Friday, July 1, 2022

NBC Renews 'Magnum P.I.' for Seasons 5 and 6

After being cancelled by CBS in May 2022, NBC has tonight closed a deal for 20 new episodes of the original drama series Magnum P.I. The episodes are expected to be split into two seasons - the drama's fifth and sixth, respectively.

The drama stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill.

Showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis and John Fox produce. CBS Studios, Universal Television and Davis Entertainment produce.

The drama was the most-watched broadcast series to be cancelled at the end of the 2021-22 season. As a co-production between Universal Television and CBS Studios, it was expected the drama could successfully make the move to another network. The deal was complicated by CBS handling domestic off-network sales while Universal led international sales. Deals for the cast and budget were completed late tonight, which allowed the NBC deal to be officially announced.