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Magnum P.I. on track for a sequel at ABC

22 September 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Review: "McQ" (1974) Starring John Wayne; Warner Home Video Blu-ray Release

16 July 2016 3:09 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

By 1974 John Wayne was in the twilight of his long, distinguished film career that had spanned six decades. Although the genre that we associate him most with, the Western, was still in vogue, the trend among audience preferences had clearly shifted to urban crime dramas. Surprisingly, Wayne had never played a cop or detective - unless you want to count his role in the lamentable "Big Jim McLain", a 1952 Warner Brothers propaganda film that served as a love letter to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. In that turkey, Wayne played an investigator for Huac, the House UnAmerican Activities Committee that served as McCarthy's private police force, presumably searching out commie infiltrators. All they ended up doing was ruining the lives of left-wing people in the arts and academia. Wayne, for his part, remained unapologetic for his support of Huac even after McCarthy's popularity plummeted and he ended his career in shame and disgrace. »

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