Discovery’s “Mythbusters” trims host count to two

After a decade of helping debunk legends and assumptions, Mythbusters co-hosts Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara and Kari Byron (pictured) have exited the Emmy-nominated show.
August 25, 2014

Science entertainment reality show MythBusters will be sporting three fewer mythbusters.

After a decade of service with the Emmy-nominated Discovery program, co-hosts Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara and Kari Byron (pictured) have parted ways with the show. Mythbusters will now carry on with the two original special effects experts and hosts that first came aboard in 2002, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

The announcement of the trio’s exit was made at the conclusion of Thursday night’s episode and current 15-episode season.

“Kari, Tory and Grant have been an incredibly important part of MythBusters for over a decade,” said Discovery in a statement.   “From explosions to car crashes to even more explosions, this trio has helped shape MythBusters into the Emmy-nominated series it is today.  Everyone at Discovery wants to thank them for their tireless work busting almost 1,000 myths, and we wish them all the best on their future endeavors.”

Including pilots and specials, Mythbusters has aired 257 episodes since 2003. The program was created by Peter Rees and produced by Australia’s Beyond Productions for Discovery.

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