It’s no myth. The popular Discovery Channel series Mythbusters will end after its next season, Variety reports.
Created by Peter Rees in 2003, the series is Discovery’s longest running show and one of its most popular. Over the past 12 years and 250-plus episodes, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have used the power of science to test some 1050 myths including topics like the possibility of mind control to whether you can eat a spoonful of cinnamon without water to the science behind Breaking Bad. Oh, and there were also some explosions. Around 900 to be specific.
Through the years, the show has maintained a popular and dedicated audience while earning seven Emmy nominations. The cancellation comes about a year after many of the show’s recurring team (Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tory Belleci) left the show and as hosts Savage and Hyneman have begun developing scripted material for CBS.
From Discovery Channel Group President Rich Ross, in a statement:
Mythbusters is — and will always be — an incredibly important part of Discovery’s history. Adam and Jamie are enormous talents who have brought learning and science to the forefront of this network, and their legacy will continue to live on over at Science Channel. 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.”
The new and final season of Mythbusters will premiere on January 9, 2016.
What do you think? Are you a Mythbusters fan? What have been some of your favorite episodes?