MythBusters Jr.

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (343)

MythBusters Jr. is an American television series that debuted in 2019 on Science Channel. It is a spin-off of the popular science show MythBusters, which first aired in 2003 and ran for 14 seasons. The show follows a team of six teenagers who attempt to either prove or bust myths and urban legends. The show is hosted by Adam Savage, who is a former host of the original MythBusters series, along with three co-hosts, Allie Weber, Cannan Huey-You, and a rotating roster of other teenaged experts.

The show has a unique and exciting format that is sure to engage its audience. Each episode of MythBusters Jr. focuses on a single overarching theme, such as superheroes or space exploration, and the team spends the entire segment testing various myths related to that topic. Some of the myths are well-known and have been around for years, while others are more obscure and have only recently gained popularity. In any case, the team systematically tests each myth to determine whether it is true or false.

The show's hosts are all extremely talented and knowledgeable, and they bring a fresh energy and enthusiasm to the science experiments that they perform. Adam Savage, who is best known for his work on the original MythBusters series, serves as a mentor and guide to the younger hosts, offering tips and advice on how to conduct experiments and stay safe while doing so. Allie Weber is a teenager who is already an accomplished inventor and designer, having created a number of impressive gadgets and devices. Cannan Huey-You is a young genius who graduated high school at just 12 years old and is now studying physics at Texas Christian University. Together, they make a formidable team that is capable of taking on even the most challenging myths.

One of the things that sets MythBusters Jr. apart from other science shows is its focus on using everyday materials and tools to conduct experiments. While the team does have access to some high-tech equipment, they also rely on things like duct tape, cardboard, and plastic bottles to build their contraptions. This approach not only makes the experiments more accessible to viewers who may not have access to specialized equipment, but it also emphasizes the importance of creativity and resourcefulness in science.

Another unique feature of MythBusters Jr. is its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The show consciously features young hosts from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including girls, people of color, and individuals with disabilities. This makes the show relatable to a wide range of viewers, and it also sends a powerful message about the importance of representation in STEM fields.

Overall, MythBusters Jr. is an exciting and engaging show that combines science and entertainment in a way that is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the original MythBusters, or you're just looking for a fun and educational show to watch with your family, this series is definitely worth checking out. With its talented hosts, adventurous experiments, and commitment to diversity and inclusivity, MythBusters Jr. is sure to inspire the next generation of scientific innovators.

MythBusters Jr. is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 2, 2019.

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Seasons
Bug Special
10. Bug Special
February 6, 2019
Adam Savage and the team test if a giant roach motel can trap a human and if a spider's web is really stronger than steel.
Breaking Bad Blow-Up
9. Breaking Bad Blow-Up
February 6, 2019
Adam Savage and the team test if a fire extinguisher can really propel a person in space, and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan challenges the Busters to prove just how destructive a giant magnet can be.
Deep Space Hollywood
8. Deep Space Hollywood
February 6, 2019
Adam Savage and the team tackle two Hollywood space myths: if it's possible to use a fire extinguisher to propel a person in space and if it's true that no one in space can hear you scream.
Countdown to Gas-tastrophe
7. Countdown to Gas-tastrophe
January 30, 2019
Adam Savage and team tackle two explosively gassy myths: if Adam's famous gassy emissions have enough fuel to launch a rocket and if a patient's untimely flatulence made an operating room go up in flames.
Shredder Explosion
6. Shredder Explosion
January 30, 2019
Adam Savage and team investigate if the office paper shredder can cause a dangerous explosion when sprayed with canned air and then test if it is impossible to make mayonnaise during a lightning storm.
Gravity Busters
5. Gravity Busters
January 30, 2019
Adam Savage and team investigate if the office paper shredder can cause a dangerous detonation and then test if Adam's famous gassy emissions have enough fuel to launch a rocket.
Demolition Dominoes
4. Demolition Dominoes
January 23, 2019
What happens when the destructive power of chain reactions is let loose; and how to get an ordinary Slinky to lift a car.
Battery Blast
3. Battery Blast
January 16, 2019
Adam Savage and team test if old batteries can set off a dangerous chain reaction and get to the bottom of an age-old idiom with one of the world's best archers and a diabolically difficult trick-shot.
Dynamite Air Freshener
2. Dynamite Air Freshener
January 9, 2019
Adam Savage and team put an explosive myth to the test to find out if a single spark and air freshener can create a catastrophic car calamity.
Duct Tape Special
1. Duct Tape Special
January 2, 2019
Find out if duct tape can be used as a parachute.
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Where to Watch MythBusters Jr.
MythBusters Jr. is available for streaming on the Science Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch MythBusters Jr. on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Science Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 2, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (343)