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Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci To Leave MYTHBUSTERS

Well here’s one that’ll leave you shocked: following the conclusion the show’s latest season, Discovery has announced that Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, better known as the M7 Build Team, will no longer be featured on the network’s hit series, MythBusters. The behind-the-scenes reasoning for the change is unknown, but based on the following video message, it appears the plan isn’t to replace the cast members, but rather to take the show back to its season one roots that featured only Adam and Jamie as the mythbusting team:

While Savage has said in the past that 2015 was going to be a reboot for the series in terms of look, it’s surprising to learn the reboot also includes a cast shake-up. The Build Team’s been around since the second season, and it’s hard to imagine MythBusters without them. They will certainly be missed, but at least there will always be Netflix and YouTube to remind us of how awesome Kari, Grant, and Tory were.

There’s currently no word on what the trio will be up to next, or even if that next phase will feature them all working together, but whatever it is, we know we’ll be there to check it out.

What Build Team tested myth is your favorite? What’s your favorite Kari, Grant, and Tory moment? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Casey says:

    I’m surprised by this move, and a little concerned this is a move toward more welding, manly, explosions, rather than the science is awesome feel of the old seasons. Watching the trio over the years added a narrative to the show, as they grew more confident and experienced in building, blowing up and methods of testing. I think the show really benefits from that narrative and wonder where it will go without it. And while I love the Adam vs. Jamie builds, I’ll miss the excellent example of team problem solving the trio demonstrated.

  2. Sherri says:

    my favorite moments on Mythbusters was a mess that they tested. The one where they use the jet engine to blow over a bus, that was freaking amazing!

  3. Craig says:

    What a gorgeous special sort Kari was. And super clever and brave too!. Wont be the same. What were you thinking Cleggy beanie wearing goose? nobody watches  to see your head! Have a shave and a laugh while we watch your show go down the dunny!

  4. David says:

    New direction, Must mean replace with some dumb-ass reality show. I know: “Real NASA housewives fish and mine gold…naked.”

  5. myselfas says:

    I for one am glad these three are being let go. I haven’t watched the show much since they came on board. I find Kari Byron extremely annoying. I never missed a show when it first started with just Jamie and Adam 🙂

  6. Zach says:

    Thank heaven we won’t have to watch or listen to these three juvenile morons any longer.

  7. pissed says:

    Fuck you adam and jamie

  8. MajicWalrus says:

    I honestly liked the build team’s myths and their on screen dynamic more than I ever have Adam and Jamie.  I’m really bummed about this. 

  9. Buster Myth says:

    Discovery commissions Mythbusters episodes from an Australian production house and distributor named Beyond International. A combination of fewer episodes ordered (13 over 12 mo. vs. previous 30 over 18 mo.) and difficulty with other Beyond properties resulted in full-year net profit after tax down 20%.

    Ain’t nobody mad. It’s all about the Benjamins.

  10. Duncan says:

    The show works MUCH better when Jamie and Adam were the head of a team. Now the show will lose a great deal of credibility without the rest of the team. Now it will look like it’s just two guys following their gut, without good science behind them.

  11. Joe says:

    I’m going to stop watching mythbusters!!

  12. Joe says:

    I will stop watching mythbusters!!

  13. Ok Mr. Hardwick, time to break out the checkbook and add these three to the Nerdist family

  14. Aguynutah says:

    Now all the show is left with is a curmudgeon in a cap & his Jerry Lewis-esque second who obviously don’t like each other much but build stuff to create situations to argue or be snippy to each other about. 
    Best of luck Tori, Grant, and Kari

  15. Aaguynutah says:

    After leaving these three fun, interesting, friendly people behind. People who one could truly see having a beer with if you ran into them
    We’re to be left with a show about a curmudgeon in a cap & Jerry Lewis-esque second who obviously don’t like each other too much….but build stuff to provide something to argue about. 
    Best wishes Tori, Grant, and Kari

  16. Teri Rich says:

    I don’t like this idea one bit!  I love Adam and Jamie, don’t get me wrong and it’s not about “oh the show is gonna suck without the Build Team.”  Mythbusters will always be awesome because of the awesome work done on the show. I have no doubt that that aspect won’t change.  But Kari, Grant, and Tory all deserve their place on Mythbusters too.  At the very least, they deserve a show of their own.  We love them, and the five of them are like family.  We want to keep seeing them together and having fun blowing stuff up.

  17. Michael says:

    To be fair, it was also pretty harmless.

  18. SteveD says:

    I know you will get hated for this opinion, but I just want you to know you are not alone. I agree with you.

  19. MajicWalrus says:

    I would also like to add my vote for explosions as eye candy.

  20. Sue says:

    This was a really crappy and insulting way to let them go IMO. They even made out like that episode was a new one, when it was originally aired in the UK back in 2012! The only difference at all in this episode was the English announcer and the bombshell they delivered at the end.

    Whether this has come from Jamie and Adam or from Discovery I think they’ve made a big mistake. They added a lot to the show. They deserved a WAY better send off and tribute than they got. And Mythbusters has been an island in a sea of bile that is Discovery programming for a long time now.

    The show has been more hit and miss in recent years anyway, (that tweeting thing being a really annoying distraction for one thing) and the way they have done this has left a negative impression for me that may well have spoiled my interest in watching anymore.

  21. Craig says:

    you stupid kunt fuk off

  22. John says:

    Actually two guys are going as well but you want to make it a women’s issue?  Sexist.

  23. shut up you whinny assbulldog dyke cunt rag! go eat your fathers shit and die!!!

  24. Noes says:

    sounds like more like a “they put a cannon ball into some families dinning room”  move to me.

  25. Flent says:

    Just how many therapists ARE you seeing for your hate issues?