8:59am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'Magnum P.I.,' 'Hawaii Five-0' Shut Down Production as Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii
Two CBS series are halting production as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii.
Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. are shutting down filming as the Category 4 storm moves in. Magnum P.I. has already closed up shop for the day, while Hawaii Five-0 is shooting this morning and then expected to shut down the rest of the day. The two shows won't film on Friday.
Sources close to the studio say that the safety of the cast and crew are the top priority for CBS, and producers have been closely monitoring the situation with local authorities, knowing that the hurricane was expected to hit Oahu Thursday afternoon. The storm's center, which has sustained winds near 130 mph, was in the Pacific about 210 miles south-southwest of the Big Island town of Kailua-Kona around 5 a.m.
The debut of the new Magnum P.I. is scheduled for Sept. 24, while Hawaii Five-0 will return with its ninth season on Sept. 28.