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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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There’s a new boss at the Phoenix Foundation.

After the latest departure and sudden arrest of Director Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt), Phoenix Foundation has recruited needed a new director.

CBS announced actress Meredith Eaton will fill in those shoes as a series regular on MACGYVER. She will play Matt Webber, the new director of operations and boss to Mac.

According to the press announcement, Matty Webber is a legend in the covert ops world. She was Jack’s (George Eads) superior for 18 months while on assignment in South America.

There’s also a little hint that Jack may not be happy to having her as a boss again.

“Matty Webber is a tough cookie and despite her history with Jack, she’ll have no problem finding her place in the Phoenix team. She may even teach Mac a few new tricks,” said executive producer and showrunner Peter Lenkov.

Eaton is best known for her recurring role on the series of BOSTON LEGAL. Her breakthrough acting debutwas with a film called UNCONDITIONAL LOVE in the leading role. Other television credits under her belt include roles in FAMILY LAW, BATTLE CREEK, NCIS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and WITHOUT A TRACE.

Director Matty Webber will mark her first episode debut this Friday.

MACGYVER stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays and Justin Hires. It airs Friday night on CBS.

Source: CBS

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.