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Farewell to Mythbusters
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Mythbusters, the seven-time Emmy®- nominated series premiered on Discovery in January, 2003. Little did the network imagine that when it introduced two special effects artists, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the show would still be going strong after thirteen years. These two men had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and they found a loyal audience that was eager to learn along with them. But all good things come to an end and now, after 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will say goodbye to the series this winter.

Mythbusters will be back for one final season, starting January 9, 2016. Before they say goodbye, though, Adam and Jamie have some more surprises and thrills in store for their audience. Mythbusters was – and remains – an exciting, brand new approach to science, one that had never been done before… and it sure made science fun for millions of viewers over the years. Savage and Hyneman helped mold it into the iconic, Emmy®-nominated series that it is today.

From rocket cars to duct tape myths, Breaking Bad myths to Breaking Glass myths, these two guys 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. Adam and Jamie even caught the eye of the President of the United States and welcomed President Obama as a guest star back in 2010.

For the final season, Adam and Jamie say goodbye to the show in the grandest possible fashion. They’ll tackle some of the biggest myths they’ve ever tested from classic categories that made the show part of our cultural lexicon: car stunts, social science, viral videos, explosions (of course!), and rockets. To top it off, they’ve figured out the ultimate way to go out with a bang. Fans can submit their farewell using #MythYouGuys on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Some of the best will be featured in the final season as the guys say their own goodbyes.

In a television first, this holiday season, the Science Channel will air every single episode of Mythbusters in chronological order! Beginning Wednesday, December 23rd at midnight, and ending on Sunday, January 3rd at 8pm, fans will be able to binge out on the series, starting with the very first episode, “Jet Assisted Chevy,” and concluding with “Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth”. This should prove a fitting tribute to Adam and Jamie’s final season of Mythbusters, which will air in its entirety both on Discovery Channel and Science Channel beginning in January. Mark your calendars to make sure you don’t miss it.

(Originally published in the December, 2015 issue of SB&F)

Photo by Benjamin Hanson, Courtesy of Discovery Channel

Posted 23 Dec 2015 10:24 AM by Maria Sosa