Mythbusters creators say 14th season will be last, announce farewell tour
In 2016, Mythbusters creators Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will warn viewers not to try this at home for the last time. The duo announced on Wednesday that the Discovery Channel TV series’ 14th season, which begins airing January 9, will be its last.
The news came by way of an Entertainment Weekly report, which went live at the same time as the duo’s announcement of the “farewell tour” of their long-running Mythbusters Live event series (though Savage will likely continue some form of live-experiment show). EW conducted interviews with both Hyneman and Savage, and the report remarked on the famous animosity between the duo while pointing out that their interviews were conducted separately.
“I think it’s probably safe to say that continuing our on-screen relationship in front of the camera is probably not happening,” Hyneman told EW. “I expect Adam may well pursue things in front of the camera, but I’m most likely not.” When told about that comment, Savage replied in his own interview, “I would say the same thing. It has been an incredibly productive marriage, but I think this is plausibly the end of the line. Though you never say never.” In addition, the duo will continue working together off-camera on a scripted TV series that they’re executive producing for CBS.