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'Magnum P.I.' Begins Production with a Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony

LOS ANGELES – CBS’ new drama MAGNUM P.I. kicked off production this week in Honolulu with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture.

Series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill, as well as the producers, including Executive Producer Peter M. Lenkov, and the entire MAGNUM P.I. crew, participated. Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa officiated over the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant), and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer). The ceremony honored the commitment of those involved in the original series as all in attendance looked forward to a successful start to this new incarnation. MAGNUM P.I. premieres Monday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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