Mythbusters Cast Changes Leave Fans Heartbroken

Steph Bazzle

A Mythbusters cast change announcement this evening left fans stunned, horrified and heartbroken. As the Season 9 finale closed, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage made the announcement, alternating portions of the speech.


It's not only the end of the episode, and not only the end of the season. It is also the end of an era. This is the very last episode of Mythbusters to feature the incredible trio of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara.
This next season, we're going back to our origins which is just Adam and me.
I want to take a moment to thank you guys for the incredible work over the last ten years. You've given literally your blood, sweat and tears in the name of science, and it has been a total pleasure not only to work with you but to call you our friends.
We wish you the very best of luck, and thank you.
Bye guys.

As respectful and sweet as hosts Jamie and Adam were as they made the announcement, fan responses range from heartbroken to irate:

— Randi Mason (@randimason) August 22, 2014

— Captain Awesome 82 (@captawesome3) August 22, 2014

— Travis Young (@Gomisan) August 22, 2014

— MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 22, 2014


— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) August 22, 2014


There's also this tweet from Grant, which some are reading as a hint of what the three will be moving on to:

Wish... GRANTED? LOL RT @Transfan2: "@grantimahara @MythBusters wish..KEEP MAKING ROCKIN' ROBOTS"

— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) August 22, 2014

According to Mythbusters Exhibition, Grant has a background of running the R2D2 robot, and combined with the three all leaving at once, and the special effects experience all three have, some fans have speculated they may be joining Disney to work on the Star Wars franchise.

Will you still watch now that the Mythbusters cast is changing? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE: Tory has now shared his thoughts on the change! He promises new things to come too!

You guys are so sweet. Thank you for all your tweets, but this means new beginnings...I promise.

— Tory Belleci (@ToryBelleci) August 22, 2014

[Photo Credit: Adam Savage Twitter]