Know All About Magnum P.I. & When Does Magnum Pi Season 5 Start?

when does magnum pi season 5 start

Magnum P.I. was a TV series based on the adventures of a private investigator living in Hawaii and aired from 1980-1988. The show followed the fictional adventures of Thomas Magnum, a former Navy officer who leaves behind his military career to live on Oahu’s North Shore and run his detective agency using only his instincts, wit, and formidable knowledge of Hawaiian lore to crack cases that have stumped more seasoned law enforcement officers. When Does Magnum Pi Season 5 Start? Magnum P.I. starts on February 19, 2023. It is announced to premiere on this day of February 2023. It will continue for a total of 35 episodes including one special episode and a season finale.

Release Date & Platform:

The release date for Magnum P.I.’s first episode of the first season was 24 September 2018 (USA). It premiered on networks like NBC and CBS.


Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum – Magnum is the protagonist of the series who tries to help when things take a turn for the worse. He is trying to manage his own private investigator business while also trying to keep order on his houseboat, The Orca. He is portrayed by Jay Hernandez, who was serving a 5-year sentence in prison after being framed for a crime he didn’t commit until Thomas J Magnum came along and offered him freedom if he worked as his chauffeur.

Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins – She is portrayed by Perdita Weeks. She is the ex-wife and love interest of Thomas Magnum. In the TV show, she works as a medical examiner at Oahu’s morgue. She is also a member of Oahu’s Mokapu surf club, where she meets Thomas Magnum for the first time.

Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright – He is portrayed by Zachary Knighton (who played Barry in “Happy Endings” sitcom) & appeared on “The Grinder” TV show from 2015 until 2016. He was later cast as Thomas Magnum’s chauffeur and best friend in season 1 after being released from prison.

It is a product of Warner Bros. Television:

The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, and Alex O’Loughlin who plays Thomas J. Magnum.

The show is set to debut on CBS:

The first episode of this show was released on Friday, September 24, 2018, at 9:00 PM (EST). The first season will have a total of 20 episodes with 1-hour episodes and the final episode of the season will be aired on September 27, 2019, and season 2 had a total of 20 episodes. Season 3 was aired on December 4, 2020, with 16 episodes. Season 4 was aired on October 1, 2021, with a total of 20 episodes and season 5 will air on February 19, 2023, with a total of 35 episodes.

Its TV Show Status:

The show has been renewed for renewal by network CBS for 2 more seasons and the last episode of season 5 is expected to be aired in 2023. It is written by  Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Scarlett Lacey, and more. It airs every Friday at 9:00 PM (EST) and has a total of 34 episodes including one special episode.

The Show’s Plot:

The show follows Thomas J Magnum, who is portrayed by Jay Hernandez. He runs his own successful detective agency on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, with his best friend Rick Wright, who is portrayed by Zachary Knighton. He also lives on a vintage World War II-era Higgins boat that he calls home at night and enjoys surfing during the day with his friends, who are all surfers.


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