Magnum, P.I. 1980 | TV Show Watchlist

Premise

CBS reworked its successful `Hawaii Five-O' formula into a hit spun around a charismatic PI. The scenic backdrop and action-oriented drama were similar, and the initial time slots were identical. Often, reference was even made to Steve McGarrett of `Five-O.' Magnum, however, was a lot more vulnerable and sensitive than McGarrett, traits more in tune with the times that helped contribute to the Emmy-winning Selleck's enormous appeal.

Active Cast

Tom Selleck Thomas Sullivan Magnum
John Hillerman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
Roger E. Mosley Theodore `T.C.' Calvin
Larry Manetti Orville `Rick' Wright