Adam Savage Launching 'Mythbusters Jr.' on Discovery

We need more Mythbusters in our lives, right? Judging by the still-vocal fanbase for the long-running (but now over) Discovery series, this is a sentiment shared by viewers across the globe. If this also includes you, we've got some pretty great news.

Adam Savage Launching 'Mythbusters Jr.' on Discovery
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One of the original 'busters is returning to the cable network to launch a new spinoff series, Mythbusters Jr. Adam Savage will guide six kids well ahead of the curve with their science-fu and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Reportedly they will do much of the same fact vs. fiction experimentation made famous by the original series, and we'll be getting 10 episodes of this new series.

Savage said of the project:

"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. 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."

Discovery's Chief Brand Officer Nancy Daniels said:

"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. 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."

While no set release date has been announced, Discovery has said the series is expected sometime in the last quarter of 2018.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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