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A Magnum P.I. sequel is in the works for some reason

09.22.2016

First there was the troubled MACGUYVER reboot coming to CBS, now Deadline is reporting that a new MAGNUM P.I. series in the works at ABC. Hell, with LETHAL WEAPON also getting a TV-show reboot on FOX, it seems like the 80's won't ever go away (like the wage gap). 

Anyway, this is the synopsis for the new show (simply titled MAGNUM):

Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm. She and her tribe of friends mix tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel the mystery of the blown spy operation that ended her career in Navy Intelligence.

I mean, the one thing that intrigues me is that it's going to be his daughter going on adventures and not his son or some shit. You can't replace the hairy charisma of Selleck, so it's smart to not even try. And it's always nice to see more cool, female heroes.

But that's where my curiosity ends. I'm not against remakes - or sequels - outright, but MAGNUM P.I. seemed to be mostly of its time, and I don't know what it really offers today. At least MACGUYVER has the cool twist where he refuses to use guns, and uses his wits and stuff around him instead. I'm not sure MAGNUM has a twist like that. Though, to be fair, I wasn't even born when it was on the air, so there's no nostalgia factor for me like there might be for others.  

So what do you guys think? And who do you think would make a good female Tom Selleck?

Extra Tidbit: Tom Selleck was originally cast in INDIANA JONES, but had to drop out due to his commitment to MAGNUM P.I. Luckily his movie career quickly recovered.
Source: Deadline

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7:49AM on 09/23/2016
And here we go, more sub par sequels and reboots given to women in Hollywood.
And here we go, more sub par sequels and reboots given to women in Hollywood.
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10:14AM on 09/23/2016
That's all women deserve!
That's all women deserve!
3:02AM on 09/23/2016
Sounds like that series Wynonna Earp.
Sounds like that series Wynonna Earp.
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8:24PM on 09/22/2016

Less handguns, more chain guns!

If Donald Bellisario is going to reboot one of his 80's TV shows, it clearly needs to be Airwolf.
If Donald Bellisario is going to reboot one of his 80's TV shows, it clearly needs to be Airwolf.
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5:21PM on 09/22/2016

More TnA

Just an excuse for a bunch of TnA between Tommy and her friends.

Not that I'm against TnA, but nothing can replicate the original.
Just an excuse for a bunch of TnA between Tommy and her friends.

Not that I'm against TnA, but nothing can replicate the original.
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4:58PM on 09/22/2016
Sounds more like a feminist reboot of burn notice.
Sounds more like a feminist reboot of burn notice.
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10:07AM on 09/23/2016
Just having a female lead means you're feminist now? Man, porn must be super feminist, then.
Just having a female lead means you're feminist now? Man, porn must be super feminist, then.
4:56PM on 09/22/2016

A good female Tom Selleck?

I'm sorry to sound sexist, but no boobs can ever replace the immortal 'stache of Tom Selleck.
Whoever the unfortunate female is to carry this series, needs to find her own schtick like, i dunno, part time X-games athlete, but loves shopping for the latest designer brands when not on the case? Y'know like, showcasing both her tough and tender side? or whatever.
I'm sorry to sound sexist, but no boobs can ever replace the immortal 'stache of Tom Selleck.
Whoever the unfortunate female is to carry this series, needs to find her own schtick like, i dunno, part time X-games athlete, but loves shopping for the latest designer brands when not on the case? Y'know like, showcasing both her tough and tender side? or whatever.
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10:08AM on 09/23/2016
It doesn't really sound sexist...but your obsession with Selleck's stache does sound a bit homoerotic. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Honestly, this shows probably going to suck, though
It doesn't really sound sexist...but your obsession with Selleck's stache does sound a bit homoerotic. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Honestly, this shows probably going to suck, though
4:18PM on 09/22/2016
Magnum P.I. was great simply because of Tom Selleck's charisma and his chemistry with his costars, especially John Hillerman as Higgins. Without that, it's just another cop show that happens to be in Hawaii.
Magnum P.I. was great simply because of Tom Selleck's charisma and his chemistry with his costars, especially John Hillerman as Higgins. Without that, it's just another cop show that happens to be in Hawaii.
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