Fate of X-Men star's MacGyver show confirmed after season 5

Susannah Alexander
·3-min read

X-Men star Lucas Till won't be cracking many more cases, as CBS has confirmed that it has cancelled procedural drama series MacGyver after five seasons.

The show will now come to an end with its upcoming season five finale, which is due to air on April 30 in the US, Entertainment Weekly reports.

MacGyver stars Till, who played Alex Summers / Havok in X-Men, as Angus MacGyver, an operative of a secret US government organisation whose talent for problem solving gives him the knack of solving crimes using everyday objects such as paper clips and cake candles.

Photo credit: CBS
Photo credit: CBS

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The show, which premiered in 2016, is a reimagining of the original MacGyver show, which starred Richard Dean Anderson as the title character and aired on ABC between 1985 and 1992.

CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl confirmed the cancellation news in a statement, saying: "All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication from Lucas and the rest of the cast, as well as Monica (Macer, MacGyver's showrunner), the writers and the entire crew.

"The MacGyver team traveled far and wide to repeatedly save the world with little more than bubble gum and a paper clip and made this show distinctly their own. We're gratified we get to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters in the thoughtful manner this series deserves."

Macer has also released a statement thanking Till and his co-stars Tristin Mays (Riley Davis), Justin Hires (Wilt Bozer), Meredith Eaton (Matilda Webber), Levy Tran (Desiree Nguyen) and Henry Ian Cusick (Russell Taylor).

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"My gratitude goes out to Lucas, Tristin, Justin, Meredith, Levy, and Ian, who put everything they have into our show, specifically for the fans," she said. "We can't wait for them to see our spectacular final episodes and the adventures that still await for Mac and the team at the Phoenix."

Till has written a lengthy Instagram post paying tribute to the show, writing: "Where to begin? The past five years have been what I will look on later as THE most formative years of my life. Lots of tough, lots of love. I made life long friends, actually no, family. I learned to push myself to new limits, breaking through and through and through."

Praising the show's cast and crew, he ended his statement with: "This format just doesn't do enough justice for all that I want to say, so maybe this is the first of many blubbering messages, but thank you, my new family, from the bottom of my heart, thank you."

MacGyver will air its series finale on April 30 on CBS.

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