Magnum P.I. (2018 series)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Magnum P.I. boss: "I made a mistake" -- we have one Latinx writer
The CBS reboot starring Jay Hernandez came under fire at the TV press tour on Sunday for having a Latino star, but no writer of Latino or Latina descent, as producers revealed. But executive producer Peter Lenkov tweeted today that, in fact, there is one Latinx writer on staff. "I want to clarify a comment I made yesterday. I made a mistake. We do have a Latinx writer on the #MagnumPI staff, and she is an alumnus of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 3:26AM EDT
Magnum P.I. has no Latinx writers despite having a Latino lead
The CBS reboot's producers were grilled at TV press tour about Latinx representation among the show's writers. Executive producer Eric Guggenheim responded that with Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, they're "not denying the fact he’s Latino. It’s something we plan to acknowledge throughout the season.” But there are no Latino or Latina writers, he said, "not for any reason other than, when staffing a show, it’s incredibly hard to find writers.” He added that "we have a very diverse writers' room." Writer Yolanda Machado, who asked the original question, tweeted her disappointment in the answer: "I asked this (because) I am so tired of all these reboots casting (people of color) but omitting how their culture affects/changes the character. I LOVE that Jay Hernandez is Magnum, but not allowing his culture to influence #MagnumPI- is a HUGE disservice. PS: 2018 & no #Latinx writers? WTF."
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Magnum P.I. adds Amy Hill
The Mom, UnReal and All-American Girl vet will recur as "the charming and irreverent Kumu, the cultural curator and de facto 'house mom' of Robin’s Nest."
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Magnum P.I. adds The Mentalist alum Tim Kang
Kang, who played a detective on the long-running CBS drama The Mentalist, will return to CBS in the role of Detective Gordon Katsumoto, who butts heads with Jay Hernandez's Thomas Magnum.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Magnum P.I. aims to revive the P.I. genre
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“We’re trying to reinvent, not the actual show, but the P.I. genre, which has been dormant for a long time,” said executive producer Peter Lenkov, speaking at Comic-Con. “We’re trying to bring that back and trying to make that genre have some big stakes.” Lenkov adds that this is the perfect time for a Magnum P.I. reboot. “If I would have done this show 10 years ago, when we did Hawaii Five-0, it wouldn’t be as relevant,” he said. “At the core of this story, it’s about veterans returning home and reintegrating into society.”
- Jay Hernandez on the new Thomas Magnum being Latino: "There’s a lot of negativity attached to people of color, so it’s really wonderful and bold and special to have this opportunity to put that imagery to tell stories and to be on TV and to have something up there that is in very stark contrast to a lot of what we’re absorbing on a subconscious level."
- A Hawaii Five-0-Magnum P.I. crossover happens in the pilot episode
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 7:23PM EDT
CBS announces fall premiere dates: Magnum P.I. premiere to get a boost from Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon will kick off CBS' fall season on Monday, Sept. 24, helping to drive viewers to the premiere of Magnum P.I. at 9 p.m. Both shows will return to their normal Thursday timeslots later that week. CBS also announced that the Murphy Brown revival will premiere after Mom at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery is headed to Comic-Con with Tig Notaro as moderator
CBS Television Studios is billing this year’s Comic-Con festivities, to be held at Hall H, as “a celebration of over 50 years of Star Trek and the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Discovery.” Notaro will guest-star as Chief Engineer Denise Reno on Season 2 of the CBS All Access series. ALSO: Charmed and Magnum P.I. will be screened at Comic-Con.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Tom Selleck didn't object to CBS' Magnum P.I. reboot, but he won't be involved in any way
Source: TV Insider
Speaking for the first time about CBS' reboot starring Jay Hernandez, Selleck tells TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider he was approached early on by executive producer Peter Lenkov -- who has successfully rebooted Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver -- and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf and asked if he "had a problem" with CBS rebooting his iconic show -- that they wouldn't proceed if he objected. The Blue Bloods star also spoke to CBS boss Les Moonves. Afterwards, Selleck says, "I went home and thought about it for about a day. In the end, I thought, ‘We couldn’t have a better bow tied around our show. We went off with our final episode as the number one show on all of television. We’re in the Smithsonian for recognizing Vietnam veterans in a positive light, the first show to really do that. And it led to countless other opportunities. I just felt success is so hard to come by in this business, why do I want to root for somebody to fail.' I just stepped back, and said, ‘I won’t get in your way.'" Selleck also says "they asked" if he'd be involved with the revival, "and I said 'Absolutely not. I’m busy with Blue Bloods.'" Selleck added: “I told them that I won’t do some cameo guest spot to let the audience know I approve...I have an obligation to my version."
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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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"
Source: TV Guide
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?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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."