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CBS revamping MacGyver remake, James Wan to direct

18 June 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, CBS debuted the first trailer for its new take on the classic 80s action-adventure series MacGyver, starring Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) in the Richard Dean Anderson role as Anghus ‘Mac’ MacGyver.

With the show set to get underway in the fall, the network has decided to overhaul the pilot episode and revamp with concept, with only Lucas Till and co-star George Eads remaining attached to the cast. Meanwhile, James Wan – who was originally attached to direct the pilot – has come on board to helm the first episode of the series. Deadline details the changes to the concept, revealing that:

“In the original pilot MacGyver was recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. MacGyver now creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent »

- Gary Collinson

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James Wan to Direct ‘MacGyver’ Premiere

16 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Wan is set to direct the premiere episode of CBS’ “MacGyver” reboot.

An executive producer on the series, Wan had originally been set to direct the pilot, but had to back away from it because of his feature film schedule. Since the show was picked up to series, CBS added four new series regulars to the show, including former “Rush Hour” star Justin Hires, and decided to scrap the original pilot and shoot a new premiere episode. A window in Wan’s schedule will allow him to direct the new premiere.

Wan, a fan of the original “MacGyver,” had been in talks with New Line as far back as 2012 about directing a feature film based on the series. His most revent feature, “The Conjuring 2,” dominated at the box office last weekend, opening to $40.4 million. New Line revealed this week that it is working on a “Conjuring 2” spinoff, “The Nun, »

- Daniel Holloway

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First trailer for CBS’ MacGyver reboot

19 May 2016 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for CBS’ upcoming action drama MacGuyver. The show is a reimagining of the hit 1980’s TV series and sees X-Men’s Lucas Till taking over from Richard Dean Anderson in the lead role as Angus MacGyver. Check it out here…

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paperclip, his trusty Swiss Army knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit television series, this action-packed origin story follows the young MacGyver as he returns from war, a hero with an idealistic vision of saving the world. He and his late father’s best friend partner to form the clandestine Phoenix Foundation. Using his scientific know-how and resourcefulness, MacGyver—alongside his intrepid team—undertakes missions to save lives and change the world.

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- Amie Cranswick

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MacGyver and Training Day TV Show Trailers Have Arrived

18 May 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During its upfront presentation in New York City today, CBS unveiled the first look at their new fall lineup, which features two titles that many viewers may recognize. The network will debut the new shows MacGyver and Training Day this season, with MacGyver debuting this fall in the Friday 8 Pm time slot, while Training Day is being held for a midseason debut. After the network's presentation, the first trailers and photos were released for both of these upcoming shows, which you can check out below.

A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paper clip, his trusty knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit TV series, this action packed origin story follows a young hero as he undertakes missions to save lives and change the world. This action-adventure drama from CBS follows 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U. »

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Watch ‘Star Trek’ Revival’s First Teaser and More CBS Trailers

18 May 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has released the trailers for the new shows debuting during the network’s 2016-17 season, including the upcoming revival of “Star Trek.” The first look teaser for the sci-fi series had no footage, but promised “new crews, new villains, new heroes, new worlds.”

Though the logo simply says “Star Trek,” Variety has learned that the series will have a more specific title to be unveiled at a later date. Later installments in the “Star Trek” television franchise had titles that differentiated them from the original series — “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

CBS also unveiled promos for the remakes of “MacGyver” and “Training Day,” and new comedies starring Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, among others.

Check out the videos for the new series below.

Star Trek

Fall Dramas:

MacGyver,” a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure »

- Laura Prudom

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CBS Orders MacGyver, Training Day, Michael Weatherly's Bull, Plus Sitcoms Starring Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale

13 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS is enlisting MacGyver to help fortify its 2016-2017 schedule.

The much-hyped reboot was one of four dramas the Eye network ordered to series on Friday, joining Jerry Bruckheimer’s Training Day remake, the Michael Weatherly-fronted Bull, and Jason Katims’ medical entry Pure Genius (fka Bunker Hill).

On the comedy side, CBS has Ok’d Joel McHale’s workplace sitcom The Great Indoors and Matt LeBlanc’s family satire Man With a Plan (fka I’m Not Your Friend). Speaking of the latter, The Office‘s Jenna Fischer — who was set to play LeBlanc’s wife — has exited the project for creative reasons. »

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CBS Greenlights Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale Comedies, ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Training Day’ Reboots, More Series

13 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has greenlit a slew of series for the 2016-2017 season.

In the comedy department, the network has ordered projects starring Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale. As for dramas, CBS will be rebooting “Training Day,” “MacGyver,” plus has picked up a medical drama from Jason Katims and a new show starring “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly.

