Book 'Em Dano: "Five-O" Catches a Second Wave

By Jenna Briand
|  Friday, Oct 9, 2009  |  Updated 10:06 AM CDT
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Book 'Em Dano: "Five-O" Catches a Second Wave

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American actor Jack Lord (1920 - 1998), born John Joseph Patrick Ryan, speaks into a bullhorn in character as Steve McGarrett during the episode 'Death is a Company Policy' of the CBS television police crime drama 'Hawaii Five-O,' Honolulu, Hawaii, April 28, 1972. The program ran from 1968 to 1980. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Do-do-do-do-doooooo-do… do-do-do-do-doooooo.

In case that's not translating, those "dos" are the "Hawaii Five-O" theme song. You may know it. If not, you will soon.

"Hawaii Five-O," the island-based crime drama starring Jack Lord as police chief Steve McGarret, first aired in 1968. The show's catch phrase -- "Book 'em, Dano" -- has lived on ever since.

Now, CBS is bringing it back; they've committed to making a pilot of a new "Five-O" to be penned by "Star Trek" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, reported Variety. They will team with "CSI: NY" producer Peter Lenkov to revive the series.

The new "Hawaii Five-O" would join other blasts from the (more recent) past such as "Melrose Place" and "90210", and possibly go up against NBC's remake of mainland sleuthing -- "The Rockford Files."

We wish them all a more lasting fate than "Fantasy Island" or "Knight Rider."

Without further adieu, join us in having this stuck in your head all day:

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