I apologize, but there’s no schedule this week. I had major surgery on Friday, October 1, so there was no way I was going to be able to get the schedule done. Hopefully we’ll be back next week, but I make no promises. It will depend on how the surgery and immediate recovery goes. I’ll post again next weekend if there will be no schedule.
Tonight is the series finale for MacGyver on CBS at 8/7c, but the show’s fans are doing everything possible to try to convince CBS to change their minds. The #SaveMacGyver campaign is working hard to highlight the positives regarding the show: It’s one of the few shows on TV that provides positive representation in diversity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), with the cast that includes Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Levy Tran, Meredith Eaton, Henry Ian Cusick, Justin Hires and Alexandra Grey.
Its ratings have been strong for 5 seasons straight and it won the Friday 8/7c time slot every week for 13 weeks in a row.
So why did CBS cancel it? Many fans believe it’s because of the controversy that came to light in 2020. Lucas Till came forward with allegations that the creator/showrunner had created a toxic work environment, and others followed suit. CBS cut ties with the original showrunner and brought in Monica Macer. Unfortunately, she was only given 8 episodes. During that time, Monica began to create a positive and healthy work environment. According to the #SaveMacGyver campaign, all signs pointed to a renewal for the series until it was abruptly cancelled, and the concern is that the cancellation was related to the previous harassment the cast and crew suffered.
But fans believe CBS should have given the show another season to prove what a good showrunner could do with MacGyver’s great cast and crew. To that end, the campaign of fans worldwide has done the following to save the show:
- Sent CBS’s LA office 350K+ paperclips (and are planning a larger round).
- Their petition has garnered 21K+ signatures since the cancellation announcement. (Go to https://www.change.org/p/cbs-savemacgyver to sign the petition yourself!)
- News coverage from Forbes, CNN, ET Canada, and Screen Rant among others.
- 300K tweets in the #savemacgyver tag since it was started 3 weeks ago.
- Raising funds for Cancer Research Institute to give back to the community. (Go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/operation-cure-cancer-from-fans-of-macgyver to donate to a great cause, regardless of your thoughts on the show!)
- Created a website: https://www.savemacgyver.com/
- Four digital billboards in the following locations Los Angeles (2), Times Square New York (1), and Atlanta (1).
If you aren’t fortunate enough to see them in person, here are pictures of two of the billboards (1 in LA, and the one in Times Square). Fans raised the funds to pay for all the billboards, which is an awesome thing!
Hi all. As a lot of you know, I had surgery on Wednesday. I’m doing okay, but I’m still super sore and not up for sitting at the computer for long stretches of time. There was no way, even with the great help I have now, to do the schedule this week. It’ll be back next week, though, promise!
You guys have been so great about my needing a break. I’ve missed the schedule, oddly enough. LOL But the break has been great. I woke up this morning and thought, I can edit for work, watch TV, read, work on my first diamond painting… I can do whatever I want to do. *sigh* It was a good feeling, know my whole afternoon wasn’t going to be tied up. But I know I’ll be ready to get back to it next week. I just want some help on Saturdays to put together the weekly schedule, which will take a load off my shoulders and still let me work on it and get it out for you guys.
That being said… I’m asking for volunteers. I can handle the daily schedules, especially if I have a couple of people helping put together the weekly. So if you have time on Saturday each week and are interested, fill out the contact form below and let me know your availability. If you’re only available every other Saturday or once a month, just put that in there. My goal is to get enough people that no one feels overwhelmed.
What it will entail: Right now, it’s a pretty low-tech, old-school way of doing it. I have a WordPad file (because I can write up the code needed for WordPress without getting any extra code in there from Microsoft Word, and using a different program to view the code is just too heavy for this simple stuff…) that I just simply copy/paste into. It really is simple and straightforward. You DON’T need to know any coding or even WordPress. As long as you can copy and paste and look things up online, you should be able to do the job easily. <3
Let me start off by saying I love you guys. I love this site, and I love doing the schedules. Usually. But I’ve been doing the weekly and daily schedules pretty much since April of 2007. That’s over 13 years. And the schedules are and have always been done by me alone. In the last few months, I’ve had to force myself more and more to work on them each Saturday, because they take me all afternoon to do. Not to mention then the daily schedules every day. Today I found myself in tears because it was nearly 5:00, and I was only halfway through Sunday on the weekly schedule. I’d found way after way of procrastinating before finally settling in to work on it, and it was already almost dinnertime, and I was just starting. I decided I just couldn’t do it. I desperately need a break. So…I’m taking one. We may still do some Remote posts. Those don’t take nearly as long to do, and I like telling you guys what I/we are really interested in watching. So keep an eye out. But for this week…and probably next week too, there will be no weekly or daily TV schedules on here. If I don’t take a good break now, I’m pretty sure it’ll get to the point soon where I just shut the site down completely, and I really don’t want to do that. I hope you guys understand.
For now, you can see a schedule a variety of places online. You just have to search for TV schedule and you’ll find them. You can also check out Kyle’s site, NoReruns.net, and he has a schedule he puts up.
Like I said, keep an eye out for the Remote posts, and I’ll plan to see you with a new schedule in a few weeks. Love you guys!