Discovery has cancelled Mythbusters.
The long-running reality series will come to a conclusion in 2016, at the end of its 14th season; there will not be a 15th season, EW confirms.
The cancellation comes with enough time to give the pioneering series a proper conclusion, per co-host Adam Savage:
It was my greatest fear that Mythbusters would just stop and we wouldn’t be able to do proper final episodes. So whether it’s myths about human behavior or car stories or explosion stories, we tried to find the most awesome example of each category and build on our past history.”
On his reaction to finding out the series was cancelled:
Every show has its bell curve. We’re cognizant of our ratings. It’s not like they were terrible but we could see them changing. Three or four years ago we started wondering more if we were going to be renewed. It’s not like it’s unexpected. Still it was kind of amazing that it happened. The thing that really makes me happy is most cable shows like ours just end. They get past their freshness date, you finish a season and then you hear you’ll never see another one. I truly thought that’s the way Mythbusters would end. We’ve been filming the last season this year and we get to send it off. We get to pay homage to this thing that’s changed our lives.
Added co-host Jamie Hyneman:
We’re executive producers on the show and have been for awhile. 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.