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A sequel to the classic 80s crime drama Magnum, P.I. is in development at ABC, with THR reporting that the network has given a script commitment to a pilot for a follow-up series which will focus on the daughter of Tom Selleck’s character.
Produced by John Rogers (Leverage) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), the project is described as “an action-packed drama in the same style of the original” and “follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily ‘Tommy’ Magnum, who 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.”
The original Magnum, P.I. premiered in 1980 and ran for 162 episodes across eight seasons. A ratings smash, it »
- Gary Collinson
Despite the fact that it airs on Friday nights, Blue Bloods has continued to be a ratings success story for CBS. However, scripted shows tend to get more expensive as the years wear on. How long will this police family drama continue? Will it be cancelled or will it be renewed for an eighth season? Stay tuned.Blue Bloods revolves around the Irish-American Reagans, a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. The cast includes Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Vanessa Ray, and Marisa Ramirez.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around »
The spy who can defuse a bomb with a paper clip, a projectile-vomiting, demonic possession and Geena Davis will start the weekend off right
Friday night has long been a television wasteland populated by rickety family comedies, tired genre fare, and Blue Bloods – which has been signing Tom Selleck’s paychecks for the past seven years and only your aunt Connie has noticed. This fall, Friday night gets a little bit of an update with two remakes, but both stick pretty close to what is already working on that night.
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- Brian Moylan
Magnum P.I., the hugely popular television series which was led by Tom Selleck, is set to return to the small screen, so reports Deadline.
The new show, which is being set up at ABC, will feature a lead female protagonist, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s Pi firm.
Trade blog Deadline also reports that Magnum 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. It will keep the comedy/action element of the original show, which ran from 1980-1988.
“We knew no one could replace the iconic role of Thomas Magnum, so John decided »
- Paul Heath
Nick Harley Sep 23, 2016
With reboots and revivals in vogue, ABC plans a sequel series to '80s hit, Magnum P.I.
With MacGyver back on the air, why not more Magnum P.I. too?
Adding to the list of reboots and revivals, ABC has announced that they are developing a sequel series to the Tom Selleck starring action series Magnum P.I. However, this time around, the show will center on Magnum’s daughter Lily “Tommy” Magnum.
Lilly’s character actually appeared in the original series, which ran from 1980 to 1988 and earned Selleck a Golden Globe, Emmy, and the coveted “Best Mustache on Television” award. Lilly was Thomas Magnum’s daughter, who he was reunited with after Magnum’s ex-wife and her new husband were murdered. Lilly, therein, was played by Leeannah Roberts.
The new take on Magnum will see Lilly returning to Hawaii to take over her father’s private investigator firm. »
The TV sequel that never even occurred to you looks to be on target as ABC is developing a Magnum P.I. for modern times. Deadline is reporting that Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment are in the process of creating a follow-up to the 1980s private investigator drama which starred Tom Selleck (and his trademark mustache) as the title character. But in this update, the show will center on Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum. “We knew no one could replace the iconic role of Thomas Magnum, so John decided to make the reboot a sequel and continue the adventure of a Magnum — his daughter, who was established in the original series,” Longoria and Spector told the publication. In Magnum 2.0, “Tommy” comes back to Hawaii to run her dad’s investigation firm. No word yet on who will be cast for the title role, but »
- David Eckstein
ABC is looking to bring “Magnum P.I.” back to television.
The network is developing a sequel series, based on the original, Variety has confirmed. This time, the show would have a female-centric twist, revolving around Magnum’s daughter.
The sequel, first reported by Deadline, is described as a rebirth of the “fun, high-action” of “Magnum P.I,” as 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.
The original “Magnum P.I »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Gas up T.C.’s chopper — a Magnum P.I. reboot is ready for liftoff at ABC.
The Alphabet network is developing a new incarnation of the classic ’80s Tom Selleck-starring detective romp that would center on the title character’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum (played in six episodes of the original series by child actress Kristen Carreira), Deadline reports. The potential new “sequel” series — which would be titled, simply, Magnum — would find “Tommy” returning to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s Pi firm. The gainfully-employed-on-Blue Bloods Selleck is not expected to appear (although »
The reboots are showing no sign of slowing down. ABC is teaming with Leverage creator John Rogers and producer Eva Longoria for a Magnum P.I. sequel focusing on the daughter of the iconic character played by Tom Selleck, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Magnum has received a script commitment with a hefty penalty. The potential series is described as an action-packed drama in the same style of the original. It follows Magnum's daughter, Lily "Tommy" Magnum, who 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
- Lesley Goldberg
Exclusive: A famous 1980s title is eyeing a comeback. ABC has nabbed Magnum, a sequel to the classic series Magnum P.I. that starred Tom Selleck, with a script commitment plus substantial penalty. The project, from Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will keep the fun, action-packed style of the original as it follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s Pi firm. She and… »
If you've been wondering why Damien Chazelle didn’t cast Whiplash star Miles Teller in his Tiff’s People’s Choice Award winner La La Land, it looks like we have our answer: Teller wanted more money. Editorializing on a celebrity’s character is a tricky line to tow so let's just say this is not surprising. Of much more interest is the alternate casting of a different Emma as the female lead, Emma of the Watson variety.
