‘MythBusters’ Stars Kari Byron, Grant Imahara & Tory Belleci Leaving Show

Fri, August 22, 2014 8:57pm EST by 43 Comments 62,907 Article Views
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It’s the end of an era: Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci are leaving ‘MythBusters’ ahead of its 10th season.

Arguably Discovery’s biggest and most mainstream hit, MythBusters will be entering its 10th season without beloved cast members Kari ByronGrant Imahara, and Tory Belleci. While every member of the cast was incredibly respectful as they announced their departure, it’s still the end of an era and a sad, sad day.

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As Season 9 of MythBusters wrapped on August 21, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman gave the following announcement, alternating portions of the speech:

“It’s not only the end of the episode, and not only the end of the season. It is also the end of an era. This is the very last episode of MythBusters to feature the incredible trio of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara.

“This next season, we’re going back to our origins which is just Adam and me.

“I want to take a moment to thank you guys for the incredible work over the last ten years. You’ve given literally your blood, sweat and tears in the name of science, and it has been a total pleasure not only to work with you but to call you our friends.

“We wish you the very best of luck, and thank you.

“Bye, guys.”

Well, that’s one way to announce cast departures.

Kari, Tory, and Grant each took to Twitter following the airing of the episode to confirm the sad reality:

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It’s great to see that all of their messages were so overwhelmingly positive, but we still can’t help but be disappointed. Grant joined the show in 2005, and Kari and Tory in 2004 — decade-long runs are nothing to sneeze at, and clearly something had been working over at Discovery for the show to have had such a long run as it did.

Not only did the ratings keep the show on the air, but so too did enormous critical acclaim — the show has been nominated five times for Primetime Emmy Awards!

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While rumors of behind-the-scenes drama have always dogged the cast, Jamie revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood that that’s basically what happens when you work with the same people for 10 years: “We get on each other’s nerves and everything all the time, but whenever that happens, we say so and we deal with it and move on.

“There are times that we really dislike dealing with each other, but we make it work.”

And surely, on-set infighting couldn’t have been the only reason — if a reason at all — for three longtime hosts to get the axe.

In any case, Discovery is obviously making some big moves and we’re looking forward to what Season 10 of MythBusters will bring. All the best to Grant, Kari and Tory moving forward!

HollywoodLifers, are you upset by this news? Will you miss Grant, Kari and Tory? Or do you think that MythBusters needed a shake-up? Let us know!

– Amanda Michelle Steiner

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Posted at 3:08 PM on February 27, 2015  

Watching episode 2 of series 10 and it just doesn’t feel the same Adam and Jamie are great but they needed that variety the other 3 brought to stop it from been so boring and nerdy Kari brought the beauty tori brought the comedy and grant brought the modern day nerd that loved tech, I hope they can do a spin off Mythbusters or something cos personal I prefer them to Jamie and Adam

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Stefan Bajkai

Posted at 3:46 PM on February 27, 2015  

I watched like 2 episodes from the new series. It was quite boring. Probably they are running out of ideas. The old series were a lot better

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sean coffey

Posted at 4:39 PM on February 25, 2015  

Its so upseting not to have Kari grant and tory on Mythbusters any more i dont think il be woching Mythbusters any more as thay were a very big part of Mythbusters its not Mythbusters with out them

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Posted at 8:18 AM on February 19, 2015  

very disappointing. i liked the other members of the team very much. not as much fun without them.

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Posted at 2:10 PM on February 7, 2015  

I am sad to see tory, grant and Kari gone. Hopefully Discovery sees their value, and gives them their own show. Making it a more youthful approach.

I have watched the first few episodes and while it os interesting, and a cohesive product, the show has lost its youth and ability to entertain.

Its a more fact finding shoe now, lacking the youthfulness it once had.

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Andy Robinson

Posted at 9:36 PM on January 30, 2015  

Just finished watching the first three post-Kari/Grant/Tory MythBusters episodes. I miss Kari (!!), Grant, and Tory, but the new format is less busy and tells a more coherent story without all the jump-cuts at climactic moments (which were getting more frequently and annoying over time).

I wouldn’t have believed it, but they pulled it off: the new format with the two original hosts is better than the last several years with all five. Now… More guns and explosions!

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Posted at 8:40 PM on January 22, 2015  

After watching the first two eps without Kari, Tory and Grant I doubt I will watch any more, just not the same without you guys in it…. So disappointed

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JJ Smith

Posted at 9:21 PM on January 31, 2015  

I agree – after all, they started with just the two and we loved it then. I’ll miss the trio, but I love the show.

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Posted at 8:19 PM on January 9, 2015  

Your the best mythbusters ever known

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Posted at 10:06 PM on December 25, 2014  

By Kari. ,Tory and Gramt….By by myth busters…

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Phil P.

Posted at 10:07 PM on November 28, 2014  

Sorry about the multiple posts phone messed up.

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