Original Magnum P.I., Actor Tom Selleck, Comments On Jay Hernandez Magnum P.I. Reboot

Original Magnum P.I., Actor Tom Selleck, Comments On Jay Hernandez Magnum P.I. Reboot.

TV insider reported Tom Selleck’s comments on the reboot:

      CBS is kind of my home network. I’ve done The Young and the Restless and (most of) the Jesse Stone movies as well as Magnum and Blue Bloods with them…

      …Peter was very effusive about the project; he grew up with Magnum and this was his dream…

      I went home and thought about it for about a day. In the end, I thought, ‘We couldn’t have a better bow tied around our show. We went off with our final episode as the number one show on all of television. We’re in the Smithsonian for recognizing Vietnam veterans in a positive light, the first show to really do that. And it led to countless other opportunities. I just felt success is so hard to come by in this business, why do I want to root for somebody to fail. I just stepped back, and said, ‘I won’t get in your way.’

      They asked [if I wanted to be involved] and I said, ‘Absolutely not. I’m busy with Blue Bloods.’…

      It will never be what in my fantasy world, I would make it to be.

      I told them that I won’t do some cameo guest spot to let the audience know I approve. I’m sure they’d like it, but I have an obligation to my version. And Peter’s going to do his take on what a Magnum under some similar circumstances should be about.

A magnanimous Tom Selleck.

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