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|Posted by: denizen 23 September 2016 - 03:24 AM|
TV's current reboot train is showing no signs of stopping or slowing down, and it seems to be mostly traveling through the late 1980s and early 1990s for its pickups. Audiences should probably get ready for a return to sun-soaked crimefighting in the form of the previously announced Magnum P.I. reboot, which has scored a pilot order at CBS. And that's not the only classic show set for a potential return, as CBS' recent pilot pickups also included a remake of the female-fronted crime drama Cagney and Lacey.
The world of TV private investigators has rarely been as bright and flowery as it was on Magnum P.I., which was one of the most popular shows in primetime during its eight-season run. CBS, which also gave fans the island-set Hawaii Five-0 reboot, went into development on a modernized Magnum P.I. back in October, with Hawaii Five-0's developer Peter Lenkov and its showrunner Eric Guggenheim penning this reimagining of Thomas Magnum's story. Apparently the network likes how things have gone, and this pilot order could very well result in Magnum P.I. hitting our TVs again this fall.
No one should expect any bizarre changes to go down with the Magnum P.I. reboot, as it will again follow the dashing Thomas Magnum making a name for himself as a private investigator in Hawaii. This time around, he'll be a celebrated ex-Navy SEAL who is settling back into civilian life after a tour in Afghanistan. He'll be repurposing his military skills for his life in paradise, and we can probably expect to see lots of fights and car chases.
This is actually the second Magnum P.I. follow-up project to go into development in the past few years. In 2016, we almost got a quasi-sequel from ABC that followed Thomas Magnum's daughter, which would have left the door open for original star Tom Selleck to make a possible cameo. But now that Magnum P.I. will be a full-on reboot, Selleck likely won't be used, even though he's already at home on CBS with the hit drama Blue Bloods.
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 23 September 2016 - 06:41 AM|
|I always wondered if this was going to happen! Actually, the Lily connection is an interesting take on a remake. I remember her on the series, but forgot all about her until today. I'd love to see Selleck do frequent appearances, but I really think what made the show was the other actors, like Higgins, TC and Rick. It's amazing how many 80s shows remakes seem to be in the works.|
|Posted by: MacsJeep 23 September 2016 - 10:55 AM|
|I much prefer this type of approach than the re-imagining we're getting. It is true to the original and yet can be its own and go where it likes without offending!|
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 23 September 2016 - 11:13 AM|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 24 September 2016 - 01:20 AM|
|That's very interesting news. Hmm, maybe I should go and have a look on the Magnum forums to see how it is received there.|
|Posted by: tvero 28 September 2016 - 10:45 AM|
|Glad they seem to privilege the Lily connection. Much better than this Mac reboot approach I think...|
|Posted by: MacFan77 5 October 2017 - 10:57 AM|
|Has anyone heard anymore about this? Is it still a go?|
|Posted by: Connelly 5 October 2017 - 01:43 PM|
|No, it's not going to happen apparently. Eva Longoria mentions it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X49B9nmwd-Q|
|Posted by: denizen 5 October 2017 - 08:05 PM|
|Pity. Was looking forward to it.|
|Posted by: MacFan77 6 October 2017 - 06:07 AM|
|Pity indeed. And while a spin off with Lily would be awesome...I think a reboot has a ton of potential.|
|Posted by: Connelly 21 October 2017 - 12:45 AM|
| I just saw this on the magnum-mania website:
No. Just No. I don't want Lenkov doing to Magnum what he's done to Macgyver.
|Posted by: tvero 21 October 2017 - 12:58 AM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 October 2017 - 05:32 AM|
| I must have seen some Magnum Episodes as a kid, but I don't really remember the show. I'm not a fan of reboots in general, but I can't really imagine if it would be good or not.
In an early interview (I think even before MacGyver premiered), Lenkov stated that a Magnum-Reboot would be his dream project. He even shared some drawings he made himself as a kid; he was such a huge fan. So I'm happy he finally got a chance at this, now that ABC dropped their own project that was in development last year.
I just think this is a bit much. Lenkov has H50, MacGyver and Salvation (that just got renewed for a 2nd Season) to take care of. And Magnum next year as well? Just thinking how much time he invested for MacGyver and fans complaining about him "neglecting" H50 (especially when it came to promo time), I'm not sure if adding another project helps the quality.
Although if "BlueBloods" is coming to an end, I guess a Magnum Reboot would do well on Fridays. And because CBS has already Tom Selleck under contract, it would be a lot easier to get him to do a cameo.
|Posted by: Connelly 21 October 2017 - 05:49 AM|
| DashboardOnFire - Tom Selleck has previously said that he wouldn't do a cameo in any Magnum reboot, so that won't happen!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 October 2017 - 07:54 AM|
| Interesting. But if they dangle the carrot of being a Producer and having some say in it, do you think he would change his mind?
Because I've been wondering about that with RDA and the MacGyver Reboot. If they had involved him right from the start and stayed truer to the Original (in form of a sequel instead of a complete reboot), I think he maybe wouldn't have been so vehement in saying no.
In his statement, he said something about them trying to convince him to do some promo for them. That maybe wasn't their primary intention, but when Lenkov approached him, all the characters were set and the script for the first few episodes already written... the project was already greenlit, sold internationally and the premiere date set. So it definitely felt like "hey, we're going to do it in this way anyway but if you want a cameo, it's yours"...
|Posted by: denizen 22 October 2017 - 08:22 PM|
|Glad he said no. If the reboot was in anyway associated to closer ties o n the original, no problem but Lenkov has created another H50 meets Mission Impossible. (More like Mission Improbable)|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 23 October 2017 - 02:40 AM|
|I think they should've stuck with the sequel with Lily. That might have more potential than a reboot.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 28 January 2018 - 02:29 AM|
| So CBS has definitely ordered the Magnum Pilot; written by Lenkov: http://deadline.com/2018/01/magnum-pi-cagney-and-lacey-reboots-cop-drama-chiefs-cbs-pilot-orders-1202270767/
Since they've also ordered a Cagney-and-Lacey-Pilot, it looks to me like CBS will have more Reboots than Original Shows if both get picked up for this year
Reading the synopsis, I'm still not sure how "Magnum" will be any different from H50. Maybe less shootings since they're PI's and not something similar to H50 being a version of a police task force.
