‘MacGyver’ Reboot, Dr Phil Drama Get Pilot Orders at CBS

Network orders “MacGyver” from Paul Downs Colaizzo and “Bull,” based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw


CBS has ordered two drama pilots, including a “MacGyver” reboot and “Bull,” based on the career of Dr. Phil McGraw.

“MacGyver,” from writer and executive producer Paul Downs Colaizzo, is a reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.

Michael Clear and Henry Winkler will serve as executive producers on the pilot from CBS Television Studios. James Wan will direct and executive produce.

“Bull” is a drama pilot based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time. Paul Attanasio (“House”) serves as executive producer and writer alongside McGraw.

Justin Falvey & Darryl Frank also executive produce for Amblin Television. McGraw’s son Jay will also serve as executive producer for Stage 20 Productions.