Monday, June 17, 2024

More TV Shifts: CBS Cancels “Magnum P.I.” Reboot, CW Scuttles 6 Shows Including “Dynasty” Reboot


Here’s more from the TV cancellation folder.

CBS has cancelled the reboot of “Magnum P.I.” after four seasons. I guess even having studios in Hawaii wasn’t enough to keep this one going. “Magnum P.I. 2.0” joins the previously cancelled “Hawaii Five-O” on the heap. That leaves “NCIS: Hawai’i” as CBS’s last show on the island.

CBS also cancelled two shows that had no chance: “Good Sam,” which sounded like “The Good Doctor” meets “The Good Fight.” And “How We Roll,” which no one ever looked at.

The CW Network, which is going to be sold soon anyway, killed a bunch of shows today including their “Dynasty” reboot (which was laughably bad), plus “Roswell, New Mexico” and “In the Dark,” the “Charmed” reboot, “4400,” and “Naomi.” Already announnced as gone were “Batwoman” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

The CW will replace the cancelled shows with prequels to “Supernatural” and “Walker,” as a well as a “Batman” related show called “Gotham Nights” in which Bruce Wayne’s adopted son avenges his father’s death. (I won’t watch that for a million dollars.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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