The new Magnum P.I. follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, Magnum P.I. will also explore a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier, and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.
I don't know anything about "Salvation", but comparing the other 3 Lenkov shows, all of them center around a male, white hero who served in Afghanistan; doing police- and spy-like work. Not sure if this isn't a bit overkill on the same network.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 28 January 2018 - 03:13 AM|
Seems to be all Lenkov knows how to do is use the same formula and apply it to different shows.... or maybe he's just giving CBS what they ask for?
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 28 January 2018 - 04:48 AM|
|Sounds like we should better stick to original version then? If all what they do is update from Vietnam to Afghanistan and replace Higgins with a woman. The dvd's are out there, you know. I wonder if they would honor the PI genre and the Hawaiian culture as the original did. They should've stuck with the sequel series starring his daughter.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 28 January 2018 - 05:21 AM|
CBS clearly wants episodic team show - because all the other current and newer CBS shows (e.g. Blue Bloods, CSI and their spin-offs, Seal Team, SWAT) are similar as well.
Either they gave him specific orders for the pilot script or he delivered them what he knew beforehand was the only way to get him on board. He said several times that "Magnum" is his dream project since he started producing so I guess was willing to push his own ideas and wishes a bit to the side. He knew it's necessary to put in a female main character, so he changed the gender on one of the team members (similar to H50 and MacGyver).
Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that the pilot will be ordered to series, but I think that shouldn't be too much of a problem. It would fit very will into the CBS Friday schedule, but I'm assuming since the ratings are so good, all 3 Friday shows will be renewed - unless Selleck, Till or O'Laughlin refuse to do another season (although I wouldn't put it past CBS to actually continue H50 without Steve McGarrett).
Did you hear about the "Charmed" Reboot? It had been in development for years as a sequel, then as a prequel (set in the 70s) of the Original Show - now it got shopped to another network and will be a complete Reboot. I think it's about 3 witches in college or something that realize they're witches. Holly Combs lashed out on Twitter about it yesterday; similar to RDA back then - stating that just banking on the name to reel in the Original fans doesn't make it "Charmed".
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 28 January 2018 - 09:05 AM|
| That was interesting choice of words. I also think it's wrong to reboot something just to bank on it's name. On the other hand maybe it would spark enough interest with a new generation of audience to check out something older that is actually the real thing. But um... I don't agree with changes in reboots (or in general). He wanted a female main character: Lily Magnum was the way to go. He had that oppertunity and decided against it to reboot it and change genders on another character. It just was the way things were back in the 80's.
I still don't get why they don't try to be a little more creative here but to simply reboot stuff.
|Posted by: Dragondog 28 January 2018 - 06:30 PM|
I have to agree with you, MG.
Also, if they want a reboot, and still want a female main character, they could always create a new one to add to the mix, like Riley, instead of gender-swapping, like Patricia.
To be honest, I never saw the original Magnum, so I can't really comment. Guess we'll know more when it airs.
|Posted by: denizen 28 January 2018 - 08:18 PM|
|I already gave up on the new MacGyver so this new Magnum will no doubt steer clear from my interest.|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 29 January 2018 - 04:55 AM|
Go to the store and buy the dvd's.
Denizen, the ad on the next episode does look cool. Actually, it might be exactly the episode to pull me into it. Yet, I haven't seen anything yet of the reboot. It's still not aired here. That's why I'm not in that subfora yet.
|Posted by: Jediferret 29 January 2018 - 05:10 AM|
Don't blame ya...
I have no interest in this reboot, mostly because I'm not a Magnum PI fan. Mostly because my grandmother had the hots for Tom Selleck... *shudders*
|Posted by: denizen 29 January 2018 - 08:16 PM|
| Jedi, you're funny.
MG, I think watch the reboot first.
At this point in time, they could bring back Elvis and i STILL wouldn't watch it.
I just dislike the dynamics of the show including their version of Jack Dalton. And the overpowering team. The more i saw the more foreign it became of the original. So everything i liked about the original was essentially taken away and i thought to myself, "Hey, there's nothing i like about it".
So i stopped watching it.
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 30 January 2018 - 11:00 AM|
| I still intend to but it still isn't aired here and it's not on dvd yet either. Oddly enough Lethal Weapon is.
Meanwhile MDB's post on his return is awesome.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 30 January 2018 - 02:19 PM|
Hm. While I don't like reboots in general, I agree with some others that a remake doesn't make any more sense. If you're just doing a remake with other actors, what's the point?
Although I guess a MacGyver remake set in modern times changes the core of the MacGyverisms already, so maybe that makes a bit more sense then e.g. what they did with "Beverly Hills, 90210". It's still a group of teens/YA living in Beverly Hills with the same-old teenage/YA problems. They basically banked on the franchise, but the stories would have worked the same way.
I just feel the reboot took too many liberties. I'd never have thought that I would adjust to a gender-swapped Pete Thornton so fast. Yet what they did with Patricia Thornton was a big No-No for me and it's still kind of a sore point. I'd rather had them another big boss at DXS at first, so Thornton could have come in after the Midseason Finale. Rebooted Thornton wouldn't have been part of the beginnings of Phoenix, but that would have been much easier to accept - especially since she doesn't have the same level of friendship with Mac like in the Original. She's more boss than friend, but I would have preferred her over Matty.
|Posted by: Slater 31 January 2018 - 09:11 AM|
|The 1980's were uniquely the 1980's, and trying to reboot something 30 years later often times just doesn't work well.|
|Posted by: denizen 31 January 2018 - 08:02 PM|
| Well that would depend on who is rebooting the project. Do they take special consideration to its fan base? Can they blend the times of then to today and can they make stories that bring in the audience?
Imagine what MacGyver would have turned out like if it was rebooted by the Duffer brothers? (Creators of Stranger Things) or Michael Greenburg (Producer of Stargate SG1 & Friend of RDA).
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 1 February 2018 - 04:32 AM|
|What if it was rebooted by Lee David Zlotoff himself? So he could've been fully involved from start to finish.|
|Posted by: denizen 1 February 2018 - 04:52 AM|
| I'm in 2 minds about that. Although Lee created the character, he did not define him. RDA and the producers and writers of that time did. They had little to work with and improvised. It all led to success.
