By Brent Furdyk.
26 minutes ago
Is George Eads saying goodbye to "MacGyver"?
That is the report that comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which cites sources who claim that the former star of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was involved in an "altercation" while filming in October, and "left the set of the Atlanta show even though there are still several hours of production for the day ".
According to sources, Eads announced its plans to abandon the resumption of television success of the 1980s, and the producers finally agreed to release him from his contract; According to reports, he had been requesting to be let out of the program, which is filmed in Atlanta, to spend more time with his daughter, who resides in Los Angeles with his ex-wife.
Eads, 51, has played Jack Dalton, partner and old friend of the army of Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) since the pilot series, which aired for the first time in September 2016, and was the first actor in the program.
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As THR notes, this is not the first time that Eads' departure from a show resulted in an off-camera drama. In 2004, he and co-star Jorja Fox reportedly did not show up on the set while they were in the middle of salary negotiations. Apparently hoping to get a salary increase similar to the one Brad Garrett received last year when he refused to appear for work on "Everybody Loves Raymond," the movement failed spectacularly when both actors were fired, with casting notices that quickly vanished Search for new actors to replace them. They were subsequently rehired – in their original salaries.
The representatives of Eads, the CBS network and CBS TV Studios (which produces the program) declined to comment.
According to THRThe final episode of Eads is scheduled to be released sometime in 2019.
"MacGyver" airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / PT in Global; You can also watch full episodes online.