NBC to end ‘Magnum P.I.’, with axe falling once again on former CBS show

Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I. has been cancelled by NBC, marking a short-lived reprieve for the series, which had been dropped by original network CBS last year.

The upcoming batch 10 episodes that will form the second half of the current fifth season are set to be the show’s last, with the axe falling on the show after just one season on NBC.

The action-drama series originally debuted on CBS in 2018 and, starring Jay Hernandez, is a reboot of the show of the 1908s show of the same name led by Tom Selleck.

NBC saved the show from cancellation and ordered the fifth 20-episode season, but has opted not to continue for a sixth instalment.

According to Deadline, which first reported the show’s cancellation, options on the cast are up on June 30, forcing a decision about the show’s future, and whether to release the actors.

Complicating the matter is the US writers’ strike, meaning it would be unclear when a potential sixth season could have even hone into production – and with the second half of season five set to air in the 2023-2024 season, the cast could have faced a long wait on a renewal decision.

Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill also star in Magnum P.I., with the series developed by Peter M Lenknov and Eric Guggenheim and co-produced by Universal Television and CBS Studios.

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