Training Day” is based on the 2001 movie that starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The series revival stars Bill Paxton and newcomer Justin Cornwell. A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, the show is about an idealistic young police officer (Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton). Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis and Julie Benz star alongside Paxton and Cornwell.

The drama will be exec produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Preacher Season 1 Review

9 May 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

When The Walking Dead lumbered onto AMC, sparking a pop culture phenomenon and establishing itself as one of the most harrowing horror narratives in small screen history, it also signaled a sea change for its network. Up until that point, the AMC brand had signified something sophisticated and slow-moving, refined and romantic, almost novelistic in its series’ approaches to storytelling. Especially with Mad Men and Breaking Bad, but also on shorter-lived shows like should-have-been-a-hit Rubicon, the channel had a reputation for broadcasting prestige dramas with an air of old-school elegance.

By comparison, The Walking Dead was a scrappy underdog, a frequently gruesome and tautly plotted survival epic that preferred blunt-force trauma to gentle massage when it came to hashing out its twists and turns. And yet, viewers were enamored. It’s not hard to envision all the head-scratching that went on within AMC »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Bill Henderson, Jazz Vocalist and Actor, Dies at 90

6 April 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Henderson, jazz vocalist and actor, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 90.

Henderson’s break came in 1957 when he recorded for the Vee-Jay label and recorded his first album “Bill Henderson Sings” in 1959. Henderson sang with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Dizzie Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, and the Charlie Haden Quintet. His 1963 recording “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio” remains a classic in the jazz vernacular. He was a fixture on the Playboy circuit in the 1970s and appeared often at many jazz festivals, including Playboy Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

“Henderson’s phrasing is virtually his own copyright,” Leonard Feather observed. “He tends to space certain words as if the syllables were separated by commas, even semicolons; yet everything winds up as a perfectly constructed sentence.” Henderson’s voice was deliberate and thoughtful, »

- Variety Staff

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Bill Henderson, Jazz Vocalist and Actor, Dies at 90

6 April 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Henderson, jazz vocalist and actor, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 90.

Henderson’s break came in 1957 when he recorded for the Vee-Jay label and recorded his first album “Bill Henderson Sings” in 1959. Henderson sang with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Dizzie Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, and the Charlie Haden Quintet. His 1963 recording “Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio” remains a classic in the jazz vernacular. He was a fixture on the Playboy circuit in the 1970s and appeared often at many jazz festivals, including Playboy Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

“Henderson’s phrasing is virtually his own copyright,” Leonard Feather observed. “He tends to space certain words as if the syllables were separated by commas, even semicolons; yet everything winds up as a perfectly constructed sentence.” Henderson’s voice was deliberate and thoughtful, »

- Variety Staff

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Californication's Addison Timlin Nabs Female Lead in MacGyver Reboot Pilot

29 March 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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.

RelatedMacGyver Reboot: X-Men‘s Lucas Till Snags Title Role in CBS Pilot

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. »

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MacGyver TV Pilot Adds Addison Timlin And Michelle Krusiec

28 March 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When it comes to figuring out why spy series MacGyver is getting a TV reboot, your guess is as good as mine, but today brings some news about what it’s going to look like, in the form of two cast additions.

Addison Timlin, known best for Californication but most familiar to this writer as the love interest for Anton Yelchin in Stephen Sommers’ under-appreciated Odd Thomas, has boarded the CBS project in the lead female role. She’s playing Mickey, an app developer who’s aggressively progressive in her political views but harbors a soft spot for Lucas Till’s MacGyver. Meanwhile, Michelle Krusiec (Hawaii Five-o) will play Agent Croix, who works for the Department of Homeland Security and is sister to a character named Lincoln (George Eads).

In case this is the first you’re hearing of the TV series, Till (X-Men: First Class) is set to take »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Harker’s Hits: Hollywood Round-up

22 March 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Lots happening in Hollywood this week. Here’s a quick primer on stories you might have missed!

Harry Potter Meets The Others Meets The Purge. Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, Thesis, Open Your Eyes) drops his latest psychological thriller, Regression, May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as on demand through Starz Digital. With a script by Amenábar and a cast that includes Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, Harry Potter alums Emma Watson (Hermione) and David Thewlis (Lupin), and veteran Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3, Super 8, The Yellow Wallpaper, True Blood), this satanic-cult thriller has a lot of potential. I know what I’ll be doing May 10!

