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It’s been less than a month since CBS shocked its audience base by cancelling the sun-soaked drama Magnum P.I. after four seasons, despite impressive and fairly steady ratings stats from year to year. The Magnum fandom sprang to action soon after the bad news went public, flooding social media with attempts to show other networks and streaming platforms how many people would follow the Jay Hernandez-starring crime drama if Season 5 happened elsewhere. Such efforts have culminated in the #SaveMagnumPI campaign taking over a digital billboard in the heart of Times Square, an impressive show of determination by all means. And not only did the billboard catch the eyes of Magnum P.I. stars, but its arrival also coincided with what could be a very positive update for those hoping Season 5 becomes a reality.
Before getting into that update, let’s first check out how a pair of the drama’s stars felt after seeing the #SaveMagnumPI billboard. Perdita Weeks, who portrays Juliet Higgins, shared a pic of the billboard on Twitter along with a surprised and thankful message to the fans who made it happen. In her words: