Magnum PI fans do not have long to wait for the return of the series on its new network home. Season five of the series will arrive on NBC on February 19th. A trailer and poster teasing the return of the series have been released.
A reboot, Magnum PI aired on CBS for four seasons before it was cancelled by the network last May. The cancellation shocked Jay Hernandez, who stars as detective Thomas Magnum in the action series. He reflected on the cancellation and NBC’s resurrection, per USA Today:
“It was a shock that the show was going to go away in the first place …and then just (as) surprised that it found another home,” he said. “It’s such a rare thing to happen, and watching the things that were taking pace on social media, billboards and petitions and just seeing the amount of support that the show was getting from the audience, that was humbling to me. I kind of put my head down, we do our work and sometimes you forget about people and the impact that the show has.”
Executive producer Eric Guggenheim also spoke about the cancellation of the series.
“NBC stepped in immediately. That began about a four- to six-week period where we were in limbo and discussing with NBC how to keep the show and how we would move forward.”
According to Guggenheim and cast members, viewers will see a sexier and more romantic series when it returns next month. Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang, and Amy Hill also star in the series.
NBC has ordered 20 episodes, but season five will be split into two parts. There’s no word yet when the second set of episodes will air.
Check out the trailer and poster for the return of Magnum PI below.
guess now would be the time for the official show art: pic.twitter.com/gsK8G8RvuA
— Magnum P.I. is having a big day!! (@magnumpi) January 15, 2023
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of Magnum PI? Are you glad that NBC picked up the series for a fifth season?
I watched the season premiere last night on NBC plus two episodes from the ending of last season before CBS unceremoniously canned the popular action drama despite having stronger ratings then programs like “S.W.A.T.” and “The Equalizer” . I can ONLY think that CBS was more interested in developing programs with black people starring in them but maybe not? Whatever the case BNBC saw the error of CBS programing and snatch up “Magnum P.I.” thankfully. What is weird though is that CBS still airs episodes of “Magnum P.I.” after the late news on the weekends. CBS aired the same repeat… Read more »
I am quite pleased with the season premiere which aired last night. I watched 3 hours of episodes, 2 from the tail end of last season (still on CBS) and the brand new episode on NBC last night. I already saw the other two episode but still watched again gleefully with my soda and popcorn.(like the movie house)
Thank you NBC for bringing Magnum PI back, I’m so glad and can’t wait until Feb. 19th for the first new episode, thank you again.
Soooo glad MPI hasn’t been cancelled!!
Can hardly wait for new season to start.
It’s always been the perfect mix of detective work and romance, hope that doesn’t change!
It was so disappointing when CBS cancelled the show! Magnum PI was always one of my favorites, so when I heard that NBC had picked up the contract of it, I was thrilled to hear it was going to be on again. I can’t wait until it comes back on!
Can’t wait and so glad NBC picked up the show – totally love it!!
Yes, I’m excited. Magnum was my go-to Friday night show. Over time, I became a BIG fan. Looking forward to the reboot on NBC. For sure, I’ll be there on February 19th front row center cheering them on.
Yeeees. The best show ever. Cant wait for Magnum!