‘MacGyver’ Canceled: Fans Petition CBS to Save the Show

Lucas Till as MacGyver looking at something to his left

Even Angus MacGyver can’t MacGyver his way out of this one. CBS has canceled MacGyver after five seasons. The show, which stars Lucas Till as MacGyver, is a reboot of the popular 1980s action series starring Richard Dean Anderson. But fans of the series aren’t giving up on the show without a fight. They’re petitioning CBS to bring it back for one more season.

The ‘MacGyver’ series finale airs April 30 

Lucas Till as Angus “Mac” MacGyver | Mark Hill/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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MacGyver’s five-season run will come to an end on Friday, April 30. 

“All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication from Lucas [Till] and the rest of the cast, as well as Monica [Macer, showrunner], the writers and the entire crew,” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl in a statement to Deadline, which was the first to share the news of the show’s cancellation. “The MacGyver team traveled far and wide to repeatedly save the world with little more than bubble gum and a paper clip and made this show distinctly their own.” 

Lucas Till reacts to news of ‘MacGyver’ cancellation 

Tristin Mays as Riley Davis and Lucas Till as Angus “Mac” MacGyver | Nathan Bolster/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

On Instagram, series star Till reacted to the news the show was ending. He thanked MacGyver’s fans for accepting him as the new MacGyver. 

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“ [I] was nervous to take up the mantle of an icon and you guys allowed me into your homes and accepted me. I’m like the Roger Moore of MacGyvers now thanks to your support,” he wrote. 

Till also praised the show’s cast and crew. 

“Through all the people who said we wouldn’t make it past the first 13 [episodes], through all the tough times you guys always somehow brought so much joy into my life, helped me grow exponentially and you’ve shown me what it means to be a real cinema team,” he wrote. 

Till’s talk of tough times appeared to be a reference to his conflict with MacGyver’s former showrunner Peter Lenkov. In a July 2020 interview with Vanity Fair, Till said Lenkov’s toxic on-set behavior (including bullying and body-shaming) caused him to feel “suicidal” during the show’s first

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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