CBS Studios Slams “Fatally Flawed” Lawsuit Over ‘MacGyver’: “Remakes Are Not Spinoffs”

When CBS Studios announced in 2016 that it had greenlighted a a pilot for a new MacGyver, this time starring Lucas Till as the Master of Available Resources, the plaintiffs noted that the project was “referred to by CBS Studios and others variously as a ‘reboot,’ ‘remake’ and/or ‘spinoff’, but it is, in fact, a ‘spinoff series’ as contemplated by the 1984 Agreement.” – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood »