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NBC Fast-Tracks MAGNUM P.I. Season 5 Part 2 for October Release

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NBC Fast-Tracks MAGNUM P.I. Season 5 Part 2 for October Release

By Movieguide® Contributor

NBC announced MAGNUM P.I. Season 5 Part 2 will arrive on October 4.

“The second batch of 10 episodes was originally expected to air in 2024,” MSN reported. “The Magnum P.I. Season 5 part 2 release date, however, has been moved up to October 4, 2023. New episodes will begin airing weekly on NBC that night, and they will be available to stream the following day on Peacock.”

Viewers who want to get caught up before season 5 will need to jump from one streaming service to another. The show’s first four seasons are only available on Amazon’s Freevee platform, while the fifth will be exclusively on Peacock. 

Part 2 will feature most of the same cast as Part 1: “Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, Zachary Knighton as Orville ‘Rick’ Wright, Stephen Hill as Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin and Amy Hill as Teuila ‘Kumu’ Tuileta.” 

MAGNUM P.I.’s showrunner Eric Guggenheim revealed that BETTER CALL SAUL’s Patrick Fabian will also appear in Part 2. 

“MAGNUM P.I. [Season 5 Part 2] will…have a closer focus on the show’s relationships, especially as it relates to Juliet and Magnum. It’s been teased that the duo’s honeymoon phase is over and that they’ll be facing some roadblocks ahead,” Screen Rant reported. 

“The second half of MAGNUM P.I. Season 5 will be the final season, wrapping up the reimagined modern adventures of Thomas Magnum,” MSN added.

Movieguide previously reported on the possibility of season 6:

MAGNUM P.I.’s fifth and final season will air this fall, but the show could return for another season due to a new deal with Freevee.

…Depending on how many viewers the show draws, MAGNUM P.I. could see a sixth season and more.

In the past, Freevee has opted to revive shows that have found popularity on its platform. For example, the American-Filipino crime drama ALMOST PARADISE was dropped by WGN after only one season. After it landed on Freevee and generated significant public interest, the platform decided to bring back the cast for a second season, which debuted at the beginning of 2022.

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