There was a five year break between Spider-Men from Spider-Man 3 to The Amazing Spider-Man, then there was a four year break between Batmen from The Dark Knight Rises to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they’re setting a new record for reboots by launching a new MythBusters. Yes, less than a month after the final episode of the popular Discovery Channel series ended, and brought to a close 15 seasons of myth-busting, the imagination-less people that run TV are looking to put together a relaunch. On top of that, they’re going to choose the hosts through another move that demonstrates an astounding lack or originality: a reality show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the search will soon be on for an “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.” One might think that the success of MythBusters had a lot to do with the personalities of the guys that started it, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, but why let such trifles get in the way when there’s a franchise to reboot?
“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,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel. “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.'”
This paradigm-shifting program will be called Search for the Next MythBusters, and it will feature 15 finalists who will be challenged to unravel “classic myths from the show as well as new myths,” as a panel of judges eliminates the excess fat until only two, worthy new hosts are left standing. “We’ll see who emerges victorious and from those folks determine what the best format is. It’s a long-running goal for Science Channel to have MythBusters on the air,” Etkind added.
There’s no word on when any of this will come to pass, but it’s sure to be excellent when it does. After all, Adam and Jamie were so totally replaceable, right? That’s why they shut the whole show down rather than just switch them out for new hosts to begin with. And after 15 years, shouldn’t the question be asked: are there truly anymore myths left to bust? I guess we’ll find out.
Source: Geek Tyrant