Fall TV Season starts in about two weeks. Meanwhile, MacGyver fans are waiting for casting news regarding their favorite cast members.
What are Cast and Crew up to?
ICYMI: On August 12, Levy Tran’s movie Secret Headquarters was released on Paramount+. The movie has reached Rank 1 in the streaming charts in five countries so far. The IMDb ratings are rather low, but according to Paramount+ (see this article), Secret Headquarters was their most-watched original movie in the first seven days since its debut on the streaming service.
Justin Hires keeps doing comedy shows and podcast episodes. New episodes of his Urban Legendz Podcast interviews should air in September. He has recorded an episode with actor and comedian Alex Thomas, but there’s no release date yet.
ICYMI: Almost three years ago, Justin had written a first draft for the sequel to Half Baked. The movie had been greenlit after getting a tax credit in California; just before the pandemic started in 2020. There hadn’t been any news about the project since then (besides Justin stating months ago that someone else was doing rewrites).
On Instagram, Justin recently mentioned that the movie was finally happening, but that he has no say in casting. According to Business Report, filming will take place in Lousiana. According to the Baton Rouge Film Commission, they are currently looking for crew members.
The last sighting of Lucas Till was over a month ago. His brother Nick had a birthday last week, but there were no mentions of a sighting, either. Lucas’ last tweet was September a year ago, so he seems to enjoy the time off social media.
Tristin Mays recently revealed that she is renting out two of her homes by the hour; one of them being the Atlanta home she lived in during filming MacGyver, formerly named The Disco Room (listed now as Boho Loft). The other one is listed as The Enchanted Manor, where she has done several personal photoshoots lately.
Interestingly, it appears that she isn’t following Meredith Eaton anymore on Instagram (and vice versa). It’s all speculation, but they might have had a fallout after Tristin working with Ex-Showrunner Peter Lenkov again (and also spending time off work together).
MacGyver on DVD
ICYMI: In France, both the Season 5 DVD and the Complete Series Box Set with 24 discs have a release date of September 21. The DVD cover previews are the same ones as in Germany.
And while CBS Home Entertainment is very busy promoting their other shows on DVD (with lots of bonus materials), there’s still no word about a single Season 5 DVD release in the US for MacGyver.
Fall TV Season
The only CBS show currently filming in Georgia area is True Lies (which had moved production after filming the pilot in Toronto in Spring). So far, none of the MacGyver cast or of the writers is attached to any of the CBS rookie shows, but CBS seems rather slow on updating show information on IMDb this year.
Other MacGyver-related News
The MacGyver novel Meltdown is now available as an audiobook. You can order it here.
In the last few months, the CSI: Vegas social media accounts posted at least three old clips of CSI that had George Eads as fan favourite character Nick Stokes in it. CBS has brought several original characters back to the “sequel” so far, but there has been no information if Nick will visit the CSI labs in Vegas anytime soon.
On August 8, the third cycle of MacGyver Reboot episode reruns started on ion Television; ending with Episode 2×15 on August 29. After a short break, the show will move to Saturday and Sunday mornings; continuing with Episodes 2×16 to 2×18 tomorrow. The Monday block is reserved for reruns of Criminal Minds; probably to promote the return of new episodes on Paramount+ in a few months.
Other MacGyver-related news you might have missed:
- The French DVD for Un Fils du Sud (aka Son of the South) with Lucas Till was released on August 23.
- Filming for Magnum PI Season 5 should start on September 19. The first casting calls for Extras and Stand-Ins are up.
- Henry Ian Cusick has been cast as a recurring character on the 3rd season of ABC show Big Sky. His first episode will air on September 21.
- MacGyver Reboot writer Andrew Klein co-wrote the script for RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned, one of Lenkov’s upcoming TV movies. The streaming premiere is set for November 15.
- The first episode of The Wingfeather Saga (with Henry Ian Cusick) will air on December 2.