Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have revealed that the next season of the science-based reality show will be its last. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
In a revealing interview with Entertainment Weekly, Savage said the show’s ratings weren’t terrible although they started wondering if they’d be renewed or not about three or four years ago. They were informed that the show would be ending at the beginning of the year.
Knowing that the show was coming to an end in advance really made him happy, Savage said, as most shows like theirs just end without warning or a proper sendoff.
Mythbusters made its debut on the Discovery Channel on January 23, 2003. A year later, the show added co-presenters Tory Belleci and Kari Byron before picking up Grant Imahara in 2005. The three presenters worked in tandem with Savage and Hyneman until last year when the show cut them to take a new direction.
Oh, and something you may not know about Savage and Hyneman – they’re not friends. Hyneman said they’ve known each other for 25 years yet have never once sat down to have dinner alone together. As it turns out, their clashing personalities on the show aren’t an act – Savage really does love being in front of the camera telling stories while Hyneman is only interested in design and engineering.
The duo will embark on one final Mythbusters Live tour before it’s all said and done. After that, they’ll probably never work together again.
The final season of Mythbusters starts January 9, 2016.
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