Even though Lee and Winckler are involved in the reboot, their involvement is minimal i think. And so long as the audience is there who cares if its nothing like the original. That's just my opinion. Of course i mean no disrespect to any of the producers or creators. Just frustrating how i cannot connect to this new incarnation like i did with the old.
|Posted by: Slater 1 February 2018 - 05:00 AM|
|Mac was pretty much a one-man show in the original series. In the new version he works with a team. Personally, I prefer the original concept (although Tristin Mays is beautiful).|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 February 2018 - 03:17 PM|
| Here's the new Magnum: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/magnum-pi-reboot-cbs-jay-hernandez-1202705365/
He's 12 years older than Lucas Till, but to me feels even younger than new Mac .
‘Magnum PI’ Reboot Pilot at CBS Casts Jay Hernandez in Lead Role
The “Magnum P.I.” reboot pilot has cast Jay Hernandez as the titular private eye, Variety has learned.
Hernandez will play Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. Tom Selleck, who currently stars in the CBS drama “Blue Bloods,” played the role in the original series.
Hernandez’s recent film roles include the DC Entertainment film “Suicide Squad” and appearances in both entries in the “Bad Moms” comedy franchise. He has also appeared in films like “Friday Night Lights,” “Hostel,” and in the Netflix fantasy-action film “Bright.” On the television side, he has recently appeared in “Scandal,” “Nashville,” and “The Expanse.”
He is repped by ICM Partners, Alchemy Entertainment and Fuller Law.
Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer behind current CBS reboots of “Hawaii Five-O” and “MacGyver,” will serve as the writer and executive producer on the new version of “Magnum P.I.,” which had previously gotten a pilot production commitment at the network. Eric Guggenheim, an executive producer and writer on Lenkov’s “Hawaii Five-O,” will also write and executive produce. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment will also executive produce along with Danielle Woodrow. Justin Lin will direct the pilot and executive produce. CBS Television Studios will co-produce with Universal Television.
This is one of several such projects ordered to pilot at CBS. CBS has also ordered a pilot for a reboot of the female-led cop drama “Cagney and Lacey,” as well as an adaptation of “LA Confidential” and a revival of “Murphy Brown.”
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 20 February 2018 - 03:41 PM|
| A Latin guy? Well, we'll see when he grows a moustache. He does get a moustache, doesn't he?
Justin Lin directing the pilot sounds interesting though.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 February 2018 - 04:01 PM|
I've been wondering about that. Mustaches aren't that trendy at the moment, no? But it seems to work fine with Clay Crawford in "Lethal Weapon".
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 20 February 2018 - 04:44 PM|
|But it's one thing Magnum was famous for: the guy with the mustache. It's pretty much part of the character as Jack's mustache. Having Riggs with a mustache took some getting used to and to me it didn't fit the character. But having Magnum without it... If there is one character that can bring it back, it's Magnum. I wonder if they dare to go where the original series went.|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 20 February 2018 - 07:03 PM|
|Nope! I'm out.|
|Posted by: denizen 20 February 2018 - 08:49 PM|
| He looks okay. But this is going the way of MacGyver & H50. Team Magnum with high tech command center an all.
He will no doubt drive a new Ferrari too.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 February 2018 - 07:28 AM|
Peter Lenkov posted many pictures of the old Ferrari recently. But if you look at the official Magnum Twitter Account via CBS, the profile picture features a modern one: https://twitter.com/MagnumPI_CBS
I guess it depends if they got Ferrari to do some sponsoring (like Hilton for H50 or Victorinox for MacGyver). If that's the case, of course they would want Magnum to have a modern model that you can actually buy in stores at the moment. Although it's possible that maybe in the beginning, he has a classic one that gets totaled either in the pilot episode or later in the (Midseason) Finale, for example?
|Posted by: Dragondog 21 February 2018 - 02:09 PM|
Seems to be Lenkov's specialty.
|Posted by: denizen 21 February 2018 - 07:57 PM|
Or perhaps Lenkov's predictability?
|Posted by: MacFan092985 21 February 2018 - 11:46 PM|
| I don't watch the "MacGYVER" reboot and I won't be watching the "Magnum P.I." reboot either.
I agree with Slater, shows in the 80's were unique for their time and don't translate well three decades later. The changes that need to be made to appeal to today's audience detract from what made the show(s) a hit the first time around.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 22 February 2018 - 12:29 AM|
Only to the ones who were around in the 80's. For kids watching the shows today they are unique for this time and hits. MacGyver, foe example, is constantly getting ratings equal to all the other shows in it's time slot added together.
I'm really surprised we haven't seen an A-Team reboot. That show fits the CBS "team template" perfectly.
|Posted by: denizen 22 February 2018 - 12:52 AM|
The A-Team was rebooted in 2010 with the launch of the movie however it did not meet the expectation required to continue it as a franchise.
They have however been trying to develop a new TV series. Currently there is a lot of hearsay as to what it will be about, so nothing concrete at this stage.
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 22 February 2018 - 05:42 AM|
|Correct and they wanted more women on the team. Something George Peppard always held back. That's why Amy and shortwhile later Tawnia left. Amy wanted a bigger part and even wanted to participate in fight scenes. Peppard said there was no need for women roles. If he said it out of machoism that's not okay in my book, if it was because it really was not necessary (after all you had your four leading characters) that's something else. The movie was alright, the series got too repetitive after a while and the first three episodes of the fifth season should've been the last with Amy arranging a pardon.|
|Posted by: denizen 22 February 2018 - 08:24 PM|
| George Peppard was synonymous for being a demanding and difficulty actor to work with. But in his defense, the 80's were all about muscle and that mostly came from the male department.
Even though shows like Charlies Angels were around, A-Team was always seen as the "Tougher""'Nam Boys" look.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 April 2018 - 12:31 AM|
In this "paparazzi" video (can't embedd it directly so took a screenshot), you can see a scene filming with the Ferrari. Don't know anything about Ferraris, but this looks like an older model to me.
|Posted by: denizen 4 April 2018 - 01:36 AM|
| They will no doubt use the original in the pilot but i suspect they will upgrade..
