According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Discovery Communications’ Science Channel is looking to revive the Mythbusters TV series, which just had its TV series finale on March 5, 2016. In preparation, the cable outlet has ordered a new, competitive Search for the Next Mythbusters TV series, to find hosts for the next iteration of Mythbusters.
Could Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman host the new competitive series? Possibly. According to THR, “Hopefuls will be eliminated on each episode by a panel of judges — consisting of those who have been involved with MythBusters at some point over the years — until the final picks are made.”
Here are more details, from THR:
Search will focus on finding an “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.” It will involve both social media and stunts as it tests a cast of hopefuls on their skills as they compete in various challenges.
“When I got to the network, and we clearly identified MythBusters as a franchise and something that was important to Science Channel and Discovery, and it was such a beloved show, I didn’t want to let it go,” says Marc Etkind, who became general manager of Science Channel in September after serving in the same role at sibling network Destination America. “So we looked really closely at what would be the best way to keep it going and invigorate it and thought, ‘Let’s host a worldwide search for the next MythBusters.'”
To that end, Science Channel is inviting viewers to submit videos. Ideal candidates are “people who have building skills and are naturally inquisitive,” Etkind says. “People who don’t mind getting embarrassed a little bit, who ask lots of questions and have the skills and knowledge to put those to the test.” (Science Channel’s website has further details.)
The competition will start with 15 participants who look to solve challenges that include classic myths from the show as well as new myths.
What do you think? Are you missing the Mythbusters TV show, already? Will you tune in for Science Channel’s MythBusters: The Search TV show competition? Let us know!