CBS have released their latest list of renewals today which includes MacGyver.
There had been some anxiety among fans of the hit reboot as they watched the season drawing to a close with only 2 more episodes to go and still no word of the shows fate. The show has been a ratings hit since it started, almost always winning it’s 8pm time-slot despite many fans of the original voicing their disappointment towards the show.
CBS will finish the current season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Lee Zlotoff spent last week visiting the cast and crew on the set of CBS’s MacGyver reboot of which he is an executive producer. He said it was good visit and “a chance for me to thank them for all their hard work on the show.”
Lee acknowledged that many fans of the original show were having difficulty adjusting to the new show, but reiterated that this was not a reflection of the cast or crew who are all working very hard and skillfully to bring this new show to life each week for us.
The MacGyver reboot premiered in September of last year where it achieved top ratings for the night and had the MacGyver hashtag trending on twitter, a feat it has repeated several times since, while continuing to constantly score a spot on the Friday night ratings podium. Despite the top ratings there’s still no word from CBS on the chances of a second season as the show approaches the end of it’s first season.