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Here’s Why MacGyver Isn’t Coming Back this Season

If you grew up from 1985 to 1992, then the original MacGyver was a staple in our homes. Richard Dean Anderson played Angus MacGyver. For years he went on adventures where he solved problems often with nothing other than his wits and a couple of small items like a paperclip and a pocket knife. The solution-oriented genius of this show was something we looked forward to for years. Fans were disappointed, to say the least when the show ended. Then in 2016, we learned there was to be a reboot. The very talented Lee David Zlotoff has been an admirable

Here’s Why MacGyver Isn’t Coming Back this Season
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‘MacGyver’ Casts Levy Tran After George Eads’ Exit

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‘MacGyver’ Casts Levy Tran After George Eads’ Exit
Following the departure of co-star George Eads, “MacGyver” has cast Levy Tran who play a new character who is designed to help fill the void left by Eads.

Eads had co-starred on the CBS drama alongside Lucas Till, MacGyver’s field partner Jack Dalton, since the show’s start in 2016. Tran’s first episode will be Feb. 15.

Tran will join the series in a recurring role, with the option of getting promoted to series regular, should the show get picked up for a fourth season. Tran most recently recurred on Netflix’s “The Haunting Of Hill House.”

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Reports first came out in November that Eads was leaving the show after two and half seasons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported Eads’ departure, the actor stormed off the set in October after an unspecified
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MacGyver: CBS Reboot Wants Richard Dean Anderson, But...

Last month, we reported news out of Comic-Con that the retooled MacGyver TV show reboot on CBS wants to bring on the original Angus MacGyver -- Richard Dean Anderson -- in some fashion. The new series stars Lucas Till in the title role. The cast also includes George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires, and Tristan Mays.Reporting from the TCA summer presser for CBS, The Wrap writes showrunner Peter Lenkov said the new production has been talking to Anderson's reps, adding, "We hope he says yes." Lenkov executive produces with Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, and Michael Clear. Last month though, in response to the Comic-Con based stories, Anderson sounded decidedly unwilling to have anything to do with the new MacGyver.Read More…
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MacGyver and Training Day TV Show Trailers Have Arrived

MacGyver and Training Day TV Show Trailers Have Arrived
During its upfront presentation in New York City today, CBS unveiled the first look at their new fall lineup, which features two titles that many viewers may recognize. The network will debut the new shows MacGyver and Training Day this season, with MacGyver debuting this fall in the Friday 8 Pm time slot, while Training Day is being held for a midseason debut. After the network's presentation, the first trailers and photos were released for both of these upcoming shows, which you can check out below.

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paper clip, his trusty knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit TV series, this action packed origin story follows a young hero as he undertakes missions to save lives and change the world. This action-adventure drama from CBS follows 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.
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CBS Orders MacGyver, Training Day, Michael Weatherly's Bull, Plus Sitcoms Starring Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale

CBS Orders MacGyver, Training Day, Michael Weatherly's Bull, Plus Sitcoms Starring Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale
CBS is enlisting MacGyver to help fortify its 2016-2017 schedule.

The much-hyped reboot was one of four dramas the Eye network ordered to series on Friday, joining Jerry Bruckheimer’s Training Day remake, the Michael Weatherly-fronted Bull, and Jason Katims’ medical entry Pure Genius (fka Bunker Hill).

On the comedy side, CBS has Ok’d Joel McHale’s workplace sitcom The Great Indoors and Matt LeBlanc’s family satire Man With a Plan (fka I’m Not Your Friend). Speaking of the latter, The Office‘s Jenna Fischer — who was set to play LeBlanc’s wife — has exited the project for creative reasons.
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Californication's Addison Timlin Nabs Female Lead in MacGyver Reboot Pilot

Californication's Addison Timlin Nabs Female Lead in MacGyver Reboot Pilot
Looks like MacGyver will be getting an assist from tech support.

Californication vet Addison Timlin has been cast opposite Lucas Till in CBS’ pilot for a potential reboot of the classic ABC ’80s action drama.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Timlin will play Mickey, a politically progressive app developer with a soft spot for the eponymous troubleshooter.

She joins Michelle Krusiec (Fringe), who has been cast as Homeland Security Agent Croix, sister to conspiracy theorist Lincoln (played by CSI vet George Eads). Joshua Boone (Law & Order: Svu) also stars.
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MacGyver TV Pilot Adds Addison Timlin And Michelle Krusiec

When it comes to figuring out why spy series MacGyver is getting a TV reboot, your guess is as good as mine, but today brings some news about what it’s going to look like, in the form of two cast additions.

