CBS’s rebooted MacGyver has long since wrapped up its final season and we’re continuously asked as to whether the CBS reboot series or the original series is on Netflix. Unfortunately, we still have to say no. It won't make it on Netflix.
As you may know, MacGyver is a reboot of the classic 1980’s series of the same name that originally aired on ABC.
The modern-day remake sees Lucas Till play Angus or Mac as he’s also known. Angus works as a secret agent for the US government.
The show did well ratings-wise but upon the news of the show’s cancelation after 5 seasons, news got out of some of the horrid behind the scenes specifically the toxicity of the cast and crew on set.
Many fan campaigns were launched to pitch MacGyver to Netflix for Season 6, but it seems that the show is currently resting.
Although CBS did used to license to Netflix in the US, that’s less of an occurrence nowadays. Normally ViacomCBS licenses Netflix to Netflix when it is likely to gain increased viewership (see iCarly added just before the new series aired).
ViacomCBS instead has poured all of their effort into creating their own platforms over the past few years, with CBS All Access the first version and Paramount+ the second.
All 5 seasons of MacGyver as a result are streaming on Paramount+ but if you’re looking for a free way to watch, IMDbTV also carries the show but it’s unclear for what length of time.
Those in the United States can find the boxset available to rent on Netflix’s DVD service, however.
In the UK, the rights to the show were granted to Sky who has kept the show exclusively streaming on NowTV which is where it’ll stay going forward. ViacomCBS is launching a new streaming service, which could be where the show will eventually land.
The 80’s version of the show also isn’t available on Netflix anywhere. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as Netflix has been slowly losing all of its classic TV shows.
Amazon Prime Video used to carry the original series but that’s no longer the case. Paramount+, just like the reboot is where you can see the 1980s MacGyver series. Pluto TV has a regular live rerun channel.
NewonNetflixUK points out that Netflix UK had the original series in 2015, but it was not available on their site.
That's it. Sadly, if you want to watch MacGyver you’ll have to seek out other methods.
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