Magnum PI, Cagney and Lacey reboots coming to CBS

Published January 29 2018

Oh, for all that is holy, what the heck is Hollywood up to now? Variety reports that CBS has ordered up pilots for reboots of two more classic '80s series: Magnum PI and Cagney and Lacey.

Somewhere out there, a single tear rolls down the cheek and into the bushy mustache of Tom Selleck.

If it makes anyone feel better, the Magnum PI project will be helmed by Peter Lenkov, who gave us the popular reboots of Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver.

The original series starred Selleck as a private investigator living in the guest host of a palatial estate in Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980-88 on CBS.

Cagney and Lacey will have similar blue-blood credentials behind it, with Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) running the show. The original series about a pair of female police detectives in L.A. – starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly – ran from 1982 to 1988 on CBS.

The pilots are scheduled to debut in the 2018-19 TV season.

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