on KHON FOX 2 and CW93. The brainchild of first-time producer Cynthia Lockhart, the hourlong program (which...

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

Local ABC affiliate KITV announced this afternoon that newcomer Amber-Lynn Hyden would take over morning weather anchor duties. But for all the glowing praise KITV News Director Tod Pritchard heaped upon the former flight attendant, not a word was said about her predecessor: veteran morning weather anchor Ben Gutierrez. Presumably,...

“LOST” in Pictures

“LOST” in Pictures

A little over a week ago, I posted some “LOST” spotting notes from fans who were visiting Hawaii. Among them was a report from Crista, who spent some time wandering “Othersville” (a.k.a. Camp Erdman). Fortunately, she was also able to take some photos, which she was kind enough to share:...

“LOST” in a Square

“LOST” in a Square

SPOILER ALERT! Turns out the work day wasn’t over for the “LOST” production crew after yesterday’s snowy street scene.  After sundown, they turned up at Bishop Museum, where the show had recreated yet another Russian locale.  According to my friend Jeff, a museum employee, both Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson...

“LOST” in the Snow

“LOST” in the Snow

SPOILER ALERT! Historic, architecturally diverse Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu has played London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles… and now you can add Russia to its resume. The production crew set up between Bethel Street and Nuuanu Avenue at 32 Merchant Street — in fact the very same building that...