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Posted: 13 May 2021 - 04:01 PM                                    
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When the cast did the reddit thing as part of promotion a few years ago, one of the fans said to Tristin in their question that they were glad she's not the girlfriend to the lead again like she has been in the roles that she's played... Only for that to happen again or would have happened again lol

Edit: somebody posted it on twitter

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Posted: 14 May 2021 - 07:55 AM                                    
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QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 11 May 2021 - 06:20 AM)
QUOTE (real_ness @ 10 May 2021 - 06:06 AM)
Didn't see it having to do with the original either. The sections here seem to only deal with what made air and nothing else. Like I said I don't know if it was the right section

You must have missed this bit in the description....

"The story would follow the exploits of the original Angus MacGyver’s nephew"

Also it was made in 2003 so I'm not sure why it's suddenly found new life now after all this time. I'm assuming you saw that article mentioning it a few days ago?


There's some other threads here about this if you're interested in what others thought or want some more background.

https://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...?showtopic=5723

https://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...?showtopic=9628

https://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...?showtopic=9001

https://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...?showtopic=3462

Thanks for pointing that out, I managed to see the pilot.

Yeah I read a recent article.



 
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Not exclusively about Mac but there is a negative pattern going on at CBS and Mac is caught up in it.

It seems shows at CBS are axed if the employees are vocal about mistreatment from the producers and they are fired. And shows that are worser performing and more expensive get to stick around in one way or another.

I think this is a story that deserves attention from more than just print media and even a deep dive. Any effort to get the media to pick this up I'd appreciate.

Here is a good article: https://cjhawkings.com/savemacgyver-campaig...ng-axed-by-cbs/



 
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CBS Fall 2021 schedule is out.

Not sure what they thought with putting CSI Vegas after reality show. Moving NCIS sure was a bold move.

In general, I think the Friday line-up will suffer; especially Magnum.

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Posted: 19 May 2021 - 06:32 AM                                    
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The "FBI" series seems to be doing well for them.



 
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QUOTE (Slater @ 19 May 2021 - 04:32 PM)
The "FBI" series seems to be doing well for them.

Surprisingly, they still haven't announced the lead actor for the new FBI: International yet.

And I just realized that SWAT won't stay on Fridays: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cbs-fall-2...csi-1234976357/

Meanwhile, with “CSI: Vegas” taking the Wednesday 10 p.m. slot, “SWAT” moves to Fridays at 8 pm., paired with “Magnum PI” and “Blue Bloods.” But the SWAT move is temporary, as it will permanently switch to Sundays at 10 p.m. later in the fall — after “Seal Team” airs its final CBS episodes on the night.

So after five episodes, they will put some reality show there. I think that will hurt ratings for both Magnum and Blue Bloods. I'm not sure why they didn't just air the 5 episodes of SEAL Team on Fridays then.



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An article about the Phoenix Billboard: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/save-m...hoenix-11555908

The glut of billboards dotting the landscape of metro Phoenix means that we usually don't really notice them anymore.
Except earlier this week, when one caught our eye in west Phoenix.

The sign, located near the Starbucks at 2441 West Thomas Road, reads "#SaveMacGyver." The words are accompanied by a website (savemacgyver.com) and a Swiss Army knife.

The answer is somewhat straightforward: The billboard is one part of a coordinated national campaign to save some people's favorite TV show. If you are over the age of, say, 35, you're likely aware that MacGyver was a 1980s action series starring actor Richard Dean Anderson as Angus "Mac" MacGyver, a government agent who eschews the use of firearms in favor of solving any problem with an assortment of gadgets including paper clips and a Swiss Army Knife.

The original series ended in 1992, but it was rebooted in 2016 with Lucas Till playing the titular character. Fans were glad to see it return — until April 7, when CBS announced it was canceling MacGyver after five seasons.

"Like most 'save' campaigns for TV shows, a petition was the beginning" of #SaveMacGyver, Samantha Sinard writes in an email. Sinard runs the campaign's Facebook page.

The petition has more than 25,000 signatures, but so far, that hasn't been enough to change CBS' mind. So Sinard and her compatriots kicked it up a notch.

"Each day, we send emails to CBS, Viacom, and Paramount+, request the show on Netflix and live chat with their customer support, as well as calling Netflix and Paramount+ about saving the show. Every week we have a new list of campaign-related activities that help keep tweets and morale up. ... We've sent 1.35 million paperclips to CBS Television Studios in Los Angeles," Sinard writes.

