Image Credit: Mario Perez/CBSIt’s a great day for TV fans: Our Fall TV Preview issue is now on stands (or in your mailbox). But it’s an even better day for fans of Alex O’Loughlin, because you can see this photo, larger, on page 47. I live in constant fear that O’Loughlin will one day decide that he’ll no longer bare his chest for his “craft,” so I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw this. That day has not come, nor will it on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, which (surprise!) was named one of the fall’s five best new shows by our critic Ken Tucker. It’s clear producers are willing to use every weapon/ab muscle at their disposal.
My colleague Michael Slezak — who is now using, “He totally belongs on page 47,” as a synonym for “sexy” — and I are both hoping this picture is of Det. Steve McGarrett’s daily morning swim. Which we’d like to see in every episode. I can promise you we’d give his swim trunks their own photo gallery (as we’ve done for Sue Sylvester’s tracksuits). Do you agree? Or should this be a one-time occurrence for impact — the most striking since Daniel Craig’s baby blues in Casino Royale?
For all the buzz on Hawaii Five-0 and 85 other shows, check out EW’s Fall TV Preview issue on stands now.