In: Roswell, Charmed, Magnum reboots.

Out: Greatest American Hero, Cagney & Lacey.

Amongst the US Upfronts this week is the confirmation that Charmed, Magnum PI and Roswell reboots are headed to series, but The Greatest American Hero and Cagney & Lacey are not.

Magnum P.I.  for CBS stars Suicide Squad’s Jay Hernandez, sans Selleck-moustache.

A modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

The CW’s Charmed will feature Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffrey who discover that they are three of the most powerful witches of all time.

After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

The retitled Roswell, New Mexico also produced for The CW features Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino and Tyler Blackburn.

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

CBS passed on a reboot of Cagney and Lacey, while ABC passed on the female-led Greatest American Hero.

Murphy Brown is also back for CBS while Roseanne and Will & Grace continue.

Source: TV Line

6 Responses

  1. I regret not watching the original Roswell, when it was on. I’ll check out the new one but I fear it may be too political for my liking. I thik I’d rather see a rerun of the original.

  2. Although I have become disenchanted with most modern US drama series, this time of year with news of all the renewals and previews is still quite exciting. And as a bonus for us TVTonight readers, David your reporting of such is always top notch.

  3. Charmed reboot no! A continuation maybe but why a reboot when the original is still syndicated. They could have used the sons of original characters and had cameos from original cast etc

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