MacGyver cancelled by CBS after 5 seasons

MacGyver cancelled by CBS after 5 seasons

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The TV series MacGyver, reboot of the eponymous series of the 80s, will end next April 30. CBS has decided not to renew the show starring Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick.

In a statement, Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment said: “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. 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.”

Monica Macer, executive producer of the series this season, said: “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. 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.”

Season 5 of MacGyver averaged 4.8 million viewers, a decrease of 22% from the previous season.

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