Unfortunately, this is not a myth: Discovery has decided to cancel Mythbusters. The upcoming 14th season of the Emmy-nominated series will be its last.
Mythbusters, hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, is Discovery's longest-running show. Since it premiered in 2003, the series has featured guest appearances from Seth Rogen, Aaron Paul, President Obama and others.
"Making Mythbusters has fundamentally and irrevocably altered the way I think as a person, as an artist, and as a scientist," Savage said in a statement. "I'm glad for the chance to say goodbye with some of the best television we've ever made. I will miss making this show." Added Hyneman: "I never dreamed we would be on television at all, much less for such a long time and with so much praise for keeping a thought provoking show on the air. And best of all, we were able to do what we do and still have all our fingers and toes."
In its final season, Mythbusters will "tackle some of the biggest myths they've ever tested," and have "figured out the ultimate way to go out with a bang."
Episodes of Mythbusters will continue to air on the Science Channel after the show completes its run.
The final season of Mythbusters kicks off on January 9.