On This Day in 1980, Tom Selleck’s ‘Magnum P.I.’ Premieres

On this day in 1980, Tom Selleck’s legendary ‘Magnum, P.I.’ series premiered. The show ran for eight seasons till 1988 and was one of the most popular at the time.

Selleck’s portrayal of Thomas Magnum sparked his brilliant career. In 2018, a reboot of the series debuted.

Selleck Explains Why Magnum, P.I. Was Cancelled

In a 2017 interview, Tom Selleck shed light on the end of “Magnum, P.I.,” emphasizing its unprecedented success: “Magnum was never canceled,” he clarified. “We could’ve done many more episodes if we hadn’t been number one.”

Despite its success, Selleck understood the need for a break after eight years of working 90-hour weeks: “I wasn’t sick of it yet, but it was time.”

Reflecting on his decision to leave in 1988, he expressed appreciation for the role’s impact: “Thomas Magnum is very important to me.”

Selleck’s journey, from late-blooming success to dual hits like “Magnum” and “Blue Bloods,” is a testament to his gratitude and good fortune: “To think it could happen twice makes me feel extremely lucky.”

A Decision to Remain Private in the Face of His Success

Tom Selleck, renowned for his roles in “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods,” made a conscious decision to step away from the limelight after his breakthrough role. Despite the undeniable popularity of these shows, Selleck felt exhausted and desired a more balanced life.

When asked about his absence from acting, Selleck acknowledged the suspicions around his career but remained consistent in his decision. “I’m proud of my work, I still enjoy what I do, and I have my family,” he went on to say.

While “Magnum, P.I.” continues to influence television with a 2018 remake, Selleck remains content with his choice for a private life.

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