Magnum P.I. (TV Series 2018– )

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Magnum P.I. (TV Series 2018– )

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.
USA
IMDb  5.7 /10
Metacritic   48%
Creators
Creator Eric Guggenheim
Creator Peter M. Lenkov
Information
Release Date2018-09-24
Runtime43mins
GenreAction, Adventure, Crime
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
Awards1 win & 1 nomination.
Company101st Street Entertainment, Davis Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Thomas Magnum 41 episodes, 2018-2020
Juliett Higgins 41 episodes, 2018-2020
Rick 41 episodes, 2018-2020
TC 41 episodes, 2018-2020
Kumu 39 episodes, 2018-2020
Detective Gordon Katsumoto 39 episodes, 2018-2020

Magnum P.I. (2018 TV series)

Magnum P.I. is an American action drama television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim that premiered in 2018. It stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator and former Navy SEAL who solves crimes in Hawaii. It is a reboot of the series of the same name created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, which aired from 1980 to 1988. The series co-stars Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill, and Tim Kang.

The pilot was directed by Justin Lin. It was ordered to series on May 11, 2018, and premiered September 24, 2018, on CBS. On October 19, 2018, it was announced that the series had received a full season order from CBS. In January 2019, CBS renewed the series for a second season which premiered on September 27, 2019. In May 2020, CBS renewed the series for a third season.

Magnum P.I. takes place in the same fictional universe as two other series, both also developed by Lenkov and both also reboots of earlier police shows: Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. The three shows have been collectively referred to as the "Lenkov-verse".


Premise

As in the original series, the reboot follows Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL turned private investigator who occupies the guest house on Robin's Nest, the Hawaiian estate owned by famous author Robin Masters. He lives with Juliet Higgins, a former MI6 agent assigned by Masters to protect the estate, and native Hawaiian Kumu Tuileta, who is the estate's cultural curator. (Juliet Higgins replaces the male character Jonathan Higgins from the original series.) Juliet often assists Thomas with his cases, and becomes a full partner in the agency during season 2. Magnum is also frequently assisted by two former U.S. Marines, Orville "Rick" Wright and Theodore "TC" Calvin. Rick is now a bar owner, while TC is a pilot whose main business is running helicopter tours of the islands. Magnum tends to butt heads with HPD Detective Gordon Katsumoto, but the two also help each other when needed.


Cast

Main

  • Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL who is a security consultant for the successful novelist Robin Masters, living in the guest house on his estate, while also working as a private investigator
  • Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, a former MI6 agent who is majordomo to Robin Masters and later the legal owner of Robin's Nest; she and Magnum bicker but become allies
  • Zachary Knighton as Orville "Rick" Wright, a Marine veteran and former door gunner, who runs his own tiki bar and is also a playboy
  • Stephen Hill as Theodore "T.C." Calvin, a Marine veteran and helicopter pilot who runs helicopter tours of Hawaii and is a member of Magnum's team
  • Amy Hill as Teuila "Kumu" Tuileta, the cultural curator of Robin Masters' estate
  • Tim Kang as HPD Detective Gordon Katsumoto, who dislikes Magnum but usually comes to the team's aid when needed

Recurring

  • James Remar as Captain Buck Greene, Magnum's former commanding officer
  • Domenick Lombardozzi as Sebastian Nuzo, Magnum's friend who was killed in the pilot but recurs in flashbacks
  • Corbin Bernsen as Francis "Icepick" Hofstetler, Rick's underworld-connected father figure. Bernsen guest starred in Hawaii Five-0 in another part.
  • Ken Jeong as Luther H. Gillis, shady private investigator
  • Christopher Thornton as Kenny "Shammy" Shamberg, a wheelchair-bound veteran and mechanic
  • Brooke Lyons as Abigail "Abby" Miller, lawyer and Magnum's ex-girlfriend
  • Bobby Lee as Jin, a habitual thief who sometimes helps Magnum and Higgins, usually in exchange for a favor

Crossover characters from Hawaii Five-0

  • Kimee Balmilero as medical examiner Noelani Cunha
  • Taylor Wily as entrepreneur Kamekona Tupuola
  • Larry Manetti as Nicky “The Kid” DeMarco; lounge singer at Tiki Bar: LaMariana. Manetti played Rick on the original series.
  • Dennis Chun as Honolulu Police Department Sergeant Duke Lukela
  • Shawn Mokuahi Garnett as Flippa
  • William Forsythe as P.I. Harry Brown
  • Willie Garson as Gerard Hirsch
  • Beulah Koale as Officer Junior Reigns
  • Meaghan Rath as Officer Tani Rey
  • Katrina Law as Sergeant Quinn Liu
  • Ian Anthony Dale as Adam Noshimuri

