Newswire: The MacGyver TV reboot has already been rebooted

Leading CBS’s fall schedule with a mane of hair and a piece of tinsel that can somehow blow up an army convoy, the MacGyver TV reboot is highly anticipated by old people and 30-somethings who need all entertainment to be exactly what it was when they were kids in order to feel better about still living with their parents. However, Deadline reports that the reboot won’t be premiering in its original form—because it has been rebooted.

Despite being ordered to series by CBS, the network didn’t like the original MacGyver pilot, so executives scrapped it and hired Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov to write a new script. Amid the rewrite—which apparently sees MacGyver creating a clandestine organization within the U.S. government rather than being recruited to one—it was decided that only lead actor Lucas Till and co-star George Eads will stay on from …

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