Discovery Channel’s longest-running series Mythbusters will end in 2016.
According to a press release from the network, the show has seen a record “248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions,” and hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are prepared to say goodbye.
“Making Mythbusters has fundamentally and irrevocably altered the way I think as a person, as an artist, and as a scientist. I’m glad for the chance to say goodbye with some of the best television we’ve ever made. I will miss making this show,” said Adam Savage in a statement.
Co-host Jamie Hyneman added, “I never dreamed we would be on television at all, much less for such a long time and with so much praise for keeping a thought provoking show on the air. And best of all, we were able to do what we do and still have all our fingers and toes.”
Mythbusters took popular science myths and put them to the test in a fun, educational way and has seen the likes of guest stars such as Seth Rogen, James Cameron, Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, Sophia Bush and many more over the course of its long run.
“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,” said Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel.
The final season of Mythbusters premieres January 9th on Discovery Channel.
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