Now lets see if they use TC's original chopper.
|Posted by: Connelly 4 April 2018 - 03:22 AM|
| If anyone wants to follow what's happening with the Magnum reboot, there is now a Reboot sub-forum on the Magnum-mania site:
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 April 2018 - 04:29 AM|
Well... since there actuallly seems to be two Ferraris on sets with 2 different licence plates (ROBIN 1 and ROBIN 2), I guess the old one (ROBIN 1) will get crashed
|Posted by: denizen 4 April 2018 - 08:15 PM|
| Magnum was originally a "Team" kinda show but there were a few exceptions. He did not always have his compadres with him. This will no doubt have him stuck indefinitely to his teammates.
Do we have any idea who will play the Higgins character?
|Posted by: Connelly 5 April 2018 - 05:07 AM|
|Denizen - Jonathan Higgins has become Juliet Higgins in the reboot (It's OUT-RAGEOUS!). She's played by Perdita Weeks.|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 5 April 2018 - 06:28 AM|
Yep, Rick and TC misses a couple of episodes, Higgins only one. But mostly in the later seasons Magnum is on his own a couple of times and Rick, TC and Higgins only have a cameo.
They just can't leave well enough alone. Magnum was in my opinion alwas more daring then MacGyver. Even though MacGyver is a regular guy as Magnum, he's near-perfect even though he's "not perfect. Yet." Magnum is more flawed, he's sloppy, unorganized, he's the one asking for favors and there are a lot more twists in the episodes, like unexpected deaths while MacGyver will always be just in time to save everyone. There are couple of endings in Magnum that would've never happened in MacGyver. Take a look at Echoes of the Mind, the episodes with Sharon Stone or Did You Seen The Sunrise? Sometimes things happen that Magnum has to learn how to deal with if he couldn't save that person or stop him or her from doing something stupid. But then again that's why Magnum and MacGyver are my two most favorite shows from the 80's. Complete opposites: MacGyver is neat while Magnum is sloppy. MacGyver is asked to help his friends, Magnum asks his friends to help. MacGyver has a fear of commitment, Magnum is more of a ladies man despite a lot of the women he loved died too, but I don't think that makes him fear a commitment.
Whatever makes money, I guess.
|Posted by: Dragondog 5 April 2018 - 10:34 AM|
I know others have said this before, but a MacGyver/Magnum crossover would be pretty cool. I mean the originals, not the reboots, since the Magnum reboot isn't out yet.
|Posted by: denizen 5 April 2018 - 08:12 PM|
Thanks for that Connelly. Guess I should have expected that from Lenkov.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 April 2018 - 07:29 AM|
| SPOILER ALERT!
Pilot Script Preview by Season Zero: http://season-zero.com/magnum-pi-cbs-pilot-preview/
It's a longer read, so just go over there if you want to read the full thing. I only brought some "highlights" back here; the one's that are connected with MacGyver.
Our other principal characters are kinda non-existent in the pilot. (...) There’s also another woman, Hannah Boyle, a former CIA Intel Analyst and Magnum’s ex-girlfriend. She was supposed to be dead, until we learn she’s not.
Looks like someone run out of ideas
We’ll also find our hero on his surf ski, wearing bord-shorts, paddling. Because he’s cool. And the opening scene includes a next-generation space capsule, a space-suit, a parachute and a water Buffalo. Just sayin’! Magnum wants to be cooler than Hawaii 5-0, Macgyver & Scorpion reunited so they’re going over the top and only a good director can make this look good and not too ridiculous. Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin is probably the right guy for the job.
They kept Magnum’s voice-over as part of the storytelling, which is not a good idea if you ask me. It makes it sound old-fashioned. It was not needed but one can argue it’s part of the charm of the original show and it would have been a pity not to use it again. Let’s just hope Jay Hernandez will do it right. Not sure what else I can tell you about this pilot. I didn’t describe Magnum but he’s exactly like you think he is. Exactly like other CBS’s leading men. Nothing new. Well, he’s a latino guy, so there’s that. And about the investigation, it works exactly as in any other CBS procedural. If you like that and if you’re not tired of it, then you should have a ball!
|Posted by: Dragondog 15 April 2018 - 09:54 AM|
Well, crap. Come on, Peter, you're supposed to be better than this!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 11 May 2018 - 01:30 PM|
| As expected, CBS has picked up the pilot and ordered to series: http://tvline.com/2018/05/11/magnum-pi-reboot-cbs-drama-orders-god-friended-me/
Will be interesting to see the schedule and if that means any changes for the MacGyver Reboot or H50.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 11 May 2018 - 03:20 PM|
| Well after reading the script I tend to disagree with everything this reviewer has said and I really think they completely don't understand the concept of a reboot or the premise of the show.
Reboots have to retain certain aspects of the original show that make it both recognizable and unique.. the things that made the show good. This pilot has done exactly that. In fact it left me pondering what might have been if Lenkov had be brought into MacGyver right from the start.
The voice-overs this reviewer complains about are actually an integral part of the show because the premise is Magnum recollecting his experiences. They are also IMHO one of the things that made the show stand out and work. Saying voiceovers make it seem old-fashioned is just plain stupidity... no-one said that about Burn Notice and that had voiceovers all the time.
|Posted by: denizen 13 May 2018 - 08:13 PM|
|Yea. I think until we all have actually taken a good whiff of this reboot no one can actually nay or yay the show. But if H50 & MacGyver are anything to go by, I'm probably going to dislike it. Those shows are very formulaic and its the new CSI formula which became popular for a few years before they were proverbially spat out by fans.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 14 May 2018 - 01:19 PM|
| First look at rebooted Magnum.
I had to hide my cough at work when I sneak-peeked on Twitter and had to check twice because I thought at first glance it was not Jay Hernandez, but a younger Peter Lenkov
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 14 May 2018 - 07:35 PM|
|At least he won't have the height issues that Tom Selleck did with the Ferrari 308|
|Posted by: denizen 14 May 2018 - 08:01 PM|
| Back on the case with his covert ops team.
I wonder if TC is in the boot since his team will be inseparable.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 16 May 2018 - 02:08 PM|
| The Magnum Reboot will air this Fall on Mondays, 9pm. Here's the trailer:
|Posted by: Dragondog 16 May 2018 - 02:13 PM|
|This Monday, or in the fall?|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 16 May 2018 - 02:19 PM|
It's scheduled for Fall 2018. There's no premiere date set, yet - but I'm assuming September like the other Fall shows (e.g. H50 and MacGyver).
|Posted by: Slater 16 May 2018 - 02:29 PM|
|Interesting that Higgins is now a female ex-MI6 agent.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 16 May 2018 - 02:43 PM|
It's standard Lenkov-CBS, though.
