Magnum P.I.TV Show | 2018
It was ordered to series in May 2018, and premiered on September 24, 2018, on CBS. On October 19, 2018, it was announced that the series had received a full season order from CBS. In April 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on October 1, 2021. In May 2022, the series was canceled after four seasons, following the network's failure to reach a new agreement with rightsholder CBS Studios and Universal Television, despite being a Top 25 show in viewers. On June 30, 2022, the series was picked up by NBC with a two-season, twenty-episode order. The fifth season premiered on February 19, 2023.
Magnum P.I.TV Show | 2018
In October 2017, CBS announced development of a reboot of Magnum, P.I. from Peter M. Lenkov, who also developed the 2010 reboot of Hawaii Five-O and the 2016 reboot of MacGyver. The network ordered a pilot production commitment for the series with Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim, a Hawaii Five-0 writer and co-showrunner, as developers. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment were reported as additional executive producers. CBS Television Studios and Universal Television co-produced the series. Danielle Woodrow was also later announced to be serving as an executive producer. The series was initially picked up by CBS for thirteen episodes, and an additional seven episodes were later ordered. On January 25, 2019, Magnum P.I. was renewed for a second season along with two other CBS freshman series. Lenkov returned for the second season as an executive producer and co-showrunner after signing a three-year deal with CBS Television Studios in 2018. Guggenheim also returned as executive producer and co-showrunner. It was later revealed that the second season would consist of twenty-episodes.
On February 20, 2018, it was announced that Jay Hernandez had been cast as Thomas Magnum, who was portrayed by Tom Selleck in the original series. Perdita Weeks was cast as Juliet Higgins on March 2, 2018. The character of Higgins was genderswapped, from their 1980 counterpart Jonathan Higgins. Lenkov sand Guggenheim stated that while they wanted to honour the original show it was important for the reboot to "stand on its own" and genderswapping allowed for differentiation. Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill were later cast as Orville "Rick" Wright and Theodore "T.C." Calvin, respectively. Tim Kang and Amy Hill were the last two to be cast in the series, as Detective Gordon Katsumoto and Kumu, respectively.
The pilot episode filmed in March and April 2018 at Hawaii Film Studio. It was directed by Justin Lin, who also directed other CBS pilots. The rest of the first season began filming on July 23, 2018, with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Filming for the series takes place in the state of Hawaii on the island of O'ahu at Kalaeloa Studio. The fictional Robin's Nest Estate where Magnum and Higgins lives is located at Kualoa Ranch, a location which Jurassic World also used as a filming location. Other filming locations include numerous beaches, such as Maili, Waikiki, and Kapolei. A central theme of the original series was Magnum's constant use of a Ferrari, which has become a cultural icon inextricably linked to the series. Then Magnum almost exclusively favored the Ferrari 308 GTS, such that it was briefly shown in the pilot episode. The production team, however, updated his favored vehicle to a Ferrari 488 Spider. Both cars are a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seat, roadster variant of the current V8 Ferrari.
The reboot of the Hawaii-set classic 1980s show starring Tom Selleck premiered in 2018 and starred Jay Hernandez, Zachary Knighton, Perdita Weeks, Amy Hill, Stephen Hill, and Tim Kang. The contemporary version features Hernandez in the titular role of Thomas Magnum, a Navy SEAL who begins working as a private investigator.
A network picking up a series canceled by another network isn't that unlikely. NBC grabbed Brooklyn Nine-Nine in 2018 after Fox dropped the show. In the history of television, it's happened many times to shows, from The Golden Girls, Taxi, Diff'rent Strokes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Futurama, to Veronica Mars, Last Man Standing, One Day At A Time, Arrested Development, JAG, Manifest, All Rise, Designated Survivor, Nashville, Cougar Town, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Roswell, Stargate SG-1, The Expanse and Lucifer. 041b061a72