Young MacGyver was a planned spin-off of the
MacGyver TV show. The story would follow the exploits of the original Angus MacGyver's nephew, Clay, as he followed in his uncles footsteps working assignments for the Phoenix Foundation.
The show was to be produced by Henry Winkler/John Rich
Productions and Paramount Network Productions for Warner
Brothers and was scheduled to start in the fall of 2003. The
pilot episode was filmed, but never aired and the show was subsequently dropped before production had started.
The show has been
meet with harsh criticism from fans of the original 'MacGyver'
series over the years much of which is aimed at the protagonist being the nephew of Angus MacGyver when it was made very clear throughout the 7 years of the original show that Angus was an only child and had no known living relatives.