Notable guests

  • Sung Kang as HPD Lieutenant Yoshi Tanaka
  • Tiffany Hines as Lara Nuzo
  • Cyndi Lauper as Vanessa Nero, attorney at law
  • Carl Weathers as Dan Sawyer, fisherman
  • Ben Vereen as Henry Barr
  • Navi Rawat as Isabelle Simpson
  • Elisabeth Röhm as Brooke Mason
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Toni
  • Halston Sage as Willa Stone
  • Christian Yelich as himself
  • Jordana Brewster as Hannah, former CIA analyst & Magnum's ex-girlfriend
  • Roger E. Mosley as John Booky, Veteran and barbershop owner Mosley played T.C. on the original series.
  • Brian Austin Green as Special Agent Adam Kreshner
  • Lee Majors as Russell Harlan
  • Louis Lombardi as Paulie Nuzo
  • Patrick Monahan and Skylar Grey performing as Train
  • Peter Facinelli as Gene Curtis, a.k.a. Ivan
  • Aaron Donald as himself
  • Chef Roy Yamaguchi as himself
  • Janel Parrish as Maleah
  • Andre Reed as himself and a car salesman pretending to be him
  • Billy Malone as Master Gunnery Sergeant Sean Murphy

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120September 24, 2018April 1, 2019
22014September 27, 2019January 31, 2020
6April 10, 2020May 8, 2020

Season 1 (2018–19)

