The rebooted “Magnum P.I.” series has been shut down after four seasons. The show has not been struggling in the ratings but the axing appears to have stemmed from something else.

It seems that CBS and Universal could not come to an agreement on the license fee and this led to the rebooted show’s cancellation, Deadline reported. The show was officially canceled on Thursday, May 12.

As far as ratings, “Magnum P.I.” only had a 0.7 rating among the key demographic, adults 18-49, but that total viewership averaged 7.2 million total viewers per episode. But the fact that it was a Friday night show backed that those were decent numbers.

Jay Hernandez took on the starring role, playing the part of Thomas Magnum. Other cast members on the show include Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill.

It was an abrupt end for the series with the final episode having been shown last May 6. The episode showed Magnum sharing his true feelings with Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks).

"I am so shocked that magnum pi got cancelled like that show was drawing numbers and their most popular ship just became canon," an unnamed posted on Twitter.

“I'm sorry to all the fans out there that just lost something special," another tweeted.

“Magnum P.I.” was not the only show that was axed by CBS. Others include “United States of AI” and “B Positive,” both ending after just two seasons. Also shelved were “Good Sam” and “How We Roll.”

Plans for “Early Edition” were also scrapped despite previously getting a pilot order.

This developed a week after CBS handed out three renewals this week.

Three FBI TV shows (FBI, FBI: International and FBI: Manhunt) each got a two-season renewal. Aside from that, three new dramas, “Fire County,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd” was ordered.

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