(Ucs Television News) The Discovery Channel announced today That Mythbusters popular fall guy Buster has resigned from the fan favorite and long running program. According to Discovery, Buster has accepted a 3 year contract to write, star and explode in the upstart production Smash Lab.
Mythbusters hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage were surprised by the abrupt resignation of Buster. However the shows production staff stated it was inevitable that Buster would leave the program. “It has been coming for a while, While Buster has been key to many of the experiments , he was always in the shadow of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
Adam’s failure to rebuild Buster after the “Elevator of Death” episode sidelined Buster for the second half of season 4. This may have been the event that embittered the t stunt dummy and turned Buster from a devoted staff member into a disenchanted competitor.
Trying to capitalize on the success of the popular Mythbusters the Discovery channel has launched Smash lab. While Smash lab aims to offer Mythbusters fans a fresh faced cast with even larger staged explosions, the quality of the science has been disappointing. The hope is that the courage and daring Buster would revive the programs fortunes.
Buster could not be reached for comment, According to his agent he is undergoing plastic surgery to repair damage sustained in the crash of a Bamboo and duct tape ultralite aircraft.