We'll never be able to speak to what Watson and Teller would have done with the roles that are winning Oscar buzz for Ryan Gosling and (frontrunner?) Emma Stone but it does get the mind racing about favorite almost-casts or last minute drop-outs in movie history. There’s your classic Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones or Winona Ryder as Mary Corleone, or more contemporarily you’ve got Will Smith as Django or, »
- Daniel Crooke
Ryan Lambie Sep 12, 2016
"Congo is a dead project that will never be made" - Michael Crichton, 1983
Just about everywhere you looked in the summer of 1995, a pair of simian eyes stared back at you from the poster of Congo. Based on the best-selling Michael Crichton novel, Congo was billed as that year’s equivalent of Jurassic Park - another exciting creature feature with cutting-edge special effects and maybe just a tiny dash of horror.
“It’s a little like Alien at the beginning,” enthused director Frank Marshall, “in that it’s based in science fact, and like Indiana Jones at the end, with the lost city of Zinj.”
Determined to push Congo as a must-see summer film capable of competing with such »
Take a little time to enjoy the view. The View kicks of its 20th season on ABC, September 6, 2016 at 11:00am Et/Pt. In advance of that landmark, ABC is airing its “The View: 20 Years In the Making” special tonight, August 23, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Below, watch teaser clips and check out cast photos taken through the years. A daily talkshow featuring news, pop culture, and "hot topics" from the perspective of different women, The View first premiered on Monday, August 11, 1997.The original panel on The View featured Barbara Walters, moderator Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos. Their first guest was Tom Selleck. Other co-hosts throughout years include:Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselback, Rosie O'Donnel, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Rosie Perez, »
Imagine Indiana Jones with a bushy moustache.
In 1980, Raiders of the Lost Ark director Steven Spielberg and co-writer George Lucas offered the lead role of Indiana Jones to Tom Selleck, who had just finished shooting the pilot for the TV show "Magnum, P.I."
Lucas wanted a fresh face for the film, and was certain Raiders producers could get the up-and-coming Selleck out of his contract with CBS. However, the network wouldn’t budge, so just three weeks prior to filming they signed Harrison Ford, who Spielberg initially wanted for the part.
Twenty-five years later we can’t picture anyone but Ford as the brainy professor who transforms into a virile, thrill-seeking archeologist set on stopping the Nazis from using »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
The recent box office success of The Boss firmly establishes Melissa McCarthy as the current queen of movie comedies (Amy Schumer could be a new contender after an impressive debut last Summer with Trainwreck), but let us think back about those other funny ladies of filmdom. So while we’re enjoying the female reboot/re-imagining of Ghostbusters and those Bad Moms, here’s a top ten list that will hopefully inspire lots of laughter and cause you to search out some classic comedies. It’s tough to narrow them down to ten, but we’ll do our best, beginning with… 10. Eve Arden The droll Ms. Arden represents the comic sidekicks who will attempt to puncture the pomposity of the leading ladies with a well-placed wisecrack (see also the great Thelma Ritter in Rear Window). Her career began in the early 1930’s with great bit roles in Stage Door and Dancing Lady. »
- Jim Batts
Mila Kunis faces down Christina Applegate in the latest movie by The Hangover writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, Bad Moms. And, when she does, its millennials vs. Gen-Xers, helicopter moms vs. hands-off moms, old women vs. young. Not in a good way.
Kunis is Amy Mitchell, a 32-years young parent that is overworked, overstressed, and under appreciated. She slaves over meals for her kids, rushes them to school, drives them to Mandarin lessons, all while working a thankless part-time job. Worse: all while her failure-to-launch husband pleasures himself to videos of an excessively bushy online girlfriend. But the camel’s back breaks when Amy is shown up by an evil, older woman (Applegate’s Gwendolyn) with intense views on childrearing and a tyrannical mean streak at their kids’ school.
It’s hard to tell if screenwriters and directors Lucas & Moore have little respect for the women of the upcoming generation »
- J Don Birnam
Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, the Robert Redford-produced limited series has been revisiting how — in the aftermath of the Civil War — the United States transformed into the “land of opportunity,” while sharing the personal, little-known stories of Western legends. In the sixth of eight episodes, Billy the Kid seeks revenge for the death of his friend and Jesse James reemerges from years in hiding, »
Hollywood history is full of what-ifs. What if Tom Selleck had played Indiana Jones? What if Edgar Wright got to direct Ant-Man (that one still stings)? What if Steven Soderbergh directed a James Bond film? That last one comes to us courtesy of a Q&A at Nitehawk Cinema, following a screening of Haywire, when Soderbergh revealed that he had been approached to direct a James Bond movie more than once, but it never got off the ground.
Here’s what the director had to say:
Over the years, I’ve been in conversations…I’ve been approached twice about doing a Bond film. And it never quite got anywhere. And [‘Haywire’] in some ways, was my opportunity to do what I would do with a Bond movie.
The little tidbit was dropped in the midst of a discussion about Haywire and Soderbergh’s attempts to get a sequel (and even a TV show) made, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Full House alum will play Grace, the widow of a police officer who looks to Frank (Tom Selleck) to stop her son from becoming a cop. Emmy winner and former Sopranos star Michael Imperioli also will guest-star in the episode as Miller, a lawyer who launches an investigation into Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and the shooting of serial killer Thomas Wilder.
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Blue Bloods returns Friday, Sept. »
Tom Selleck is sticking with CBS. Deadline reports the actor has signed on for season seven of Blue Bloods.Selleck plays Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the drama about an Irish-American family and their longtime involvement with the NYPD. The cast also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Vanessa Ray, Nicholas Turturro, and Marisa Ramirez.Read More… »
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