The TV Upfronts are scheduled to take place from next week and so many of the major networks have begun making their final decision on which shows will be renewed, which shows will be cancelled and which new pilots will be getting series orders for the fall. On Thursday afternoon, CBS made quite a few of these decisions, renewing several of its current programs. This includes the Friday night reboot, MacGyver.
What Is The Fate Of MacGyver?
The show stars X-Men: First Class’s Lucas Till and has been holding on to steady ratings on Fridays nights for CBS, although its ratings are not as solid or steady as Hawaii five-O and Blue Bloods. So its been on the bubble for quite a while. But CBS decided that it was still doing well enough for them to bring it back for another season.
But this renewal isn’t without its fair set of changes behind the camera in season 4.
What Are The Changes That Will Happen to MacGyver Season 4 Behind The Camera?
The changes being planned are that current showrunner Craig O’Neill is going to be being replaced by Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys), who will serve as co-showrunner alongside creator/executive producer/Showrunner Peter Lenkov.
But MacGyver isn’t new to big changes. George Eads began the show as a lead alongside Lucas Till, but he recently departed the series. So, Levy Tran was brought in to potentially replace him and she is currently expected to continue on as a series regular heading into the new season.
What Shows Are Coming Back To CBS?
CBS is keeping all three of its Friday nights programming running into the fall as well, with both Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O returning. The three programs join a horde of CBS shows being handed renewals: SEAL Team, Madam Secretary, Bull, S.W.A.T., Young Sheldon, Mom, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood, and Magnum P.I.
James Wan executive produces MacGyver alongside Lenkov, Matalas, Henry Winkler, and Lee Zlotoff.
Here is the trailer for MacGyver Season 3: