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‘Magnum PI,’ ‘Cagney & Lacey’ Reboots Ordered to Pilot by CBS

The 1980s dramas are back for an update

Last Updated: January 26, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

The age of reboots continues.

CBS has ordered pilots for reboots of “Magnum P.I.” and “Cagney & Lacey.”

The iconic Hawaii-set series gets an update and will follow decorated ex-Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum who repurposes his military skills after coming home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are writers and executive producers. John Davis and John Fox will also executive produce with Davis Entertainment. CBS Television Studios/Universal Television produce.

The original “Magnum P.I.” aired from 1980-1988 and starred Tom Selleck as the title character.

Two female police detectives keep Los Angeles streets safe in the reboot of “Cagney and Lacey,” written and executive produced by Bridget Carpenter from CBS Television Studios/MGM Television.

The original aired from 1981-1988 and starred Sharon Gless as Christine Cagney and Tyne Day as Mary Beth Lacey.

The news of these reboots come the same week CBS announced the revival of “Murphy Brown.”