“MythBusters” surprised audiences with the announcement that Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara will leave the hit Discovery Channel show ahead of its 10th season.
“It is not only the end of this episode, it’s not only the end of this season, it’s the end of an era,” host Adam Savage said at the end of the final episode of the show’s ninth season.
The show will return for a tenth season with only Savage and Jamie Hyneman hosting.
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 22, 2014
The trio of Belleci, Byron and Imahara all took to Twitter to say their goodbyes, with Byron making mention of a “new direction” for the show.
The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) August 22, 2014
Belleci, Byron and Imahara made up three-fifths of the show’s cast, completed by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. During the show, the team would conduct experiments to bust or prove so-called myths, educating about science in a manner both informed and funny.
“Kari, Tory and Grant have been an incredibly important part of MythBusters for over a decade,” Discovery said in a statement. “From explosions to car crashes to even more explosions, this trio has helped shape MythBusters into the Emmy-nominated series it is today. Everyone at Discovery wants to thank them for their tireless work busting almost 1,000 myths, and we wish them all the best on their future endeavors.”