Macguyver TV Series Overview
MacGyver is an American action/adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff and executively produced by Henry Winkler and John Rich. Seven seasons of the MacGyver TV series were produced, all of which were broadcast by American Broadcasting Company Network (ABC) in the United States and various other networks abroad.
The MacGyver TV series was filmed in Los Angeles during Seasons 1,2 and 7, and in Vancouver, Canada from Seasons 3-6. ABC broadcast all seven seasons of the MacGyver TV show beginning in 1985 and ending in 1992. The show’s final episode aired on April 25, 1992 on ABC.
The story of MacGyver follows the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the fictional Phoenix
Foundation in Los Angeles. Educated as a scientist and with a background from a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services (DXS), he is used as a resourceful agent able to solve a range of problems along with his ever-present Swiss Army Knife.
The MacGyver television series was a ratings success for ABC, and was particularly popular in the United States, Europe and Australia. The tv series received a great deal of critical response, and MacGyver was honored with numerous awards and award nominations in its seven-season run. Two television movies, entitled MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, aired on ABC in 1994.
While never released, a spin off show entitled Young MacGyver was planned in 2003. In addition, a full-length feature film was rumored to be released, with the release date yet to be announced. Merchandise for the MacGyver franchise includes games and toys, print media and an original audio series. It is also often ridiculed on Saturday Night Live in the popular comedy sketch “McGruber”.
MacGyver Season Episodes on DVD and Video
- The Complete First Season on DVD (1985)
- The Complete Second Season on DVD
- The Complete Third Season on DVD
- The Complete Fourth Season (1985)
- The Complete Fifth Season (1985)
- The Complete Sixth Season (1985)
- The Complete Final Season
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