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11"I Saw the Sun Rise"Justin LinPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimSeptember 24, 2018MPI1018.12
Former Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum settles into his new life as a private investigator and security consultant, but when his former teammate Nuzo winds up dead, Magnum is pulled into a quest for vengeance and gets dragged into a hunt for Iraqi gold.
22"From the Head Down"Karen GaviolaPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimOctober 1, 2018MPI1026.23
An assignment to track down and retrieve a 300-pound bluefin tuna for a friend of Nuzo takes a turn for the worse when the robber is blackmailed by an armed group to give them the fish. Magnum and his friends act as intermediaries only to discover they were only interested in a small part of the fish. They deduce a memory card was implanted on the tuna in a complicated plot to pass classified information and Magnum decides to act instead of waiting for the FBI.
33"The Woman Who Never Died"Sylvain WhiteJoe GazzamOctober 8, 2018MPI1036.08
Friendly rival Luther Gillis (Ken Jeong) throws a case of a comatose woman with facial reconstruction surgery in Magnum's lap, but what should have been a simple background check gets more complicated when Higgins discovers the woman is using a stolen ID and Magnum discovers her possible relation to a robbery-murder case. The woman's boyfriend decides he doesn't want to know more and pays Magnum, but he continues to investigate as he refuses to believe a woman who went to such lengths to keep close to her daughter might be a murderer.
44"Six Paintings, One Frame"Antonio NegretAshley GableOctober 15, 2018MPI1045.48
Magnum is hired by millionaire businessman Jack Candler to check the security of his art collection. That night, Candler is killed by art robbers that used the same access route Magnum did, which means it was someone who had access to his security report. Magnum's main suspect ends up dead. Katsumoto gets a search order for Robins's Nest and arrests Magnum as the prime suspect in the case after getting an anonymous tip, but lets him go. Higgins discovers the main suspect was in contact with an art forger, but he has also been killed. A rare pigment found in the study leads Magnum to the art appraiser and one of Candler's collaborators, allowing him to resolve the case.
55"Sudden Death"David GrossmanDavid FuryOctober 22, 2018MPI1065.63
When Makoa, one of TC's junior league Soccer players misses several training sessions, TC asks Magnum for help. The boy's father, Hani, has been arrested for killing a medical doctor but, though he claims innocence, is not telling them the full truth. Magnum leaves the boy in Higgins' care while he investigates, but the evidence against Hani is mounting. It's only after Magnum gets Hani to tell him he was using the steroids the doctor was trafficking with that he's able to discover the true killer.
66"Death is Only Temporary"Duane ClarkGene Hong & Scarlett LaceyOctober 29, 2018MPI1055.69
A case of an old man's lost love returning from out of the blue takes on a few unexpected twists when Magnum investigates. Meanwhile, Rick and TC reach out to a disabled and depressed fellow veteran to try and help him back on his feet.
77"The Cat Who Cried Wolf"Eagle EgilssonNeil TolkinNovember 5, 2018MPI1075.27
Magnum takes the case of a little girl's lost cat and winds up in an incident involving witness protection and a dirty cop...and acquires his signature aloha shirt in the process.
88"Die He Said"Peter WellerJoe GazzamNovember 12, 2018MPI1085.50
Magnum is hired by a terminal patient to find his estranged brother for a bone marrow transplant...and has to beat a gang of meth dealers to him.
99"The Ties That Bind"Ron UnderwoodAshley GableNovember 19, 2018MPI1095.39
After a traumatized teenager escapes from being kidnapped, her parents hire Magnum to track down the kidnappers...though the teen won't open up until she's in Higgins' care. Something more sinister lies behind it all...
1010"Bad Day to Be a Hero"Lin OedingAshley CharbonnetDecember 10, 2018MPI1105.47
A high-stakes poker game gets hit by masked gunmen and Rick needs Magnum's help to bail out a friend in debt to a major crime boss, but they stumble upon a slave trade ring in the process.
1111"Nowhere to Hide"Mark TinkerStory by : Peter M. Lenkov
Teleplay by : Joe Gazzam
January 14, 2019MPI1126.02
A missing persons case turns sinister when Magnum discovers he's been tricked into doing dirty work for the Russian secret service.
1212"Winner Takes All"Amanda MarsalisGene HongJanuary 20, 2019MPI1138.76
A bail bondsman puts a price on an alleged killer's head and Magnum is now in the running against every other bounty hunter and private investigator on the island in a race against time.
1313"Day of the Viper"Bryan SpicerStory by : David Fury
Teleplay by : Gene Hong & Eric Guggenheim
January 21, 2019MPI1115.33
When a man with a bullet in his leg stumbles into Robin's Nest, the situation takes a personal turn for Higgins when her old MI6 mentor offers her the chance to track down and capture the killer of the man she loved. Meanwhile, Rick fills in for Magnum on a background check, with disastrous results.
1414"I, The Deceased"Krishna RaoScarlett LaceyJanuary 28, 2019MPI1145.69
A fat wad of cash and a video from a distressed young man has Magnum (literally) being hired from beyond the grave to solve his client's murder.
1515"Day the Past Came Back"Bryan SpicerPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimFebruary 18, 2019MPI1155.97
When Magnum is abducted and forced to assist on a search for the stolen Iraqi gold, the situation takes a painfully personal turn when he discovers the person behind the theft is also responsible for his and his team's imprisonment in Afghanistan.
1616"Murder is Never Quiet"David StraitonBarbie KligmanFebruary 25, 2019MPI1166.29
Magnum is hired by a woman to prove that her son didn't kill his girlfriend and has only 24 hours to do so before the accused accepts a plea deal. Meanwhile, Rick and TC try to recover stolen appliances that were donated to a wounded veteran.
1717"Black is the Widow"Kirstin WindellNeil TolkinMarch 4, 2019MPI1175.61
After a man is murdered, Magnum poses as a doctor on the same dating app the victim was using in order to find the killer who may be preying on wealthy men...and inadvertently finds real love himself. Christian Yelich guest stars.
1818"A Kiss Before Dying"Bryan SpicerBarbie Kligman & Ashley CharbonnetMarch 11, 2019MPI1186.05
When the Dobermans dig up what appears to be a human bone, Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor.
1919"Blood in the Water"Karen GaviolaGene HongMarch 25, 2019MPI1195.74
When Magnum and Higgins get "yacht-jacked," Higgins is shot and she and Magnum are stranded at sea, struggling to reach land before she bleeds out and the culprits return to finish them off.
2020"The Day It All Came Together"Bryan SpicerPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimApril 1, 2019MPI1205.54
Hannah (guest star Jordana Brewster), Magnum's ex-fiancee and the fugitive responsible for him and his SEAL team brothers being POWs for years, shows up at his home with a gunshot wound, wanting his help to find her missing CIA father whose life is in danger. Also, Magnum makes an earnest proposition to Higgins for her to become his private investigations partner.

