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Magnum P.I. Reboot to Star Suicide Squad’s Jay Hernandez

Suicide Squad actor Jay Hernandez will play the title role in CBS’ forthcoming reboot of Magnum P.I. CBS has jumped hard on the reboot/revival bandwagon, ordering a new Cagney & Lacey as well as a new Murphy Brown. The network previously rebooted classic series Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver to mixed results. Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin will direct the pilot episode of the Magnum reboot.
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'Magnum P.I.' Goes Undercover Again at CBS

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Magnum P.I.”The theme of this pilot season is nostalgia, and it’s in full swing at the networks as they start picking up ideas sprung from television of yore. CBS is heading back to the ’80s to give a well-known property, “Magnum P.I.,” its second chance at prime time. This announcement started a long string of classic show reboots popping up over at the Eye, with “Cagney & Lacey” and “Murphy Brown” also in the works at the network. “Magnum P.I.” has officially received its pilot order; the revamp will star a brand-new Thomas Magnum, a former Navy Seal, as he hunts down bad guys as a private investigator in Hawaii. It’s unknown if the original Magnum, Tom Selleck, will return in any capacity,
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Ava DuVernay Police Shooting Drama, ‘La Confidential’ Adaptation Among CBS Pilot Orders

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CBS has picked up four more drama pilots, including a police shooting drama from Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, and a TV adaptation of “L.A. Confidential.” DuVernay and Berlanti’s “Red Line” follows three families all somehow connected to a shooting incident in which a white cop in Chicago mistakenly kills a black doctor. Erica Weiss and “Supergirl” alum Caitlin Parrish will write the pilot and co-executive produce. Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions is also an executive producer on the Warner Bros. TV project. Also Read: 'Magnum Pi,' 'Cagney & Lacey' Reboots Ordered to Pilot by CBS James Ellroy’s novel “L.A. Confidential” is being adapted...
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New Magnum P.I. & Lacey Likely To Be Diverse As Broadcast Networks Eye Most Inclusive Pilot Leads Ever

Exclusive: CBS is adding a twist to the classic TV character of Thomas Magnum in his return to television. I hear CBS’ intention is to pursue a non-white actor for the title character in its Magnum P.I reboot, a role originally played by Tom Selleck. Additionally, I hear Lacey in CBS’ reboot of Cagney & Lacey, also is likely to be non-white. The character was written in the pilot script as a woman of color, sources say. In the Emmy-winning original, the title roles were…
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Reed Morano (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) poised to become first woman to win Emmy and DGA for drama directing

Reed Morano (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) poised to become first woman to win Emmy and DGA for drama directing
“The Handmaid’s Tale” director Reed Morano is on track to make history: The cinematographer-turned-helmer could become the first woman to win both the Emmy and Directors Guild Award for directing a drama series.

Morano, who became the third woman to win the drama directing Emmy in September after Karen Arthur (“Cagney & Lacey”) and Mimi Leder (“ER”), has 2/7 odds to claim the DGA on Saturday, according to our latest predictions. Morano is up for her work on the “Handmaid’s Tale” pilot, for which she also won the Emmy.

See 2018 DGA nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ leads with 3, ‘Master of None’ has 2

Morano would be the fourth woman to win the drama DGA, joining Barbara Kopple (1997’s “The Documentary” from “Homicide: Life on the Street”), two-time champ Lesli Linka Glatter (2009’s “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency” from “Mad Men,” 2014’s “From A to B and Back Again” from “Homeland
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TV Reboots and Revivals Guide: Cagney and Lacey, Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown and Beyond

Everything old is new again in the world of television. As the TV landscape continues to change thanks to new platforms for content popping up on what feels like a daily basis, now more than ever networks at turning to known names—both stars and established properties—to cut through the clutter. The 2018-2019 pilot season has just begun and there are already half a dozen remakes and revivals in contention for series orders. CBS, already the home to remakes of Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Swat, is in the lead with three. The network recently announced pilots for new takes on the classic police drama Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I. and Cagney & Lacey. Selleck is already on the network, starring in Blue...
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‘Magnum Pi,’ ‘Cagney & Lacey’ Reboots Ordered to Pilot by CBS

