“Magnum P.I.” is getting ready to ride again at CBS.
A reboot of the 1980s Hawaii-set TV series has picked up a pilot-production commitment from the network.
The update centers on ex-Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum as he returns home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. Tom Selleck played the role in the original series.
Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim (both executive producers on “Hawaii Five-0”) are writers and executive producers on the co-production from CBS Television Studios and Universal Television. Also executive producing are John Davis and John Fox, both of Davis Entertainment.
“Magnum P.I.” originally signed off in May 1988 after eight seasons and provided a star-marking turn for Selleck, now the lead on CBS’ venerable “Blue Bloods.”
Reboots continue to be a hot TV trend this development season, including “Roswell” at The CW, “The Jetsons” at ABC and “The Munsters” at NBC.