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‘MacGyver’ fans campaign to save show

‘MacGyver’ fans campaign to save show

It looks like “MacGyver” will not be returning for a sixth season — and some viewers are not happy about that.

A petition has been launched in an attempt to get the series (which is either a reboot or a spinoff of the 1980s original based on who you ask) renewed by CBS.

“MacGyver is a beloved show that has been running on CBS for 5 years. It has had strong ratings and great storylines for 5 seasons,” the petition on Change.org reads. “For some reason CBS has decided to cancel it, inspite of it winning them the Friday night line up for weeks in a row.”

Lucas Till stars as Angus “Mac” MacGyver, a younger version of the character played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. In the new series, MacGyver is a secret government agent who has some nontraditional methods for beating the bad guys.

There’s also an active #SaveMacGyver movement over on Twitter.

The series, which premiered in 2016, is set to air its final episode on April 30.

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How to watch the MTV Movie & TV awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday.

The Elizabeth Olsen-led Disney+ series “Wandavision” leads with five nominations. Other top nominees are “Emily in Paris” and “The Boys,” with four nominations each, and “Bridgerton” with three nods.

On Monday, MTV will debut its inaugural UNSCRIPTED portion of the award ceremony, to celebrate reality TV shows and moments.

Details on the shows follow below.

Where to watch:

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, simultaneously on MTV, MTV2, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1.

The hosts:

The always hilarious Leslie Jones will host Sunday’s ceremony. Comedian Nikki Glaser will host the UNSCRIPTED show on Monday.

Notable honors

Sacha Baron Cohen will be honored with the “Comedic Genius Award” and Scarlett Johansson will receive the “Generation Award.”

Presenters

Anthony Mackie, Eric Andre, Henry Golding, Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Nasim Pedrad, Tom Hiddleston, Vera Farmiga and Yvonne Orji are some of the presenters scheduled to appear on Sunday.

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