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MAGNUM P.I. Will Now Air in Fall Due to NBC Schedule Change

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MAGNUM P.I. Will Now Air in Fall due to NBC Schedule Change

By Moveiguide® Contributor

NBC’s MAGNUM P.I. is now set to air this fall due to the SAG and Writers Guild of America strike against studios to seek improved contracts, The Hollywood Reported announced 

Peter White of Deadline reported, “The second half of season five of Magnum P.I, which was originally intended for midseason, will debut in the fall on Wednesday nights, and will be joined by Quantum Leap, new series Found and The Irrational as well as Canadian medical drama Transplant.” 

Michael Ausiello of TV Line also reported, “The network announced Wednesday that six returning series — Night Court, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU — have been pushed to midseason, joining previously announced early-2024 entries Law & Order: Organized Crime, Lopez vs. Lopez and La Brea. Similarly, the launch of NBC’s new Jon Cryer-led sitcom Extended Family has also been delayed.” 

MAGNUM P.I. is based off of “an ex-Navy SEAL returns from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.” 

“Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill star alongside Hernandez. Showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis and John Fox are executive producers. The series is a co-production between Universal TV and CBS Studios, which have split rights, with Universal TV handling international and CBS spearheading domestic off-network sales,” according to Deadline 

Deadline also reported the end of MAGNUM P.I. or so viewers thought was the end.  

“With the 2023-24 season already taken care of through the 10-episode Part 2 of Season 5, NBC would not have to make a Season 6 renewal decision on Magnum P.I. until a year from now, making for a long hold on the cast,” Nellie Andreeva reported.  

“Magnum P.I. cheated death once. After CBS canceled the reboot last year, lead studio Universal Television found a new home for the drama at its sister network NBC,” Andreeva continued. “That is not likely to happen again unless a streamer like Netflix, which has found success with fellow NBC series Manifest, swoops in. Currently, Magnum P.I. is available in-season on NBCUniversal’s Peacock. Previous seasons were once on Paramount+, the streaming sibling of CBS and series’ co-producer CBS Studios, but have not been available in the past year.” 

Moveiguide® recently reported 

MAGNUM P.l. is coming to an end as NBC announced they would not be renewing the show past season 5.  

The decision to end the show came a year early as the options on the cast were due to expire on June 30th. The show, however, will have new episodes releasing through the 2023-2024 season before coming to a close.  

With the ongoing writer’s strike, networks have been very conservative with the shows they have continued to produce, passing on many pilots and dropping most bubble shows. With no knowledge of when scripted shows can begin production again, the network opted to cancel the show rather than renew early.  

The show’s fifth season was already split into two ten-episode parts, a loophole that allows networks to avoid giving show creators and cast members an annual salary increase.  

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