MacGyver: Rush Hour's Justin Hires Joins Cast of CBS' Revamped Reboot

Justin Hires Cast on 'MacGyver'

When you’re hot, you’re hot.

Justin Hires scarcely had time to lament CBS’ cancellation of Rush Hour when he was cast in the network’s MacGyver reboot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Since the pilot for the fall series was shot, Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov has been busily revamping the update of ABC’s 1985-92 hit about a secret agent with a knack for getting out of tight jams using nothing but average, everyday items and ingenuity.

Only two cast members — Lucas Till (as the titular hero) and CSI‘s George Eads — weren’t axed in the post-pilot retooling, and thus, four new actors are being brought in as series regulars. Among those is Hires, who’ll play MacGyver’s ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer.

What do you think? Are you glad Hires will be back on screen sooner than later? Are you into the idea of a new MacGyver? Hit the comments.

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