MYTHBUSTERS Stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to Topline New Discovery Series UNCHAINED REACTION

     January 20, 2012

If you enjoy science, blowing things up, and crazy experiments, then odds are you’re a fan of the Discovery series Mythbusters. A great deal of the fun of the show comes from hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and the duo have just been set to topline another Discovery series with a science edge. Deadline reports that the two will serve as judges for the new show Unchained Reaction. The series will pit “two teams of varying backgrounds — artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joes — against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption on a massive scale.”

Each team is provided with the same tools and materials to complete the job, and is given five days to finish a series of mechanisms with a specific theme. As a big science nut, I’m incredibly excited about the prospect of this new show. It combines the experimental aspect of Mythbusters with the edge of competition. The six-part series is set to debut in March. As of yet, no Keanu Reeves or Morgan Freeman cameos have been announced.