According to co-hosts Savage and Hynerman, letting the three cast members go was a part of the move to bring the series back to its "origins," with just the two of them.
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!
"At the end of last month, Byron, Belleci and Imahara exited after the Thursday, Aug.
While Adam and Jamie are amazing educators in their own right, Kari was what drew me and so many others to the show, year after year.
It's also disappointing to see Grant, the sole person of color on the show, dropped as well.
Byron and Belleci hosted coverage of Pumpkin Chunkin on the Science Channel from 2011 to 2014.
In 2015, Byron and Tory Belleci hosted Thrill Factor, a new show for the Travel Channel.
She felt exposing her inner self through art exhibitions could conflict with the success of Myth Busters, with visitors approaching her being more interested in talking about the show than her art.
She has also expressed actually enjoying the freedom of working only for herself in this way. She graduated from Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California and studied at San Francisco State University, graduating magna cum laude in May 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in film and sculpture.Byron was a cast member on Myth Busters from Season 2 until Season 12.They test-fired some of the weapons in the Red Jacket shop and watched as the staff re-tested a myth previously busted by the Build Team: that a propane tank could explode if struck by a bullet.On August 21, 2014, it was announced that Byron, along with co-stars Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci, would be leaving Myth Busters.Byron has also hosted the 20 editions of Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships for the Science Channel.