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‘Hawaii Five-0’: Why CBS Must Quickly Solve The Show’s Lack of Asian American Stars

‘Hawaii Five-0’: Why CBS Must Quickly Solve The Show’s Lack of Asian American Stars

As Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park exit “Hawaii Five-0,” the show suddenly finds itself without any regular Asian American cast members. That’s a huge problem for a show set in Hawaii, and a representation gap that producers will need to address before the show returns this fall.

The new “Hawaii Five-0” has made an effort to recognize Hawaiian culture in ways that other Hawaii-set TV shows hadn’t in the past – featuring more of the music, customs and traditions from the islands. But the depiction of the state’s large Asian American population was still mostly limited to cast members Kim, Park and Masi Oka.

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But with all three gone (Oka announced his exit earlier this year), the network and producers hopefully understand it’s a huge

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