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The 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot Has Found Its Star, And We're Actually Pretty Impressed


CBS is digging through its closet for old Hawaiian shirts as it prepares for a reboot of Magnum P.I., and we finally know who will play the famous detective in the new series.

The network has already found success by remaking their classic TV shows like S.W.A.T., MacGyver, and Hawaii Five-O, and they're hoping one of the most popular shows of the '80s is ripe for a revival.

Now, CBS has announced that actor Jay Hernandez will fill Tom Selleck's shoes as Thomas Magnum, the suave private eye from Oahu, Hawaii.

But there are some modern changes planned for the new series.

Hernandez is probably most recognizable for his roles on Friday Night Lights and in the Hostel film series.

You may also remember him as the fire-wielding super villain Diablo from Suicide Squad.

CBS has teased that in the new take on Magnum, Hernandez will play an ex-Navy SEAL and Afghan War veteran, an update from Selleck's character, who was a Vietnam vet.

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There's no word yet on if other regular characters like Higgins, TC, or Rick will return. Or if Magnum's signature Ferrari 308 will make an appearance.

What we do know is Justin Lin, the director of Fast & Furious, is shooting the pilot. So there's a chance this show could seriously impress us.

One person who's probably not impressed is Tom Selleck. The show's original star said in a past interview that Magnum "isn't dated," and that he would cast himself in the reboot if he could.

If Magnum wasn't your idea of must-see-TV, CBS is also bringing back Cagney & Lacey, plus a new version of Murphy Brown with original star Candice Bergen back in the lead role.

Will you be tuning in to the new version of this classic show?

[H/T: EW]

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