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Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci To Leave MYTHBUSTERS

Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci To Leave MYTHBUSTERS

Well here’s one that’ll leave you shocked: following the conclusion the show’s latest season, Discovery has announced that Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, better known as the M7 Build Team, will no longer be featured on the network’s hit series, MythBusters. The behind-the-scenes reasoning for the change is unknown, but based on the following video message, it appears the plan isn’t to replace the cast members, but rather to take the show back to its season one roots that featured only Adam and Jamie as the mythbusting team:

While Savage has said in the past that 2015 was going to be a reboot for the series in terms of look, it’s surprising to learn the reboot also includes a cast shake-up. The Build Team’s been around since the second season, and it’s hard to imagine MythBusters without them. They will certainly be missed, but at least there will always be Netflix and YouTube to remind us of how awesome Kari, Grant, and Tory were.

There’s currently no word on what the trio will be up to next, or even if that next phase will feature them all working together, but whatever it is, we know we’ll be there to check it out.

What Build Team tested myth is your favorite? What’s your favorite Kari, Grant, and Tory moment? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Casey says:

    I’m surprised by this move, and a little concerned this is a move toward more welding, manly, explosions, rather than the science is awesome feel of the old seasons. Watching the trio over the years added a narrative to the show, as they grew more confident and experienced in building, blowing up and methods of testing. I think the show really benefits from that narrative and wonder where it will go without it. And while I love the Adam vs. Jamie builds, I’ll miss the excellent example of team problem solving the trio demonstrated.

  2. Sherri says:

    my favorite moments on Mythbusters was a mess that they tested. The one where they use the jet engine to blow over a bus, that was freaking amazing!

  3. Craig says:

    What a gorgeous special sort Kari was. And super clever and brave too!. Wont be the same. What were you thinking Cleggy beanie wearing goose? nobody watches  to see your head! Have a shave and a laugh while we watch your show go down the dunny!

  4. David says:

    New direction, Must mean replace with some dumb-ass reality show. I know: “Real NASA housewives fish and mine gold…naked.”

  5. myselfas says:

    I for one am glad these three are being let go. I haven’t watched the show much since they came on board. I find Kari Byron extremely annoying. I never missed a show when it first started with just Jamie and Adam :)

  6. Zach says:

    Thank heaven we won’t have to watch or listen to these three juvenile morons any longer.

  7. pissed says:

    Fuck you adam and jamie

  8. MajicWalrus says:

    I honestly liked the build team’s myths and their on screen dynamic more than I ever have Adam and Jamie.  I’m really bummed about this. 

  9. Buster Myth says:

    Discovery commissions Mythbusters episodes from an Australian production house and distributor named Beyond International. A combination of fewer episodes ordered (13 over 12 mo. vs. previous 30 over 18 mo.) and difficulty with other Beyond properties resulted in full-year net profit after tax down 20%.

    Ain’t nobody mad. It’s all about the Benjamins.

  10. Duncan says:

    The show works MUCH better when Jamie and Adam were the head of a team. Now the show will lose a great deal of credibility without the rest of the team. Now it will look like it’s just two guys following their gut, without good science behind them.

  11. Joe says:

    I’m going to stop watching mythbusters!!

  12. Joe says:

    I will stop watching mythbusters!!

  13. Ok Mr. Hardwick, time to break out the checkbook and add these three to the Nerdist family

  14. Aguynutah says:

    Now all the show is left with is a curmudgeon in a cap & his Jerry Lewis-esque second who obviously don’t like each other much but build stuff to create situations to argue or be snippy to each other about. 
    Best of luck Tori, Grant, and Kari

  15. Aaguynutah says:

    After leaving these three fun, interesting, friendly people behind. People who one could truly see having a beer with if you ran into them
    We’re to be left with a show about a curmudgeon in a cap & Jerry Lewis-esque second who obviously don’t like each other too much….but build stuff to provide something to argue about. 
    Best wishes Tori, Grant, and Kari

  16. Teri Rich says:

    I don’t like this idea one bit!  I love Adam and Jamie, don’t get me wrong and it’s not about “oh the show is gonna suck without the Build Team.”  Mythbusters will always be awesome because of the awesome work done on the show. I have no doubt that that aspect won’t change.  But Kari, Grant, and Tory all deserve their place on Mythbusters too.  At the very least, they deserve a show of their own.  We love them, and the five of them are like family.  We want to keep seeing them together and having fun blowing stuff up.

  17. Glenn says:

    I think they’re getting ready to twilight the show, and that this will be the last season. It’s the most likely explanation for the three of them being let go at once. At least Grant now has Star Trek Continues, a brilliant series continuing the voyages of the 5 year mission from the original series. And I’m sure it won’t be long before Kari lands another gig somewhere. The only one I’m worried about is Tony, since this was pretty much his big break, and I’m not sure what he has left. I only know that I probably won’t be watching Mythbusters much any more.

  18. Jynxie says:

    Totally unacceptable! The send off was barely a “don’t let the door hit you on the ass”  no word as to why! This crap is wrong and I signed the petition  on to get them back!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I really liked Tory, Grant, and Kari, but to tell you the truth, I always enjoyed watching the myths by Jamie and Adam much more and I don’t think this will hurt the shows ratings at all. I feel wrong saying it, but I think the next season may be more enjoyable as long as they can find some good myths to test and they test them properly unlike the recent “Laws Of Attraction” episode which I think was extremely flawed and rushed.

