MacGyver will have to get out of future tough scrapes without his buddy Jack Dalton. George Eads, is leaving the CBS action-adventure drama.
Eads, 51, who has played the former CIA agent since the rebooted show's 2016 premiere, is departing the show, a person with knowledge of the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to USA TODAY. CBS declined comment.
Eads was a star of long-running CBS hit "CSI," starting in 2000 through its 15th and final season, although he was briefly fired during a Season 5 salary dispute, and went on a leave of absence during the 13th season after a heated exchange with a pregnant writer on the show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eads has wanted to leave "MacGyver." The publication, citing anonymous sources, said he had an altercation and "stormed off the show's set" in October "despite having several hours of production remaining for the day." But he continued work on the series, and his last episode will air sometime in early 2019.
"MacGyver," a reboot of the popular 1980s drama, follows Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till), who uses his scientific knowledge and creative problem-solving skills in missions with a clandestine government organization.
Dalton, who has a long history with MacGyver, is a top lieutenant on his team.
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