Dog To Star in ‘MacGyver’ Reboot
By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Everyone remembers MacGyver, the action-adventure series that was a huge hit during the mid-1980’s. It was precisely for this reason that ABC executives decided to give it another go, with a few new tweaks for 2012. Specifically, the replacement of a human actor with a dog named Turbo. As the ultra-resourceful secret agent MuttGyver, Turbo is expected to be a breakout star.
“We researched this stuff,” says Lloyd Fuller, Vice President of Programming for ABC. “And as we found out, people really like dogs. Especially when they’re disarming bombs with nothing but a stick and a piece of chewing gum.”