Season 2 (2019–20)

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Part 1
211"Payback is for Beginners"Bryan SpicerPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimSeptember 27, 2019MPI2016.40
A missing persons case turns sour when Magnum discovers that his client's wife was linked to a bank robbery. Also, Rick quits the club scene, and Higgins is "recalled" to London.
222"Honor Among Thieves"Carlos BernardGene HongOctober 4, 2019MPI2036.09
An incorrigible pickpocket, Jin (Bobby Lee), asks Magnum for help when a cell phone he recently lifted receives a very suspicious text message. Also, Magnum is frustrated when Higgins still won't give him an answer to whether or not she will become his partner, and when Rick decides to make a bold career move, TC comes to his rescue.
233"Knight Lasts Forever"Eagle EgilssonNeil TolkinOctober 11, 2019MPI2026.43
When a team of mercenaries tricks Higgins into letting them take over Robin's Nest, their assignment to hunt down the "White Knight" of Robin Masters' novels gets far too real. At the end of it all, Higgins finally agrees to partner up with Magnum.
244"Dead Inside"Krishna RaoBarbie KligmanOctober 18, 2019MPI2045.79
Katsumoto comes to Magnum and Higgins to look into a fellow cop suspected of being dirty, only to realise they're going after the wrong man. Meanwhile, Aaron Donald asks Magnum and his friends to recover his stolen tablet computer because it contains the Los Angeles Rams playbook, but the culprit turns out to be someone completely unexpected.
255"Make It 'Til Dawn"Bryan SpicerGene Hong & Tera TolentinoOctober 25, 2019MPI2065.97
Jin the compulsive pickpocket, in a convoluted attempt to go straight as a bail bondsman, comes to Magnum for help tracking down a skip-trace at a Halloween party, but things get even more complicated with a notorious serial killer on the loose, leading to a showdown in a haunted house where Rick and Higgins are staying on a dare. Meanwhile, TC and Kumu protect a sacred Hawaiian burial ground from a developer's construction crew.
266"Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill"Ron UnderwoodAlfredo Barrios Jr.November 1, 2019MPI2056.42
Magnum's lawyer girlfriend Abby (Brooke Lyons) asks for his help in a sensitive off-the-books case investigating a novelist suspected of murder, leading to a long and winding case of literary plagiarism and serial killing. Because the killer was Abby's client, she gets disbarred in Hawaii and tells Magnum she is leaving to start a legal clinic on the mainland.
277"The Man in the Secret Room"Allison Liddi-BrownJoe GazzamNovember 8, 2019MPI2086.69
Filling in for a friend as a hotel detective, Magnum tries to contain his heartbreak over Abby's departure while investigating a mystery involving the death of a journalist and a secret hotel bungalow. Meanwhile, Icepick (Corbin Bernsen), Rick's father figure, is evasive with Rick about the reason for his recent release.
288"He Came by Night"Antonio NegretBarbie KligmanNovember 15, 2019MPI2076.55
Magnum and Higgins experience their first major differences when a client who has become an unwilling drug mule for dealers seeks help to recover stolen money; Magnum wants to respect the client's wishes to leave the police out of it, while Higgins thinks they should contact Katsumoto. Meanwhile, Rick convinces Train to play at his tiki bar and TC looks into an apparent case of identity theft by a fellow veteran only to find a complicated history of love and correspondence worthy of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
299"A Bullet Named Fate"Doug HannahStory by : Scarlett Lacey & Neil Tolkin
Teleplay by : Neil Tolkin
November 22, 2019MPI2096.72
Magnum sets out to avenge the shooting of friend and fellow P.I. Harry Brown (William Forsythe), who took over a probate case that Magnum declined in favor of a higher-paying job, and he and Higgins stumble into a three-year-old history of unsolved child disappearances. Meanwhile, Kumu leads a protest to protect a sacred burial ground from developers. She is joined by a 16-year old acquaintance, whose mother becomes furious at Kumu when the girl is arrested for civil disobedience.
3010"Blood Brothers"Peter WellerPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimDecember 6, 2019MPI2106.33
Nuzo's brother Paulie (Louis Lombardi) comes to Magnum and his team to get them to help him smuggle in an Afghani boy whom they had bonded with during their military service, dodging ICE and human traffickers all the while.
3111"Day I Met the Devil"Kristin WindellAlfredo Barrios Jr.December 13, 2019MPI2116.12
Magnum's former C.O., Captain Buck Greene (James Remar), calls him up from the reserves to tackle a secret mission in the "triple frontier" area of South America. Magnum wants to bring T.C. and Rick along to help, but Greene tells him a team has already been selected. When he arrives, Magnum soon realizes Greene lied and he is on a suicide mission. The ringleader, an arms dealer named Gene (Peter Facinelli), is revealed to be the mysterious Ivan, the man who sent mercenaries to Robin's Nest in search of the "White Knight" (ep. 2.3). A cryptic message from Magnum has Higgins worried that something is amiss, so she arranges a rescue with help from T.C., Rick, Shammy and Katsumoto. While Magnum is rescued, Ivan escapes.
3212"Desperate Measures"Maja VrvilloPeter M. Lenkov & Eric GuggenheimJanuary 3, 2020MPI2127.83

