‘Magnum P.I.’ Is a Fun, Lighthearted Reboot of the Iconic Tom Selleck Series

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Magnum P.I.


Premieres: Sept. 24

Airs: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT

Who’s In It? Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

What’s It All About? This reboot of the 1980s Tom Selleck starrer doesn’t stray too far from the crime-busting original. Void of the gaudy Hawaiian shirts, Hernandez, with a sexy five o’clock shadow (opposed to Selleck’s signature stash), steps into the titular role playing the decorated ex-Navy-SEAL-turned-private-eye Thomas Magnum. As in the original, the charming rogue takes up residence and security details in the guest cottage — still called the Robin’s Nest — on the posh estate of uber-rich, bestselling author Robin Masters, who before his fame and fortune was a journalist embedded with Magnum’s special ops team in Iraq. He owed Magnum and his POW buddies. The vintage cars (the iconic Ferraris are back and already taking a beating), the girls and the bravado are all playfully there as Magnum and his trusted buddies are righting the wrongs. The role of Higgins, the cranky British butler who was always peeved at Magnum, is now that of Higgie (a.k.a. Juliet Higgins) — a beautiful, yoga-loving, kickass, disavowed MI6 agent who keeps Magnum in line with the help of her two Dobermans. In this fun, lighthearted revival, we’re glad to see Magnum back on the case.