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‘Hawaii Five-O’ rides Comic-Con wave

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By Erin Maxwell

CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-O” mixed the old with the new at Friday’s Comic-Con panel.

On hand for the event were exec producers Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and thesp Daniel Dae Kim, who received a great deal of applause no doubt for his recent “Lost” goodbye.

But it’s not easy to bring an unseen new fall show to Comic-Com, especially when “Hawaii Five-O” is off genre.

Comic_con_logo_boffo Most of Friday’s audience donned zombie make up and “Walking Dead” t-shirts, clearly there for the following panel and just hoping to snag a seat in the theater.

To rouse the audience, CBS borrowed a little geek cred from its stars Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim. The former Cylon and “Lost” star kept the audiences interest by sneaking in small talk about their former roles while promoting “Hawaii Five-0.”

“I feel like lightening struck twice,” said Kim. “I wanted to stay in Hawaii but needed a project I felt strongly about.”

Kim chatted about the “Lost” finale and him time spent on the show, while Grace offered up tidbits on her role on “Battlestar Galactica.”

“With ‘Battlestar,’ there was a lot of devotion to the original series. Often. The chance of making a successful remake is slim. But I believe in this project.”

CBS is rolling out the series in a big way. The net is planning on ads on every ad on every bus in New York. Surfs up.

(Pictured: Daniel Dae Kim attends the “Hawaii Five-O” panel on Friday)

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