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Thursday, October 19, 2023



(Above: Javier Manuel "Jay" Hernandez & Perdita Weeks)

Fan favourites Magnum P.I. and S.W.A.T. back on M-Net for another season

Explosive viewing for action-drama fans

Viewers should buckle in for some serious action and adventure because Magnum P.I. and S.W.A.T. are returning for their fifth and sixth seasons respectively, and they're bringing all the heat. Magnum P.I. will premiere on Friday, October 13 at 19h00 for its final season, and S.W.A.T. will premiere on Wednesday, October 25 at 20h00.

Magnum P.I. has been a crowd pleaser since its kick-off in 2018. A reboot of the iconic 80s show, it follows Thomas Magnum (Javier Manuel "Jay" Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns to Hawaii to work as a private investigator. With the help of his friends and fellow veterans, Magnum takes on the island's most challenging cases, from high-stakes corporate espionage to complex murder investigations.

In this fifth and final season, Magnum and his team will be facing off against new challenges, including a mysterious serial killer and a corrupt defence contractor. They’ll also be dealing with personal issues, such as Magnum's growing relationship with Higgins and TC's struggle with PTSD.

The Magnum in this reboot doesn’t have a moustache, unlike in the original where Tom Selleck sported this iconic facial hair.

Magnum drives a red Ferrari 308 GTS, just like his predecessor in the original series.

Its theme song is a cover of the original theme song, performed by country singer Kip Moore.

It’s featured several guest appearances from celebrities, including Cyndi Lauper.

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(Right: Shemar Moore plays Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson)

S.W.A.T. follows the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team. Led by Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Shemar Moore), a lifelong Angeleno and decorated LAPD officer, the S.W.A.T. team is tasked with handling the city's most dangerous and high-stakes situations. Like Magnum P.I, S.W.A.T. is a reboot. It’s based on the original 1975 TV series and 2003 movie of the same name.

In the new season of S.W.A.T., Hondo and his team will be facing off against new threats, such as a Mexican cartel and a white supremacist group. They will also be dealing with personal issues, such as Hondo's relationship with his father and Chris's struggle with addiction.

S.W.A.T Speed Facts:

The show's producers consulted with real-life S.W.A.T. team members to ensure that the action was as realistic as possible.

Stunts are performed by professional performers, but the actors also do some of their own stunts.

S.W.A.T. lead Shemar Moore is also known for his role as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless and Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds.

S.W.A.T. has been praised for its diversity and for its portrayal of positive male role models.


Catch Magnum P.I. and S.W.A.T only on M-Net (DStv channel 101) – the home of the best in international entertainment - as well as live-stream on DStv Stream. They’ll also be available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Visit the M-Net Website and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.