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Can 'Breaking Bad' help 'MythBusters' finally win Reality Series Emmy?

4 November 2012 9:17 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a June interview, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan expressed interest in doing a crossover episode with "MythBusters," Discovery's long-running series in which hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test the science behind urban legends and improbable Hollywood scenes. -Insertgroups:12- Entertainment Weekly has now broken the news that the crossover is going forward and the episode, which will feature appearances by Gilligan and actor Aaron Paul, will air in the spring. The "MythBusters" team will test two scenes from the first season of "Breaking Bad," including one in which hydrofluoric acid dissolves a bathtub. But will "Breaking Bad" be the key to finally winning "MythBusters" the Emmy for Best Reality Series? It has been nominated the last four years running, losing to "Intervention" (2009), "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (2010), "Deadliest Catch" (2011) and »

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'Mythbusters' is doing a 'Breaking Bad'-themed episode

2 November 2012 1:59 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said in an interview earlier this year that he'd like to do a crossover with Discovery's "Mythbusters": "I'd dig seeing those guys prove or disprove some of the crazy stuff we've done."

Well, Mr. Gilligan, consider your wish granted. "Mythbusters" is filming a "Breaking Bad"-themed episode this week to air in the spring. Gilligan and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul will both be featured in the show.

"We've been wanting to do a 'Breaking Bad' episode for awhile," "Mythbusters" host Adam Savage tells EW. "Obviously there's a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now. And when Vince said ... he'd love to see a 'Mythbusters'/'Breaking Bad' crossover, we reached out to him directly and the response was overwhelmingly positive. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Mythbusters Planning Breaking Bad Episode with Appearances from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

2 November 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I’m a sucker for science, so this bit of news pleases me greatly: the ever-interesting Discovery Channel series Mythbusters is planning a Breaking Bad-centric episode.  That’s right, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are set to tackle a couple of experiments inspired by events from AMC’s stellar drama series Breaking Bad.  Moreover, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be making an appearance in the episode.  Just what Breaking Bad science will they be testing?  Hit the jump to find out. Per EW, the idea of doing a Breaking Bad episode of Mythbusters has actually been in the works for some time: “We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile,” says Mythbusters host Adam Savage. “Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to »

- Adam Chitwood

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Yeah science! Mythbusters will do a Breaking Bad themed episode

2 November 2012 12:17 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm going to say it again...Yeah Science! Two very awesome shows are coming together in the name of science-- Breaking Bad and Mythbusters. Can you even imagine the possibilities here? Sadly for now, it seems that they will only be testing stuff from season one. Mythbusters host and one of my favorite gingers, Adam Savage talked about how they've been wanting to do an episode like this, .We.ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile. Obviously there.s a lot of fertile »

- Niki Stephens

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“Yeah science!”: Mythbusters will put Breaking Bad to the test

2 November 2012 10:53 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Reaching the inevitable peak of looking to its Netflix queue for inspiration (“Could Jason Vorhees really freeze and shatter a person’s face using liquid nitrogen?”), Mythbusters will test the plausibility of a pair of Breaking Bad scenes in an upcoming episode. Walter-White-facial-hair inspirations Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will determine whether or not Jesse Pinkmans’s disregard for specific instructions would truly lead to a hole in the bathtub (and a bloody mess in the hallway), and the episode will also feature guest appearances by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul. Unfortunately, Savage told Entertainment Weekly »

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'Mythbusters' to do 'Breaking Bad'-themed episode with Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan -- Exclusive

2 November 2012 9:39 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Critics praise Breaking Bad for its authentic characters and storytelling, but is it scientifically accurate? Mythbusters is breaking out the Hazmat suits to find out.

EW has learned that the Discovery reality series — in which everything from urban legends to Hollywood scenes are scrutinized in the name of science — will put AMC drug drama Breaking Bad under the microscope with an episode that includes appearances by star Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan. “We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile,” says Mythbusters host Adam Savage. “Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, »

- Dan Snierson

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Happy Halloween from Dwayne Johnson as the Hulk and Patton Oswalt as Doc Ock; Plus Axe Cop, Texas Chainsaw and More

