MacGyver-Hawaii Five-0 crossover
MacGyver star Lucas Till tells Denette Wilford about a crossover episode with Hawaii Five-0. CBS
DENETTE WILFORD/ 24 HOURS
What former Hawaii Five-0 stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park told MacGyver star before their departure.
A few weeks before Daniel Dae King and Grace Kim were written off Hawaii Five-0 - after turning down CBS's final offer that worked out to about 10 to 15 per cent less than what Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan make - 24 Hours spoke to MacGyver star Lucas Till, who dished about the crossover episode between the two hit shows.
"It was fun; you know why? Because of Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim," revealed Till to 24 Hours. "They were just so gracious, giving me advice and all of this insight into what was going on. It was a pleasure to work with them, to see what my show could become with all the people who had been working together for seven years, man, this feels really nice."
Till acknowledged the similarities between the two shows, not just because creator Peter M. Lenkov works on both but also the way they are set up, with "two guys, a number one [himself] and number two [George Eads], then a Justin [Hires] and a Tristan [Mays], or a Grace and a Daniel."
But while another crossover probably isn't in the cards, at least not in the foreseeable future, Till says to expect Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) to return. The real question that is weighing on fans'minds: Will Richard Dean Anderson make an appearance? "I think it would be fun, especially if he comes in as Mac's grandfather," Till said, before clarifying. "The only reason I say grandfather is because I would like him to be a nice guy. And I'm not supposed to have a good relationship with my dad." Hell, we'll take Anderson in any form - dad or grandpa, mullet or not.
MacGyver airs Fridays at 8 pm and Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9 pm on Global.