It’s not yet widely announced, but “Magnum P.I” – discontinued by CBS after season four, but picked up by NBC for an abbreviated season five – will return to prime time 8 p.m. Sundays, beginning Feb. 19.

Thus, fans hoping for a mid-season welcome will get their wishes come true.

Sure, it will be a downsized season five, with only 10 episodes, but “Magnum” surely will make an impact.

The series, which has been filming here the past few months, is ready for its closeup amid the Peacock network’s roster of serials.

Jay Hernandez is Magnum, Perdita Weeks is Higgins.

The show stars Jay Hernandez (Thomas Magnum), Perdita Weeks (Juliet Higgins), Zachary Knighten (Rick Wright),  Stephen Hill (Theodore “TC” Calvin)  Tim Kang (Detective Gordon Katsumoto ) and Amy Hill (Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta). …

Miranda signed to Disney+ ‘Percy’

Lin-Manual Miranda will be heading to Mount Olympus, playing Hermes, in. Disney+’s new “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series.

Miranda, who is part of a creative stable of artists at the Mouse House, certainly will enhance the cast of the streaming show, which is adapted from Rick Riordan’s series of “Percy Jackson” books that also was a Broadway musical, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.” The musical had a brief run on the Great White Way, and a 60-minute version now is on a national tour.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Jackson title character is a 12-year-old youth who discovers he is a demi-god and the son of Poseidon. The TV streamer will begin filming this summer in Canada. The series, comprising eight episodes, is set for the 2024 season.

Miranda’s earlier ties with Disney originated when his hit musical, “Hamilton,” was streamed under the Disney banner. His other Disney gigs include his role in the “Mary Poppins” sequel and the popular “Encanto” Disney+ series that featured a popular breakout tune, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which wound up at No. 1 on the pop music charts.

Miranda, the creator of two Broadway hit shows, “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” is attached to the Kander and Ebb musical, “New York, New York,” creating new lyrics, based on the 1977 film, transiting into a new Broadway musical opening on March 24, 2023, at the St. James Theatre. …

Slack key fest in Seattle

The 14h Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 13), will be staged at the. Dusty Strings Music Store & School at 33406 Fremont Ave. N, in Seattle, Wash.

With the late Cyril Pahinui as the inspiration, the event will feature numerous ”names,” including Jerry Santos, Kamuela Kimokeo, Jeff Peterson, Kunia Galdeira, Sonny Lim, and Patrick Landeza. Honolulu emcees will be Rhonda Burk and Braddah Gomes, with Hula Halau Pulamahiaikelikolehua participating. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

2 Replies to “FEB. 19 LIFT-OFF FOR ‘MAGNUM’ ON NBC”

  1. Great news for Magnum PI. thanks for the info. just hope it will be shown on regular TV channel and not just on Peacock.
    Aloha Dolores

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