MacGyver: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Despite using spare parts from countless successful TV procedurals, the new MacGyver fails to cobble together a compelling show.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 257
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Air date: Sep 23, 2016
Air date: Sep 30, 2016
Air date: Oct 7, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 28, 2016
Air date: Nov 4, 2016
Air date: Nov 11, 2016
Air date: Nov 18, 2016
Air date: Dec 9, 2016
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In Season 1 of this action/adventure series, a resourceful former special forces operative is recruited into a clandestine organization to proactively prevent disasters with his unique and resourceful problem-solving abilities.


Lucas Till
as Angus "Mac" MacGyver
George Eads
as Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt
as Patricia Thornton
Justin Hires
as Wilt Bozer
Tristin Mays
as Riley Davis
Aina Dumlao
as Andie Lee
Tracy Spiridakos
as Nikki Carpenter
Amy Acker
as Sarah Adler
William Mapother
as The Client/Daniel Holt
Kate Bond
as Dierdre
Lance Gross
as Billy Colton
John Heard
as Arthur Ericson
Cheyenne Haynes
as Vanessa Frank
Sonia Rockwell
as Blonde Woman/Sofia
Cheyenne Haynes
as Vanessa Frank
Daniel Dae Kim
as Chin Ho Kelly
Vinnie Jones
as John Kendrick
Emerson Brooks
as Charlie Robinson
Sir Brodie
as Deputy Warden
Frank Whaley
as Douglas Bishop
Elya Baskin
as Alexander Orlov
Anthony DiRocco
as Aaron Deckard
François Chau
as Richard Sang
Kasha Kropinski
as Katarina Wagner
Amiah Miller
as Valerie Lawson
Grace Park
as Kono Kalakaua
Joe Ando-Hirsh
as Daniel Lee
Rachel Kylian
as German Assistant
Raoul Trujillo
as Joaquin "El Noche" Sancola
Richard Thomas Kohberger
as David Arthur Faraday
Taylor Wily
as Kamekona
Gary Weeks (II)
as Agent Tanner
Mark Sheppard
as Fake Dr. Zito
Walter Tabayoyong
as Dr. Laqman Megat
Olex Krupka
as Victor Levkin
Alicia Coppola
as Ambassador Roberts
Darla Delgado
as Agent Briggs
Assaf Cohen
as Joshua Abdal Khalid
Jocko Sims
as Jimmy Green
Christopher Heyerdahl
as David Arthur Faraday
Keith Meriweather
as Truck Driver
Eyas Younis
as Agent Qassim
Michael Tow
as Agent Cho
Deborah Mace
as Jenaveev
Danielle Lyn
as Receptionist
Jarreth J. Merz
as Eric Wexler
Sophie Edwards
as Betty Lous Jensen
India Batson
as Tiffany
Jabari Marshall
as Tall Guard
Andrew Ayala
as Admiral Rodriguez
Jeremy London
as Chuck Lawson
Javicia Leslie
as Jesse Colton
Bianca Malinowski
as Panny Parker
Jermaine Rivers
as Frank Colton
Brandon O'Dell
as Phoenix Tech
as Marco
Benjamin Taylor
as Bulgy Neck Vein
Matt Mercurio
as Officer Donnie Sandoz
Hunter Burke
as Phillip
Pat Dortch
as FBI Director Ted Dryer
Selena Anduze
as Agent Bannister
Lobo Sebastian
as Alfred Pena
Joselin Reyes
as Sarah Frank
Elizabeth Tavares
as Lead Tech/Dying
Bianca Malinoswki
as Penny Parker
Philip Fornah
as Marine #3
Michael Graziadei
as Homeless Man
Christine Horn
as National Security Advisor
Alan T. Coleman
as Shoving Guard
Danielle Deadwyler
as Brunette Agent
Tze Yep
as Lead Security Guard
Bob Bost
as Priest
Tony DeMilo
as Armin Morsofian
Susan Macke Miller
as Cindy Morris
Olivia Welch
as Little Girl
Josefina Boneo
as Agent # 1
Amor Owens
as Reporter
Dheeaba Donghrer
as Snooty Clerk/Charles
Troy Rudeseal
as Dr. Zito
Angela M. Davis
as Staff Member
Blake Burgess
as Agent # 2
Gregg Christie
as CIA Director
C.S. Lee
as FEMA Director Sam Hopkins
Billy Blair
as Creepy Guy
Zoe Smith
as Annabella Pena
Ryan Lewis
as Ronald Winter
Kirill Sheynerman
as Armenian Enforcer
Cedric Greenway
as Lead Guard
Kent De Mond
as Serbian Agent
Andre Pushkin
as Big Spetsnaz
John Atwood
as Preacher
Andrew Yun
as South Korean Leader
Bill Stinchcomb
as DIA Director
Serdar Kalsin
as Lead Guard
Tony McFarr
as Big Man
Amy Hui
as Nurse
Tim Sitarz
as Vincent
Candace Moon
as Christine
Carlos Guerrero
as Alfredo Barrios
Don DiPetta
as Armed Guard
Ian Gregg
as Young Man
Inge Uys
as Dutch Tech
Robin F. Baker
as Dutch Cop # 1
Nik Kash
as Samir
Camille Chen
as Emily Espinoza
Jorge Longoria
as Hospital Guard # 1
Cindy Chu
as Mayumi
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Critic Reviews for MacGyver Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (18)

