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MacGyver Tristin Mays

MacGyver Reboot Adds Vampire Diaries' Tristin Mays as Series Regular

MacGyver has recruited his final team member in advance of his return to television this fall.

Tristin Mays (The Vampire Diaries) has joined the CBS reboot as a series regular, TVLine has learned. Mays will play Riley Davis, a “highly unpredictable” computer hacker who isn’t exactly thrilled to be working alongside MacGyver and his team — but it sure beats rotting in prison, right? (Note: This completes casting for the retooled reboot.)

Riley will make her first appearance in MacGyver’s series premiere, airing Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c. In addition to TVD, Mays’ small-screen credits include roles on Supergirl, The Newsroom and Everybody Hates Chris.

MacGyver also stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Justin Hires and Sandrine Holt.

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  1. Bella says:

    Why oh why do they keep trying these reboots? They would have been better to just make it an entirely new series with the same basic concept. Reboots almost always pale in comparison to the originals. In this case, it’s been so long since the original show was on the air, the newbies won’t remember it and therefore won’t be drawn to the show, and the oldsters who watched it when it was on, won’t be drawn to it, either.

  2. Kelly says:

    Happy for her! Tristin is an amazing actress, so i would tune in. Too bad we want get closure on her character Sarah from #TVD. Damon need to know that she survived.

  3. DJ Doena says:

    So she’s basically *insert pattern recognotion here* the CHloe Sullivan / Felicity Smoak of “MacGyver”

  4. Cokeloc says:

    I’m excited to see Tristin Mays in a TV series. I hope it does well! I’ll be tuning in to see her!