The billboards were paid for by a GoFundMe campaign that has raised more than $7,600 so far. There are two billboards in Los Angeles, and one each in New York City, Atlanta, and Phoenix. The signs are slated to stay up through May 30.

"The billboards are our proudest accomplishment and our biggest expense to date," Sinard writes.

Sinard believes that the campaign has the support of the MacGyver cast and crew; many of them have tweeted using the #SaveMacGyver hashtag. And she thinks that the campaign's chances of success are good.

"We are a passionate, devoted, tireless fandom, and in the past those types of fandoms have gotten their shows back — Lucifer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Sanditon, just to name a few. In the past couple of days, CBS has proved they have the ability to move shows from their network to their Paramount+ streaming service if they choose to, because they did it with SEAL Team, Clarice, and Evil. That would be the easiest way to get the show back if they do not want to put it on the network, rather than selling the rights to the show to another network or streamer like Netflix or Hulu," she writes.

If you don't watch MacGyver, you may wonder why its fans are pouring effort, time, and money into saving it.

"When it first started, it was a show about the power of science, math, and technology; families of choice; and how with a little ingenuity and a lot of heart you can make the world a better place," Sinard writes. "As it progressed through the years ... those values remained at the core of what it was about.

"This is one of few shows on television that will ... entertain the whole family with the perfect mix of humor, action, and love. ... There's nothing else like MacGyver out there."


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We already have CBS boss Kelly Kahl lying like you know what, saying the cancellations for Mac was given ahead of time when it was given while in post-production for the episode. Saying the show wasn't living up to it's timeslot despite winning Friday nights mostly

https://deadline.com/2021/05/ncis-new-orlea...ive-1234759932/

Not even Solid Waste Management could find so much garbage, and they're in charge of it.

Now we see what we're up against:

1. Execs who are Outright liars
2. Press not wanting to lose exclusives and access from CBS by angering them
3. Bad market practice of not releasing Mac, because if it does well somewhere else they'll look like they made the wrong decision, and the embarrassment from that will make them fight against the idea.
4. And even if they do sell, not selling at a fair price.

I think the cast knows this why they are less supportive and/or publicly messy because they have nothing to lose from them.



 
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QUOTE (Slater @ 19 May 2021 - 04:32 PM)
The "FBI" series seems to be doing well for them.

I think it was the only show getting better ratings compared to last year.

Moving NCIS after 18 years, cancelling NCIS New Orleans, plus that article that mentioned the renewal of NCIS hinged on Mark Harmon being willing to continue, it looks like they're trying to establish FBI as their new franchise to take over from NCIS.

Which also means NCIS might be over soon if Harmon wants out and the ratings drop too much in the new timeslot. The show is probably getting pretty expensive. The new NCIS: Hawaii will be a lot cheaper; but I can see CBS axing it very quickly if the ratings aren't good enough in S1.



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QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 20 May 2021 - 02:44 PM)
Moving NCIS after 18 years, cancelling NCIS New Orleans, plus that article that mentioned the renewal of NCIS hinged on Mark Harmon being willing to continue, it looks like they're trying to establish FBI as their new franchise to take over from NCIS.

I have a feeling they might be hoping to reignite CSI to be their top show again. It feels like a soft reboot to me.




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NOT him using the old show intro because the old show was more about what he's into and less romantic drama lol

I think this might do a lot more than the billboards alone

https://twitter.com/Trizzio/status/1395872916126896130



 
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QUOTE (real_ness @ 10 May 2021 - 04:23 AM)
Not Sure if this is the correct section, as what's there for what's already aired. But the idea of this would be interesting

https://screenrant.com/young-macgyver-super...ki-failed-show/

Would the nephew have the same Macgyver expertise? How much would he be like Mac? Would the comparisons become too much, off and on screen?

I have the full pilot episode to answer your questions

1. Clay had a few interesting personal traits but for the most part was very similar to His uncle
2. Clay was as ingenuitive as his Uncle
3. There was a cute scene where Clay is clearly embarrassed and annoyed by the comparisons to his uncle but when in the field he did introduce home self as Macgyver

Over all everyone I showed the pilot too said it was bad but I thought there was room for growth it likely would of lasted two - three seasons

And I actually began writing some fan fiction about it but I never finished the stories one idea would be a die hard esque even where Murdoc attacked Phoenix foundation during a gala and would have to take on not just Angus but Clay as well

And in terms of Jared much like Lucas till he did some things very similar to RDA but he also add other elements to the role

To be honest it’s ironically the only thing I have seen Jared in apart from half an episode of Supernatural which should be right up my ally but I never really got into it



 
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