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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.

229 comments

  • shocked, saddened, and disappointed. Mythbusters isn’t Mythbusters without them. While Jamie and Adam do good things with the show, it was the rest of the build team at M7 who created that connection and inspired a whole new generation of people to enjoy science.

    The field needs more Kari’s out there.

    While the first season of mythbusters was OK, I really hope they aren’t bringing in the folk lore stuff.

      • And it’s reasons like your post that make me glad they’re going. The show should first and foremost be about busting myths. Over the show’s progression they featured more and more scripted segments that took you away from the actual myth/project they were working on If they’re going back to the season one formula it means we’re getting way more of that and it’s a good thing. If you’re going to stop watching the show because your cute eye candy and fellow female are leaving then you were watching it for the wrong reasons in the first place.

        • This was a really crappy and insulting way to let them go IMO. They even made out like that episode was a new one, when it was originally aired in the UK back in 2012! The only difference at all in this episode was the English announcer and the bombshell they delivered at the end.
          http://mythbustersresults.com/airplane-boarding

          Whether this has come from Jamie and Adam or from Discovery I think they’ve made a big mistake. They added a lot to the show. They deserved a WAY better send off and tribute than they got. And Mythbusters has been an island in a sea of bile that is Discovery programming for a long time now.

          The show has been more hit and miss in recent years anyway, (that tweeting thing being a really annoying distraction for one thing) and the way they have done this has left a negative impression for me that may well have spoiled my interest in watching anymore.

  • I think that discovery has gone in the wrong direction for several years now.  Mythbusters was a small gem in many ways but still has suffered under the ‘reality discovery’.  I hope they find new venues and ditch the reality and scripts and just make good content elsewhere.

  • At SD Comic Con last month they showed a small preview of some of the changes coming to the show, and one was that a lot more time will be spent to focus on showing exactly what work is put into all of the builds that they do, down to parts lists and instructional on-screen info.

    Also, it always seemed odd to me that even after so many years, Kari, Grant and Tory were never referred to as actual “Mythbusters”, so I think it’s probably better for them to all move on, separately or (preferably) together with a new show.

    • I think everyone has forgotten that they are all three engineers. I would rather hire and engineer to design something that has ten years of experience making it up out of thin air rather than a kid fresh out of college or somebody stuck in the book way of doing things. I will definitely miss them and I would love to see them get their own show, but I think they have a lot more opportunities out their than TV.

  • So sorry to hear that they’re leaving after such a great run. Adam has said on Tested, a Youtube channel he appears on, that the next season will be done in a new format because they really want to return to the roots of the show. Instead of scripted conversations, they’re just going to do everything naturally, and the show will be featuring more of the preparation/making of the experiments. I have high hopes for what’s to come.