Why not consider some big questions as we get closer to the premiere ofMagnum PIseason 5 on NBC?
Given that scripts are being written, we know that this is a quieter time for show-related news, but for the time being, nobody is back on set. Yet, there are definitely still a few things to discuss. Below, we highlight five different questions that weve encountered to some degree in the last month and a half; hopefully, this will help you stay on track as more discussion arises.
Will the episodes be longer? Most likely, yes, but this is still a broadcast network, so we were expecting them to last until about 42 minutes. Occasionally, shows are presented with limited commercials, but thats not what to anticipate in this instance.
Will the format of the program change?Not in some significant way. NBC knew what they were getting when they acquiredMagnum PI, and they have no fundamental reason to look at it now and say that it needs to be changed. With a shorter episode count we could see an ongoing story presented more consistently throughout, but there will almost certainly still be case-of-the-week plots.
When will filming begin? If you missed it earlier this week, it will be sometime between the middle of September. There is no official date, and it may also vary for different cast members depending on their stories.
Do you anticipate more support than in the past? We are somewhat optimistic about this for a couple of reasons. First, NBC has to treat this almost as if it is a brand-new property given that theyve never had it before. Also, we think there is increased media awareness now following the season campaign.
Will (insert guest star here) return? None of that is clear as yet, as filming is yet to begin. However, we do think that the writers will make room for familiar faces whenever the story allows.
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