They did it with H50 (Kono) and MacGyver (Thornton). Some were complaining that they will end up as a couple, but considering it's Lenkov I think not.
|Posted by: denizen 16 May 2018 - 08:04 PM|
|Trailer as expected. A-la-Lenkov style. Updated thread title to be more accurate to current content|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 17 May 2018 - 02:05 AM|
| After reading the script and now seeing this trailer... I'm there!!
Can't help wondering how the MacGyver reboot would have turned out if Lenkov had been given creative control right from the start instead of having to clean up someone elses mess.
|Posted by: Slater 17 May 2018 - 04:54 AM|
| Success is so hard to predict with new shows (including reboots). When the new H50 premiered I, didn't think it would last for more than one season. Boy was I wrong.
It'll be interesting to see if this new Magnum will strike a chord with audiences or be dumped after a short time.
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 17 May 2018 - 05:38 AM|
Wow! The Ferrari, the chopper, the dogs, the director of The Fast and the Furious, Sung Kang, I'm sold. I'm not sure if it's the original Robin's Nest, but I don't think so. Now, about the mustache...
No, seriously, this looks promising.
|Posted by: Connelly 17 May 2018 - 10:01 AM|
|Sadly it's not the original Robin's Nest - that has actually just been demolished in the last few weeks. There's nothing left of it but the plot it stood on.|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 18 May 2018 - 05:40 AM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 3 June 2018 - 05:00 AM|
| I want MacGyver BtS photos and I find some for Magnum
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 3 June 2018 - 05:14 AM|
| What the camera crew wears when working on Magnum
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 3 June 2018 - 05:20 AM|
| they sure shot a lot of helicopter scenes for the pilot... and they had fun doing it.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 June 2018 - 12:22 PM|
| Short BtS Featurette (via SpoilerTV):
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 12 June 2018 - 12:50 PM|
| I'm looking forward to seeing this.
It bugs me quite a lot that CBS are ok with a full copy of the original opening sequence for H50 and Magnum P.I but not MacGyver.
|Posted by: Dragondog 12 June 2018 - 12:53 PM|
|It bugs me that they allow proper DVD releases for H-50, but not MacGyver.|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 12 June 2018 - 01:18 PM|
Ferrari's must be a film crew dream.
Having the motor in the back leaves the front available for easy camera mounting.
|Posted by: denizen 15 June 2018 - 05:23 AM|
|I'll definitely see where it goes when the pilot is released. I do however fear it'll turn formulaic and clone H50.|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 15 June 2018 - 02:30 PM|
Well yeah... it's CBS.
They use episode templates and just change the character names for the different shows.
...I'm joking!.... maybe
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 19 June 2018 - 11:28 AM|
| Tom Selleck Weighs In on the 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot — And If He'll Make a Cameo
Interview via https://www.tvinsider.com/696360/tom-selleck-reacts-magnum-pi-reboot-cbs/
Ileane Rudolph June 15, 2018 10:00 am
Yes, Tom Selleck wishes the new Thomas Magnum well. No, he won’t have anything to do with it.
If you haven’t heard yet, CBS has ordered their Magnum P.I. reboot to series. If you’re a millennial who doesn’t pay attention to old stuff, that’s the loosey-goosey detective show starring the irresistibly charming Tom Selleck that ran on CBS from 1980-1988 and earned him a Best Actor Emmy.
Peter Lenkov, the redo specialist responsible for updating Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver is the guy in charge. He’s hired Jay Hernandez (The Expanse, Suicide Squad) to play Thomas Magnum, like his predecessor, a former Navy Seal turned private investigator who lives in Hawaii.
So what does Selleck, now happily playing NYPD commissioner Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods, another long-running series — it will beat Magnum’s length of service next season — have to say about the new version? He chose to share his feelings for the first time to TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider.
The actor says when he was in L.A. (he lives on a ranch north of the city when he’s not shooting Blue Bloods) he was asked to come to CBS’s West Coast HQ for a meeting with Lenkov and David Stapf, the CBS TV Studios president.
“CBS is kind of my home network,” says Selleck. “I’ve done The Young and the Restless and (most of) the Jesse Stone movies as well as Magnum and Blue Bloods with them.” They told him if he “had a problem” with the remake, their relationship was important enough that they wouldn’t do it. "Peter was very effusive about the project; he grew up with Magnum and this was his dream,” he adds.
Stapf suggested that he talk to Les Moonves, CBS Corporation’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. According to Selleck, Moonves talked about how, since Universal owned the show, they could “do whatever they want with it,” the actor recalls. “Les said, ‘We’d like to control the show We think we can do a better job.’"
"I went home,” Selleck continues, “and thought about it for about a day. In the end, I thought, ‘We couldn’t have a better bow tied around our show. We went off with our final episode as the number one show on all of television. We’re in the Smithsonian for recognizing Vietnam veterans in a positive light, the first show to really do that. And it led to countless other opportunities. I just felt success is so hard to come by in this business, why do I want to root for somebody to fail. I just stepped back, and said, ‘I won’t get in your way.'”
He also won’t be involved in any way. “They asked and I said, ‘Absolutely not. I’m busy with Blue Bloods.’” But more than that, he concedes, “It will never be what in my fantasy world, I would make it to be.”
Don’t expect a fun guest spot either. “I told them that I won’t do some cameo guest spot to let the audience know I approve.” He’s aware that could disappoint some fans of his and the shows. “I’m sure they’d like it, but I have an obligation to my version. And Peter’s going to do his take on what a Magnum under some similar circumstances should be about.”
This isn’t the first time that Selleck turned down a TV offer concerning the ionic role. In the early ‘90s, Selleck was working with big fan and best-selling author Tom Clancy — just off the success of The Hunt for Red October — on a Magnum movie. “Tom and I worked on a story — a good story for a movie. The character wasn’t done; when we left him, he went back into the Navy. I thought it was time because I was having success with features. Three Men and a Baby had been the number one movie in the world.”
Universal Studio chief Sidney Sheinberg had other ideas, Selleck says. He wanted to use Magnum in a wheel of rotating mysteries. “I had no interest; they weren’t thinking big enough and they really blew it.”
