A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, December 11, 2015
12/11/1980 Magnum PI arrives
December 11, 1980. This day saw the premiere of one of television's best and most successful private eye series. Magnum P.I. ran for 162 episodes on CBS. It even managed to pull a Reichenbach Falls - Tom Selleck's star character apparently died at the end of the seventh season but popular demand brought him back for one more year of crime-bustin' Hawaii style.