Magnum P.I. reboot in the works

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MikaelaArsenault, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
  2. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I think if someone wants to do that and have integrity they could come up with their own names and not ride on something known. Like Star Wars started as an idea to do a new Flash Gordon. The other way to do it with some integrity is to have this as a continuation of the older series with older characters now. I can really resent someone taking something I've liked in the past and then doing something with it that seems out of character with the original (like what they did with a serious killer Batman including graphic violence or a jokey/hammy Dark Shadows, although both have qualities in their favor and are worthwhile).

    I really liked Cagney & Lacey and the various follow-ups showing the characters older. I would worry though that this is more about selling or getting permission using something known, but I'd still have to check it out. :agree:
  3. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Oh Jeeze make it stop cbs has lost there mind.
    Les Moonves is okaying this? if so time to quit
    an anybody else who suggested this.. It's endvilles for cbs
    They way screwed up magyver no thanks ..
    It's awful.
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  4. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Well, CBS has gotten a ton of mileage out of the Hawaii Five-O reboot, despite the fact that it is vastly inferior to the original series, so this kind of thing will probably keep happening.

    If only they can find a convincing fat, bald guy for the Cannon reboot.
  5. Kossoff is God

    Kossoff is God und der farten blasten from der assen hosen

    I can't wait for Jake and the Fat Man reboot or maybe the politically correct "Jake and the Big Boned Male."
  6. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Please already-enough is enough,slowly back away from the reboots...Cagney And Lacey was a good show,but B-O-R-I-N-G, as for Magnum P.I. what are they gonna have a[seventy yr old]Tom Sellick running on the beach with his shirt off...NO MORE REBOOTS-aggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!
  7. Reamonnt

    Reamonnt Forum Resident

    Who would play Higgins?
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  8. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Steve Buscemi
  9. Reamonnt

    Reamonnt Forum Resident

    Yes I could see it. What about TC, Rick and the man himself do you want to have a go at it?
  10. Blimpboy

    Blimpboy Forum Resident

    Walton, KY
    If the do Jake and the Fatman with Magnum, CBS can program an entire night set in Hawaii!
  11. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

    Panama City, FL
    Wasn't there a possibility of Magnum's daughter Lilly playing the part of the lead character this go around? Either way not interested. Time for an Incredible Hulk reboot.
  12. AJH

    AJH Forum Resident

    PA Northern Tier
    Personally, I'm not getting excited for any of these shows until the be-boot of The Beverly Hillbillies becomes a reality. :laugh:
  13. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Ricky Gervais
  14. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Can he do a British accent?
  15. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    "Reboots and revivals continue to be all the rage on the broadcast side this pilot season. Also in the works this year are Get Christie Love and The Greatest American Hero at ABC; Murphy Brown at CBS; a
    Bad Boys spinoff at NBC; and a Charmed reboot at The CW."

    Are they chitting me?
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  16. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

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  17. Drew

    Drew Senior Member

    Columbus, OH
    I find the new MacGyver and the Hawaii Five-O remake to be painful to watch. This looks about the same.
  18. The new version will have a new title with the same meaning: "Gun 3.14"
  19. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

    Halifax, NS Canada
    IMHO, reboots are complete and utter pieces of crap that are nothing more than sad attempts by the Networks to lure viewers of the original shows back to their network. They can't come up with new concepts for shows that are actually good enough to attract viewers so they need to go back to shows that were proven to driver viewership. The only thing that makes this practice worse is when they re-cast roles such as in "Hawaii Five-0" and this soon-t0-be craptacular waste of time.
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  20. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Good actor. Thomas Remington Magnum? No way. Some roles don’t need to be revisited. Selleck is too entwined in the role for anyone else to take it on, but that’s just my opinion.
  21. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    I agree with you on that. I just can't picture anyone else but Selleck as Magnum. And same goes for the actors who played TC, Rick and Higgins.

    However, I think CBS is trying to sell classic characters to younger viewers. Some young people may have heard of Magnum PI but not really know the character. Of course, the viewers of a certain age....those of us who have fond memories of the original show....for example over 50 years of age, don't mean anything to advertisers.
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  22. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Dutch mountains
    With Zeus and Apollo out there they'd better watch their step

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  23. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I'll pass on the new Magnum P.I.
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  24. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    It's big pass. I agree with groovy guys ... CBS is really desperate all there big ratings shows
    are getting less ratings and are old Ncis Big Bang.. etc.
    Cbs needs to develop something new like early 2000's
    we had numbers, cold case, Csi all three of them without a trace.
    The Tiffany network has lost it's luster.. more like Macys now.
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  25. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    Here you "Magnum P.I."


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