Saturday TV Guide: ‘MythBusters’ Signs Off After 13 Years


The end is here for Discovery Channel’s long-running science series MythBusters. Tonight, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will air their show’s last episode, fittingly titled “The MythBusters Grand Finale,” before a special reunion that also brings back former cast members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.

Starpulse has some video from the MythBusters swan song, starting with a trailer for the “Grand Finale” that sends the show out in epic fake-movie fashion, including dramatic voice-over narration, liberal use of slow motion, a cement truck and of course plenty of explosions:

Then take a look at this clip from the reunion show which gets a little out of control. It starts out with Adam asking if anyone has ever given their number to someone famous and wishing they hadn’t – because that’s exactly what happened to him – and it just gets weirder from there. (Warning: parts may not be safe for work or kids):

If this still isn’t enough MythBusters for you, Discovery is also advertising that its sister channel Science Channel will air a “never before seen” episode of the show on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Since its premiere on Jan. 23, 2003, MythBusters has aired almost 300 episodes and become one of Discovery’s longest-running programs. Its popularity has spawned a live stage show featuring Savage and Hyneman, a touring museum exhibition, and appearances and/or references on other shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS and The Simpsons. It certainly made science fun and relevant for an entire generation of TV viewers, and it will be missed.

MythBusters airs at 8 p.m. followed by its series reunion special at 9 p.m., both on Discovery. Will you be watching?

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