Addison Timlin, known best for Californication but most familiar to this writer as the love interest for Anton Yelchin in Stephen Sommers’ under-appreciated Odd Thomas, has boarded the CBS project in the lead female role. She’s playing Mickey, an app developer who’s aggressively progressive in her political views but harbors a soft spot for Lucas Till’s MacGyver. Meanwhile, Michelle Krusiec (Hawaii Five-o) will play Agent Croix, who works for the Department of Homeland Security and is sister to a character named Lincoln (George Eads).

In case this is the first you’re hearing of the TV series, Till (X-Men: First Class) is set to take
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'MacGyver' TV Reboot Gets 'X-Men' Star Lucas Till as the Lead

'MacGyver' TV Reboot Gets 'X-Men' Star Lucas Till as the Lead
Months after we first reported that CBS is developing a new MacGyver TV series with Furious 7 director James Wan, the network has finally found their leading man. Deadline reports that X-Men: Apocalypse star Lucas Till has signed on to play the title character Angus McGyver, with Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) also joining the cast. The project will be a modern-day re-imagining of the original 1985 TV series, featuring a much younger protagonist.

The plot will follow a "twentysomething" Angus MacGyver, who is recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series, known as the Department of External Services (Dxs). The title character uses his unique skill set for solving problems with bizarre and unconventional methods, to help prevent disasters before they happen. The initial report from October revealed that producers wanted the new MacGyver to be roughly 10 years younger than Richard Dean Anderson was on the original MacGyver series, with
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X-Men's Lucas Till Is The New "MacGyver"

"X-Men" actor Lucas Till will step into the shoes of Richard Dean Anderson, taking on the iconic character of MacGyver in CBS' upcoming reimagining of the early 1990s series.

The new take follows a twenty-something MacGyver (Till) as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.

The casting caps a weeks-long search by CBS. The network originally had a script by R. Scott Gemmill ("NCIS: La") but instead have picked up the pilot without a script after deciding to go with a new pitch from Paul Downs Colaizzo ("Lfe") who was initially attached to the project when it was in development.

Joshua Boone has also joined the drama pilot as a series regular, playing MacGyver's best friend from high school named Gunner. George Eads ("CSI") is also onboard to co-star.

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TVLine Items: MacGyver Reboot Adds CSI Vet, Two Renewals and More

TVLine Items: MacGyver Reboot Adds CSI Vet, Two Renewals and More
CBS is still looking for its perfect MacGyver, but they’ve found another key player in the meantime: CSI vet George Eads.

The actor has been cast in CBS’ reimagining of the 1985 series, which will follow twentysomething Angus MacGyver as he is recruited into a clandestine organization and uses his knack for problem-solving in unconventional ways.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Eads will appear in the pilot as Lincoln, a man who could be written off as a conspiracy theorist, but is actually a legitimate government employee.
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MacGyver heading to the big screen for movie reboot

It’s a pretty good time for fans of MacGyver. Last week CBS announced a pilot order for a new TV series from James Wan (Fast & Furious 7) and original executive producer Henry Winkler, and now Variety is reporting that Lionsgate is in development on a big screen reboot of the 80s action-adventure series.

During a conference call with analysts, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer made the announcement about the movie, revealing that original series creator Lee David Zlotoff will be producing alongside Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious).

MacGyver starred Richard Dean Anderson in the title role of secret agent Angus MacGyver and ran for seven seasons between 1985 and 1992, with two TV movies following in 1994.
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A MacGyver Movie Is In Development In Addition To The Already-Announced TV Reboot

Following last October’s announcement that the classic 1980’s action series MacGyver would be returning to CBS, news out of a Lionsgate analysts meeting this morning has revealed that the company is simultaneously planning a big-budget movie reboot of the show as well.

The movie will reportedly be produced by the show’s creator, Lee David Zlotoff, with Fast and Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz coming in to help as well. Although there was no confirmation of the plot for the film, since both the TV show and movie reboot will be created by Lionsgate, it seems that the studio is attempting to set up a new shared universe for the action-heavy franchise.

Regarding the television version, director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) has been chosen to direct the pilot of the show, with writer Paul Downs Colaizzo on script duties. Although Wan was previously attached to a MacGyver
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MacGyver Is Getting A Movie, Get The Details

In the world of modern media, everything that.s old is new again, and that means that if you.re a fan of a classic TV series or movie that.s over 10 years old, just hang out, and eventually it will get rebooted. While some classic TV series are simply getting a new series, others get to make the jump to the big screen. If you.re a fan of the 1980.s action series MacGyver, you just won the reboot lottery, as he.s getting both. A day after it was announced that CBS has ordered a pilot for a new MacGyver TV series, Lionsgate has now announced that they.ve partnered with the network to bring the new character into the movies as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter the movie will be produced by 21 Jump Street.s Neal Moritz as well as Lee David Zlotoff, who was the
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MacGyver Movie in Development at Lionsgate

I'm surprised it's taken Hollywood this long to get around to making a movie based on the classic TV series MacGyver. While CBS and James Wan are planning a remake of the show, Lionsgate is moving forward with plans to make a movie. 

