fans found out that fan-favorite cast members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara were leaving the series last month, they didn't take the news quietly. Fans took to the Internet after Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced the three cast members were leaving, and started a petition to re-hire Byron, the sole female on the show, as well as the two others.
"We are all big fans of Kari as well as Tory and Grant and are looking for other projects where we can work with them," Discovery's statement says.
Unfortunately, that sounds like a pretty final "no" to the question of whether or not Byron will return to the show, but at least it shows that Discovery does support women in science, unlike what the petition claims."This is a huge step backward for Discovery," the petition reads.
In a video announcement Thursday on Discovery Channel, "Myth Busters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman revealed that longtime co-hosts and fan favorites Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci are no longer on the show. I am sad for an ending but there will be exciting new adventures for us." "It's been an amazing ride for 10 years!
"This next season we're going back to our origins with just Adam and me," Hyneman said in the video, which explained that the change took hold as of the season's last episode on August 21.