In the crime series, Manetti played Orville "Rick" Wright, while Selleck portrayed private investigator Thomas Magnum. Selleck decided to leave the show to pursue a quieter life, citing the overwhelming nature of fame and his desire for a more well-rounded existence. However, he returned to acting a few years later and is now starring in a CBS series that is currently in its 13th season. Selleck believes that the show has the potential to continue indefinitely as long as the characters are allowed to grow and age. He emphasizes that the audience has become deeply invested in the main characters and their personal journeys.