When you look at the CBS fall schedule, it’s easy to imagine that a Hawaii Five-0 season 10 / Magnum PI season 2 crossover could happen. Just think about timeslots! Hawaii Five-0 is going to be moving forward to a new Friday timeslot at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, while Magnum PI is going to be shifting over to Fridays at 9:00. These shows are packing a one-two punch of comedy, drama, and action every week.
During this past season, Magnum PI did find a way to include a few Hawaii Five-0 characters here and there — but it was never in a way that felt like an epic crossover. It was more like a series of cameos to remind you that the two shows have a shared universe and that certain people could interact. There were a lot of challenges when it came to doing a larger crossover last year — namely, the two shows aired on different nights (which makes it harder to have a consistent story) and that it takes months to plan one of these out. Given that Magnum PI wasn’t guaranteed anything more than 13 episodes last season, that made it even trickier.
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This time around, though, we know that the shows are airing on the same night — meanwhile, Magnum PI is a little bit more stable. The timing feels right for a crossover, doesn’t it? We know that the interest is out there, and given that both shows are filmed in Hawaii, it’s a little easier than trying to restage what CBS did previously with MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0. It’s still kinda remarkable that those two shows crossed paths like they did.
So while everything may line up more this year than last, there is still no guarantee. It’s still a logistical challenge getting both production teams on the same page and, beyond that, there has to be the perfect story. You don’t want to do a crossover just for the sake of doing one. You want to think that you’re bringing forward the most epic crossover imaginable and it’s something that will generate a ton of excitement.
So, for now, keep crossing your fingers that the stars align and there’s a cool story — it’s something to think about as we get deeper into the fall season.
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