If there’s something I respect, it’s fandom. And fan campaigns. Never tell a motivated fandom something is impossible, even when it feels like it is. This time the fandom fighting to save their show, which was very much surprisingly cancelled, is the MacGyver fandom, and they’re making some noise.
MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton; Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder; Wilt Bozer, Mac’s roommate and the newest agent on the team; and Matty Weber, a legend in Covert Ops, and the new Director of Operations at the Phoenix Foundation. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
The show, which stars Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick, was cancelled by CBS a few days ago, with only two episodes left to air in its fifth season.
Now, of course, fan enthusiasm and engagement can’t save every show, but if you love something, why not try? And if you love MacGyver, we’re here to tell you how you an help.
First, have you signed the petition? You can find it HERE.
Second, tweet, tweet, tweet. #SaveMacGyver is the hashtag. The show still has two more episodes to go, which will air on April 16th and 30th, respectively, at 8/7c. That’d be the perfect time to make some noise.
Third, maybe consider joining the paperclip brigade?
And fourth …don’t give up! It might not happen, but you don’t know if you don’t try, right? And as someone who has tried, many a times before, they can’t take away our passion. And that passion isn’t something to be ashamed of.
Do you want to save MacGyver? Share with us in the comments below!