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George Eads is leaving CBS 'MacGyver' remake in 2019

George Eads is leaving CBS 'MacGyver' remake in 2019
George Eads, who plays former CIA agent Jack Dalton on 'MacGyver,' is leaving the third-season, CBS action drama (No word on whether it's on a jet plane).

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.

MacGyver (Lucas Till), left, will have to start solving missions without colleague Jack Dalton (George Eads), as Eads is leaving the CBS drama.

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.

TV revival guide: 'Murphy,' 'Magnum' and more

TV and streaming networks are surfing a wave of nostalgia, rebooting dozens of beloved series. The next to premiere: "Magnum P.I.," which returns to CBS Monday (9 EDT/PDT). It comes 38 years after Tom Selleck originated the role of Thomas Magnum, a Navy SEAL-turned-private detective in Hawaii.
The reboot, which will be called "Magnum P.I." (minus the comma), stars Jay Hernandez ("The Expanse") in the title role. His version of the character will also be a former SEAL who reinvents himself as a private detective after leaving the military but he will be an Afghanistan veteran. But some things won't change, like the show's iconic red Ferrari 308 GTS.
Like Selleck's Magnum, the Herndandez version will still be a Detroit Tigers fan.
Selleck's carefree bachelor character often clashed with Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (Jonathan Hillerman, right), the stuffy ex-MI6 officer who managed the Oahu estate of famous author Robin Masters, who let Magnum live there for free as a security consultant.
In one of the reboot's biggest changes, Higgins will be a female character played by Welsh actress Perdita Weeks ("Penny Dreadful").
Thursday will bring the return of journalism sitcom "Murphy Brown." But whereas the original CBS comedy focused on the anchors of a weekly "60 Minutes"-style newsmagazine, they now live in a world of 24/7 cable news and social media.
On the original series, which ran from 1988 to 1998, producer Miles Siverberg (Grant Shaud) was the 20-something wünderkind producer sent to manage journalists much more experienced than him.
Muphy's son Avery, who was a toddler when the original series ended, is now gorwn and an aspiring journalist played by Jake McDorman, center, who played the Bradley Cooper character in the TV adaptation of "Limitless."
In the original series, the network tried to make Murphy's newsmagazine hipper by hiring an edgy 20-something journalist like the ones on MTV News in the 1990s. The staff of her new morning show includes a social media editor (Nik Dodani, "Atypical," center).
One character who won't be back: Phil, the "FYI" gang's favorite bartender, who was played by the late Pat Corley. Instead, the bar will be managed by Phil's sister (Tyne Daly, "Cagney & Lacey"), who's named Phyllis, natch.
On Sept. 20, Hulu announced it is commissioning a new season of "Veronica Mars," the teenage detective show that aired on UPN and CW from 2004 to 2007. It starred then-newcomer Kristen Bell as a southern California high schooler who worked alongside her father (Enrico Colantoni) , who opened a private investigation firm after he was voted out as sheriff. The sassy Veronica earned extra money and favors by doing investigative work for her classmates.
The show has already been revived once as a crowd-funded 2014 feature film, in which ended with Veronica, a new law school grad, turning down a lucrative job offer in New York to move home and work with her father again. The new season, due in 2019, will find the father-daughter detective team investigating the murder of a spring break tourist.
ABC made headlines last year when it revived "Roseanne" and even bigger headlines in May when it fired Roseanne Barr, the show's star and creator, over a racist tweet. The network also canceled the revival, which had been its most-viewed comedy of the 2017-18 season.
Now the Tuesday 8 p.m. time slot that had reserved for the new season of "Roseanne" will be filled by the spinoff "The Conners." The new show will focus on the rest of Roseanne's family, who are trying to cope after her offscreen death. The show premieres Oct. 16 at 8 EDT/PDT.
When "The Conners" picks up, Dan Conner (John Goodman) will be a widowed grandfather to the kids of his adult children. He won't have Roseanne to help him understand Darlene's gender-fluid son Mark (Ames McNamara).
This season, viewers will finally meet DJ's wife Geena (Maya Lynne Robinson, "Dead Women Walking"), who is finally home from deployment. Last season, Geena was only seen via video chat from her base in Afghanistan. While she abroad, army vet DJ (Michael Fishman), moved into his parents' house, along with their daughter Mary.
On Oct. 26, Netflix will conjure up "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a darker take on the 1990s comedy "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" with "Mad Men" alumna Kiernan Shipka in the title role.
The original sitcom, which ran on ABC and later WB, starred Melissa Joan Hart as an adolescent witch struggling to hide her powers and come across as a normal teenage girl.
Ralph Macchio dons familiar headwear as Daniel LaRusso in "Cobra Kai," available on YouTube Red on Wednesday, May 2.
The 10-episode YouTube Red revival is named for the dojo from the 1984 film "Karate Kid," which starred Macchio as the underdog who trained with Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) to fight bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).
NBC broke new ground in 1998 with 'Will & Grace,' a comedy about two friends, a gay lawyer (Eric McCormack) and straight interior designer (Debra Messing).
After more than a decade away, 'Will & Grace' returned to NBC for a ninth season with its main cast intact (Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack).
For nine seasons, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starred as FBI agents investigating the paranormal in 'The X-Files.'
The show, which ran from 1993-2002, was revived for its current two-season run that began in 2016.
The cult classic comedy spent three low-rated seasons on Fox with the dysfunctional, wealthy Bluth family, led by Jason Bateman (with Will Arnett).
'Arrested' was revived by Netflix in 2013 with returning regulars, including David Cross and Bateman, and a fifth season is set to arrive later in 2018.
DisneyXD in 2017 revived 'Ducktales,' the classic '80s cartoon with David Tennant voicing the uber-rich Scrooge McDuck. Another '80s classic, Muppet Babies, is also in the works for a Disney reboot this year.
'One Day at a Time,' Norman Lear's sitcom about a divorced mother (Bonnie Franklin) raising two daughters (Valerie Bertinelli and MacKenzie Phillips) started a nine-year run in 1975. (with Pat Harrington Jr., as their building supervisor)
Netflix's reboot reimagined 'One Day' with a Cuban-American mother (Justina Machado) raising her kids (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her mom (Rita Moreno).
For seven seasons, Richard Dean Anderson's 'MacGyver' was able to get himself out of tight spots with unique solutions.
The original 'MacGyver,' which ran until 1992, was revived by CBS in 2016 with Lucas Till at the helm.
Fox didn't see much success with Patrick Warburton as 'The Tick,' which aired for just nine episodes in 2001.
But Amazon decided to try its own version of the blue-superhero 'Tick' story, led by Peter Serafinowicz, in 2017. The streaming service has already renewed the show for a second season.
Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raised three girls (Jodie Sweetin, Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen and Candace Cameron) with the help of his brother-in-law and friend for eight seasons of ABC's family sitcom 'Full House,' beginning in 1987.
In 2016, 'Full House' returned as 'Fuller House' on Netflix with a grown-up D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) at the helm.
Linda Evans, John Forsythe and Joan Collins brought the drama to ABC's 'Dynasty,' one of the most popular primetime soaps of the 1980s...
Which is probably why CW thought it was a perfect revival candidate in 2017, with a new cast led by Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show and Nathalie Kelley.
The Robinsons traveled the universe on 'Lost in Space' from 1965-68, but they'll be brought back to life by Netflix in a revival of the campy sci-fi classic in 2018.
"Book 'em, Danno!" turned into a household phrase by Jack Lord, who played a Hawaii detective for 12 seasons of CBS drama 'Hawaii Five-0.'
CBS revived 'Hawaii' 30 years later with Alex O'Loughlin (right) and Scott Caan as Danny Williams.
Television is hoping the successful-reboot trend continues with a slew of pilots currently in production for a potential order for prime time. Among them is 'The Greatest American Hero' with Hannah Simone (New Girl) taking over the role that William Katt originated in 1981 on the ABC drama.
'Cagney & Lacey' found success in the '80s as a unique police procedural led by two women, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly. The cast of the CBS series also included George Lumbly, Harvey Atkin, Al Waxman, Paul Mantee, John Karlen and Robert Hegyes.
ABC announced in January that it's developing a live-action remake of 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic 'The Jetsons.'
CW hopes the second time is the charm with a remake of 'Charmed,' which starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty and aired on WB from 1998-2006.
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