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Magnum P.I. Season 5 Release Date, Plot, Cast: When Will NBC Release New Episodes?

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NBC has saved Magnum P.I. on the verge of cancellation by renewing it for two seasons, Season 5 and 6. With that said, many are now waiting to see new episodes for Magnum P.I. Season 5.

CBS has canceled Magnum P.I. after the fourth season. Thankfully, NBC has renewed it for 20 more episodes that will be divided into two seasons with the possibility to have more. So, when will Magnum P.I. Season 5 be released?

The Possible Release of Magnum P.I. Season 5

According to TVLine, NBC already unveiled its plan for the release of its fall shows two days before announcing the show’s renewal.

If the network wanted to make it a part of its fall season releases, the announcement might have come earlier than it was.

Sources also told the publication that Magnum P.I. Season 5 wouldn’t start filming until fall. As it usually started TV productions in July, the late shooting only meant that the release would also be delayed.

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With that said, the new season might premiere in the midseason or January at the earliest.

What Will Happen in Magnum P.I. Season 5?

As the show might continue where it left off, it might not go far from what the first to fourth seasons showed.

However, now that it’s in the new network, there may be “more serialized components,” like a larger arc to be featured in Magnum P.I. Season 5, per Cartermatt. There may also be a traditional Big Bad as it’s easier to tell stories this time with only ten episodes per season, instead of 18 to 20 episodes.

Magnum P.I. Season 5 Cast

Of course, the original cast is expected to return in Magnum P.I. Season 5, led by Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum.

Perdita Weeks may also return as Juliet Higgins, along with Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright, Stephen Hill as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, Tim Kang as Gordon Katsumoto and Amy Hill as Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta.

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It may also show some familiar places and new ones along the way. As NBC is known for being cost-conscious, there are a lot of budget-friendly moves it can make to continue the show’s story.

Cast React to the Coming of Magnum P.I. Season 5

“Time to dust off the Aloha shirt!” Jay Hernandez said about the coming of Magnum P.I. Season 5 after NBS renewed the show.

“It was a bit circuitous, but we did it!” he said in a post on Twitter. “Your love & support helped get us over the finish line, thank you & thanks to @nbc for stepping up! Time to dust off the Aloha shirt! #ohana.”

In a video released on NBC’s Twitter page, he thanked the fans for their “tremendous effort” after starting a petition to renew the show. In fact, they even went as far as creating a billboard in Times Square.

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“Because of all that noise you made, we have a new home at NBC,” he said. “We’ll see you in Season 5!”

Knighton chimed in and said, “GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE,” in a post on Instagram.

Hill also expressed his love for fans and added he was thankful to work with his co-stars in the series. “So thankful to work with THESE folks on THIS show and to create THE BEST FANS we could ever ask for!” he said.

Lastly, Weeks shared a photo of herself and captioned it with, “Off to see the ohana. #Season 5.”

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