The popular science entertainment series “MythBusters” featured two hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who used the scientific method to test the validity of myths, rumors and more. The series ran from 2003 through March, 2016 and garnered widespread popularity and critical acclaim. The series was nominated for eight Primetime Emmys, Savage and Hyneman have been featured on talk shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Good Morning America” and at one point, President Obama taped a segment in 2010 covering the Archimedes Solar Ray myth.
Now, a revival series is currently in the works, but before then, the Science channel will air “MythBusters: The Search,” a competition spinoff of the popular franchise that searches for the series’ new hosts. It will feature 10 contestants who vie for the honor of being the “next generation” of “MythBusters” and must complete a series of tasks to prove their might, such as literally finding a needle in a haystack and building an ejection seat. The series will be hosted by the Nerdist’s science editor Kyle Hill and does not seem to involve Savage or Hyneman in any way. Watch a trailer for the series below, courtesy of EW.
“MythBusters: The Search” will air on Saturday, January 7 at 9 p.m. ET only on the Science Channel.