Reboots for two classic 80s shows have been ordered as Magnum P.I. and Cagney and Lacey could be making a return to TV. Get your Tom Select mustaches in order folks.
Magnum P.I. and Cagney and Lacey Reboots are Coming
“Variety reports reboots of Cagney and Lacey and Magnum P.I. are among the network’s six pilots ordered for the 2018-2019 season,” according to UPROXX.
“Magnum P.I. is being written and executive produced by Peter Lenkov who has served as a writer/producer for the CBS reboots of Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver, so consider that a clue as to how the newly ordered reboots will operate.”
Both Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver have been well-received though, the nostalgic 80s versions of the shows seem to be much more popular. Either way, the network has been taking full advantage of the current push in entertainment that is directly centered on 80s reboots.
“Cagney and Lacey, the ’80s police procedural that served as an Emmy factory for its leads Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, shifts its setting from New York to Los Angeles while keeping the detective element and core partnership of its source material,” according to the report.
“The reboot of Magnum P.I. sees a tweaked version of his origin with the new titular Magnum as an ex-Navy SEAL returning home to Hawaii after serving in Afghanistan. No word yet on if a Tom Selleck style mustache is joining the party. If Archer can recognize this, so should CBS.”
We’re looking forward to seeing these new looks and what kinds of homage Lenkov is going to pay to these classics. To learn more, click here.