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  • Premiered: 
    September 23, 2016
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of MacGyver 
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Plot Synopsis

MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus 'Mac' MacGyver, who creates 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, 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 (DXS), 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. In the season opener, "The Rising," Mac and Jack join forces to recover a missing bioweapon that has the ability to destroy hundreds of thousands of people with one single drop.

The sophomore season of MACGYVER premiered on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "DIY or DIE," using a cell phone and soccer ball, MacGyver and the team search for a Navy SEAL who is believed to be alive in captivity in the Middle East.

Season 3 of MACGYVER premiered on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "Improvise," it's three months after he quit the Phoenix Foundation and moved to Nigeria, and Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed.

MACGYVER returned for its fourth season on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Henry Ian Cusick joins the cast as Oxford-educated Russ Taylor, an Ex-MI6 Agent-turned-private military contractor, who shakes things up by challenging the way MacGyver and the team are used to doing things. In the season opener, "Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix," Ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that's planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major U.S. city
On Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, CBS premiered, "Save + The + Dam + World," the Season 4 finale of MACGYVER. With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the crosshairs. Also, the team discovers Russ' real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation. Guest stars: Jeri Ryan (Gwendolyn Hayes), Zach McGowan (Roman), Amber Skye Noyes (Scarlett), Scottie Thompson (Ellen MacGyver), Tobin Bell (Leland), Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (Ella), Drey Wigfall (Agent #1), Annie Cook (Senator Burnett), and Satya Polisetti (Aide).

Two days earlier -- on Wednesday, May 6 -- CBS announced that it renewed MACGYVER for a fifth season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios
  • In association with Lionsgate