"I got the call from the network execs, the head of the network, and I was surprised. I don’t know if I can quantify it. I guess I was shocked," showrunner Monica Macer tells TVLine of Friday's series finale. She learned of the news as she was ready for a second edit of the Season 5 finale. "I knew that in the past, MacGyver had been a bubble show, but we were so proud of the work that we did this season and so hopeful, really hopeful, that we were going to get another shot," she says. "But I also understand that there are so many decisions, high-level decisions, being made at the network and studio level that factor into this type of decision. So, we’re saddened but also really grateful that we had the opportunity to finish the [nine] episodes that were outstanding from last season and incorporate them into this season — which was no small feat on a storytelling level — and be able to finish production."