Jay Hernandez as the Latino ‘Magnum P.I.’ Hits TV Screens This Fall

Lead Photo: 'Magnum P.I.' photo by Karen Neal. Courtesy of CBS
'Magnum P.I.' photo by Karen Neal. Courtesy of CBS
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Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves. Your television is going to get a dose of sexy this fall. Earlier this year CBS announced plans to reboot their iconic ’80s television series, Magnum P.I. The show, about a devil-may-care private investigator who lives large on the island of Hawaii brought Tom Selleck (and his mustache) to prominence and CBS wanted to give it some new life. They cast Mexican-American actor Jay Hernandez and, two months, later audiences saw the first trailer for what looked like a combination of Fast and Furious meets Entourage with an island theme.

Regardless of your feelings on the show being remade – and the lack of mustache that we’ll be getting – CBS is prepped to go all in, announcing Magnum P.I. will premiere September 24, at 9pm. The show will be preceded by the network’s two successful comedies, The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon.

CBS must have some faith in this, as the pilot was originally plotted as a television movie before getting the greenlight to go to series. The fact that it’s being placed next to two of its biggest moneymakers hints they know what they have and/or think that someone will leave the television on after those shows. Hernandez remains an inspired choice for this reboot, even though the whole affair seems to cater to CBS’ target demographic. Either way, there should be plenty to enjoy while watching Hernandez drive fast cars and look like a badass.

Magnum P.I. premieres September 24, 2018 on CBS.