MythBusters has found a lot of success since it’s launch in 2003. The show that has made science cool for people of all ages has put the wraps on season 16 this week. Then they announced they would say goodbye to some of the stars.
The show is going through a bit of a restructure before it returns early next year on Discovery Channel. In an effort to return to the original formula, the show will trim the cast back down to the two main scientists. Yes, Adam and Jamie will continue on with the show.
Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci will not, however. The split seems to be a sad one but not one that is causing a riff. The stars have accepted it quite well and the show paid tribute, as seen in the link in the tweet below, to the group known as M7.
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 22, 2014
The trio certainly brought youth, excitement and energy to the show. That said, it would be foolish to assume that the show cannot succeed without them. The initial season of Mythbusters saw Jamie and Adam go it alone and helped build the franchise to the point that M7 could join them for the second season. Grant seemed to sum it up well in a tweet he sent out shortly after the show aired.
Thanks @MythBusters for allowing us to teach science in a whole new way. Also, explosions. Now, on to the next adventure!
— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) August 22, 2014
Jamie and Adam are highly capable of handling the show on their own, keeping it entertaining and making things explode. Let’s face it, that’s what everyone is tuning in for, after all. Make some jokes, teach some science, then blow something up. It is a highly successful formula.
The show moves on without three very entertaining people that kept fans engaged.
As long as Jamie doesn’t shave, the show should be fine.
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