When Hong, a man that Magnum and Higgins are monitoring for a client, gets shot and killed and his killer escapes, the team from Hawaii Five-0 gets involved. Magnum, Higgins, TC and Rick assist as the group recovers a secret list of CIA double-agents. Soon after, Junior Reigns is kidnapped as leverage for the criminals to get the list back, leading to Magnum's team helping Tani Rey and Quinn Liu in a search-and-rescue mission.


This episodes concludes a two-part crossover that began on season 10, episode 12 of Hawaii Five-0.
3313"Mondays Are For Murder"Alexandra LaRocheStory by : Peter M. Lenkov & Eric Guggenheim
Teleplay by : Alfredo Barrios Jr.
January 10, 2020MPI2137.04
While Magnum and TC are working undercover as efficiency experts at a sunblock company's headquarters, they get hired to look into an "accidental" death in a stairwell. As they get lost on a trail of red herrings, they require an insider...someone whom Magnum encountered on a previous case. Meanwhile, Rick tries to figure out why Higgins faked an injury to get herself removed from the case.
3414"A Game of Cat and Mouse"Roderick DavisGene HongJanuary 31, 2020MPI2167.05
Jin the pickpocket calls Magnum and Higgins from jail with information about an imminent assassination, forcing Magnum and Higgins to bail him out of jail to track down the killer. After the assassination goes wrong, their work gets even more complicated when the intended victim goes on the run.
Part 2
3515"Say Hello to Your Past"Avi YouabianJoe GazzamApril 10, 2020MPI2157.40
Kumu is kidnapped by Milo (Dohn Norwood), a man who has been shot and is on the run from the law. Milo says he'll be arrested for killing his wife over stolen drug money, but insists he is innocent of the murder. As Magnum and his team hunt for the real killer, Kumu's captor tells a poignant story about second chances that helps her confront her own past.
3616"Farewell to Love"Bronwen HughesAshley Charbonnet & Alfredo Barrios Jr.April 17, 2020MPI2147.14
Magnum and Higgins go undercover as a couple on a romantic wilderness tour to tail a man suspected of cheating on his wife. However, their original assignment takes a back seat when an older man on the tour, who recently remarried, is found dead in a body of water down a steep drop. Magnum determines the man was dead before the fall, making everyone in the tour group a suspect. Elsewhere, TC reconnects with his old flame Teresa (Meagan Holder), whom he learns moved on and married another man while TC was missing in action.
3717"The Night Has Eyes"David StraitonAshley CharbonnetApril 24, 2020MPI2177.20
Magnum and Higgins are hired to recover a stolen urn containing the ashes of a woman's late husband. When the thief is found murdered soon after, the trail leads to a decades-old case of blackmail. Meanwhile, Higgins tells Magnum she overstayed her visa and likely has to return to the UK for an extended time, prompting Magnum to suggest they get married. Also, Rick and TC encounter a car salesman/bar patron (played by Andre Reed, who also appears as himself) who pretends to be NFL player Andre Reed.
3818"A World of Trouble"Peter WellerTera Tolentino & Neil TolkinMay 1, 2020MPI2197.21
Magnum's marriage to Higgins approaches and everyone is involved in the preparations except Katsumoto, who tries to talk Higgins out of going through with the marriage solely to get her green card. The current case is to help an anonymous benefactor for a school who has suddenly gone missing, but the gifts she gave the school are revealed to have been stolen. Rick and TC help a now-retired veteran as he tries to transition to civilian life after 30 years in the Marines. Higgins decides it will be safer and easier if she marries TC instead of Magnum.
3919"May The Best One Win"Rocky CarrollGene HongMay 8, 2020MPI2186.87
Magnum learns through a divorce mediator that the wife of his race car driver client is also looking for a detective. He suggests Higgins, even though it pits them on opposite sides of the case. The two decide to have a fun competition, but the fun ends quickly. Meanwhile, Rick opens the bar for the morning and finds a man dead of a heart attack. As the man has no I.D. on him, Rick's only clue is that a waitress overheard the man say something about "Suzy" during last call. As the episode closes, Higgins tells Magnum that she doesn't want to go through with a green card marriage, to TC or anyone.
4020"A Leopard on the Prowl"Bryan SpicerEric Guggenheim & Peter M. LenkovMay 8, 2020MPI2206.09
Rick thinks he's talked Icepick out of one last score with a guy he knew in prison, but Icepick goes through with it and is shot by his partner, as is a security guard who dies. Magnum, Higgins and TC all rally to stop the murderer, who is determined to eliminate all loose ends. Meanwhile, Magnum learns from Hawaii Five-0 contact Adam Noshimuri of a "Hail Mary" legal maneuver that could resolve Higgins' visa situation, but it's very expensive. He decides to call Robin Masters for help.

