TV Bites: The CBS Hawaii Five-O Remix


· CBS has gone ahead and ordered the rumored Hawaii Five-O reboot from Transformer scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The pair has been shepherding the procedural, which would resurrect the Hawaii state police department made classic in its first run in 1968, along with CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov. CBS is allegedly courting Alex O'Loughlin of the Eye's ill-fated Three Rivers to star. [THR]

AMC taps into presidential scandals, Simon Cowell woos his exes for X Factor, and more TV Bites after the jump.

· AMC is developing a miniseries based on the 1920s presidency of Warren Harding called Black Gold: The Teapot Dome Scandal. The miniseries, which will be adapted from a book by Laton McCartney, depicts how Harding was elected to the White House thanks to big oil companies. [Reuters]

· Simon Cowell is still in negotiations with potential judges for his upcoming The X Factor on Fox. The two lead runners are Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole, who co-stars on the UK version of The X Factor. [THR]

· Mad Men's Rich Sommer will join Ugly Betty for a potentially recurring role playing a new suitor to the title character. [EW]

· In other Mad Men cast news, the peach dress worn by Christina Hendricks at the Golden Globes last night was designed by Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, who used the Amalfi Coast as his inspiration. [Styleist]

· A&E has offered the Jackson brothers a second season of The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, but the family has not responded yet. [TMZ]

· Starz's Spartacus: Blood and Sand is earning early attention for a sequence in the premiere being described as "the most graphic sex scene ever in a television series." The scene in question depicts a Roman fornicating with his slaves. [THR]