‘Mythbusters’ Co-hosts Are Leaving the Show After Ten YearsBy: Rachel Kolman - August 23, 2014
It’s the end of an era for Discovery Channel’s popular reality show, Mythbusters. Three fan-favorite myth busters, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, announced Thursday that they will be leaving the show after working on it for a decade.
“Kari, Tory and Grant have been an incredibly important part of MythBusters for over a decade,” the Discovery Channel said in an official statement. “From explosions to car crashes to even more explosions, this trio has helped shape MythBusters into the Emmy-nominated series it is today. Everyone at Discovery wants to thank them for their tireless work busting almost 1,000 myths, and we wish them all the best on their future endeavors.”
Co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have commented that the show will now return to its “origins,” with just the duo overseeing the stunts and experiments. Kari, Tory, and Grant took to Twitter to post personal messages to their fans and share their gratitude over all their support. Said Kari Byron: “Thank you to all the fans who have supported us. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all MythBusters. I am sad for an ending but there will be exciting new adventures for us.”
Mythbusters also shared a video montage on their Twitter page as a tribute to the fan favorite hosts. In the past ten years, Mythbusters has been nominated five times for outstanding reality program, but has yet to take home the title.