Production

Development

On October 20, 2017, CBS announced a pilot commitment for a remake of the original series to be written by Peter M. Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim. The pilot would be co-produced by CBS Studios and Universal Television, the latter of which holds the rights to the original series. In February 2018, CBS announced that pilot production had been greenlit. Justin Lin was set to direct.

On May 11, 2018, the network picked up the series. Co-developer and executive producer Peter M. Lenkov will serve as the showrunner. On May 16, 2018, CBS released a first video trailer for new series. The pilot episode was aired as a special preview prior to the series San Diego Comic-Con panel.

On July 19, 2018, Lenkov announced that multiple crossovers have been planned with the ninth season of Hawaii Five-0. Lenkov confirmed that Kimee Balmilero and Taylor Wily will make guest appearances as their Hawaii Five-0 characters, medical examiner Noelani Cunha and entrepreneur Kamekona Tupuola respectively. Balmilero is set to appear in episode one while Wily is set to appear in episode two. Meanwhile, Alex O'Loughlin's character, Steve McGarrett, is set to cross paths with Hernandez's character later in the season.

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, with the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 hurricane, in Hawaii CBS reported that they "were closely monitoring the situation" but that production would continue as planned. The following day CBS temporarily shut down production of both Magnum P.I. and Hawaii Five-0 until further notice.

On November 19, 2019, CBS announced that the second season of Magnum P.I. would go on hiatus after MacGyver returned to Friday nights on February 7, 2020. The network further announced that Magnum P.I. would return on April 10, after Hawaii Five-0 ended its run.

Casting

On February 20, 2018, Jay Hernandez was announced as the new Magnum. It was announced on March 2, 2018 that Perdita Weeks will play Juliet Higgins. According to a May 16, 2018 announcement, Magnum's best friend from U.S. Marines, Rick Wright, will be portrayed by Zachary Knighton. Three days later, it was announced that another one of Magnum's friends, Theodore "T.C." Calvin, will be played by Stephen Hill. On July 20, 2018, it was announced that Tim Kang would join the cast as Honolulu PD detective Gordon Katsumoto, who will develop a friendly rivalry with Magnum as they work cases. Finally, it was announced on July 25, 2018 that Amy Hill had been cast in a recurring role. Hill and Kang both debuted in the series' third episode.

Filming

Following production of the pilot earlier in the year, filming for the first season began on July 23, 2018, with a traditional Hawaiian blessing.

A central theme of the original series was Magnum's constant, if not always approved, use of Mr. Masters' vehicles. Then Magnum almost exclusively favored his Ferrari 308 GTS. The 308GTS has become a cultural icon, inextricably linked to the series, such that it was briefly shown in the pilot episode. In 2018 the production team updated his favored vehicle to a Ferrari 488 Spider. Both cars are a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seat, roadster variant of the current V8 Ferrari.

Filming on the second season also began with a traditional Hawaiian blessing on July 8, 2019.


Reception

Critical response

Magnum P.I. has been met with mixed reviews. On review aggregation Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 57% with an average rating of 6.35/10, based on 21 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "The rebooted Magnum P.I. may not be quite distinctive enough to hold up to comparisons with its source material, but a charismatic star, slickly staged action, and a handful of modern twists hint at greater potential." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 47 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."

