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Could there be a MacGyver/Hawaii Five-0 crossover in the future? Executive producer Peter Lenkov recently spoke with TVInsider about the possibility of a CBS series crossover.Lenkov executive produces both reboot series. The latest, MacGyver, just premiered in September and stars Lucas Till as a young Angus MacGyver, the special agent popularized by Richard Dean Anderson in the classic '80s action drama.Read More… »
MacGyver has a problem to solve that will require a lot more than duct tape: thanks to archenemy Murdoc, Bozer just learned that his best friend is not some “think tank” wonk, but an international spy.
And though the roomies made small inroads last week toward patching things up, “There’s some residual stuff to sort through, for sure,” says Lucas Till, who fronts the CBS freshman (airing Fridays at 8/7c). But “once the dust has cleared,” he adds, Bozer (Justin Hires) “starts embracing” who and what Mac really is, and with more than a little exceitemnt. “He is like Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon. »
The Americans, Pretty Little Liars, Atlanta and Baby Daddy are among the varied nominations for the 2017 honors, which were announced Tuesday. This year’s honorees also include Outlander, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory.
The ceremony will air Wednesday, Jan. 18. Check out the full list of TV nominees below:
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The original MacGyver TV series that aired in the 1980s starred Richard Dean Anderson. The reboot of this popular action adventure show has not managed to bring it home with regard to the cool and calculated handling of crisis situations that Anderson was famous for. Devoted fans of the former long running series will find that there isn’t a great deal of content in the new series that even comes close to mimicking the former glory that kept us on the edges of our seats. Here are 10 reasons why the old MacGyver was way better than the new one.
10 Reasons the Old MacGyver Was Better than This One »
- Nat Berman
CBS’ new MacGyver takes another page from the original series’ playbook this Friday at 8/7c, when the elite assassin Murdoc makes himself known, launching what promises to be an engaging, ongoing clash between brilliant minds.
RelatedMacGyver, Bull Snag Full-Season Pickups at CBS
Setting the stage for this “reborn” rivalry is the none-too-small fact that Murdoc has been hired to take out the series’ titular hero. “The reason why Murdoc is coming for MacGyver is something that I can’t and won’t reveal,” says the killer’s portrayer, David Dastmalchian (whom you may recognize from a recent 12 Monkeys arc, »
Rob Leane Oct 28, 2016
Looking ahead to the movies heading to cinemas in time for Christmas...
The festive season is a great time to go to the pictures. There’s nothing quite like taking solace when it’s cold outside by cramming in with some like-minded folk to see a (hopefully) great movie.
Unsurprisingly, Hollywood studios have cottoned on to this. Year on year, there seems to more and more choice at the cinema come Christmas time. It’s almost like a second summer season, in terms of the sheer volume of major movies on offer. This isn’t likely to change any time soon, especially when you look at the cash banked by Star Wars: The Force Awakens last Christmas. And that's not to mention the festive season's nearness to the Oscar race, which means that the major movies keep coming well into January.
There are many movies rocking around the multiplex during this Yuletide, »
Hart and Jones, 85, met on the set of the 1979-80 Steven Bochco seriesÂ Paris.
Her Broadway credits include the revivals ofÂ The Heiress (1976) andÂ Design for LivingÂ (1984)Â â. and the premiere production Tom Stoppard’s 1977 playÂ Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. »
- Dave Quinn
Actor Tommy Ford, a regular on the Fox comedy “Martin” and Upn sitcom “The Parkers,” was taken off life support an Atlanta hospital Wednesday afternoon, TMZ reports. Ford was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was 52.
Ford’s rep released a statement on behalf of his family confirming his passing, which read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford.”
It is with great sorrow we share the announcement from Tommy's family. pic.twitter.com/NzLNxH1drT
— J Pervis Talent (@JPervisTalent) October 12, 2016
An Instagram post on his official account said the actor was surrounded by family and friends.
Martin Lawrence tweeted, “We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love 2 the world & you’ll be greatly missed.”
We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship »
- Variety Staff
It was an honest mistake.
I thought CBS’s new MacGyver series was going to be a continuation of the 80s original, as in the new MacGyver would be the old MacGyver’s son/nephew/other relation. But then I saw that dreaded word: reboot.
A reboot means the original deserves a reexamination, so I watched the 1985 pilot (series available on Netflix) to see how much things have changed in MacGvyer-land in 31 years.
In the MacGyver Season 1 Episode 1 reboot, a much-younger MacGyver (Lucas Till) is in a tux in Lake Como, using his voice-over to describe sex with his girlfriend, who also happens to be the “analyst” in his ear on his latest mission.
Not exactly the way we are accustomed to »
- Megan King
This review is based on the season premiere.
The original MacGyver is such a product of its time that, for those of us who lived through the ’80s (or, in this writer’s case, half of it), it’s a veritable nostalgia cherry bomb. Richard Dean Anderson’s feathery hair remains iconic, and the show’s then fresh, science-driven send-up of the then eminently popular superspy and action-adventure genres is to this day one of the most fun and unabashedly silly concepts to ever hit primetime.
