CBS Developing 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'Cagney and Lacey' Reboots
Tom Selleck in the original Magnum, P.I. series (Photo: CBS)
CBS is working on new versions of classic shows Magnum, P.I. and Cagney and Lacey.
Variety said pilots for the remakes have been ordered for the 2018-19 television season.
No casting has been announced yet.
The network is already the home of S.W.A.T., Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver reboots. It also announced this week it has ordered more episodes of Murphy Brown, with its original star Candice Bergen returning.
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Deadline.com said the new Magnum, P.I. will once again be a private investigator drama set in Hawaii, but this time will feature a female Higgins sidekick. John Hillerman created the part and played it opposite Tom Selleck as the title character on the show, which ran 1980-88.
Set in New York City, the police drama Cagney and Lacey aired 1982-88 and starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.