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The age of reboots continues. CBS has ordered pilots for reboots of “Magnum P.I.” and “Cagney & Lacey.” The iconic Hawaii-set series gets an update and will follow decorated ex-Navy Seal Thomas Magnum who repurposes his military skills after coming home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are writers and executive producers. John Davis and John Fox will also executive produce with Davis Entertainment. CBS Television Studios/Universal Television produce. Also Read: 'Murphy Brown' Revival With Candice Bergen Coming to CBS The original “Magnum P.I.” aired from 1980-1988 and starred Tom Selleck as the title character. Two female police detectives keep Los Angeles...
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Cagney and Lacey reunite on first Burn Notice of 2010

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Cagney and Lacey reunite on first Burn Notice of 2010
Have you received all your Christmas gifts? Would you like one more? Okay, here it is, when Burn Notice returns for the winter season on January 21, the first episode will include guest star Tyne Daly. That's right, Tyne will be reuniting with her Cagney & Lacey co-star Sharon Gless. This is will be the first of seven new Burn Notices till next summer.

There's another Cagney & Lacey story in the news. CSI creator Anthony Zuiker wants to revive the show for CBS. For those who don't recall, Cagney & Lacey was the top female cop drama of the 1980's -- actually of all time. It was a serious police drama, unlike something jiggly like Charlie's Angels or safe and pedestrian like Police Woman.

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Estelle Getty dies at 84

Estelle Getty, who played meddling mother Sophia on "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday morning. She was 84.

Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica.

Getty won an Emmy Award in 1988 for her portrayal of the feisty octogenarian. For her role as Sophia, Getty also notched a Golden Globe Award in 1986. She also received an American Comedy Award.

Getty co-starred on "Golden Girls" from 1985-92 and reprised the tart-tongued Sophia on four other TV series: "The Golden Palace," "Nurses," "Empty Nest" and "Blossom." Getty was two months younger than Bea Arthur, who played her daughter, but the illusion of her age was maintained through makeup, costume and her deportment.

In similar vein of take-no-prisoners elder, Getty played Sylvester Stallone's domineering mother, Tutti Bomowski, in "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot." Generically, it was a battling-buddy movie whose comic thrust was the diminutive Getty's bossing around her L.A. lawman son.

Getty was 47 when she got her first significant role in an off-Broadway musical: She gained immediate prominence when she played in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Torch Song Trilogy," playing Harvey Fierstein's acidic mother.

She played Grandma Estelle Little in "Stuart Little" in 1999, and more recently played Sister Roseanne" in "The Million Dollar Kid."

She also appeared on "Hollywood Squares" in 1998.

Born as Estelle Scher on July 25, 1923, in New York City, she acted at an early age, performing in the "borscht belt" circuit. In 1923, she married Arthur Gettleman and raised their two children in Queens. While married, she worked as a secretary in a law office, but continue to act in small theater in New York.

She won her first movie part in 1978 in the teen comedy "Team Mates: Young Gangs of Wildwood High." She also garnered small parts in "Tootsie" and "Mask," in which she played the mother of Cher's character. The same year, she played Barry Manilow's mother in the TV movie "Copacabana."

Her movie career accelerated when she played the mannequin's (Kim Cattrall) mother in "Mannequin" (1987).

She requested that Fierstein write a part for her, which he did in "Torch Song Trilogy." The middle-aged Getty improbably became the toast of the town and was spotted by the "Golden Girls" producers who asked her to audition. Arriving in character -- an oversized thrift shop polyester dress -- she landed the part.

She was a vocal supporter of gay rights and active in fundraising for AIDS research. She retired in 2000 after revealing she was suffering from Parkinson's disease. Two years later, she announced she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Getty's other films credits include "Deadly Force," "The Sissy Duckling," "A Match Made in Heaven" and "The Golden Fleece," all filmed in the '90s.

Getty wrote an autobiography, "If I Knew Then What I Know Now ... So What?" In it, she summarized: "I've played mothers to heroes and mothers to zeroes."

Getty made numerous TV guest star appearances, including: "Cagney & Lacey," "Hotel," "Newhart," "The Crew," "The John Larroquette Show," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Touched by an Angel," "Mad About You" and "Ladies Man."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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