One of the most popular shows of the eighties, 'Magnum P.I.' saw Tom Selleck star as Thomas Magnum, a talented private investigator with a nose for the truth. Spanning eight full seasons and over 150 episodes, it was popular across the world thanks to a clever mixture of action, intrigue, and a smattering of humor. Fans of the show may be interested to learn some little known trivia about the series.
Many fans wonder why Hawaii was chosen as the setting of the show. CBS was in charge of production and the company wanted to save some cash by shooting in the same location as the popular detective show 'Hawaii Five-0' that wrapped in 1980 after 12 successful seasons.