Newswire: CBS orders procedurals about the early years of MacGyver and Dr. Phil
CBS knows a thing or two about making procedurals, and now it’s picked up two more standout—well, as standout as something can be where roughly the same thing happens each episode—shows. Deadline reports that the network has given series orders to the MacGyver reboot and Bull, a show based on Dr. Phil McGraw’s early career as a trial consultant.
The MacGyver reboot comes from The Conjuring and Furious 7 director James Wan, original series producer Henry Winkler (yeah, that one), and writer Paul Downs Colaizzo. The show will serve as a prequel to the original series, showing how twentysomething Angus MacGyver is recruited as a secret agent and gains the skills necessary to do things like fashion a working helicopter out of four nickels, a KitchenAid mixer, and his own giant hair.
Bull was written by Dr. Phil and Homicide: Life On The Street creator Paul …