CBS Orders Pilots for Young Dr. Phil Drama, ‘MacGyver’ Reboot

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CBS is looking to reimagine MacGyver.

The network has ordered a pilot for MacGyver, which will follow a 20-something MacGyver as he’s just beginning his career. He joins a top-secret organization, where his unconventional problem-solving comes in handy. Paul Downs Colaizzo will write/executive producer the pilot, while Furious 7 director James Wan has been tapped to direct/executive produce. Michael Clear and original MacGyver EP Henry Winkler will be non-writing executive producers.

The network has also ordered a pilot for Bull, a drama based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. The potential series will follow Dr. Phil as the head of “one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time.”

The pilot will be written by McGraw and Homicide: Life on the Street creator Paul Attanasio. Jay McGraw, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are attached as executive producers.

Both pilots come from CBS Television Studios.

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