EXCLUSIVE: Angus MacGyver will soon be undertaking his last assignment. CBS’s action drama, a reinvention of the 1985 series, is coming to an end. MacGyverof The five-season run will conclude with a series finale, which airs on Friday, April 30, in the show’s regular 8-hour slot.
With Lucas Till as the ingenious lead character, an undercover government agent with strong engineering skills, MacGyver averages a respectable 5.85 million viewers and a 0.7 adult 18-49 rating (most recent) this season under new showrunner Monica Macer. Since its launch on September 23, 2016, the series has had the thankless job of opening CBS’s Friday programming at 8 p.m., providing a solid introduction to Hawaii Five-0 / Magnum PI at 9 p.m. and Blue blood at 10 o’clock in the evening.
“All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication of Lucas and the rest of the cast, as well as Monica, the writers and the entire crew,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “The MacGyver The team have traveled far and wide to save the world on several occasions with little more than chewing gum and a paperclip and made this show their own. We’re excited to be able to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters in the thoughtful way this series deserves. “
MacGyver currently plays Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick. Original co-frontman George Eads left in Season 3 and his character was subsequently killed off. He is not expected to return for the series finale, which has already been filmed.
Macer, David Straiton, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee David Zlotoff and Michael Clear produce for CBS Studios in association with Lionsgate Television.
“Since my arrival on board MacGyver Last year I was amazed at the dedication and enthusiasm of this remarkable cast and crew, as well as the loyal fans, ”said Macer. “My gratitude goes to Lucas, Tristin, Justin, Meredith, Levy and Ian, who put everything they have on our show, especially for the fans. We can’t wait for them to see our last spectacular episodes and the adventures that still await Mac and the Phoenix team.
Macer joined MacGyver last summer as executive producer / showrunner, replacing series developer / executive producer / showrunner Peter Lenkov, who was fired following an investigation into allegations of a toxic environment in the series.
MacGyver joins two other long-running CBS series ending this season, drama NCIS: New Orleans and comedy Mom. Peacock has coming a MacGyver parody series, MacGruber.