Nine months after Magnum P.I. got a surprising cancellation, the Hawaiian crime drama debuts on a new network Feb. 19. Magnum, with Jay Hernandez in the private eye role, was canceled by CBS last May, and promptly scooped up by NBC. It is rare that a show changes networks, and the Magnum brain trust is confident the shift is a favorable one.
Magnum P.I. has been saved. It came down to the wire but a deal just closed for NBC to order 20 new episodes of the action drama starring Jay Hernandez following its cancellation by CBS last month. The 20 episodes will be split into two seasons, bringing the reboot’s run to 96 episodes, with an option for more.
Magnum P.I. is looking to join an elite group of popular broadcast series that have overcome shocking cancellations to continue their runs. No one is commenting, but I hear talks are underway for NBC and/or USA Network to potentially carry the series starring Jay Hernandez. An arrangement still is being figured out, but I hear one scenario is for new episodes to air on NBC while USA would run previous seasons of the action drama, a reboot of the 1980s series that starred Tom Selleck
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, CBS has canceled Magnum P.I. after four seasons. As a result, the May 6 Season 4 finale will now serve as a series finale.
CBS is putting one of the last big pieces of its 2020-21 schedule into place. The network has set premiere dates for its Friday dramas MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods. All three shows are set to debut on Dec. 4, giving the network a nearly full series lineup and at least one hour of originals on every night of the week.
CBS’s action crime drama Magnum P.I., starring Jay Hernandez, is targeting a mid-August tentative production start date for its upcoming third season. The reboot of the classic CBS series shoots in Hawaii where the show is set.
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God Friended Me, Magnum P.I. and The Neighborhood are the latest new series to get full season pickups from their broadcast network.
HONOLULU (AP) — A sprawling beachfront home used in the filming of the 1980s television show “Magnum, P.I.” has been sold for $8.7 million. An attorney for President Barack Obama’s close friend Marty Nesbitt said Thursday that his client bought the property. Seth Madorsky says Nesbitt didn’t have any partners or co-investors in the deal. […]