Angus MacGyver will soon be taking on his last mission. The CBS action drama, a rethinking of the 1985 series, is reaching a conclusion. MacGyver’s five-season run will close with a series finale, which will air Friday, April 30, in the show’s regular 8 PM schedule opening.
Featuring Lucas Till as the clever title character, an undercover government agent with strong engineering abilities, MacGyver has averaged a respectable 5.85 million watchers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating (most current) this season under new showrunner Monica Macer.
Since its September 23, 2016 launch, the series has had the difficult job of opening CBS’ Friday lineup at 8 PM, giving strong lead-in to Hawaii Five-0/Magnum P.I. at 9 PM and Blue Bloods at 10 PM.
“All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication from Lucas and the rest of the cast, as well as Monica, the writers and the entire crew,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “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. We’re gratified we get to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters in the thoughtful manner this series deserves.”
MacGyver presently stars Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick. Original co-lead George Eads left in Season 3, and his character was consequently killed off. He isn’t relied upon to be returning for the series finale, which has effectively been filmed.
Macer, David Straiton, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee David Zlotoff, Michael Clear executive produce for CBS Studios in relationship with Lionsgate Television.
“Since coming on board to MacGyver last year, I have been amazed by the devotion and enthusiasm of this remarkable cast and crew, as well as the loyal fans,” said Macer. “My gratitude goes out to Lucas, Tristin, Justin, Meredith, Levy and Ian, who put everything they have into our show, specifically for the fans. We can’t wait for them to see our spectacular final episodes and the adventures that still await for Mac and the team at the Phoenix.”
Macer joined MacGyver the previous summer as executive producer/showrunner, supplanting the series’ developer/executive producer/showrunner Peter Lenkov, who was given up after an examination concerning charges about a toxic environment on the show.
MacGyver joins two other long-running CBS series finishing this season, drama NCIS: New Orleans and comedy Mom. Peacock has coming up a MacGyver parody series, MacGruber.