- Associated Press - Thursday, July 15, 2010

HONOLULU (AP) - A traditional Hawaiian blessing marked the start of production of the reinvented CBS TV crime series “Hawaii Five-0.”

Actors Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park attended Thursday’s blessing in Waikiki. Producers and the rest of the crew were also on hand.

CBS calls it “a contemporary take on the classic series,” which starred the late Jack Lord from 1968 to 1980. The new series debuts this fall and will air Monday nights.

Clips from the pilot, shot in March, feature plenty of action, the natural beauty of Hawaii and the pounding, iconic theme song.