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'MythBusters' will return to TV, first as a reality game show

Do you have what it takes to blow up things in the name of science? You could replace former hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in the Science channel's new series "Search for the Next MythBusters."

Could you be the next Jamie Hyneman or Adam Savage? A new reality show will search for hosts for a new version of "MythBusters."

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Perhaps you've watched "MythBusters" and thought, "I know Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are experts at demolishing buildings and crashing cars in the name of science, but I could totally do that too!" Well, you're in luck.

Less than a month after the popular, educational TV series "MythBusters" ended on the Discovery Channel, it appears that its sister channel Science will be relaunching the show, but without original hosts Savage and Hyneman. First, the network needs to find replacements, so it's launching a reality show called "Search for the Next MythBusters."

"When I got to the network, and we clearly identified 'MythBusters' as a franchise and something that was important to Science Channel and Discovery, and it was such a beloved show, I didn't want to let it go," Marc Etkind, Science Channel general manager, told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. "So we looked really closely at what would be the best way to keep it going and invigorate it and thought, 'Let's host a worldwide search for the next MythBusters.'"

The show will center on 15 contestants who will test both classic and new science myths. They will be graded by a panel of judges who were involved in the original "MythBusters" in some capacity.

Perhaps this is the "secret show" that former "MythBusters" Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci have all been hinting at on Twitter in the past few weeks? Or maybe Savage and Hyneman will come back to mentor the contestants?

After the winners are picked from "Search for the Next MythBusters," then a new "MythBusters" will air on the Science channel.

"MythBusters" fans who think they have what it takes to be the new hosts can find more information on the casting process via Science's submission page.

If you have a deep understanding of science, as well as a lack of fear or dignity, can communicate clearly using comedy, and your build skills are second to none, you could be the next "MythBusters" host.