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Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I.

Photo Credit:  Karen Neal/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 24, 2018
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Magnum, P.I. 
  • Subject Matter: Private Eye
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Plot Synopsis

MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii. 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 finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit. One of Magnum's biggest supporters is Teuila 'Kumu' Tuileta, the unofficial "House Mom" and cultural curator of Robin's Nest. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Dusseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case.

The sophomore season of MAGNUM P.I. premiered on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. This season, Larry Manetti, who played Orville 'Rick' Wright in the original MAGNUM P.I., joins the reboot in the guest role of Nicky 'The Kid' DeMarco, who assists Rick in opening his new club LaMariana, which is poised to become Oahu's coolest tiki bar. In the season opener, "Payback for Beginners," while Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she'll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss' murder during a bank robbery. Also, Rick makes a big decision about his career. On Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, CBS debuted "Say Hello to Your Past," the spring premiere of MAGNUM P.I. Magnum and Higgins must find Kumu when she's kidnapped by an injured man accused of killing his wife.
On Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9-11pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the Season 2 finale of MAGNUM P.I., debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"May the Best One Win" (9pm): Magnum and Higgins are each hired by a different spouse who are in the middle of a contentious divorce to dig up dirt on the other, and Thomas and Higgins soon find themselves competing over resources. Also, Rick and TC look into the death of an unidentified man and must share the news with his estranged daughter, Suzy Madison (Betsy Phillips, wife of series star Zachary Knighton). Rocky Carroll directed the episode. Additional guest stars: Kimee Balmilero (Noelani Cunha), Christopher Thornton (Kenny 'Shammy' Shamberg), Vince Shin (Kim Kil-Yon), Azita Ghanizada (Maxine Gilbert), Daniel Bonjour (John Gilbert), Anthony J. Silva Jr. (Officer 'Tatty' Ryce), Eric Lee (Employee), Maxamus Miller (Artimus277), Kordell Kekoa (Kahu), Jason Quinn (Thug #1), Lee Minh Topping (Thug #2), and Tait Fletcher (Thug #3).

"A Leopard on the Prowl" (10pm): Magnum and Higgins help Rick when his father figure, Icepick (Corbin Bernsen), just out of prison and battling terminal cancer, gets double crossed on one last score. Also, Magnum makes one last bold move to help Higgins stay in the country. Guest stars: Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri), Corbin Bernsen (Icepick), Cowboy Cerrone (Reese), Alesha Renee (Cynthia Lloyd), and Billy Malone (Sean Murphy).

Two days earlier -- on Wednesday, May 6 -- CBS announced that it renewed MAGNUM P.I. for a third season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios
  • In association with Universal Television


  • - Oahu, Hawaii USA