CBS Says It “Tried Very Hard” To Keep Daniel Dae Kim & Grace Park On ‘Hawaii Five-O’ – Update

Deadline | 7/5/2017 | Denise Petski
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UPDATE, 5:45 PM: CBS has responded to Daniel Dae Kim’s Facebook post about his exit from Hawaii Five-O. The network released a statement saying it “tried very hard” to keep Kim and co-star Grace Park on the series “with offers for large and significant salary increases.”

“Daniel and Grace have been important and valued members of “Hawaii Five-0” for seven seasons,” CBS said in a statement. “We did not want to lose them and tried very hard to keep them with offers for large and significant salary increases. While we could not reach an agreement, we part ways with tremendous respect for their talents on screen, as well as their roles as ambassadors for the show off screen, and with hopes to work with them again in the near future.”

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PREVIOUS, 11:24 AM: Daniel Dae Kim is speaking out for the first time following the announcement of his exit from Hawaii Five-0. In a Facebook post to fans, Kim said he was unable to reach an agreement with the network on a new contract, and decided to leave ahead of the eighth season.

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