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Dean Anderson In Talks For New "MacGyver"

21 July 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Richard Dean Anderson, the star of the original CBS series "MacGyver," is in talks to appear on the upcoming reboot of the franchise which launches this Fall.

Executive producer Peter Lenkov says: "We're hoping to get him on the show... that's our plan. We're hoping to have him come on the show and be a part of this incarnation as well. We're reaching out to him. We're hoping it happens."

Lenkov credits filmmaker and fellow Ep James Wan's love of the original that helped get the reboot off the ground. He also says that the new series will keep the spirit of the original:

"MacGyver in his first incarnation was a hero who was unique to the TV landscape. I think if you look at the landscape, there's a void for that kind of hero. MacGyver in a lot of ways is a very positive kind of character, and »

- Garth Franklin

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‘MacGyver’ Co-Creator Peter Lenkov: “We’re Trying To Get The Original Cast Members On The Show” – Comic-Con

21 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

At CBS’ panel for the reboot of MacGyver, co-creator and Ep Peter Lenkov told those in Ballroom 20 that the series is reaching out and trying to book some of the original cast members from the 1985 show as guest stars on the latest iteration. While he didn’t name names, a big get would be the original MacGyver himself, Richard Dean Anderson. Then there’s Bruce McGill who played Jack Dalton in 19 episodes of the show. Lenkov mentioned that MacGyver went into production… »

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Original ‘MacGyver’ Richard Dean Anderson in Talks to Appear on CBS Reboot

21 July 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans of the original “MacGyver” may see a familiar face on CBS’ reboot this fall.

Executive producer Peter Lenkov said Thursday that the original star Richard Dean Anderson is in talks to appear on the new series.

“We’re hoping to get him on the show,” Lenkov revealed at the CBS Comic-Con panel. “That’s our plan.” He then credited fellow Ep James Wan’s love for the original series for getting the reboot off the ground, and said that having Anderson on would be a way of honoring the show’s legacy. “We’re hoping to have him come on the show and be a part of this incarnation as well. We’re reaching out to him. We’re hoping it happens.”

The creative team also said that the new series will keep the spirit of the original — and in doing so will stand out from the antihero-filled current state if television.

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- Daniel Holloway

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‘MacGyver’ Casts Sandrine Holt as Series Regular

15 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS’ “MacGyver” reboot has tapped Sandrine Holt in a series regular role, Variety has learned.

She’ll play Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations for DXS (Department of External Services). She doesn’t let the title “Boss” stand in her way and is always willing to join the team in the field – meaning that she’s not going to let those under her have all the fun. She’ll appear in the series premiere, airing Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.

Holt’s television credits include “The Returned,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Art of More,” “House of Cards” and CBS’ “Hostages. She was recently seen in “Terminator: Genisys” with Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger and will appear later this year in the feature film “Air” alongside Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Holt’s breakout role was her appearance in the 1991 film “Black Robe,” which earned her a Genie Award nomination. In »

- Laura Prudom

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MacGyver Reboot Adds Sandrine Holt as Series Regular, Playing Thornton

15 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TV’s new MacGyver has found his new boss.

VideosCBS’ MacGyver Reboot Amps Up the Action, Trims the Hair

House of Cards alum Sandrine Holt has joined the CBS reboot as a series regular, playing Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned Director of Operations for the Dxs (Department of External Services). Not one to let the title of “Boss” stand in her way, Thornton is always willing to join the team in the field/fun.

Dana Elcar played the corresponding role, Pete Thornton, on the original Richard Dean Anderson-fronted adventure series.

VideosMacGyver: CBS Unveils Trailer for Upcoming »

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MacGyver review – all-American hero rides to the rescue

7 July 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He never drank and only once fired a gun, but MacGyver always foiled the villains – including the world’s deadliest, cack-handed assassin, Murdoc

Is he a scientist? An ex-racing driver? Former special forces? All are hinted at, but all we really know for sure about MacGyver is that he’s the good guy and he wears a bomber jacket. In many ways, actually, MacGyver is the all-American hero, driving about behind the wheel of a Jeep in the employ of the Phoenix Foundation, a thinktank and “corporate white knight”. But below the surface there is a man who never drank, who befriended crack addicts, talked to himself and only once fired a gun. In his 1980s heyday, MacGyver was one of the most popular – and watchable – TV characters around. These days, he’s possibly most famous for being the bloke Marge Simpson’s sisters have a thing for.

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- George Bass

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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.

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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. »

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