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Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Is the new Magnum P.I. driving a fake Ferrari?
One eagle-eyed staffer on Auto Blog alleges that Jay Hernandez is really driving a Ferrari-looking shell on a GM body. ALSO: Are millennials even familiar with Magnum P.I.?
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Why new Magnum P.I. Jay Hernandez doesn't have a mustache: "No one is going to replace Tom Selleck"
The mustache-free Thomas Magnum has been buzzed about since the first image of Hernandez on the Magnum P.I. reboot was released. At CBS' upfronts on Wednesday, Hernandez explained why he's not sporting a mustache. "No one is going to replace Tom Selleck," Hernandez told TV Guide. "You can't do that. You gotta sorta reinvent it, take what works from the original show and sort of make it new so that's what we did." He added: "Just wait! Watch the show, there might be something that people who need the mustache might feel satisfied with." In reviewing the new Magnum P.I. trailer, critic Daniel Fienberg said Thomas Magnum without the mustache doesn't feel like Magnum P.I. "I've got no objections at all to Jay Hernandez as Magnum, but without a mustache or conspicuous chest hair, nothing about him instantly screams 'Magnum!'" he says. Meanwhile, Vincent Boucher asks: "Will a Magnum sans his mustache really have what it takes?" He adds that a mustache in 2018 may be seen as "too ironic, too Brooklyn hipster." TV mustaches, he points out, have also been associated with Milo Ventimiglia's tragic This Is Us character and James Franco's dark The Deuce characters. "For now, we can only hope some kind of hairline storyline makes the cut," says Boucher.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Can the Magnum P.I. reboot work without a mustache?
Tom Selleck became an icon wearing a mustache and Hawaiian shirts. Yet Jay Hernandez is sporting neither in promos for the CBS revival series. "Will a Magnum sans his mustache really have what it takes?" asks Vincent Boucher. "Much like Samson who lost his godly abilities when shorn of his lengthy locks, will the new iteration of the TV folk hero still have the power to keep the people tuned in without his bro-mo? We'll have to wait until this fall to find out. For now, we can only hope some kind of hairline storyline makes the cut."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Here's your first look at new CBS shows, including Jay Hernandez as a mustache-less Magnum P.I.
Also check out Nina Dobrev on Fam and Cedric the Entertainer on Welcome to the Neighborhood.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
CBS picks up four dramas, including Magnum P.I. reboot and God Friended Me
Jay Hernandez will officially succeed Tom Selleck in the role of private investigator Thomas Magnum, in a reboot from Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver "rebirther" Peter Lenkov. CBS has also picked up Ava DuVernay's The Red Line, starring Noah Wyle, about the aftermath of a white Chicago cop accidentally shooting to death a black doctor. Greg Berlanti's God Friended Me stars The Mayor alum Brandon Michael Hall and Joe Morton in a drama about a young man who is "friended" by God on Facebook. CBS has also ordered The Code, a legal drama revolving around the military's brightest minds, starring Hamilton's Phillipa Soo. ALSO: Mira Sorvino and Dave Annable have left The Code and their roles will be recast.
# TOPICS: Magnum P.I. (2018 series), Amazon, CBS, The Code, God Friended Me, The Red Line, Ava DuVernay, Brandon Michael Hall, Dave Annable, Jay Hernandez, Joe Morton, Mira Sorvino, Noah Wyle, Peter Lenkov, Phillipa Soo, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups, Revivals
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
CBS' Magnum P.I. revival will have a female Higgins
British actress Perdita Weeks has joined the CBS pilot in the majordomo role of Juliet Higgins, a female version of the sidekick character John Hillerman played on the original Magnum P.I.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 3:30PM EST
CBS casts Jay Hernandez as the new Magnum P.I.
CBS had been looking for a non-white actor to succeed Tom Selleck in the role of Thomas Magnum, and the network found him in the 40-year-old Hernandez, a Latino actor whose credits include stints on Nashville, Last Resort and, most recently, Scandal. Hernandez also starred on the Fox drama Gang Related in 2014. On the CBS pilot, Hernandez will play a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who uses his skills from serving in Afghanistan to work as a private investigator. According to Deadline, "landing Hernandez is a get for CBS as casting the role was challenging because the series is slated to film in Hawaii."