Magnum P.I. CBS TV Show
Show Important Facts:
- Premise: A modern remake of the classic 1980s series, it follows Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL who becomes a private investigator in Hawaii.
- Genre: Action/adventure, crime drama
- Original Run: Aired for 4 seasons from 2018-2022. First on CBS, then moved to NBC for final season.
- Setting: Hawaii – the lush island environment is a central appealing part of the show’s vibe.
- Comparisons: Updated version of the Tom Selleck 1980s series but with a more diverse cast. Has humor but leans more into action than the original.
- Cancellation: NBC cancelled it in 2022 despite solid ratings. Fans hoped it would get rescued but no new network has picked it up yet.
- Where to Watch: Past episodes available on streaming platforms like Hulu.
Plot: Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL, is a private investigator. He lives in Hawaii, on the estate of multi-millionaire author Robin Masters, run by Juliett Higgins, a former MI6 agent. He has an uncanny knack of getting involved in cases involving major crimes. In these endeavours he is aided and abetted by his close friends Rick and TC.
Runtime: 43 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Eric Guggenheim, Peter M. Lenkov
Actors: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton
Country: United States
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