*CBS is going all in on Justin Hires.
The actor, plucked from the network’s 2011 diversity showcase to star in its TV adaptation of “Rush Hour” last season, has now been cast in the network’s upcoming remake of “MacGuyver,” reports Deadline.
Hires will join Lucas Till and George Eads in a reimagining of the 1985 series 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.
Due in the fall, this new version will follow MacGyver (Till) in his 20s as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
The project is being revamped by “Hawaii Five-0” showrunner Peter Lenkov.