Exceptional: Magnum P.I. has been saved. It arrived down to the wire but a deal just closed for NBC to purchase 20 new episodes of the motion drama starring Jay Hernandez adhering to its cancellation by CBS previous month, I have learned. I hear the 20 episodes will be split into two seasons, bringing the reboot’s operate to 96 episodes, with an option for a lot more.
In anticipation of the deal closing, CBS Studios, which co-generates the series with Universal Tv, did not prolong the selections on the forged which expire at the conclusion of working day today, June 30, ahead of time, so the final phase of the negotiations stretched into the night tonight. With an agreements on the order achieved, the solid are now getting picked up and are finalizing promotions to return for the new seasons.
Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill star together with Hernandez in the series. Showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis and John Fox are govt producers they are also anticipated to return. The series will continue on to be a co-manufacturing between Universal Television and CBS Studios.
As Deadline described many weeks in the past, promptly adhering to CBS’ surprise May 12 cancellation of Magnum P.I. just after four seasons, Common Tv sprung into action and begun exploring probable new properties for the present.
NBCUniversal’s NBC and United states of america speedily emerged as the key contenders. Conversations with NBC ended up progressing till they bought to earning the price range operate. Negotiations have been tough ever since among attempts to trim expenditures.
As co-developing entities, Common Television set and CBS Studios have break up rights, with Common Tv set managing worldwide and CBS spearheading domestic off-community revenue.
Magnum P.I. is a marquee title in Universal’s Television set library. On top of that, the reboot, a uncommon broadcast drama with a Latino guide, has been a Leading 25 show in overall viewers. It is believed to be the most-watched broadcast sequence to get the ax this previous upfront year.
With the rescue, Magnum P.I. follows into the footsteps of fellow Universal Tv-developed collection, Brooklyn Nine-9, which also was picked up by NBC following it experienced been canceled by its primary network, Fox, soon after five seasons. The cop comedy ran on NBC for 3 extra seasons.
A reboot of the 1980s drama developed by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson that starred Tom Selleck, Magnum P.I. follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a non-public investigator and former Navy SEAL who solves crimes in the Hawaii just after returning dwelling from Afghanistan and repurposing his navy skills.