Mythbusters is back…sorta

Today it was reported by the Hollywood Reporter that the Science Channel is already reviving the show Mythbusters.  However, it will come back without the iconic stars Jamie and Adam.  The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Discovery Channel has green-lighted a reality TV show style competition series titled Search for the Next Mythbusters.

The new show will focus on finding  “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.” It will involve both social media and stunts as it tests a cast of hopefuls on their skills as they compete in various challenges.

Although how one does stunts over social media seems…hinky…at best.

“When I got to the network, and we clearly identified MythBusters as a franchise and something that was important to Science Channel and Discovery, and it was such a beloved show, I didn’t want to let it go,” says Marc Etkind, who became general manager of Science Channel in September after serving in the same role at sibling network Destination America. “So we looked really closely at what would be the best way to keep it going and invigorate it and thought, ‘Let’s host a worldwide search for the next MythBusters.'”

Asked if the next incarnation of MythBusters will have the same format or be something entirely new, Etkind says that remains to be seen. “We’ll see who emerges victorious and from those folks determine what the best format is,” he explains. “It’s a long-running goal for Science Channel to have MythBusters on the air.”

In case you’re wondering, the original Mythbusters was only just canceled and the last episode aired only a few weeks ago.

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