Peter Lenkov Tweets ‘Magnum P.I.’ Has Latinx Writer: “I Made Mistake” At TCA

The previous afternoon at TCA, when asked whether there were any Latinx writers on the series, Lenkov said there were not, adding, "not for any reason other than, when staffing a show, it’s incredibly hard to find writers.” That said, the writers room is "very diverse," he had added yesterday during the Q&A, and TV critics learned later in that session that, of the show's seven writers, four are men and three are women.
Lenkov's tweeted clarification:
The Latinx question is relevant in that the reboot stars Jay Hernandez in the role made famous by Tom Selleck in the 1980s. And, when asked how much of the new Magnum’s cultural background will influence the show, EP Eric Guggenheim said they are “not denying the fact he’s Latino. It’s something we plan to acknowledge throughout the season.”
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Magnum P.I. executive producer Peter Lenkov has reversed course on whether the CBS reboot has a Latinx writer, tweeting this afternoon that the series does have one, an alum of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program.

‘Magnum P.I.’, ‘God Friended Me’ & ‘The Red Line’ Dramas Get CBS Series Orders

The new Magnum P.I., starring Jay Hernandez in the title role played by Tom Selleck in the original, was the big frontrunner among CBS' drama pilots this season. It will mark the third consecutive reboot by Peter Lenkov to successfully land on the CBS schedule, joining Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver.
EPs: Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
and The Code. They join Dick Wolf's F.B.I. The network has picked up the reboot of the classic 1980s show, one of four drama pilots to get series orders by the network today, along with God Friended Me and the Noah Wyle starrer The Red Line. is officially returning to CBS. Magnum P.I.
CAST:
EPs/Writers: Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim
Co-Eps/Writers: Caitlin Parrish, Erica Weiss
EPs/Writers: Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt
Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie, Joe Morton
EPs: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter (Berlanti Productions)
MAGNUM P.I.
GOD FRIENDED ME
Logline: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three vastly different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
Television Studio: Warner Bros.
EP/Director: Marcos Siega
Meanwhile, period drama LA Confidential was well received and is considered a possibility for a streaming platform, like CBS All Access or Netflix. None of the two female-lead cop drama pilots, Chiefs or Cagney & Lacy, made the cut.
EPs: John Davis and John Fox (Davis Entertainment); Danielle Woodrow
EP/Director: Justin Lin (Perfect Storm Entertainment)
in the company's return to CBS after launching Supergirl there. TV-based Berlanti Prods. Two of the new series, God Friended Me and The Red Line, come from Warner Bros.
Director: Victoria Mahoney
Television Studio: Warner Bros.
Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Logline: Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this humorous, uplifting series about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on social media.
CAST:
Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill
THE RED LINE
Logline: An update of the classic television series set in Hawaii, MAGNUM P.I. follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw.” />
Studio: CBS Television Studios/Universal Television
CAST:
Woodrow is an exec producer on S.W.A.T.and co-exec producer on Scorpion. The pilot's director Justin Lin previously directed the pilots for the CBS series S.W.A.T. and Scorpion and serves as an executive producer on both series.
Here are descriptions of CBS' newly picked up drama series.