JUST a year after being saved from cancellation, a long-running and popular NBC show has been bid farewell.
Now fans are once again struggling to find a new home.
When CBS canceled the 2022 reboot of Magnum PI, NBC jumped in and bailed it out.
After four seasons, the series starring Jay Hernandez has consistently ranked among the top shows on network television.
But with casting options running out at the end of the month and the ongoing writers’ strike dragging productions down, the cast had to be suspended. Deadline.com The Peacock network has reportedly opted to close.
The show’s current fifth season was already split into two parts, with a 10-episode second half due to air at an unspecified date.
This leaves NBC with many remaining episodes that can be renewed if necessary.
Still, fans didn’t take the news well and immediately launched a #SaveMagnumPI Twitter campaign.
They also took action against Universal’s own network.
“The news of the Magnum PI cancellation just ruined my mood,” one person tweeted. “Congratulations to everyone involved. I hope you choke.”
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Another echoed: “I feel for the Magnum PI fans. Broadcasters really know how to turn people around.”
While a third lamented: “It’s the way everyone – cast, crew, fans, writers – literally were all hopeful and excited for more and then do that. That is so unfair.”
It’s been a rough day for recurring drama as streamer Paramount+ announced a spate of cancellations.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was canceled after one season.
The animated series Star Trek: Prodigy will not have a second season after all The Hollywood Reporter.
The Queen of the Universe competition show won’t be back for season three.
And the revival of The Game was canceled after two seasons.
Aside from the series not being renewed, past seasons of all four shows will be removed from Paramount+.
The streaming service joins Warner Bros. and Disney in getting a tax write-off for removing underperforming series.
Paramount+ will begin integrating Showtime programming into its US platform starting Tuesday.
More shows and films are expected to be removed from the streaming service in the coming weeks, but nothing is quite as popular as the four just announced, which will be discontinued next week.
Many scripted series fell victim to the protracted writers’ strike that began on May 2nd.
The Writers Guild of America strike is the ongoing dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
The strike officially began on May 2, 2023, after the WGA and AMPTP failed to agree on a new three-year film-TV deal to replace the one that expired on May 1.
The possibility of a strike was hinted at in March WGA announces On April 17, 97.85% of members voted in favour.
More than 11,000 writers from multiple studios including Netflix, Paramount and HBO are participating in this protest.
Author Courtney Perdue narrated diversity: “Nobody wants that, but it is necessary.”
“This business starts on the page. No pages, no wins.”
Although the strike was hinted at in March, the fear began as early as February during a series of strikes Meet Discuss the contract with AMPTP.
The issue that seems to have been discussed the most is pay Los Angeles Times reports that authors are calling for higher minimum wages for a range of services.