ED ASNER FIVE-O REDUX

Published on: December 8, 2011
Photography by: Getty Images Entertainment
ED ASNER FIVE-O  REDUX

Emmy winning heavyweight ED ASNER will reprise his 36 year old role on “Hawaii Five O”, The ENQUIRER has learned.

Asner, a multiple Emmy winner (Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant)  guest stars in a spring ep of the CBS  crime-actioner, reprising his role of August March, the Tiffany Net announced.

The new ep features original footage from the classic 1975 Jack Lord 5-O prime series, "Wooden Model of a Rat," where Asner guest starred,

The vintage footage will elaborate his seamy back story as an international smuggler.

 “It is thrilling to… merge the original Hawaii Five-0 and our new show by having the classic, versatile and award-winning actor Ed Asner reprise his role of August March, a character Mr. Asner first played 36 years ago,” executive producer Peter Lenkov said.

Alex O'Loughlin and his team of TV hotshots lean on Asner to help them with a new case after serving 30 years behind bars.