• Everything Old Is New Again. CBS has found the lead for its reboot of the Richard Dean Anderson action-fantasy series MacGyver. Deadline reports that Lucas Till (X-men: Days Of Future Past, Stoker, Kristy) has signed on to play the innovative secret agent known for »

- Harker Jones

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Lucas Till Is The New ‘MacGyver’

22 March 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actor Lucas Till is the new and young face of the rebooted series, MacGyverLucas Till Set To Be The New ‘MacGyver’ The leading role, once made famous by Richard Dean Anderson will focus on a 20-something MacGyver as he works his way through society and saves people’s lives. Till will play alongside Joshua Boone, who’s been cast as Gunner, […]

The post ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Lucas Till Is The New ‘MacGyver’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Crystal Smith

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Lucas Till to star in new MacGyver series for CBS

21 March 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans of mid-80s network TV adventure shows probably hold MacGyver pretty close to their hearts, along with Magnum Pi, Knight Rider, and probably Tom Sellick’s mustache, come to think of it. And in great news for TV executives, those same fans are now grownups with bank accounts, mortgages and children….and a desperate need for escapes from those things. Nostalgic escapes, preferably. And so it has come to pass that nostalgia has become synonymous with TV in particular these days, with practically every show from our collective childhood being revived in some form or another. They were bound to get around to MacGyver sooner or later, and the upcoming revival has apparently found its lead.

X-Men: First Class star Lucas Till has been announced as CBS’ new Angus MacGyver, filling the role made famous by Richard Dean Anderson. For those born after the 80s (and who don’t »

- Thomas O'Connor

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The new MacGyver has been located in the X-Men Universe

21 March 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Move over, Richard Dean Anderson. There's a new MacGyver in town. Lucas Till, best known for playing Havok in Fox's X-Men Universe, will be putting together all sorts of contraptions to escape the stickiest of situations for CBS as the network hopes to rejuvenate a past property for modern audiences. The search for the lead role got complicated along the way as there was no script for the pilot... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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X-Men Breakout Lucas Till To Headline CBS’ Rebooted MacGyver Series

21 March 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lucas Till of X-Men prequels fame will headline CBS’ rebooted MacGyver series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Not to be confused with Lionsgate’s cinematic reboot, Till will now assume the role of the Phoenix Foundation operative – one made famous by Richard Dean Anderson in the original 80s series – bringing an end to a long and extensive search staged by CBS. In addition, Joshua Boone has been recruited as Gunner, a series regular and best friend to Till’s street-wise schemer.

Viewed as a total reboot of the cult action series, THR notes that the network’s modern reimagining is to “follow a 20-something MacGyver (Till) 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.”

As for Till, outside of X-Men prequel trilogy, the 25-year-old American broke onto the scene with Walk the Line, »

- Michael Briers

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'MacGyver' TV Reboot Gets 'X-Men' Star Lucas Till as the Lead

21 March 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Months after we first reported that CBS is developing a new MacGyver TV series with Furious 7 director James Wan, the network has finally found their leading man. Deadline reports that X-Men: Apocalypse star Lucas Till has signed on to play the title character Angus McGyver, with Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) also joining the cast. The project will be a modern-day re-imagining of the original 1985 TV series, featuring a much younger protagonist.

The plot will follow a "twentysomething" Angus MacGyver, who is recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series, known as the Department of External Services (Dxs). The title character uses his unique skill set for solving problems with bizarre and unconventional methods, to help prevent disasters before they happen. The initial report from October revealed that producers wanted the new MacGyver to be roughly 10 years younger than Richard Dean Anderson was on the original MacGyver series, with »

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CBS Finds New ‘MacGyver’ in ‘X-Men’ Star Lucas Till

21 March 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has found its modern-day “MacGyver” in “X-Men” star Lucas Till, Variety has confirmed.

Till will take on the title character first made famous by Richard Dean Anderson in the network’s pilot reboot of the 1980s television series.

The “MacGyver” pilot is described as a reimagining of the original show, following Till’s 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.

Also newly cast as a series regular in the pilot is Joshua Boone, who will play Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school. The duo joins previously announced “CSI” alum George Eads, who will play Lincoln, a man who could easily be written off as an eccentric conspiracy theorist, but he’s a legit government employee with great capability for compassion.

Till’s casting in the titular role »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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MacGyver Reboot: X-Men's Lucas Till Snags Title Role in CBS Pilot

21 March 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Who’d have expected CBS to find its new MacGyver at Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?

PhotosYour Guide to TV’s 50+ Reboots and Revivals: Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, Prison Break and More

Lucas Till, best known for playing Havok in the X-Men movies, has been tapped to star in the network’s upcoming MacGyver reboot pilot, our sister site Deadline reports. He’ll play the titular agent — you know, the one with a knack for turning everyday objects into life-saving tools — originally portrayed by Richard Dean Anderson from 1985 to 1992.

Here’s the original MacGyver in action, just in »

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