Magnum pi renewed or cancelled
According to what I’ve heard, following CBS’s stunning decision on May 12 to cancel Magnum P.I. after four seasons, Universal Television, which co-produces the series with CBS Studios, immediately started searching for potential new homes for the show.
The basic cable network USA rapidly emerged as a prospective contender, and NBC joined the conversation shortly afterwards. Recent emphasis has been focused on the two NBCUniversal linear networks as a viable option, despite the fact that Paramount+ was also mentioned as a possibility previously.
According to what I’ve heard, the conversations are progressing and have reached a more advanced stage where they are focusing on budgetary concerns.
What’s This TV Show About?
Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang, and Amy Hill are all featured actors on the CBS television network’s Magnum PI. Regularly included are artists like Lance Kim, Chantal Thuy, and Martin Martinez. Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a renowned ex-Navy SEAL who repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator, is the protagonist of this new adaptation of the 1980s-era television series. In addition to his private detective business, he serves as a security consultant for the lavish mansion known as Robin’s Nest.
Why was it cancelled after 4th season?
According to the network’s president, Kelly Kahl, ending the long-running television series Magnum P.I. was one of the most difficult decisions CBS had to make at this renewal/cancel time of year.
The relaunch in its fourth season averaged 7.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (with Live+7 playback), which is a little down from Season 3 (7.5 million/0.8) numbers.
Although CSI: Vegas (6.8 million/0.8) and S.W.A.T. (6.5 million/0.8), which had fewer viewers, were renewed, they ranked ninth in both categories among the 14 dramas that CBS has shown this season.
According to our sister publication Deadline, a mutually acceptable new licence agreement could not be negotiated with the major Magnum P.I. producer Universal TV. This is because dropping linear ratings decrease the amount of money that a network is willing to spend.
After CBS cancelled the fifth season of Magnum P.I., has the show found a new home?
In May, CBS cancelled the long-running criminal drama Magnum P.I., making it one of the most prominent shows to be cancelled during that month
. Nonetheless, both spectators and celebrities continue to debate the program. It has been suggested that Thomas Magnum might return for a fifth season on a different network.
This information follows the statement that the show’s production company, Universal TV, will endeavor to promote it and find a new home for it.
Magnum P.I. may be one of the few programs to escape cancellation. According to Deadline, USA Network and/or NBC are in talks to acquire the Jay Hernandez-led series, although the terms of a possible deal have not yet been determined.
According to some rumors’, one possibility is that USA would run seasons that were originally shown on CBS, while NBC would be responsible for showing new episodes.