After 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will say goodbye to the series this winter, Discovery Channel said in a statement. The seven-time Emmy-nominated series premiered on Discovery in January 2003.
Discovery is not closing the door on a future Mythbusters revival but for now, the show is over. Savage and Hyneman are making a transition to scripted TV with a spy drama project in development at CBS, which is based on their personal experience and which the duo executive produces.
From rocket cars to duct tape myths, Breaking Bad myths to Breaking Glass myths, Savage and Hyneman have done it all. Seth Rogen, James Cameron, Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, Sophia Bush and many more have stopped by to test out their myth busting skills. The duo even caught the eye of the President of the United States and welcomed President Obama as a guest star back in 2010.
“The Mythbusters library will be moving over to Discovery’s sister network in 2016, where I know audiences new and old alike will be able to experience and learn with Adam and Jamie and the rest of the Mythbusters family,” said Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel.
“Making Mythbusters has fundamentally and irrevocably altered the way I think as a person, as an artist, and as a scientist. I’m glad for the chance to say goodbye with some of the best television we’ve ever made. I will miss making this show,” said Savage.
“I never dreamed we would be on television at all, much less for such a long time and with so much praise for keeping a thought provoking show on the air. And best of all, we were able to do what we do and still have all our fingers and toes,” said Hyneman.
Check out this clip of one of Mythbusters‘ most memorable stints, a reenactment of a Breaking Bad shooting scene with Vince Gilligan.
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