Just when you thought CBS and Justin Hires were on a break after it was announced that their attempt to taking Rush Hour to tv was cut short; we have learned Hires will be back with the network. It has been reported that Hires will now join the cast of CBS’s MacGyver remake when it begins filming, with a recurring role.
Justin Hires is staying in the CBS fold with another reboot of a famous action franchise. Hires, who toplined CBS’ series Rush Hour last season, is set to co-star opposite Lucas Till and George Eads in the network’s new fall series MacGyver, a reimagining of the 1985 show about a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items like rubber bands, chewing gum and a Swiss Army knife. Hires will play one of four new series regular characters added after the pilot as the project is being revamped by Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov, with only Till and Eads staying on from the original pilot.