I think Kiwtrek was saying that since we have no confirmation from anyone the whole story could of been made up however I sincerely doubt it because Variety ran the story first. I don't of their reputation of late but they USED to be THE name in entertainment news reporting stories not rumors. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/macgyver-r...ler-1201608858/
And no metion of an unnamed source in the original article...
on the other hand the whole Harltey thing reeks of a fan with too much time on their hands.
As for where they are now My guess is Script writing stage making sure that the first 5 episodes are written done and have CBS's mouths watering. wit casting to happen later 2015 early 2016. Assuming we are looking at the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 television season. Casting usually doesn't get announced till January-March
So assuming the project doesn't fall through the Cracks expect this place to be VERY busy From January on.
as for Lee David Ztoloff if I remember correctly the rights for macgyver go like this
TV (only) Henry Winkler has the rights to do almost anything he wants
Film (and apparently Comic book and possibly all outside tv media) Is all Lee David Ztoloff (I am guessing on spelling)