The Network Cancellation Bloodbath Continues With Magnum PI And Now Two Fox Shows

It’s that time of year again, TV fans. That’s right, network upfronts have returned, which is when avid viewers learn whether or not their favorite shows will be returning for the upcoming television season. This year has been particularly brutal, as a number of shows have received the ax at this point, making for a true bloodbath. Well, it now continues, as CBS ‘ Magnum PI is one of the latest to get sacked, and two Fox series received bad news as well.

Magnum PI, a reboot of the fan-favorite ’80s drama, was canceled by CBS after a four-season run. As Deadline notes, of the series that were axed by the network, the Jay Hernandez-led program was the most established. Other shows dropped from the Paramount Global-owned network this year include B Positive spirit United States of Al (both of which were canned after two seasons) and Good Sam spirit How We Rollwhich were both in their first seasons.

The powers that be over at Fox are now only beginning to carve out their programming for the 2022-2023 TV season, but the network has already cut a couple of freshman shows. Our Kind of People spirit Pivoting have officially met their ends, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In some ways, there were already signs of danger for the former series, which was executive produced by Empire spirit Star creator Lee Daniels. The drama was given a reduced freshman run last fall, and that was also the case with fellow newbie The Big Leap (which was axed back in March). They simply add to the growing list of others TV offerings that were canceled after one season in 2022.

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As of right now, there are plenty of other series on Fox who face uncertain futures like Mayim Bialik’s sitcom Call Me Kat and fellow live-action comedy Welcome to Flatch. Even established dramas The Resident, 9-1-1 spirit 9-1-1: Lone Star have yet to officially get the greenlight for more episodes.

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