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The No-Brainer Magnum P.I.-Hawaii Five-0 Crossover Will Happen, Obviously

New Magnum, meet new MacGarrett

Tim Surette

In terms of potential crossover possibilities, this has to be right up there with peanut butter and jelly. Or in this case, spam and rice.

CBS' Hawaii-set reboots Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I., which is joining the CBS fam this fall, will do some sort of crossover in the future, according to the creator of both shows, Peter Lenkov. Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Magnum (Jay Hernandez) will eventually meet up due to a shared past.

During today's Comic-Con panel for Magnum P.I., Lenkov said, "The plan is to ultimately introduce those two characters, have them in a crossover episode, and at least have them know of each other. That's the fun of the fact they are both ex-Navy Seals," according to Entertainment Weekly.

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But the two shows will collide even sooner than expected. Hawaii Five-0's medical examiner will appear in the pilot of Magnum P.I., which is something Lenkov intentionally planned out. He said he wants viewers to understand that the two shows exist in the same universe before doing a full-on crossover episode.

Any chance MacGyver can hop on a plane for a three-way-crossover?

Hawaii Five-0 returns Sept. 28 and Magnum P.I. makes its debut on Sept. 24 on CBS.

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