MacGyver Reboot

MacGyver Reboot In the Works at CBS

CBS is looking to MacGyver itself a old new hit series.

The Eye network is developing a contemporary version of the classic ABC ’80s action drama, TVLine has confirmed.

The potential new series — hailing from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan, the original show’s executive producer Henry Winkler and NCIS: LA‘s R. Scott Gemmill — follows twentysomething Angus MacGyver as he gets recruited into the clandestine organization from the old ABC drama. As he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters, the remake will reveal how MacGyver acquired his famous skill sets.

Gemmill will pen the pilot.

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  1. RedReddington says:

    Too bad Richard Dean Anderson is too old to reprise his role. :/

  2. Bine says:

    Simon Baker ♥

  3. Melissa says:

    Welp, they’re officially out of new ideas. This is pathetic.

  4. mo says:

    I thought Scorpion was the CBS MacGyver reboot.

  5. Murica! says:

    Why would you do this? Richard Dean Anderson is MacGyver!!

  6. Shaun says:

    This wasn’t even a good idea the first time.

  7. Chad says:

    I’m sure their “contemporary” version is code for “let’s cast a black guy in the title role. Or a woman. Or a black woman.” That always seems to be the case when there’s a modern reboot of a classic.

  8. LT says:

    I suspect a SMALL WONDER reboot is in the works in the near future?

  9. Nona says:

    You got to be kidding me?? What is it with the networks these days to try to reboot every single old show they have ? Are they really ran out of ideas t o produce new ones or what it seems to be the problem with networks today?

  10. Lee says:

    Ioan Gruffold. Missing seeing him every week on Forever.

  11. Joey says:

    Can’t they just have one network do all of the reboot shows. And another network can do all of the Wizard of Oz shows that were being pitched last year. And another network can do all of the book series-turned-into-shows.

    • Nona says:

      Not a bad idea so there will be a network only to air rebooted series from the past. Another one for old tv contests and the book one sounds interesting too.

  12. joe says:

    I thought burn notice did that job pretty well

  13. Barbara says:

    Okay, stop it already with remaking / rebooting old shows. MacGyver does NOT need a reboot. Leave it alone as well as other shows (e.g., Hart to Hart, A-Team, etc.). What is wrong with these people. There are a huge volume of books that come out each year which could potentially be used as a series concept but no they want a brand name. Look at what happened with Bionic Woman, Tomorrow People, Ironside, etc.

  14. Drew says:

    Didn’t they try this once, with Jared Padalecki?

  15. Mr. Tran K says:

    It’s been a long time for a MacGyver reboot in the works. Not so sure on who’s going to be cast for the role made famous by Richard Dean Anderson. BTW, the series theme rocks.

  16. CM says:

    Zachary Levi?

  17. Abe Froman says:

    Did Hollywood learn nothing from the Coach disaster?!?!

  18. David says:

    Ryan Kwanten

  19. Paul says:

    Enough with all the reboots already. Here’s a novel idea…how about trying something new?

  20. Mark says:

    Actor Scott Reeves, known mostly for his roles on daytime soaps.

  21. Floyd Smith says:

    Maybe they could cast Survivor’s Joe Anglim??! :-)

  22. Jules says:

    Nooooooooo! Seriously no one can “replace” or be MacGyver…only RDAnderson…
    Stop remaking classic/loveable series….

  23. Bob Backus says:

    They are really missing out here- a young guy? They need to follow the path other’s are doing this year and make MacGyver a black, lesbian.

    • H says:

      How do you know he’s not a FtoM Transgender? He was born with lady parts, but he always knew he was male. He can even have a mullet.

  24. Ray says:

    Careful, CBS. Your butt is showing.

  25. Tom says:

    NO new ideas at all?

  26. James D says:

    Is nothing sacred. No CBS just no. you shall not tarnish my beloved MacGyver (which too this day I still hum the theme song, It drives my significant other crazy :)) I’m only partly kidding if they stay true to it and get the right lead it could be watchable, it will never be as good as RDA original but I’d still give it a watch.

  27. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I don’t approve.
    I *might* approve if they cast Richard Dean Anderson as Pete Thornton.

  28. Andrea says:

    I’m torn. I ADORED MacGyver during its run, but Richard Dean Anderson IS that character. He just is. There was also Michael Des Barnes as Murdoc and Bruce McGill’s Jack Dalton. Time has marched on for all three of those men. The universe would have to be re-oriented in some way, and then I’m not sure I’d like it as much.

    At least the red Swiss Army knife hasn’t aged too much. It MUST return

  29. Grace M says:

    First I read earlier today that Lethal Weapon is being made into a TV show, now they’re going to reboot MacGyver?

    Have the people in the TV run out of ideas?

  30. prish says:

    The husband was excited about a reboot, until he found out that Richard Dean Anderson was not going to reprise his role. Now, he is not interested. It got me to thinking, who is to say he is too old? He is, only, two years older than Liam Nielson, who is developing a great action hero career in a mature state.

  31. Gma says:

    Luke Mitchell. He has a Macgyver feel about him.

  32. JC1 says:

    How about Dylan O’Brian?

  33. KC says:

    I think if ANY reboot can be successful it would be MacGyver! They just need to very careful about who they cast – an unknown might be the best best. NO ONE will ever replace Richard Dean Anderson, but if they are smart, they could get a close second. Now, where did I leave my paperclip, bubblegum and pipecleaner?

  34. tom says:

    Chandler Massey would be great.

  35. Amy J says:

    Wilson Bethel please k thx bai.

  36. Andrea says:

    Since they’re casting MacGyver in his 20s, this feels almost like a prequel to RDA. Josh Holloway or Max Martini come to mind for the “feel” of the character, but they’re both in their 40s.

  37. Susan says:

    You have got to be kidding!

  38. bpofqa says:

    I wish they’d bring back McGruber more!

  39. It has been suggested that Billy Burke would be great,as long as RDA has a role in the reboot,perhaps in charge of the Foundation,or at least a cameo…….Dave.

  40. Kari says:

    Any ideas on where to watch the old ones again? I couldn´t find it on Netflix

  41. Bin Ho says:

    Anybody except Jada Pickett Smith