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CBS Orders ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Training Day’

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CBS Orders ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Training Day’

CBS has greenlit a reboot of “MacGyver,” starring “X-Men’s” Lucas Till in the title role, and a remake of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 film “Training Day.”

The two are among a slew of new series announced this morning for the network’s 2016-2017 schedule.

They’re joined by fellow dramas “Bull” and “Pure Genius,” the Matt LeBlanc comedy “Man With a Plan” and the Joel McHale comedy “The Great Indoors.”

Here are the descriptions:

“MacGyver”: A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. Lucas Till and George Eads star.

“Training Day”: A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton). Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis and Julie Benz also star.

“Bull”: A drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw as the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Chris Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner and Annabelle Attanasio also star.

“Pure Genius”: Follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings and Odette Annable also star.

“Man With a Plan”: A contractor (Matt LeBlanc) whose wife goes back to work starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs. Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Hala Finley and Matthew McCann also star.

“The Great Indoors”: An adventure reporter (Joel McHale) must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko and Susannah Fielding also star.

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