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07.18.2019

JAY HERNANDEZ STARS AS THOMAS MAGNUM IN A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC SERIES ABOUT A DECORATED FORMER NAVY SEAL WHO, UPON RETURNING HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN, REPURPOSES HIS MILITARY SKILLS TO BECOME A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill Star

“I Saw the Sun Rise” – Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum in a modern take on the classic series about a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii, on a rebroadcast of the series premiere of MAGNUM P.I., Monday, August 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill star. (Originally broadcast 9/24/18.)

A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans. When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore “TC” Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. Suspicious of Magnum’s casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!

CHEAT TWEET: Aloha! Grab your shades, the keys to the Ferrari and comb your mustache and get ready for the series premiere of #MagnumPI on 8/9 9pm! @Jay_Hernandez @PerditaWeeks @ZachKnighton @StephenHillActs star! #CBS http://bit.ly/2XUD3QQ

REGULAR CAST:

Jay Hernandez

(Thomas Magnum)

Perdita Weeks

(Juliet Higgins)

Zachary Knighton

(Orville “Rick” Wright)

Stephen Hill

(Theodore “TC” Calvin)

RECURRING CAST:

TBD

 

GUEST CAST:

TBD

 

WRITTEN BY: Peter M. Lenkov & Eric Guggenheim

DIRECTED BY: Justin Lin

GENRE: Drama

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/magnum-pi/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagnumPICBS/

Twitter: @MagnumPICBS

Instagram: @MagnumPICBS

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Jay Hernandez

@Jay_hernandez

Perdita Weeks

@PerditaWeeks

Zachary Knighton

@ZachKnighton

Stephen Hill

@StephenHillActs

Tim Kang

@Tim__Kang

Peter Lenkov

@Plenkov

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Jay Hernandez

@JayHernandez001

Perdita Weeks

@Perdita_Weeks_

Zachary Knighton

@ZachKnighton

Stephen Hill

@StephenHillActs

Tim Kang

@TimKangOfficial

Peter Lenkov

@Plenkov

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Press Contact:

Beth Haiken

818-655-1583

beth.haiken@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

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818-655-1543

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