We’ve had 10 episodes of Magnum PI Season 5 and there are 10 more to come. When will those new episodes air on NBC? Here’s what we know so far.
When NBC first saved Magnum PI, it was for two seasons of 10 episodes each. Then NBC changed its mind. Instead of 10 episodes in Season 5 and 10 episodes in Season 6, NBC decided that all 20 episodes would make one season. We’d just get the two halves of Season 5 at different times of the year.
The bad news is that we will get them at different times of the year. Magnum PI Season 5, Part 2 will not air in May 2023. The series is now on its break, and we want to know just how long that break is going to be.
When will Magnum PI return with new episodes on NBC?
As of right now, NBC has not confirmed when the series will return. At the time of writing this, the writer’s strike is still potentially going on, and that could affect NBC’s plans on when to bring the show back. Should the writer’s strike happen (which it certainly looks like it will do), it’s going to affect everyone—broadcast networks, premium cable networks, streamers, and more.
Writing stops. Filming stops. There’s even a chance post-production will stop in support of the writers. Actors may even be prevented from doing interviews and promotional work about their upcoming shows.
NBC will want to make sure there is some content to air in the fall. We’ve seen The CW seemingly prepare for this by acquiring content from international studios. NBC may be holding off Magnum PI Season 5, Part 2 for the fall. After all, it looks like production and maybe post-production work is now complete. Holding off from airing until the fall makes a lot of sense.
Magnum PI is available to stream on Peacock.