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MACGYVER
Air Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MAC213) "CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

WHILE MAC PARTICIPATES IN A CHALLENGE TO CREATE AUTONOMOUS COMBAT MACHINES, HE MUST HELP HIS BIGGEST COMPETITOR WHEN HER VEHICLE IS HACKED AND HEADS FOR THE PENTAGON, ON "MACGYVER," FRIDAY, JAN. 12

Ashley Tisdale Guest Stars as Allie, a CIA Operative, Mac's Former Fling and His Biggest Competitor in the Challenge

"CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch" - While Mac participates in a challenge for government operatives to create robotic combat machines, Mac must help his biggest competitor, Allie (Ashley Tisdale)
, when her vehicle is hacked and heads to the Pentagon. Also, Jack attends his high school reunion, hoping for a showdown with his old rival who beat him out for homecoming king, on MACGYVER, Friday, Jan. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ashley Tisdale guest stars as Allie, a CIA operative, Mac's former fling and his biggest competitor in the Challenge.

REGULAR CAST:

Lucas Till (Angus "Mac" MacGyver)
George Eads (Jack Dalton)
Justin Hires (Wilt Bozer)
Tristin Mays (Riley Davis)
Meredith Eaton (Matty Webber)
Isabel Lucas (Samantha Cage)

GUEST CAST:

Ashley Tisdale (Allie)
Kate Bond (Jill)
Eddie McClintock (Jimmy)
Jane Rumbaua (Tina Pham)
Fidelus Singleton (Oscar)
Kevin Patrick Murphy (Martin Chapman)
Juan Piedrahita (Bellman)
Michael Rubino (Ahmed)
Brian Brightman (Official)
Thom Scott II (Blake)
Dominique Mari (Bride)
Phillip Mullings Jr. (Groom)

STORY BY: Timothy J. Lea

TELEPLAY BY: Adam Beechen

DIRECTED BY: Brad Turner

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MACGYVER (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/16 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2018)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (22 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CBS today announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season, displaying the programming depth and stability of America's Most Watched Network. Additional returning series pick-ups for next season will be announced at a later date. The shows renewed to date include 6 comedies, 9 dramas, 1 reality series, 2 newsmagazines and a roster of hit programs across every night of the week. They also include the #1 scripted program/comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY; the #1 drama NCIS; the #1 new series BULL; the #1 new comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT; and the #1 newsmagazine 60 MINUTES. In addition, 5 freshman shows are part of the Network's early renewals, including BULL, KEVIN CAN WAIT, MACGYVER, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS. Following are the renewed series to date for the 2017-2018 season: THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLUE BLOODS, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0, KEVIN CAN WAIT, LIFE IN PIECES, MACGYVER, MADAM SECRETARY, MAN WITH A PLAN, MOM, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, SUPERIOR DONUTS, SURVIVOR, 48 HOURS and 60 MINUTES. CBS will finish the current season as America's Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· George Eads as Jack Dalton
· Isabel Lucas as Samantha Cage
· Justin Hires as Wilt Bozer
· Lucas Till as Angus "Mac" MacGyver
· Meredith Eaton as Matty Webber
· Tristin Mays as Riley Davis
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Addison Timlin as Mickey (Original Pilot)
· Joshua Boone as Gunner (Original Pilot)
· Michelle Krusiec as Agent Croix (Original Pilot)
· Sandrine Holt as Patricia Thornton
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brett Mahoney as CRTR/EP (Original Pilot)
· David Von Ancken as DIR (Original Pilot)
· Henry Winkler as EP
· James Wan as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Lee David Zlotoff as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Michael Clear as EP
· Paul Downs Colaizzo as CRTR/EP (Original Pilot)
· Peter M. Lenkov as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Lionsgate Television