MacGyver Reboot Goes To Series
May 13, 2016
Mock-up by forum member RDoyleTV
have ordered the MacGyver reboot to series under what would
appear to be a cloud of chaos with members of cast and crew being fired and
the pilot script apparently being thrown out.
The pilot, which was originally written by R. Scott Gemmill (NCIS: L.A.)
re-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo (CBS pilot LFE) and Brett Mahoney (Code Black),
now appears to be getting replaced as Paul and
Brett's future with the series remains in question as Hawaii Five-0's Peter Lenkov
joins the team.
Secondary cast members Addison Timlin, Michelle Krusiec and Joshua Boone
are also now off the project confirmed by a post on
Addison's twitter account
showing and angry child picture with the comment "When you get fired
from your TV show."
Peter Lenkov posted a picture on his
showing a hand written note reading:
"I fully expect you all
to go on this journey with me! #MacGyver"
and was followed up by
on twitter saying:
team-Mac! [sic] I couldn't be more thrilled to have you with
Response from industry critics has been scathing
with the likes of The Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg posting on his twitter account...
quickly followed by...
Others have suggested that this is a normal part of the
process where issues and problems are fixed before the show
begins filming for series and shows a commitment from CBS to
make sure the show is as good as it possibly can be. IN
fact if we look back at the 1985 pilot, there were a number of
things which changed through the first season, characters
dropped, actors re-cast into different roles etc, so this is
probably not a bad thing for the show, but it is still somewhat
In any case only time will tell if this is a
duct tape fix or a full fledged MacGyverism.
See all the on-set and behind the scenes shares
by cast and crew during filming of the pilot.