Over the years, Selleck says he heard rumors about other movies and TV ideas. He didn’t speak ill of them, but he “wasn’t particularly thrilled," he admits. "This seemed okay because it’s probably going to happen sooner or later. Why choose to be offended? This is Peter’s dream, let him run with it. He’s a nice man.”
|Posted by: Dragondog 19 June 2018 - 12:25 PM|
|That moment that you realize that RDA and Tom Selleck have a few things in common.|
|Posted by: MacFan092985 19 June 2018 - 09:30 PM|
|Very classy, respectful response. Tom Selleck and RDA and have always been on my short list of actors I admire, both for the roles they play and the way they are in real life.|
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 21 June 2018 - 08:49 AM|
|Mine too Macfan. They're both pure class, both on and off set.|
|Posted by: Slater 21 June 2018 - 09:04 AM|
|That would've been an interesting concept - Mac goes to Hawaii and teams up with Magnum to solve ...something|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 21 June 2018 - 01:11 PM|
| I think Sellick's response was a lot more dignified than RDA's to be honest.
|Posted by: denizen 24 June 2018 - 08:17 PM|
|Perhaps or news in Hollywood travels fast. "What? Lenkov doing another reboot? Oh no, there goes the originality train again! Best stay clear Tom. Rick sure did."|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 25 June 2018 - 05:46 AM|
| Top notch response.
Kinda ballsy of that guy to say they can do a better job than the original show, something I seriously doubt. I would like to see them to beat episodes like: Did You The Sunrise? Home by the Sea, Echoes of the Mind, Little Girl Who? Death and Taxes, Solo Flight, Laura and Limbo. Episodes that were quite dark and showed more guts then anything else on TV at the time. Magnum PI dared to go where MacGyver stays clear from most of the time. Maybe Magnum was at least in his second half of the run aiming at an older audience. Of course we have our episodes like Kill Zone and Lesson In Evil. Then again, two different shows but they're so good because they're so opposites. MacGyver is neat, decent and is the guy you go to when you have problems. Magnum is sloppy, unorganized and needs favors from his friends, instead of the other way around.
I don't know about Lenkov yet. I still need to catch up on the show. I just wonder how they really feel about it. They probably know they can't do anything about it. But there's no one ever saying: "hands off." Don't you think producers and actors should have a say in this to protect their product? If a show had his run, it has had his run. MacGyver had 7 great seasons, Magnum had 8 great seasons. When it's done, it's done.
On the other side, I think it's interesting to see how shows from back in those days would work now. Though they can never beat the original.
|Posted by: denizen 25 June 2018 - 07:57 PM|
| Its about maintaining their rights and trying to sell the product again. Had this reboot been called Hawaii PI no one would watch it, but slap on the Magnum PI label and you have everyone's attention.
And since MacGyver 2016 is so foreign to the original nowadays, they don't really care since they already have their audience.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 26 June 2018 - 03:09 AM|
No this is all Lenkovs doing.
He went to CBS with the idea. It's been his dream project since he stared in TV.
And after reading the pilot script... I think he's nailed it.
When I read the script I was picturing all the original characters in the scenes and hearing Sellecks voice as I read the voice-overs.
It felt like the original... the way the dogs hate him and chase him all the time... the way Higgins treats him... the way Rick and RC interact with him....
Of course there will be changes. it's modern TV. The show has to meet today's audience's expectations that doesn't mean it cant' still be enjoyable.
Like the reboot people become so obsessed with hating something just because it's not the original and doesn't have the original actors in it they can't (or wont) see it in the context of today's television style.
Remember Lenkov is a huge Magnum fan and unlike the MacGyver reboot, he has been in full control of this right from the first script.
(Lenkov was brought into to fix the shambles CBS had made of the MacGyver reboot. He had to work with what they already had in a very tight time frame. I believe if he had been given a blank sheet and told to "make us a MacGyver reboot" we would have had much better reboot.)
|Posted by: denizen 26 June 2018 - 04:03 AM|
|I don't entirely believe that. Despite whatever he had to work with at the time of MacGyver, he still had more than ample time to conform the show to its original form yet it just became further from the original. This tells me that no amount of control would have brought the show back to its roots.|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 26 June 2018 - 05:31 AM|
| You may be assuming he had more creative control of the reboot than he really had.
|Posted by: denizen 26 June 2018 - 06:07 AM|
|Don't have the facts but i think he did. With a resume of Hawaii 5 0 on his hands i think they might have let him free roam a little. At the end of the day, we will only really know the truth when Magnum P.I. is released and see ho that eventually turns out. If you start to see covert warfare in season 2 then you know i was right.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 2 July 2018 - 12:16 PM|
| As expected, Magnum will have a panel at San Diego Comic Con: Nicht vergessen: https://twitter.com/CBSTVStudios/status/1013875226390585344
#MagnumPI stars @jay_hernandez and @PerditaWeeks are joining executive producers @PLenkov and Eric Guggenheim at #SDCC! Don’t miss the exclusive screening of the show’s premiere episode followed by a panel discussion! #SDCC2018
|Posted by: Jediferret 3 July 2018 - 08:05 AM|
| Honestly, I have no interest in watching the reboot, especially since I had no interest in the original either. But I am curious to see what people will think of this one.
I'll stand by with popcorn.
|Posted by: Slater 3 July 2018 - 08:18 AM|
| Wonder if Magnum will still be using his trademark M1911A1? This being 2018 it may well be something more modern.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 3 July 2018 - 01:04 PM|
| Not sure what this is......
|Posted by: denizen 3 July 2018 - 08:05 PM|
|Probably taking out Tom Selleck.|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 4 July 2018 - 08:55 AM|
| An hommage? An imitation? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, said by yours truly.
Plenty of episodes in which Magnum was in a chase and firing a gun. I think in At Face Value, when he accidently hurts an innocent woman.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2018 - 01:25 PM|
| More Info about Comic Con via https://deadline.com/2018/07/comic-con-charmed-magnum-p-i-world-premiere-crazy-ex-girlfriend-tell-me-a-story-1202420700/
Charmed‘s panel on Thursday, July 19 from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM in Ballroom 20 will feature stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who will appear after a sneak peek of Episode 1.
Magnum P.I. follows in Room 6A from 4:15-5:30 PM with stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim joining after its own Episode 1 sneak.
