"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mythbusters Ends in 2016

For many today was Back to the Future Day but for me its just a sad day. A true end of an era as one of my favorite TV shows has been officially cancelled. The news came via press release and Entertainment Weekly in an interview with the two hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (worth reading as the PR filters drops a bit). The claim is ratings, which isn't really surprising. If you have been watching the show you probably are aware of how hard it is to watch new episodes of the show. Discovery seems to have spent the last five or so years going out of their to figure out ways to kill the show by moving it randomly all over the schedule, announcing new episodes with almost no advance warning and little advertising support. Finally the extremely shortened seasons and exile to Saturday gave them the justification they wanted and so the 14th and final season will start airing on January 9, 2016 ending the show with 248 episodes and 2,950 experiments. The final Mythbuster Tour also begins in November so if interested click here for details. On a lighter note, in celebration of Back to the Future, here is the Honest Trailer.

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