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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)
Returns in Fall 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's third) on 4/18/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) FRIDAYS - CBS' winning night returns intact with three time-period winners. MACGYVER starts the night at 8:00 PM, followed by HAWAII FIVE-0 at 9:00 PM. At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS, a top 10 scripted series and Friday's #1 program, caps the evening of top-rated dramas.
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