CBS bringing back Atlanta-produced ‘MacGyver’ for third season

“Skyscraper – Power” — Mac and Jack attempt to rescue a billionaire’s son after he is kidnapped by a former Navy SEAL who uses an EMP weapon to cut off power and communication lines to the Shanghai skyscraper where the boy lives, on MACGYVER, Friday, April 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ed Asner and Piper Laurie guest star as a couple on a private jet commandeered by Mac and Jack to fly to Shanghai. Pictured: Lucas Till, George Ends Photo: CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Good news for the duct-tape business: CBS’s “MacGyver” is returning for a third season.

The show, shot in metro Atlanta, stars Marietta’s Lucas Till as MacGyver along with “CSI” vet George Eads.

Deadline.com noted that the revived “MacGyver’ draws a solid 8.5 million viewers a week and has done well internationally.

CBS also renewed its fellow Friday shows “Hawaii Five-O” and “Blue Bloods.” Other shows getting cleared: “Bull,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Madam Secretary,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours.” Six other shows had previously gotten a thumbs up for 2018-19: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “SEAL Team,” and “S.W.A.T.”

This leaves several CBS shows “on the bubble,” including “Criminal Minds,” “Instinct,” “Life in Pieces,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” “Superior Donuts” and ‘Scorpion.”

 


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