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Season Two Production Begins on “Magnum P.I.” with a

Traditional Hawaiian Blessing in Honolulu

MAGNUM P.I. kicked off its second season production in Honolulu today with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture. Series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill, as well as the producers and the entire MAGNUM P.I. crew, participated. Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa officiated the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant), and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer). In honor of the show’s second season, the ceremony centered around the connections we make by using two traditional maile leis to symbolize how the production, its island home and the viewers create a “gift.”

The second season of MAGNUM P.I. premieres Monday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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Top left (L-R): Tim Kang, Perdita Weeks, executive producer Eric Guggenheim, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill, unit production manager Marc Hammer, executive producer Peter Lenkov, Zachary Knighton, Jay Hernandez, producer Marc David, executive producer and director Bryan Spicer, 1st AD Bryan Cox

Bottom center: Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa presides over the blessing ceremony

CHEAT TWEET: Fire up the #Ferrari! @MagnumPICBS starts production on its second season with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony. #Ohana! #MagnumPI premieres 9/27 @9pm. @Jay_Hernandez @PerditaWeeks @ZachKnighton @StephenHillActs @TimKang @AmyHillActor

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Tagan Lee-Greene


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