Ratings

Overall

SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesFirst airedLast airedTV seasonViewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
DateViewers
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DateViewers
(millions)
1Monday 9:00p.m.20September 24, 20188.12April 1, 20195.542018–19378.36TBD
2Friday 9:00p.m.20September 27, 20196.40May 8, 20206.092019–20TBDTBDTBD

Season 1

No.TitleAir dateRating/share
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DVR
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DVR viewers
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1"I Saw the Sun Rise"September 24, 20181.2/58.120.73.861.911.99
2"From the Head Down"October 1, 20180.9/46.230.62.901.59.14
3"The Woman Who Never Died"October 8, 20180.9/46.080.52.761.48.84
4"Six Paintings, One Frame"October 15, 20180.9/45.480.42.281.37.77
5"Sudden Death"October 22, 20180.8/35.630.52.321.37.95
6"Death Is Only Temporary"October 29, 20180.8/35.690.52.471.38.17
7"The Cat Who Cried Wolf"November 5, 20180.8/35.270.52.651.37.87
8"Die He Said"November 12, 20180.8/35.500.32.121.17.62
9"The Ties That Bind"November 19, 20180.8/35.390.42.401.27.79
10"Bad Day to Be a Hero"December 10, 20180.8/35.470.42.331.27.81
11"Nowhere to Hide"January 14, 20190.8/36.020.52.441.38.46
12"Winner Takes All"January 20, 20192.4/118.76N/A1.54N/A10.32
13"Day of the Viper"January 21, 20190.7/35.33N/A2.36N/A7.69
14"I, The Deceased"January 28, 20190.8/35.690.52.561.38.25
15"Day the Past Came Back"February 18, 20190.8/35.970.52.481.38.45
16"Murder is Never Quiet"February 25, 20190.9/46.29N/A2.29N/A8.58
17"Black is the Widow"March 4, 20190.7/35.610.42.391.18.00
18"A Kiss Before Dying"March 11, 20190.7/36.050.42.301.18.35
19"Blood in the Water"March 25, 20190.7/35.740.42.441.18.19
20"The Day It All Came Together"April 1, 20190.7/35.540.42.421.17.96

Season 2

No.TitleAir dateRating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1"Payback is for Beginners"September 27, 20190.6/36.400.52.541.18.91
2"Honor Among Thieves"October 4, 20190.6/36.090.42.351.08.44
3"Knight Lasts Forever"October 11, 20190.6/36.430.42.131.08.56
4"Dead Inside"October 18, 20190.5/35.790.42.231.08.02
5"Make It 'Til Dawn"October 25, 20190.6/35.970.42.231.08.18
6"Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill"November 1, 20190.6/46.420.42.141.08.56
7"The Man in the Secret Room"November 8, 20190.6/46.690.42.251.08.94
8"He Came by Night"November 15, 20190.6/36.550.42.171.08.73
9"A Bullet Named Fate"November 22, 20190.7/46.720.42.251.18.98
10"Blood Brothers"December 6, 20190.6/46.330.42.041.08.37
11"Day I Met the Devil"December 13, 20190.6/46.120.42.221.08.34
12"Desperate Measures"January 3, 20200.8/57.830.52.551.310.38
13"Mondays Are For Murder"January 10, 20200.7/47.040.32.191.09.23
14"A Game of Cat and Mouse"January 31, 20200.77.050.42.351.19.40
15"Say Hello to Your Past"April 10, 20200.77.400.32.021.09.43
16"Farewell to Love"April 17, 20200.77.140.32.161.09.30
17"The Night Has Eyes"April 24, 20200.87.200.32.231.19.43
18"A World of Trouble"May 1, 20200.77.210.32.011.09.22
19"May The Best One Win"May 8, 20200.76.87TBDTBDTBDTBD
20"A Leopard on the Prowl"May 8, 20200.66.09TBDTBDTBDTBD

Home media

Magnum P.I.: Season One
Set detailsSpecial features
  • 20 episodes
  • 6-disc set
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aloha Magnum! – Launch promos
  • Deleted & extended scenes on select episodes
  • Gag reel
  • Kumu & Katsumoto
  • Magnum P.I. – the rising of the sun: season 1
  • Scoring Magnum P.I.
  • Watch! Magazine shoot with Jay Hernandez
DVD release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
June 11, 2019TBAN/a
BluRay release dates
Region ARegion B
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