The ‘Hawaii Five-0’ / ‘Magnum P.I.’ crossover is finally happening

Steve McGarrett and Thomas Magnum are finally saying “Aloha” to each other!

Per TVLine, a two-episode crossover between CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. is finally, officially happening on Friday, January 3, 2020, presumably when both shows return from their midseason hiatuses. The crossover will start with Five-0 during its 8:00 PM time slot, and will conclude with Magnum at 9:00 PM. 

Thank goodness, too, because the mini-crossovers haven’t been enough.

Peter M. Lenkov, who serves as showrunner for both of the Aloha State-based police procedurals, announced that Magnum’s half of the crossover has already been filmed, and that the Five-0 half is nearly concluding.

The crossover didn’t come to fruition last season as hoped (which was Magnum’s freshman run) — before the annual Sunset on the Beach premiere event took place back in September, however, Lenkov confirmed that they finally “have narrowed down a story”.

The story will find the “Five-0 guys kicking down doors” to track down a POI at a hotel, unaware that Magnum (Jay Hernandez, Scandal, Toy Story 4) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) are surveilling the same room. “In a way, Higgins and Magnum become witnesses that Five-0 needs to help them,” says Lenkov. “And our two worlds collide!”

Magnum and Higgins will appear on Five-0 alongside Rick (Zachary Knighton) and TC (Stephen Hill); after which, Tani (Meaghan Rath), Junior (Beulah Koale) and Quinn (Katrina Law) will surf into Magnum.

“It’s a big-stakes story that really feels like a two-hour movie,” says Lenkov.

Five-0 has previously crossed over with NCIS: Los Angeles and, more recently, former Five-0 regulars Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, The Good Doctor) and Grace Park (A Million Little Things) popped up on Five-0 and Magnum‘s sister show MacGyver in 2017.

Additionally, as aforementioned, Lenkov’s Hawaiʻi shows have had micro-crossovers, with Five-0 characters Kamekona (Taylor Wily), Duke (Dennis Chun) and Noelani (Kimee Balmilero), among others, guest starring on Magnum.

Hawaii Five-0 stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Katrina Law, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, Kimee Balmilero, and Chi McBride (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.). Magnum P.I. stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zach Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill (Lilo & Stitch) and Tim Kang (A Wrinkle in Time, Cloak & Dagger).

Christine Cenon

Christine holds a degree in communication, and has had prior educational experience in film production. Since 2017, she has penned a myriad of articles for an array of Internet publications, most notably for FanSided, a sister company to Entertainment Weekly. When she's not editing Cape & Castle, she's creative director of her own agency, offering advertising, branding and marketing services.

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