  20. M says:

    Many are saying the shows going to be cut down to 30min, since it was, in a certain way, 2 shows before (Adam and Jamie being 1, and Grant Kari and Tory being the other) Not happy with this but it seems like a practical explanation from a TV networks cost cutting point of view

  21. Nate says:

    Discovery decided that they were too real and with the fakeumentories of shark week doing so well its cheaper to make stuff up than to pay real intelligent people.

  22. AdSprad says:

    Maybe the three will get their own show, and that hasn’t been announce yet.

  23. byron lord says:

    Maybe they’ll join ghosthunters

  24. Christi says:

    This could be a very bad idea. Phasing them out one by one… maybe. But just dropping them? They have a comraderie and chemistry that Adam and Jamie don’t. They were the light hearted glue that really flavored the show well.

  25. Zenteth says:

    favorite moment Coffee Creamer Canon … the look of sheer terror on their faces when the final blast went off!

  26. Chris Lowel says:

    How about a reality show in Colorado where they all just sit around doped out and munching Doritos

  27. Chris Lowel says:

    They could’ve all move to Colorado, doped out and just sat around smoking weed. Then they would’ve all gotten along and nothing would’ve broken, eh

  28. bob says:

    How come they didn’t have them all move to Colorado and smoke dope and bust myths there? They would’ve all gotten along, and nobody would’ve cared to get anything done

  29. jess says:

    well Mythbusters lost a fan.. i thing the trio helped a lot and made it interesting… Thanks a heck of a lot Discovery for doing this crap.

  30. Jac says:

    Finally , i really like Kari, Tory and Grant but they made the Mythbusters more like a Reality show then a true science show like before, so glad Discovery is at least with one show going back to its roots where it didn´t try to be a dumbing reality station.

  31. Here’s a new myth for the upcoming season…Mythbusters will survive unscathed without Kari Byron even though 90% of the audience are post pubescent Kari fanboys.  BUSTED!!

  32. Butt Nutt says:

    Good. They suck anyways.

  33. I like Adam and Jamie, but they just don’t have the chemistry to carry the show by themselves. It was the build team that really made the show for me.

  34. Amy says:

    My favorite moment was from a Shark week special.  “I hope they like sushi!”  “Oh I hope they like Italian!”  And “SOMETHING JUST TOUCHED ME!”

  35. Bill says:

    The three of them were at the Emmys a few days/week ago, and clearly didn’t know a thing about this (Tweets like “too bad we didn’t win – maybe next year!”) Total douche move on the part of Discovery, and Adam and Jamie were clearly in on it. I love the show, but as far as I’m concerned, it ended last night.

  36. ezeuzo1 says:

    All things come to and end. But I don’t see how this helps the show at all. The build team added youth and fun (even though Adam and Jamie are still a fun couple of guys together) and good energy for the show. Sounds like they’re going to design the show now in such a way that will appeal to ‘purists’ only. This move saddens me.

  37. Maark Mcheese says:

    It’s obvious they had no idea the trio was making their last episode. The farewell at the end was an afterthought. Hands down the trio’s segments were the best part of the show. I would bet they were stolen away from the show to be stars of their own.

  38. Clem P says:

    Myth busters was a great show, the build team will be missed.  I like Jamie and Adam; but, It won’t be the same with out Kari, Grant & Tori.  I hope there is a better reason than just cost cutting’ and we will see the Build team again on a new show.

  39. panda says:

    well done watching that show now… must like dual survival…

  40. Amanda says:

    spin off??!!!

  41. Amanda says:

    spin off???!!!

  42. Peter says:

    I reject your reality and substitute my own.

  43. ron says:

    Bring them back.

  44. ron says:

    Those 3 were the main reason I watched the show.

  45. Doug says:

    Goodbye, fare thee well, and thank you, Build Team. You will be missed.

  46. Johnny says:

    This is unfair,I enjoyed all five of the Mytrhbusters,  I was just thinking like last week that Mythbusters is Kari, Tory, and Grant–added to Adam and Jamie.  This is one show I have tried to watch.  I’m sure I missed some but I thought it was amazing how they proved so many things.  I’ll miss Kari–I loved her,  and Tory and Grant, they all really fit the show.

  47. Tom Austin says:

    Unfortunately, everything has to come to and end. I hope that this at least means they’re moving on to other projects. Mythbusters won’t be the same, but it’s not like they won’t be able to find work doing the same great things they’ve been doing.

  48. Madeleine Harred says:

    I love so many of the myths the trio tested! One that comes to mind as one of my favorites was when the boys were testing ways to cure sea sickness. Always love Tory’s crazy stunts, like bike hopping and falling! Miss them already!

  49. I enjoyed the early seasons the most because they focused on the science behind the myths and actually went into detail about the builds, something they just rush through to get to the big BOOM at the end of the episodes now, which is why I just no longer care to watch.

  50. Jumbybird says:

    In other words, the show isn’t that popular anymore, so they’re cutting the soul of the show to save costs.