A cheering Jay Hernandez (aka Magnum) took to Twitter today to thank fans for their efforts that resulted in NBC’s fifth season taping of the former CBS crime drama.
“Okay, I’m sure you’ve all heard the great news by now,” Hernandez said in the video. “Magnum PI was picked up for a fifth season. Thanks to the fans for the great effort. I mean, you had petitions, you have a billboard in Times Square. Because of all that noise you made, we now have a new house at NBC. See you in season 5!”
The video follows a previous response from Hernandez on social media.
“It was a bit cumbersome, but it worked!” tweeted Hernandez. “Your love and support helped us cross the finish line, thank you and thanks to @nbc for stepping up! Time to dust off the Aloha shirt! #ohana”
As Deadline Exclusively reported late Thursday night, NBC came to the rescue with an order for two seasons, 20 episodes, following the show’s cancellation by CBS last month.
Perdita Weeks, who plays Juliet Higgins in the series, wrote “Off to the see the Ohana” on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of herself.
Stephen Hill, tweeted “aloha nui loa a hui hou”, which translates to “love you so much”. Hill also shared on Instagram that he is “so grateful to work with THESE people on THIS show and to create THE BEST FANS we could ever ask for!”
with the rescue, Magnum PI follows in the footsteps of other series produced by Universal TV, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was also picked up by NBC after being canceled after five seasons by its original network, Fox. The political comedy ran on NBC for three more seasons.
A reboot of the 1980s drama created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson starring Tom Selleck, Magnum PI follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a private investigator and former Navy SEAL, who solves crimes in the state after returning home from Afghanistan and reusing his military skills.
So many people have worked very hard to make this possible. CBS, Universal, Magnum executives and all the fans out there. The huge effort paid off in a very unlikely move for a TV show. We can’t wait to start filming again. #MagnumPISaved #NBC #ohana ❣️ https://t.co/Jz7JAZN3Mi
— Jay Hernandez (@jay_hernandez) July 3, 2022
Denise Petski contributed to this report.