It looks cheap (even though CBS decided to scrap the entire original pilot and make a new one), the action sequences are rote, the dialogue is mostly generic, and the characters are all one-dimensional.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

It is trying very, very hard to fit in. It has the right elements; what it hasn't yet quite figured out yet, though, is how to combine them into something that will be truly explosive.

Sep 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The resultant explosions look cheap and the cliche-pocked script keeps self-destructing.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Till may get more of a workout than Minnesota's Richard Dean Anderson did in the original series, but he needs better dialogue if he wants audiences to keep running with him.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Till's got charm and his on-screen bromance with Eads is one of the few elements that actually works. But patience and bromances won't save this. A smart, compelling, up-to-date rethinking just might.

Sep 22, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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It's a well-made distraction.

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The superficial, seemingly lazy nature of this MacGyver reboot rules it out quickly when there are so many other series coming out that offer so much more. Honestly, just go watch MacGruber instead.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The new MacGyver is an ill-conceived, sterile reimagining of a series that is such a product of its time that it shouldn't have been updated in the first place.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

If I were 10 years old, I'd probably love the new version of MacGyver.... As I am not 10 years old, alas, I have to say that the MacGyver reboot is that rare thing: a likable bore.

Sep 23, 2016 | Full Review…

CBS has owned Friday nights in recent years with a lineup of scripted originals that includes Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. This reboot looks to be a pleasant way to start the lineup and the weekend.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for MacGyver: Season 1

  • Jun 28, 2019
    I did not have high expectation of this show while watching season 1, I was trying to see if it's good, and unexpectedly, this show just amazed me in every single episode! I started to know George is leaving the show and I was really sad because of Mac and Jack's friendship in this show, it is more than just walking away like that. But I see when Desi is going to replace Jack, I notice fans are not kind of supporting the series, and yes, we won't have Jack's funny silly jokes and annoys Mac while he is doing mission, but now, we also have Desi kicking ass and having a great bond with Mac, which I didn't expect, and I like her character! It's a big change, but it didn't disappoint me, instead keeping me to watch and wait for new seasons, I know George won't be back, but Levy is actually doing well, and I'm getting used to Jack not being around is a good start.
  • Apr 19, 2019
    It's ok. Worth a watch, but a bit silly in places.
  • Feb 26, 2019
    Season 1 was fantastic
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Eu gosto muito do reboot de "MacGyver" e não consigo entender o ódio de muitas pessoas. Destaco o talento de Lucas Till e espero que a série se prolongue.
  • May 05, 2018
    favorite show ever! amazing characters
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Not the best but compared to most shows nowadays its good.
  • Dec 15, 2017
    The dialogue is terrible, but it has potential. Love the cast, and the ideas, but the directors are trying too hard to make the script casual when they should not.
  • Oct 26, 2017
    When a show gets me excited to see episode after episode, thats a good one!
  • Jul 17, 2017
    I really loved the first season and I hope they will make a second one I cross my fingers
  • Apr 19, 2017
    This show broke a record with me- got me to turn off my screen & give up 60 seconds into the 1st episode.

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