Pilot News: MacGyver Reboot, Drama Based on Dr. Phil Ordered at CBS

MacGyver Pilot CBS

What’s old is new again at CBS: the Eye network has ordered a pilot for MacGyver, a contemporary update of the classic ABC ’80s action drama of the same name.

The potential series follows a twentysomething MacGyver 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 project hails from writer Paul Downs Colaizzo and the original show’s executive producer Henry Winkler, with James Wan (Saw, Furious 7) slated to direct.

Additionally, CBS has picked up Bull, a drama pilot chronicling Dr. Phil McGraw’s early career as the head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services. McGraw and Paul Attanasio (House) serve as writers/EPs.

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