Magnum P.I. has been canceled at NBC. A reboot of the ‘80s CBS drama, the show had four new seasons on CBS before it shifted to NBC. Jay Hernandez portrays Magnum, a former Navy SEAL working as a private investigator in Hawaii.
Magnum premiered on NBC in February. The second half of season five, 10 episodes, will still air.
“A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business,” according to NBC. “With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!”
Tom Selleck played Magnum in the original series.
Eric Guggenheim, John Davis, Justin Lin, John Fox, Barbie Kligman, David Wolkove and Gene Hong executive produce the reboot. CBS Studios produces the show in association with Universal Television.
CBS canceled Magnum in May 2022, and it was quickly grabbed by NBC.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.