'MythBusters' gets a reboot with reality-style search
That didn’t take long.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network is going forward with Search for the Next MythBusters, a sort of American Idol of science geeks and demolitioners. The network refers to the new show as an ”all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel."
The original series, in which special effects gurus Adam and Jamie would prove or disprove myths like “Is it possible to curve a bullet?” and “Can a car really run on moonshine?”, debuted in 2003. It went on to air 282 episodes on Discovery before ending its run in March 2016.
In the Search, 15 potential “busters” will be charged with solving challenges and be evaluated by a panel of judges. They will slowly be eliminated until the winner or winners are selected.
The premiere date has not been announced.