In addition to panels, CBS TV Studios plans installations including complimentary Gaslamp District rides throughout the confab in branded electric cars promoting CBS’ fall comedies The Neighborhood and Happy Together.
On July 19, CBS will cruise the streets in a branded Ferrari 488 to promote Magnum P.I., with red sunglasses and Hawaiian leis among the handouts.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 July 2018 - 01:02 PM|
| New 30-second-trailer. Looks pretty generic to me... Think it's a downgrade from the first material I've seen...
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 July 2018 - 01:04 PM|
Not sure if that helps anyone: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bke7uW9HkNC/
There are several pictures and close-ups of the prop gun.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2018 - 02:15 AM|
| SpoilerTV has the promo portraits up on their site: https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/06/magnum-pi-featurette.html
(this is just the preview; of course the portraits are bigger)
what's with the crossed arms? didn't they want to be there or are they trying to look tough?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 19 July 2018 - 04:03 PM|
| Interview at San Diego Comic Con for ET:
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 19 July 2018 - 04:10 PM|
| Another interview for Entertainment Weekly, including Lenkov: http://ew.com/tv/2018/07/19/magnum-p-i-comic-con-video/
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 19 July 2018 - 11:36 PM|
| tidbits from Comic Con via Twitter (Minor Spoiler Alert):
@HawaiiFive0CBS will cross over with #MagnumPI starting with Kamekona himself in Ep. 2 #SDCC18
Peter Lenkov just said crossover between Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0 will def happen, but begin with appearances by 5-0 folk on new drama. ‘We want to get everybody acclimated to idea these two worlds Co-exist.’ #EWComicCon
@PLenkov original plan was to bring #MagnumPI on as a friend of McGarrett years ago, but couldn’t because the characters were under different company licenses #SDCC18
Sorry Magnum superfans, but the old model Ferrari does not drive well, so @jay_hernandez will be driving a newer model #MagnumPI #SDCC18
Reel News Hawaii@reelnewshawaii
It’s official!! Magnum & Hawaii 5-0 will coexist in the same world!!! There will be crossover episodes between them. #MagnumPI #h50 #Hawaii50
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 20 July 2018 - 01:04 AM|
| I don't like the idea of having H50 characters turn up in episode 2 already. WTH?
The show needs time on it's own to develop and let us get to know the characters etc.
This really feels like they don't have any faith in the shows ability to carry itself.
|Posted by: denizen 20 July 2018 - 02:14 AM|
|And this is why i have so many doubts with Lenkov and his team.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 July 2018 - 05:23 AM|
| Having 2 Shows filming in Hawaii, I can't really fault them for doing that. Also, it's not a real cross over, probably just the Magnum Team eating at Kamekona's Food truck or something. And now that I recall, I think I've read on SpoilerTV a while ago (or after the Upfronts) that Dr. Noelani (played by Kimee Balmilero) will be in Pilot Episode. I haven't kept up with the new Season, but as far as I know she's a minor lab character (similarly to Jill in the MacGyver Reboot).
I think it's more to get H50 fans on board as early as possible. If the show was on after H50 on Fridays, that would be easy to achieve, but now they have to get H50 fans to tune in on Mondays too; especially with the competition on other channels on Monday.
Ratings for H50 are still good, but who knows? H50 might be done in a few years (if the main actors decide to quit), but the fans could stay for Magnum instead of flocking to other Shows first. So they have to get them to check out the Show now.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 July 2018 - 12:42 AM|
| CBS put the Comic Con Panel up on their site: https://www.cbs.com/shows/magnum-pi/news/1008654/comic-con-2018-stream-exclusive-video-of-magnum-p-i-panel/
As always, for US peeps only since CBS doesn't like People not living in the US...
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 21 July 2018 - 02:16 AM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 July 2018 - 02:49 AM|
The videos on the CBS website are Geo-blocked, so not accessible outside the US. Couldn't find it on YouTube.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 24 July 2018 - 01:19 PM|
| They had the blessing on the beach yesterday before they started filming. They do this for H50 as well, every year since they started. Not sure if that's typical for all productions in Hawaii or not...
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 27 July 2018 - 08:45 AM|
| Another Interview from ComicCon via TV Line:
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 27 July 2018 - 03:16 PM|
| That first question was good!
I didn't even notice a comma in the original title let along that it was missing in this one!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 August 2018 - 07:13 AM|
| The Photoshoot they did for Promo last month:
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 August 2018 - 02:22 PM|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 21 August 2018 - 05:27 AM|
|What are new Mondays?|
|Posted by: Dragondog 21 August 2018 - 10:37 AM|
Better than old Mondays
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 August 2018 - 02:29 PM|
Well, "old" Mondays on CBS was "Bull" at 9pm. They moved it to 10pm and gave Magnum the timeslot. Also exchanged the shows on 8pm and 11pm as well, so it's basicaly a entirely new TV programme for CBS on Mondays.
Looks like Magnum will get the Wall Painting Treatment as well: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmt-Zi9BiE2/
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 22 August 2018 - 06:04 AM|
I can't help thinking MacGyver got the better end of that deal.
Those posters are really horrific!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 22 August 2018 - 06:30 AM|
Looking at the official Twitter Header, I'm a bit surprised how they managed to make a good-looking guy like Jay Hernandez look so... unreal.
It's even more photoshopped than the MacGyver promo poster. I'm wondering if he actually was there for the shoot and if he actually changed the shirt. Methinks they just photoshopped differently colored Aloha shirts on him. Maybe even the hat and sunglasses.
On the other hand, it goes along the photoshopped utensils for the Original MacGyver BluRay cover... *sigh*
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 24 August 2018 - 12:28 AM|
| If anyone's interested, here's the synopsis of the press release plus the official stills for the pilot episode: https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/08/magnum-pi-episode-101-i-saw-sun-rise.html
A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans. When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore “TC” Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. Suspicious of Magnum’s casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 26 August 2018 - 06:34 AM|
|The poster comes in 4 different colors. You can see a compilation here on this blog: https://www.dailybillboardblog.com/2018/08/magnum-pi-tv-remake-billboards.html|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 3 September 2018 - 02:11 PM|
| promo junket interview with EW:
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 September 2018 - 02:13 PM|
|Hollywood Reporter making predictions on Monday Fall TV and how well the Magnum Reboot will do: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fall-tv-2018-monday-night-forecast-1139186|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 September 2018 - 12:46 PM|
| ET Online on set:
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 25 September 2018 - 12:31 PM|
| Preliminary Ratings for the Magnum Pilot: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/the-sked-monday-network-scorecard-9-24-2018.html
I have to say, I'm a bit bummed for Lenkov. I expected it to do a lot better; even better than the pilot for rebooted MacGyver, especially with such a strong lead-in.