MacGyver was totally awesome, but fans will agree that he and his improvised spy gadgets belong to the ’80s and early ’90s, so much so that any attempt to pluck him out of that era and plop him into ours would seem a fool’s errand. Proving this theory true is the tinny, sterile pilot of CBS’ 2016 version of MacGyver. It stars Lucas Till as the crafty hero, »
- Bernard Boo
MacGyver is back, still packing his trusty Swiss Army knife and so many paper clips. Will the CBS reboot be able to hack it in 2016?
The freshman drama makes clear quite early on that Lucas Till’s Angus “Mac” MacGyver, as an operative for the Division of External Services, is a bit more physical than Richard Dean Anderson’s original mulleted problem-solver, able to handle himself decently in close0quarters combat, nor thinking twice before holding into an airborne jet’s landing gear for dear life. At »
Perhaps it was inevitable: We were destined to have a “MacGyver” reboot. Revisiting classic series for modern audiences has become almost a hobby for networks in the last decade. Most quickly failed (“Charlie’s Angels,” anyone?), but few have ever gone so wrong as this CBS revamp of the ’80s classic. For those who were not riveted by the exploits of Richard Dean Anderson’s low-tech, high-explosive performance on the original–or for those who have not seen the “Saturday Night Live” spoof “MacGruber” and its inevitable film adaption in 2010–the series’ premise was a simple one: Elite agent MacGyver uses the training. »
- Mark Peikert
My friend and co-author Matt Zoller Seitz would always respond to news of someone remaking a classic movie or TV show with a groan, followed by his familiar but always entertaining treatise on how the smartest thing anyone could choose to remake was something that was mediocre, or worse, but had a great core idea that hadn't been properly exploited. He liked to point to David Cronenberg's '80s version of The Fly, or later the Edward James Olmos incarnation of Battlestar Galactica, as proof that there was more room to maneuver when the original didn't make the most out of what it was about. The original MacGyver doesn't quite qualify for Matt's theory, but it's close. The '80s ABC drama — starring Richard Dean Anderson as a spy of sorts who could solve any problem with a combination of basic science knowledge, his trusted Swiss Army knife, duct tape, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Nostalgia for the semi-recent past is everywhere in television: Shows set in the ’80s and ’90s or that tweak legacy properties have become common. Networks want to break through the pop-culture clutter with known quantities, and even new series have found nuggets of thematic and aesthetic gold in the pre-millennial era. Not all of the throwback series have worked, but some inspired by the past have been among the most scintillating offerings of the present.
And then there’s Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” and CBS’ “MacGyver,” which demonstrate the limits of the reliance on older properties. These shows, both of which are based on hits from the ’80s, have no spark of their own, and add nothing of value to their respective franchises.
These plodding dramas do not evoke the past as much as they pretend that the past 30 years did not happen. Audiences are extremely familiar with the kinds of story beats that drive not just »
- Maureen Ryan
When we first laid eyes on Don’t-Call-Me-Angus MacGyver, he was sporting a ridiculous pom-pom hat while scaling a cliff to track down a stolen missile, which he proceeded to defuse using, yes, a paper clip.
Jump ahead almost exactly 31 years, and paper clips prove as handy as ever, as demonstrated multiple times in CBS’ higher-octane reboot (premiering Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c).
VideosMacGyver First Look: Keep Calm (and Always Have a Paperclip Handy)
With a little over a month to go until its premiere, CBS has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming action drama MacGyver, which reimagines the hit 1980’s TV series and sees X-Men star Lucas Till taking over Richard Dean Anderson’s lead role as Angus MacGyver; watch it below after the official synopsis…
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.
MacGyver is set to premiere on September 23rd on CBS. »
- Amie Cranswick
For diehard fans, and certainly for Aunt Patty and Aunt Selma, the idea of a youth-skewing “MacGyver” reboot seems like a bad idea. But let’s be real, the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson and his glorious mullet was never a classic, but it did have its lo-fi charms. However, that sort of homespun appeal […]
The post ‘MacGyver’ Stops A Plane With Tinfoil In New Trailer For TV Series Reboot appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last month, we reported news out of Comic-Con that the retooled MacGyver TV show reboot on CBS wants to bring on the original Angus MacGyver -- Richard Dean Anderson -- in some fashion. The new series stars Lucas Till in the title role. The cast also includes George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires, and Tristan Mays.Reporting from the TCA summer presser for CBS, The Wrap writes showrunner Peter Lenkov said the new production has been talking to Anderson's reps, adding, "We hope he says yes." Lenkov executive produces with Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, and Michael Clear. Last month though, in response to the Comic-Con based stories, Anderson sounded decidedly unwilling to have anything to do with the new MacGyver.Read More… »
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On the freshman CBS drama (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c), Dunn will guest-star as a commercial airline pilot. After a plane crash, Bull and his trial consultation team aim to overcome subconscious gender bias jurors may have to female pilots they wouldn’t have to male pilots.
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Mays — who recently had an arc on “Supergirl” at CBS — will play Riley Davis, a highly unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. Her brain teems with knowledge about computer coding and although she’s “kinda-sorta” pleased to be recruited for MacGyver’s team rather than be locked up in prison, she can’t be bothered to show much gratitude. Her character will first appear in the series premiere on Friday, Sept. 23.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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