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Production Begins on 'Hawaii Five-0' Season Six with a Traditional Hawaiian Blessing in Honolulu

Top left photo (L-R):  Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa, Alex O'Loughlin, Co-Executive Producer Jeff Downer, Co-Executive Producer Bryan Spicer, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov; Top right photo (L-R): Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park; Bottom left photo (L-R): Co-Executive Producer Jeff Downer, Chi McBride, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov; Bottom right photo (L-R): Ian Anthony Dale, Jorge Garcia, Dennis Chun
Hawaii Five-0 kicked off production of its sixth season in Honolulu on July 8 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of the islands’ culture. Series stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Teilor Grubbs, Dennis Chun, Ian Anthony Dale, Shawn Garnett and Christopher Sean (Days of our Lives), as well as the producers and the entire Hawaii Five-0 crew, participated. Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa officiated over the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant) and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer).

In honor of the show's sixth season, the ceremony centered around the Hawaiian word “‘eono,” which translates to “six,” but also refers to things that are delicious and tantalizing.

The sixth season of Hawaii Five-0 premieres Friday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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