By Corey Atad.

“Magnum P.I.” is coming back for more action, and the fans are a big reason why.

Star Jay Hernandez thanked fans on Twitter Sunday for helping to get the show renewed for seasons 5 and 6 after it was cancelled by CBS.


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The network announced the cancellation of the series last month, but last Thursday, Deadline broke the news that NBC had come to the rescue, picking the show up with a two-season, 20-episode order.

In a video shared to Twitter, Hernandez celebrated, telling fans, “OK, I’m sure by now you have all heard the great news. Magnum P.I. got picked up for a fifth season.”

“Thank you to the fans for the tremendous effort. I mean, you guys had petitions going, you got a billboard in Times Square,” he said. “Because of all that noise you made, we now have a new home at NBC. See you in season 5!”

Co-star Perdita Weeks also celebrated the news with a photo on Instagram:


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Actor Stephen Hill also celebrated the renewal on Twitter, and thanked all the fans.

Following the news of the show’s cancellation, fans launched a “#saveMagnum” campaign to get the show picked up. The campaign included online petitions and a billboard in Times Square.





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