TV - Movies
The Real Reason
CBS Canceled
Magnum P.I.
By ALEX WELCH
In the summer of 2022, the future of the reboot of "Magnum P.I." was thrown totally into question. Despite being a hit for CBS, the series ran into a bit of trouble when a behind-the-scenes problem surfaced between the same two networks that came together to produce it in the first place.
CBS officially canceled "Magnum P.I." in May of 2022, as it didn't possess sole ownership of the series. "Magnum P.I." was a co-production between CBS and Universal Television, which means that CBS would have had to keep paying a not-insubstantial licensing fee to continue making the reboot.
CBS' decision to cancel "Magnum P.I." did not dissuade other networks from taking another look at it, and NBC picked up "Magnum P.I." in June for an additional two seasons. On Twitter, "Magnum P.I." star Jay Hernandez tweeted his gratitude to fans for the show's resurrection, writing, "Your love & support helped get us over the finish line, thank you & thanks to @nbc for stepping up!"