It's been 248 episodes, 2,950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions on MythBusters, and the show is about to air its final episode on the Discovery Channel this weekend, followed by another previously unaired episode. This is what is currently known about the explosive season and series finale about the educational reality show, with the release date, schedule, and preview.
According to CNET, the series finale of MythBusters will arrive this Saturday, March 5 at 8 PM. This finale is going to show the duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman blowing up an RV. They also intend to do something with a cement truck as well as 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fuel oil. They also intend to make their famed crash test dummy Buster go supersonic.
Many fans of the show will be sad to see them go. Granted, a lot of their experiments were a lot of flash and not real science. However, the two hosts come from a background of special effects, so they are quite aware of how entertaining that they were.
MythBusters received a change a while ago that many fans didn't like as the B-team, co-hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara were taken off the show so original hosts Adam and Jamie could take over like when the show originally began.
Those that miss the B-Team will be glad to have them back for a reunion before bidding the final goodbye. The B-Team is pretty busy after they left Mythbusters. Imahara acted as a host for a series of McDonald's YouTube videos to see how the fast food company makes their fries and nuggets. As for Byron and Belleci, they test roller-coasters and other amusement park rides on the Travel Channel's Thrill Factor.
Personally, my early memories of MythBusters were very good, and I like how the show would attempt to disprove two or three things per episode. I had a problem when the show changed its format when they changed how they did the experiments. Instead of showing one experiment at a time from start to finish, they edited the footage so the team would do one experiment, then the B-Team would do another, and then all experiments would end around the show's credits. It is pretty clear that the show started a fad of reality shows that were educational in their root since its first airing back in 2003.
For those that want to see more MythBusters, the Discovery Channel's sister network, the Science Channel, will air a never-before-seen MythBusters episode all about duct tape on Sunday, March 6. Considering that duct tape is a common tool used by the MythBusters in their experiments/explosion fun, it stands to reason that there would be a full episode devoted to it.