Magnum P.I. (2018 series)Latest News and Opinion
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 Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Watch CBS' new show trailers: The Neighborhood promo includes the actor replaced by Max Greenfield
CBS has unveiled the trailers for Magnum P.I., The Neighborhood, Happy Together, Dick Wolf's FBI and Murphy Brown. The trailer for Murphy Brown contains no footage of the revival, but it does have interviews with cast members, old and new. The Neighborhood trailer features actor Josh Lawson, who was dumped yesterday for New Girl's Greenfield.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
CBS' fall schedule: Murphy Brown lands on Thursdays, Magnum P.I. to Mondays
CBS is shaking up its Monday lineup, opening the night with comedies The Neighborhood and Happy Together, followed by Magnum P.I. at 9 p.m. and Bull. CBS' Thursday slot will stay largely intact, with Murphy Brown airing at 9:30 p.m. after Mom. God Friended Me will air on Sundays at 8 p.m.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
CBS says "we're feeling good about our diversity" next season
CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl noted that new series God Friended Me, The Neighborhood, FBI, Happy Together and Magnum P.I. all have people of color in leading roles. “We sat in front of a lot of you at (Television Critics Association press tour) and said that we were going to do it,” Kahl said. “I think quite frankly there were a lot of eye rolls, and I think if you look at the schedule, we did what we said we were going to do.”
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 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Happy Endings alum Zachary Knighton to play Magnum P.I.'s pal
Knighton will play Orville "Rick" Wright, Thomas Magnum's fellow former P.O.W. in Iraq, who's now the well-connected manager of Oahu's coolest nightclub.
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."
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
CBS taps Justin Lin to direct the Magnum P.I. reboot pilot
The Fast & the Furious director will also serve as executive producer on the potential CBS series. Lin also directed the pilots and serves as executive producer on CBS’ S.W.A.T. and Scorpion, also serving as executive producer on both.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
CBS’ rebooted Magnum P.I. is expected to star a minority actor
In addition to pursuing a non-white actor to take on the role of Thomas Magnum, the proposed reboot will replace at least one member of the original all-male team with a woman. Similarly, CBS’ reboot of Cagney and Lacey is planning to cast a non-white actress in the role of Lacey. The CW’s Charmed reboot will also have a diverse cast. “This is part of an across-the-board effort by the broadcast networks this year to have casts that represent the diverse makeup of America,” says Nellie Andreeva. “What’s more, while non-white actors had often been relegated to supporting roles in the past, judging by early buzz, some predict that we may have one of the most, if not the most diverse group of broadcast pilot leads ever.” As Andreeva notes, ABC announced last year that its Greatest American Hero is being reimagined with an Indian-American female lead.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
In defense of TV’s revival craze
“There has been a surge in revivals, but that is because there has been a surge in every kind of scripted television programming,” says Daniel W. Drezner, pointing to the record 487 scripted shows on television last year, a small portion of which were reboots and revivals. “With this kind of growth,” he adds, “it is not surprising to see a secular increase in all kinds of shows: adaptations from comic books, adaptations from comic strips, dramedies, gritty sci-fi, zombies, doctor dramas, maudlin dramas that don’t like Crock-Pots, brilliant and inventive comedies that defy definition and yes, revivals.” He adds: “I get why critics don’t like this — they have to review all this stuff. But from the consumer’s perspective, it is a mistake to think that a Will & Grace comeback will somehow prevent another Atlanta from emerging. There isn’t a scarcity problem for television in 2018. And for all the laments about the lack of creativity, let me suggest that one of the most original hour of television last year came from a reboot of Twin Peaks.” ALSO: Viewers say stop the reboot insanity!
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Magnum P.I. and Cagney and Lacey reboots are among CBS’ six pilot orders
In all, CBS has ordered three drama pilots and three comedy pilots this week. ALSO: Twitter users can’t imagine Magnum P.I. without Tom Selleck.