Magnum PI has run out of gas (again).
The Jay Hernandez-led reboot of the 1980s procedural will complete its run with the next 10 episodes on NBC. The news comes as options for the cast were set to expire on June 30, leaving NBC — whose studio brother Universal TV co-produces the series with CBS Studios — to make a decision on whether to renew those deals or wrap up the show. The network, which recently passed on a number of pilots and canceled almost all of its bubble shows, opted to let the show end with the remaining 10 episodes rather than spend the money to expand the show’s stars, as it is unclear when production will resume. amid the ongoing Writers Guild strike.
Magnum PI was canceled in May 2022 after four seasons on CBS. The series was ranked as one of the highest-ranking shows on television at the time of its cancellation, prompting NBC to step in and save the show from cancellation with a two-season, 20-episode pick-up less than two months later.
NBC is calling the 20-episode order a split season, a loophole that allows networks, studios and streamers to avoid annual salary increases for cast, creators and crew in a practice widely used by basic cable networks and streamers.
Eric Guggenheim serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Justin Lin, John Davis and John Fox. Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill round out the cast of the series, which streams on Peacock during the season and Paramount+ otherwise.
NBC has 11 recurring scripted dramas and comedies and has ordered four new ones for the upcoming 2023-24 broadcast season. Magnum PI is the first broadcast confirmed to end during the 2023-24 cycle.
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Deadline was the first to report the news.