Surviving cast members now include Olivia de Havilland, 97, who played Ashley Wilkes' cousin and wife, Melanie Hamilton; Mary Anderson, 93, who played Maybelle Merriweather; and Mickey Kuhn, 81, who played Beau Wilkes, Farfone said.
Fox411 reports that ths show is parting ways with Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.
Series hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman reportedly made the announcement on Thursday’s episode of the show. I am sad for an ending but there will be exciting new adventures for us.” The report notes that a rep for “Myth Busters” did not offer details about what’s coming up for the show.
Byron, Belleci and Imahara have reportedly been on the series for 10 years. In an email to Fox411, a senior publicist for Discovery wrote: “Kari, Tory and Grant have been an incredibly important part of ‘Myth Busters’ for over a decade.
“The axed trio took to Twitter saying the Discovery Channel show had decided to take a ‘new direction,'” the story reports. From explosions to car crashes to even more explosions, this trio has helped shape ‘Myth Busters’ into the Emmy-nominated series it is today.
In a series of tweets, Byron said: “I guess you guys are finding out the news right about now.