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'Mythbusters,' a Discovery Channel Favorite, to End After Next Season

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TV personalities Adam Savage (L) and Jamie Hyneman speak onstage during Discovery's "MythBusters" panel at Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2015 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 8, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)

By    |   Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 08:31 AM

"Mythbusters" is scheduled to end after next season, and fans are sure to miss the Discovery Channel series that co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman used to marry pop culture and urban legend with science.

"Mythbusters," Discovery's longest-running series, has been debunking myths made famous by movie scenes, viral videos, rumors, social media, and more since 2003. When the series is all done next year — after 14 total seasons — Savage and Hyneman will have completed 2,950 experiments, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Savage told the magazine recently that he is grateful the show is allowed to have a wrap-up season.

"It was my greatest fear that 'Mythbusters' would just stop and we wouldn't be able to do proper final episodes," he said. "So whether it's myths about human behavior or car stories or explosion stories, we tried to find the most awesome example of each category and build on our past history."

The final season of "Mythbusters" will debut Jan. 9 on Discovery while the Science Channel will host a "Mythbusters" marathon starting with the show's very first episode.

"Every show has its bell curve," Savage said. "We're cognizant of our ratings. It's not like they were terrible but we could see them changing. Three or four years ago we started wondering more if we were going to be renewed."

"It's not like it's unexpected. Still it was kind of amazing that it happened. The thing that really makes me happy is most cable shows like ours just end. They get past their freshness date, you finish a season and then you hear you'll never see another one," he continued.

USA Today wrote that the show has pulled from other TV shows in its myth busting. One popular episode sought to determine whether a bathtub filled with hydrofluoric acid would ultimately dissolve and fall through the floor — as it had in a scene on "Breaking Bad."

"'Mythbusters' is — and will always be — an incredibly important part of Discovery's history," Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, said in a statement. "Adam and Jamie are enormous talents who have brought learning and science to the forefront of this network, and their legacy will continue to live on over at Science Channel."

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