MythBusters Series Finale

TVLine Items: MythBusters Reboot, Conan Schedules Korea Visit and More

And the award for Fastest Revival of a Cancelled Series goes to… MythBusters!

The long-running Discovery program, which just aired its series finale on March 5, is on the precipice of getting (sorta) rebooted by sister network Science Channel, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The cabler has greenlit Search for the Next MythBusters, a reality competition series that, per the official logline, aims to find an “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.”

Fifteen participants will have their skills tested via various challenges, involving both social media and stunts. Interested contestants can submit videos; more casting details are available here.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Conan in Korea, the late-night series’ extended episode filmed on location in Seoul, will air Saturday, April 9, at 11/10c on TBS.

* Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime) will guest-star on an upcoming Grey’s Anatomy episode, though details of her character are being kept quiet, TheWrap reports.

* WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be the subject of Holy Foley, WWE Network’s upcoming docuseries about Foley’s life and relationship with his daughter, Noelle. The 10-episode, 30-minute reality show will premiere in August.

* Wanda Sykes’ first televised stand-up special in seven years, What Happened… Ms. Sykes?, will air on Friday, Oct. 21, at 10/9c on Epix.

* Cinemax has released a new promo for Outcast, its upcoming drama based on Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s comic book. Premiering Friday, June 3, at 10/9c, the series follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who enlists the help of a preacher in order to defeat his lifelong demonic possession. Watch the teaser below:

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10 Comments
  1. suzi says:

    An all new generation of mythbusters and the search to find them? No thanks.

  2. Tony Lang says:

    Still sounds better than another Kardashian/Jenner facepalm fest.

  3. CMG says:

    I don’t think this is a great idea. It doesn’t appear anyone from Mythbusters is involved in this new show. (Kari has confirmed on Twitter that the show she, Tory, and Grant are working on isn’t this one; Jamie and Adam have had no comment thus far, suggesting they aren’t involved either.)

    Beyond the lack of any involvement from the people that originally created the show, turning what was a fairly educational, science-based shows into a competition reality show is just… distasteful.

    Plus, it just feels like the show just ended. “The body isn’t even cold,” to turn a phrase.

    • Kvivik says:

      “turning what was a fairly educational, science-based shows into a competition reality show is just… distasteful”
      That is the whole crux of it. Beautifully stated.

  4. Jason says:

    Here’s an idea. Science Channel should just continue on with the original show. I’d much rather watch that.

  5. Beth says:

    Yay! Can’t wait for Conan in Seoul
    Love me some Steven Yeun

  6. kirads09 says:

    Ugh. Turned a great fun show into a “reality competition”. As much as I love Adam and Jaime. No. Just No.

  7. Phoenix5634 says:

    I’ll probably watch, do they have the original cast? Can we just reboot Mythbusters? It’s a show that should never end.

  8. Cindy Coss says:

    Col. Chris Hadfield should totally be a Mythbuster.