Discovery has announced that Mythbusters will end its 14-year run after the upcoming season that is set to premiere in January 2016. The show’s stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman did an interview with Entertainment Weekly about the show’s success, final season, and impending finale.
Savage said of the show’s final season and episode,
When we construct the final season list of stories, our guiding principle was what are the iconic categories that fans of Mythbusters that should not be ignored in the final season. We really tried to address each one of those. The series finale is pretty amazing. I wanted Jamie and I to wake up to Suzanne Pleshette afterwards, but we did find a way to say goodbye.
Hyneman answered a question about the decision to end the show by saying,
We’re executive producers on the show and have been for a while. So we were part of that decision. We felt like we’ve had really strong material for the whole run. It’s been 14 years and its just time. We want to go out on a strong point.
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) October 21, 2015
The outpouring of thanks and encomiums from friends and fans is making me misty here. Something dusty on set. Love you all.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) October 21, 2015