March 31, 2016


‘MythBusters’ Revival: New Hosts to Be Chosen on Reality Show

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Maarten de Boer/Getty Images

After winding down its 14-season run earlier this month, MythBusters is already being revived, with a reality series that will determine the next batch of hosts for the science hit.

According to THR, the Science Channel will host a reality competition called Search for the Next MythBusters, which will try to find the replacements for Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Science Channel is owned by Discovery Channel, which aired MythBusters—in which scientific methods were used to test age-old rumors and adages—beginning in 2003 and ending earlier this month.

Search for the Next Mythbusters will feature an "all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel." Fifteen contestants will participate in the show, and Science Channel is currently inviting viewers to submit videos to see if they have what it takes to be a MythBuster.

The next MythBusters may have a different format, and might have more than two hosts. "We'll see who emerges victorious and from those folks determine what the best format is," Science Channel general manager Marc Etkind says. "It's a long-running goal for Science Channel to have MythBusters on the air."