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Although the Mythbusters guys have known the end was nearing for a while, it was only a few weeks ago that the fans learned the long-running Discovery series will be wrapping up after the upcoming season. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman and the rest of the creative team have been busy filming recently, and yesterday was the last day the team spent time on set. You can take a look at some of the touching goodbye posts that Savage shared, below.
This photo is the final one that Adam shared. We went ahead and started with that one, as it’s especially poignant because it features a goodbye message to fans. But there were others that were equally bittersweet, as when Savage shared what his desk used to look like.
As well as what it looks like, now.
Savage did get some downtime between filming the final episode, and used it to play a little pool.
At the end of the day, the team all headed to the wrap party, where Hyneman gave Savage a very special gift. Hyneman’s always been less inclined to be in front of the camera, so we’re happy we got a little window into the parting moment.
I mean seriously, if that doesn’t inspire all of the feels, I’m not sure what would. Maybe the fact that Savage gave away pieces of Buster, the infamous stunt dummy from Mythbusters.
It’s always a little sad when a long-running series nears the end of its run on a network or cable channel. Over time, Mythbusters has amassed both a fervent and casual fan base. It’s made a name for itself by busting new myths each season, but also has a healthy audience who tunes in for the reruns. It’s no wonder The Science Channel has plans to pick up the older episodes, soon. In the short-term, there will be one final season of Mythbusters. It will begin airing on January 9, 2016. We'll let you know as soon as more information breaks regarding the final season of the well-liked program. In the meantime, here's what the guys had to say regarding why it's time to wrap up.
Wrap party's wrapping. Thanks, everyone, for following along today. Been an amazing day & an amazing 14 years. Xoxo pic.twitter.com/krXEaFK2iN— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) November 12, 2015