Friday, June 23, 2023

NBC's 'Magnum P.I.' to End After 5 Seasons

NBC has today announced that the current fifth season of its original drama series Magnum P.I will be its last. The drama will return with its final 10 episodes in 2024.

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

Showrunner Eric Guggenheim executive produces with Justin Lin, John Davis and John Fox. Universal Television, CBS Studios, Davis Entertainment and Perfect Storm Entertainment produce.

For its first four seasons, the drama aired on CBS. However, the broadcast network opted to cancel the series in May 2022. A month later, NBC picked up a new season for the drama - with a 20 episode order. The first ten episodes of the fifth season aired on the new network this spring between February and April 2023.

A premiere date has not yet been slated for the remaining ten episodes of the fifth and now final season. The tentative plan is to release the already produced episodes during midseason of the 2023-24 broadcast schedule. However, those plans may change depending on how long the WGA strike continues.