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Peter M. Lenkov is a producer and writer on Magnum P.I..


Lenkov's notable work includes the TV series La Femme Nikita , Hawaii Five-024 and CSI: NY and films such as R.I.P.D.Demolition Manand Son in Law. In comics, he wrote R.I.P.D. and Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained, for which he was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. In 2005, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the hit TV series 24. In 2009, he wrote an episode of CSI: NY for which acclaimed actor Ed Asner was nominated for an Emmy for Guest Star. In 2011, Hawaii Five-0 was awarded Best New Drama at the People's Choice Awards. Other awards include a CAPE Award for Best Drama for Hawaii Five-0, A Media Access Award for his work on CSI:NY and a Huntington Disease Honor for an episode of The District.

In 2010, Lenkov launched his reboot of the long-running CBS series Hawaii Five-0 currently airing on CBS and in over 200 countries around the world. He also created "Metajets" and "Kung Fu Dino Posse", two new animated TV shows. Recently released on DVD and Blu-ray is the NBC mini-series Lenkov executive produced entitled XIII, based on the popular graphic novel and video game by the same name. XIII stars Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer. A new cable TV series based on the mini-series XIIIwill begin airing in 2011. Also in 2011, a feature film based on R.I.P.D. began shooting. R.I.P.D. starred Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, and Kevin Bacon, and was released by Universal in summer 2013. Peter Lenkov has been heralded as one of the best screen writers of his generation, as he is particularly skilled at reviving old television shows and making commercially successful and highly-rated reboots of them.

Lenkov's second comic series Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained was also recently put into development at Universal with Robert Zemeckis attached to direct.

In 2017, when the series from CBS was announced, Magnum P.I. for the new reboot, it was also announced that Peter along with Eric Guggenheim will serve as the series' executive producers.

Lenkov was fired from his CBS shows on July 7, 2020 due to reports that he fostered a "toxic work environment". MacGyver star Lucas Till reported being "suicidal" due to Lenkov's body shaming.

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