Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.
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Series cast summary:
Lucas Till ...  Angus MacGyver 95 episodes, 2016-2021
Tristin Mays ...  Riley Davis 94 episodes, 2016-2021
Justin Hires ...  Wilt Bozer 94 episodes, 2016-2021
Meredith Eaton ...  Matty Webber 82 episodes, 2017-2021
George Eads ...  Jack Dalton / ... 59 episodes, 2016-2021


A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates the Department of External Services, a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton; Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations; and Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Written by CBS

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No man has done more with less.


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The title for each episode in Season 1 (except the pilot) is the name of a tool on MacGyver's iconic Swiss Army Knife. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Sponsored in part by Victorinox" Victorinox manufacture the Swiss Army Knife. See more »


Referenced in Harmontown: Harmoncountry: Austin, TX (2013) See more »

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18 February 2021 | by jthauleSee all my reviews

Not only does it lack the charm and over the top tongue in cheek that made the original so endearing, this version is too dark and serious. People get shot left and right and MacGyver kills people off screen without a second thought. The only things MacGyver shares with the original is that he owns a swiss army knife, which he rarely uses and his leather jacket. Apart from the name that is.

Additionally the decision to make this show about an ensemble cast rather than about MacGyver takes it in a totally different direction from the original.

I feel this is less a reboot than a totally different concept with a bit of label slapping to tie it to a beloved series from back in the day.

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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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