ADAM SAVAGE RETURNS TO SCIENCE CHANNEL, WILL HOST "MYTHBUSTERS JR.," NEW SERIES FEATURING NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENCE SUPERSTARS
SERIES TO PREMIERE 4TH QUARTER 2018
(New York) - Original MythBuster Adam Savage returns to his roots as host and executive producer of MythBusters Jr., a new series that will give six of the nation's most talented kids a chance to show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. The 10-episode series will debut on Science Channel in the 4th quarter of 2018. The announcement was made today by Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
Savage will help guide the junior MythBusters, separating fact from fiction as only he can. The kids will tackle myths similar to those seen in MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, chemistry, physics, popular culture and more.
"Adam Savage is a true American original, a singular talent who inspired a new generation of MythBusters and will now get a chance to mentor a remarkable group of kid geniuses," said Daniels. "MythBusters is an iconic series and to be able to expand its roster in spectacular style with MythBusters Jr. is something that we are proud to do."
"I'm so excited to be returning to Discovery to work with these kids on a new incarnation of the show I love so much," added Savage. "To be able to confront them with great questions and the resources to answer them is such a dream. Helping to inspire future scientists and engineers is a mission I share with Discovery."
MythBusters made its television debut on Discovery Channel in 2003 and ended its fourteen-year run on the network in 2016. The series earned eight consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program from 2009-2016. The program fuses scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create a signature style of explosive experimentation. (With plenty of actual explosions). In 2017 Jon Lung and Brian Louden were named new MythBusters after displaying killer build skills and science smarts during MythBusters: The Search.
MythBusters Jr. will be produced for Science Channel by Beyond Productions. John Luscombe is executive producer for Beyond. Wyatt Channell will serve as executive producer for Science Channel.
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Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT'S MADE. Science Channel's programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
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