Magnum P.I. Canceled With Season 5 at NBC

The Magnum P.I. reboot is formally set to return to an finish on NBC with the discharge of Season 5, Half 2 in 2024.

As damaged by Deadline, NBC has opted to not order extra episodes of Magnum P.I. past the 20-episode fifth season it picked up final 12 months. The outlet stories that NBC is anticipated to “mount a large marketing campaign” for what will probably be marketed because the present’s ultimate chapter, consisting of the remaining 10 episodes.

Primarily based on the 1980-1988 collection of the identical identify, Magnum P.I. initially premiered on CBS in 2018. The collection stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a task occupied by Tom Selleck within the authentic ’80s incarnation. Attributable to licensing price disagreements with Common, CBS canceled the Magnum P.I. reboot in 2022 after 4 seasons. Shortly after, NBC revived the present for a 20-episode fifth season, which might be cut up into two elements.

Why did NBC simply cancel Magnum P.I.?

The ten episodes that make up Magnum P.I. Season 5, Half 1 aired on NBC from February 2023 to April 2023. Season 5, Half 2 is at the moment anticipated to air as a part of the 2024 midseason. Nonetheless, Deadline stories that the brand new episodes may doubtlessly arrive earlier, relying on the affect of the continued Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.

Whereas Magnum P.I. Season 5, Half 2 isn’t slated to air till subsequent 12 months, the choices on the solid expire in only a matter of days on June 30. In keeping with Deadline, this “pressured the problem now.” Evidently, NBC had three choices: give the present an early Season 6 renewal, lengthen the choices on the solid, or launch the solid and finish the present.

An early Season 6 renewal was unlikely, given the truth that networks are hesitant handy out pickups throughout the aforementioned WGA strike. In the meantime, extending the choices would have imposed a protracted maintain on the solid, since — in that situation — NBC wouldn’t need to make a Season 6 renewal resolution for an additional 12 months. As such, the community finally went with choice quantity three.