Magnum P.I. Cancelled: CBS Axes Reboot After 4 Seasons
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, CBS has cancelled Magnum P.I. after four seasons. As a result, the May 6 Season 4 finale will now series as a series finale.
The reboot this season averaged 7.4 million total weekly viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (with Live+7 playback factored in), down just a tick from its Season 3 tallies (7.5 mil/0.8). Out of the 14 dramas that CBS has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 9 in total audience and ties for 10th in the demo.
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Series lead Jay Hernandez was bullish on the island drama’s renewal prospects when TVLine spoke to him in April, saying, “We’re golden. I think you could bank on that.
“The numbers are great, it travels well internationally…. So yeah, I think we’re in good shape,” he added. “And you know what, they’re happy with the show. They loved this season, a lot of the stories they were really digging. And the episode I directed, they loved to the extent that I’ve already been asked to direct another one next season.” (Update: Read Hernandez’s new thoughts, on the official cancellation.)
To be sure, a certain sect of Magnum fans will certainly be bummed about the cancellaton, given how Season 4 ended — with Juliet and Thomas professing their “feelings” for each other, kinda-sorta-expressing some uncertainty about risking their friendship, and then pulling each other into a lonnnng, warm, non-dream kiss.
TVLine’s 2022 Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect Magnum‘s demise.
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