‘Hawaii Five-0’ Season 7 Cancellation News: Alex O’Loughlin Exit Will NOT Affect Series, Says Showrunner [SPOILERS]

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 just saw a ratings bump, as the CBS drama recently celebrated its 150th episode on air. While cancellation news are looming for the series, a recent interview with executive producer Peter Lenkov reveals that the show will continue to go on air even without Alex O'Loughlin's Steve McGarrett.

This article contains spoilers. Read on if you want to learn more about the details of this story.

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 recently aired its 150th episode with a reunion between McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Catherine (Michelle Borth). Cinema Blend reports that this particular episode received one of the highest ratings for the series since the season 7 premiere.

The latest episode of "H50" Season 7 has reportedly scored a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographics and a total of 10.4 million viewers. The publication also notes that there has been a 40 percent increase in ratings for the past two weeks of the show.

This just goes to show that the "Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 cancellation rumors are not true if ratings would be the sole basis for the show's cancellation on CBS. If there is anything that could lead to the show's cancellation, it would be the departure of one of its main cast members.

News of Alex O'Loughlin's departure from "Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 began after the actor said that he is becoming exhausted of playing the role. In an interview with TVGuide, showrunner Peter Lenkov explained that the show will continue to air episodes even without McGarrett.

"So, yeah, if it comes to that, there's still life after that character," he shared.

This means that if O'Loughlin would leave in "H50" Season 7 or Season 8, the story would shift its focus to other characters of the show. The showrunner also teased that there will be a "pretty big midseason cliffhanger" that fans should look forward to.

Do you think "Hawaii Five-0" Season 7 can continue without Alex O'Loughlin / McGarrett? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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