Surprisingly, the Hawaii-filmed “Magnum P.I.” reboot, starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, is winding up its fourth season this year and still is awaiting word of a pick-up for a fifth.
But CBS has not yet given the green light, so “Magnum” is “on the bubble,” as U.S Today calls its uncertain status, in a story entitled “Vote Now to Rescue Your Favorites.” (Visit www.usatoday.com/entertainment to vote).
It is one of three series at the Eye network not yet approved for back-to-work status in the fall. CBS has approved all its other procedural successes like “Blue Bloods,” which follows “Magnum” on the Friday night slate, and the usual faves, from the three “NCIS” series to the three “FBI” shows, plus the “CSI,” “S.W.A.T” and “The Equalizer” titles.
But series star Hernandez, who made his behind-the-camera directorial debut in Friday’s (April 8) episode, is not worried; he’s optimistic that a fifth season will happen, according to TVLine.
Reason? “Magnum” is healthy in ratings, has global appeal, and is offering better storylines than in the past.
Hernandez said a couple of elements suggest a continuation of a “Magnum.”
In this year’s finale, yet to air, Hernandez’s character and Higgins (Perita Weeks) will collaborate, not necessarily in the romantic sense or even a cliffhanger, that will set up a logical next episode, meaning the kick-off the 2022-23 season. And perhaps his clinching quote: “I’ve already been asked to direct another one next season.”
For his sake and for fans of the show, hope it turns out to be true. …
A Legend in the house
John Legend, the suave singer, composer, actor, pianist and “The Voice” judge and vocal coach, dined with model wife Chrissy Teigen, at Aoki Teppanyaki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, this past Tuesday. Not sure what they had for dinner, but the couple’s visit made for a photo op, with server Jackie and Chef Rey. …
The couple also went boating off Waikiki, enabling Chrissy to strut her bikini body in a eye-catching two-piece pink swimsuit; he donned a black shirt and shorts with floral motif. Their kids, Luna, 5, and Miles, 3, also vacationed here. …
For country music – The Country Music Awards, based on audience voting, will originate from Nashville, and televised from 2 p.m. Monday (April 11) on CBS.
For Broadway – the 75th annual Tony Awards will be held from 2 p.m. June 12, originating from Radio City Music Hall in New York, and televised live on CBS. Nominees will be revealed May 3.
And that’s Show Biz. …