But according to Showbuzz Daily, all ratings dropped compared to last year:
CBS: The final season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY plunged 1.7 from 2017 to 2.4, and the season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON was down an even worse 2.1 to 1.7, although of course those are still strong numbers these days. MAGNUM, PI kicked off with an OK 1.2, but its lead-in is likely to be much lower beginning next week when the night’s new sitcoms arrive. BULL’s season premiere was down 0.4 from 2017 (on a Tuesday) to 0.9, and also down 0.3 from May’s season finale.
(For comparison: The MacGyver Reboot pilot airing on September 23 in 2016 pulled a demo-rating of 1.7 (14-49) and 10.891 million live-viewers.)
It's to assume that with the "normal" lead-in of comedies next Monday, the ratings will drop further. I'm not sure yet if that might have implications for MacGyver (e.g. if CBS decides to "save" it mid-season and shoves it to Friday).
|Posted by: Slater 25 September 2018 - 12:34 PM|
|Watched it last night. Thought it was OK, but not sure if it will catch on for a long run.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 26 September 2018 - 07:45 AM|
| The other new hyped CBS action drama show (FBI) just pulled a demo of 1.3 and 10.077 million live viewers in preliminary ratings. Of course, it also had a much stronger lead-in (NCIS).
So I guess over time, FBI will be much stronger than Magnum.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 28 September 2018 - 12:34 PM|
| I just noticed that CBS re-scheduled the Rerun of Magnum - initially scheduled for Saturday 8pm - to later. It's now on Sunday, 10pm.
They scheduled the rerun of FBI for Saturday instead.
Ouch. Guess we know now where their priorities are between the 2 new rookie action shows... or maybe they're just testing well Magnum would do at a later time with another lead-in (there's a rerun of NCIS at 9).
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 2 October 2018 - 01:13 PM|
The move wasn't so bad, apparently. The rerun of the pilot had 4.7 million live-viewers, more than FBI made on Saturday.
Episode 1.02 on the other hand... it's already down to 6 million and I'm not sure how much CBS needs to order a full season. Or what this means for MacGyver if they try to save it; peeking at the 8pm timeslot on Friday.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 3 October 2018 - 01:57 AM|
| Kinda surprised that 'The Neighborhood' did so well to be fair.
Look at the 50+ stats 10's and 11's
All us old codgers are at home watching the box while all the youngins are out drinking their cool-aid and playing Hopscotch.
|Posted by: denizen 12 October 2018 - 05:06 AM|
|I haven't seen this yet but i'm not too excited personally.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 November 2018 - 03:10 PM|
| In case anyone is interested, an overview of the Ratings so far: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/magnum-pi-season-one-ratings/
Looks like the ratings are settling now, as with most other CBS shows. The average for audience is not that great though; it also doesn't win that much as other shows in DVR from what I've seen.
Despite getting a full-season-pick-up, it's not sure if it will be renewed and/or if there will be impliactions for the MacGyver Reboot (e.g. if they give its time slot to Magnum, trying to save it).
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 5 November 2018 - 03:30 AM|
|Isn't Lenkov wanting something he can't have? So he runs three shows at the same time, isn't that bound to go wrong at some point? Of course I know nothing about running shows. I hope they don't try to save Magnum if it has consequences for our reboot. This time Mac was first.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 November 2018 - 02:38 PM|
| Interestingly, they've scheduled 5 episodes for Magnum in Nov/Dez. I'm curious what they're trying to achieve since reruns of H50 or other shows would probably do better.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 6 November 2018 - 01:02 PM|
While running 3 shows, he's also producing the Summer show "Salvation" and trying to get a new show off the ground. I have no clue how he does it. And the upcoming episode on "Hawaii Five-0" is Episode No. 200, so quite a big thing.
I don't want them to sacrifice MacGyver for Magnum either, but I'm not sure Lenkov would have a say in it. Seeing that both are rather well-known brand-names with franchise potential, MacGyver only needs one more season for syndication.
Magnum is already down to 0.9 in demo and 6 millions live-viewers per episode. I don't think it could hold that for 3 more seasons, and CBS cancelled shows with better audience numbers in the last few years.
I'm not really sure what they'll do. Even the cancellation prediction sites are unsure how to handle this one. Most have it as likely cancelled or as a toss up. In the end, it might depend on what other shows and on how many of them they will cancel.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 25 January 2019 - 02:40 PM|
| somewhat of a surprising move, but in an early announcement, Magnum was just renewed for a 2nd season along with 2 other CBS rookie shows: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/fbi-the-neighborhood-magnum-p-i-renewed-for-second-seasons-at-cbs-1203118558/
the announcement is really early. the 2nd season for MacGyver back in 2017 was announced on March 23.
|Posted by: Slater 25 January 2019 - 02:55 PM|
|"FBI" is the only one I've been watching regularly.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 25 January 2019 - 03:44 PM|
I've seen about 5 episodes of FBI now and have to say while it's not a bad show, it still hasn't really hooked me yet - similar to Magnum and SWAT.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 6 February 2019 - 04:23 AM|
| Here's the Pizza Hut Commercial with the Magnum cast that was shown during the SuperBowl.
(sorry for the quality; didn't really go looking for a better version)
Pretty sweet deal, even though the commercial doesn't feel that interesting to me. Certainly not enough interesting to make a splash on social media. But that reached quite an audience, I ssume? (no clue how many people watch these sort of commercials). Bit weird though that while they advertize it as being shown on Mondays, they have a 2 week break now because of Celebrity Big Brother. So everyone that got curious and wanted to check it out might drop it again because they aren't interested enough to wait until February 18 for another episode.
Come on, CBS... I'm really wondering sometimes about their way of advertizing. Why the effort for such a commercial then?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 June 2019 - 03:35 PM|
|If anyone's interested, the US-DVD of Season 1 will be released on June 11.|