[07/30/09 - 01:02 PM]
Exploding Water Heaters, Duct Tape and Bullets, Oh My! Mythbusters Returns for a Fall Season Full of Premieres
The show's seventh season continues on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c starting in October.

[via press release from Discovery]



(Silver Spring, Md.) - Fresh off its Emmy� nomination for "Outstanding Reality Program," MYTHBUSTERS is continuing its seventh season this October with explosive world premiere episodes throughout the remainder of 2009. Hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and co-hosts Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, the popular Discovery Channel science series airs Wednesdays at 9 PM (ET/PT).

The MYTHBUSTERS aim to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends, mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create their own signature style of experimentation. This fall, the gang tackles myths both action-packed and perplexing, including these:

�If one bullet is fired and the other is dropped simultaneously from the same height, which will hit the ground first? Or will they hit at the same time, owing to gravity?

�Is it really possible to knock someone out of their socks?

�We all know duct tape is the cure-all for many engineering dilemmas. (Don't we?!) But does plain old duct tape really have the strength and sticking power to lift a 5,000-lb. car into the air? And while we're talking duct tape, can you build a sailboat entirely from the stuff?

�Does a muddy car get better mileage than its clean cousin?

�The team also tackles fan favorites from previous seasons, including testing whether a hot water heater can explode through your roof from the basement and whether you can shoot a gun around corners; and the team finds a new, bigger way to test the famous snowplow split.

Called "the best science show on television," MYTHBUSTERS has aired on Discovery Channel since October 2003.

MYTHBUSTERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Beyond Productions. Dan Tapster is executive producer for Beyond Productions; Tracy Rudolph is supervising producer for Discovery Channel.

Viewers can learn more about MYTHBUSTERS online at http://discovery.com/mythbusters.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [july 2009]  


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