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.

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.

CBS’ contemporary spin on the late-80s/early-90s series, which will follow twentysomething Angus MacGyver as he is recruited into a clandestine organization and uses his knack for problem-solving in unusual ways, will be executive-produced by original series creator Lee David Zlotoff.

Timlin’s other TV credits include a starring role on ABC’s one-and-done Zero Hour, as well as episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: L.A. and Cashmere Mafia.

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7 Comments
  1. Lambsilencer says:

    Crap, now I have to watch that show. :) I really like her. She was very good on “Californication”.

  2. Kris says:

    Awesome! Really liked her in Odd Thomas.

  3. Commenter @ Large says:

    Wow…just…wow. It’s nice she’s been cast, but I hate to see it happen in a show that’s destined for failure. MacGyver ended as it should have, it certainly doesn’t need to be “rebooted”. I expect it to do poorly in the ratings, since the world has changed so drastically since its original airing. Even tying in modern concepts, such as an App Developer (as mentioned in the article above); I don’t see the modern way of thinking embracing the irrational escapes that MacGyver was so famous for.

    So, I guess one can say “congratulations” to her for landing a job on an already deceased franchise. Without a miracle, I don’t see this one resurrecting anytime soon.

  4. Come on... says:

    “a politically progressive app developer” — Ugh!

    Why would MacGyver need tech support? He is tech support!

  5. HAP says:

    Geez. Timlin was only in 6 episodes of Californication, yet that is your reference??