The news comes from Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, and he also reveals that the movie will be produced by series creator Lee David Zlotoff and Neal Moritz, who is the producer of the Fast and Furious franchise.

MacGyver aired on ABC from 1985 to 1992 and it starred Richard Dean Anderson as secret agent Angus MacGyver. He worked for the Department of External Services and one of his main talents was his ability to solve complex problems in intense situations with ordinary items that he randomly had access to.

A MacGyver movie could be a lot of fun, especially if it gets a solid team of talent on board to develop it.
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'MacGyver' Movie Is Happening at Lionsgate

'MacGyver' Movie Is Happening at Lionsgate
Back in October, we reported that Furious 7 director James Wan came aboard to produce a TV remake of the hit 1980s TV series MacGyver for CBS, along with Henry Winkler. While development continues on that series, Variety reports that Lionsgate is now moving forward with their own movie remake of MacGyver. Original series creator Lee David Zlotoff is set to produce alongside Neal H. Moritz, but no other details were revealed.

Back in 2012, James Wan was actually attached to direct a MacGyver movie remake, when New Line Cinema held the rights to the series. The filmmaker eventually moved on to direct Furious 7, and New Line Cinema lost the rights. It still isn't known if he will direct the pilot episode of the MacGyver TV remake, but that project is said to focus on a much younger version of the title character.

The plot will follow a "twentysomething" Angus MacGyver,
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MacGyver Set To Bring His Paper-Clips To Your TV And Your Movie Theater?

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MacGyver is coming back, folks. And you won't be able to avoid him. According to Variety, not only is CBS preparing to relaunch a MacGyver TV series, but now Lionsgate is prepping a movie.

While the CBS series has been a known entity for some time, with a pilot officially being ordered by the network- which would cover MacGyver's early years- the news of a major motion picture is fresh off the presses. According to Lionsgate CEO Jon Leitheimer, original series creator Lee David Zlotoff and Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz will be producing a MacGyver film for the studio.

The original series, which ran from 1985 to 1992, followed a very crafty agent for the Phoenix Foundation who's able to create innovative solutions using whatever he can find in order to get himself and others out of jams. The series developed a strong following, and the character- and his abilities-
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'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way

'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way
You can't keep old TV series from being warmed over like last week's roast quite like Hollywood can, and once again, they are trying to make "MacGyver" happen. Twice over. Earlier this week, Deadline reported that CBS ordered a pilot for a new "MacGyver" TV show, one that would focus on the exploits of young, 20-something Angus MacGyver, whose knack for using paper clips, seaweed, and pocket lint to get out of life threatening situations, lands him a sweet gig with a clandestine organization. No word yet on who will fill that title role, but the thing is, that's not all. Variety reveals that Lionsgate is now mounting a "MacGyver" movie reboot. Series creator Lee David Zlotoff and "The Fast & The Furious" mastermind Neal Moritz are working on the project, though that's about all the details for now.
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MacGyver Film In the Works From Lionsgate

It’s jumped around town for years in many incarnations at various studios, but Lionsgate just announced that it will produce a film version of MacGyver with Fast And Furious‘ producer Neal Moritz working with the original MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff on the project. The news comes after CBS gave a pilot order earlier this week to a reimagining of the series from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan and CBS TV Studios, with Paul Downs Colaizzo scripting. Wan…
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MacGyver Film In the Works From Lionsgate

MacGyver Film In the Works From Lionsgate
It’s jumped around town for years in many incarnations at various studios, but Lionsgate just announced that it will produce a film version of MacGyver with Fast And Furious‘ producer Neal Moritz working with the original MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff on the project. The news comes after CBS gave a pilot order earlier this week to a reimagining of the series from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan and CBS TV Studios, with Paul Downs Colaizzo scripting. Wan…
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‘MacGyver’ Movie Coming to Theaters

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‘MacGyver’ Movie Coming to Theaters
Lionsgate will produce a new film based on the TV series “MacGyver,” the studio announced Friday. “I’m pleased to announce this morning that we’re partnering with CBS to reinvision the ‘MacGyver’ franchise for film and television,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said during the studio’s Q3 earnings call. The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” and “21 Jump Street’s” Neal Moritz and “MacGyver” creator Lee David Zlotoff. Also Read: 'MacGyver' Reboot, Dr Phil Drama Get Pilot Orders at CBS CBS has also given a pilot order to a television reboot of the series as well.
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