Ranking the Best Seasons of 'MacGyver'

Just like the original, all the seasons of the new MacGyver have been suspenseful, but which seasons of the new series really stand out? Angus MacGyver uses science and innovation to save lives and protect society. Some of the most memorable episodes of MacGyver come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some MacGyver seasons focus on international terrorist organizations, while other good seasons reveal family drama. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of MacGyver are, let's rank every MacGyver season from best to worst.

MacGyver premiered on CBS on September 23, 2016 as a reboot of the 1980s action-adventure TV show of the same name. Like similar reboots Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I., the series takes place in a universe shared with NCIS through cross-over episodes.

Vote up your favorite seasons of MacGyver, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of MacGyver not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be hard to put one MacGyver season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

  • MacGyver - Season 3
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    10 VOTES

    MacGyver - Season 3

    The third season of MacGyver premiered on September 28, 2018, and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Mac returning to work with the Phoenix Foundation.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Bozer + Booze + Back to School," "Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly," and "Wilderness + Training + Survival."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • MacGyver, Riley, Bozer and Leanna go undercover on a college campus.
    • MacGvyer and team recover a vile of deadly virus.
    • Mac's friend Charlie makes a grave sacrifice.
  • MacGyver - Season 5
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    8 VOTES

    MacGyver - Season 5

    The fifth season of MacGyver premiered on December 4, 2020. The series centers on the fictional Phoenix Foundation which is a covert organization masquerading as a think tank.

  • MacGyver - Season 2
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    14 VOTES

    MacGyver - Season 2

    The second season of MacGyver premiered on September 29, 2017, and contains 23 episodes. This season finds Mac and his team searching for a Navy SEAL, rescuing the Vice President's son, tracking down a con artist, and more.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "DIY or DIE," "Duct Tape + Jack," and "CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Mac gets arrested for terrorism.
    • The Ghost sets an explosive trap.
    • Mac won't work for someone he doesn't trust.
  • MacGyver - Season 1
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    9 VOTES

    MacGyver - Season 1

    The first season of MacGyver premiered on September 23, 2016, and contains 21 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Angus "Mac" MacGyver and the Phoenix Foundation.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Rising," "Chisel," and "Flashlight."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Nikki disappears while in FBI custody.
    • Jack and MacGyver team-up with the Five-0 Task Force.
    • Murdoc escapes from prison.