The 2014 season finale of Mythbusters aired earlier tonight. At the end of the episode co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage announced that Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci wouldn’t be returning for the 2015 season and that they, Savage and Hyneman, would be the sole hosts again. After the episode the official Mythbusters Twitter account posted this tweet:
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 22, 2014
Fan reaction was swift and disgruntled
— Greg Coogan (@Greg_Coogan) August 22, 2014
@MythBusters Thanks for giving me the final nudge to quit watching.
— Sasha Cohen (@dangertheatre) August 22, 2014
— Isaac Schluesche (@31stormlover) August 22, 2014
— Andrew (@keeponrunning) August 22, 2014
— Michael Brogan (@MikeBrogan71) August 22, 2014
It wasn’t all bad though:
— Howard Chu (@tweet4howi) August 22, 2014
— Chuck Baker (@SirChar103) August 22, 2014
— Jess Kitrick (@ravenalegria13) August 22, 2014
There hasn’t been any official mention as to why the three staples are leaving the show but rumor has it that Adam and Jamie are going to be focusing more on their builds and the process they use to ultimately support their conclusions.
This is more in touch with the original concept of the show.