31 October 2012 8:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Earlier today, the Evil Dead and Carrie reboots got into the holiday spirit with some well-timed Halloween releases.  They weren't the only ones.  Here's what other goodies we have: Dwayne Johnson in costume (ie green paint) as the Incredible Hulk Patton Oswalt as Doc Ock, with a Diy costume video from Adam Savage A motion poster for Texas Chainsaw 3D A short fan-made Halloween video featuring Lego Lord of the Rings characters A Halloween clip from Axe Cop, featuring the voice of Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) A zombie make-up and costume featurette from Warm Bodies Images from Wreck-It Ralph, Les Miserables, Hotel Transylvania and more! Hit the jump to check out our grab bag of Halloween tricks n' treats! A bunch of Twitter tricks and...tweets...follow.  Let's kick off with Dwayne Johnson as The Incredible Hulk: Dwayne Johnson @TheRock "Don't make angry. You wouldn't like me when »

- Dave Trumbore

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MythBusters wins Best Nerd Show in Channel Guide’s 2012 Viewer’s Voice Awards

29 October 2012 6:37 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

For nearly a decade, professional creative geniuses Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have amazed and delighted live and TV audiences by testing the validity of popular myths, often using themselves as guinea pigs. From the explosive nature of Mentos candies in Diet Coke to the realism of movie stunts — and every tantalizingly destructive thing in between — the comically congenial MythBusters truly do make science fun, whether you’re a nerd or otherwise. MythBusters airs Sunday nights at 8/7Ct on Discovery Channel. Best Nerd Show — Winner: MythBusters MythBusters/Discovery Channel 51% Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman/Science 16% Top Gear/BBC [...] »

- Channel Guide Contributor

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'Mythbusters' Prove Jack Could Have Survived 'Titanic' Wreckage

8 October 2012 2:40 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It’s a debate that has gone on for fifteen years and now, with the help of some science (and television), we finally have an answer. The question centers on James Cameron's Titanic and the post ship-wreck sequence in which Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack clings to the edge of a door floating in the ocean while Kate Winslet's Rose floats safely out of the icy water. Was there enough room for Jack? Could the door support both their bodies or would it sink or flip over? Discovery Channel's long-running show Mythbusters took on the challenge and proved, that with a some quick thinking by Jack, he could have survived. The duo of Jamie Hyneman (playing Rose) and Adam Savage (playing Jack) relayed the news to director James Cameron, who, refused to accept the results...

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'Titanic' Blunder! Jack Dawson Didn't Have to Die

8 October 2012 11:47 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Damn you, James Cameron. Our thirteen-year-old hearts were broken for naught!

Turns out Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson didn't - scientifically, at least - have to go down with the ship in 1997's mega-blockbuster "Titanic."

The wily "Mythbusters" duo Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman took to task the ending to one of Hollywood's most ill-fated romances and discovered that Kate Winslet's socially angsty Rose could have easily shared her space on the little makeshift floating board with her "never let go" love ... with a little life-jacket maneuvering.

Cameron had previously defended his decision to let his leading hunk freeze in an interview with IGN, saying "it's not a question of room, it's a question of buoyancy ... When Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he tries to get on the raft. He's not an idiot, he doesn't want to die. And the raft sinks and kind of flips. So »

- Amanda Bell

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'Titanic' Mythbusted: Jack Didn't Need To Die

8 October 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

A fifteen-year-old movie debate has finally ended with the help of some science. As promised, the Mythbusters took on the challenge of recreating that iconic and—to some—infuriating scene at the end of "Titanic" with the help of James Cameron.

After a recent photo surfaced online, arguing that Jack could have easily fit onto Rose's floating door, Cameron rebutted claiming that is wasn't an issue of space but of buoyancy.

Taking on that challenge, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman proposed to test the theories "Mythbusters"-style, and Cameron even volunteered to help out.

Check out the video after the jump!

The trio first needed to settle on the conditions of the experiment. They decided that Jack and Rose were floating for a little over an hour before a rescue boat showed up, so that's how long Adam and Jamie would have to stay above water.

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- Kevin P. Sullivan

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'MythBusters' to settle 'Titanic' debate this Sunday: Did Jack have to die? -- Exclusive Clip

4 October 2012 9:21 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

On Oct. 7, MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on the most requested myth in the Discovery show’s history: Did Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) needlessly die in James Cameron’s Titanic, or could he and Rose (Kate Winslet) have both survived on that wooden board? Cameron himself appears in the episode, explaining that rereleasing the film in 3D reignited the heated debate and he’d like to know whether he or the fans are right, and providing key information for the experiments. Adam and Jamie have to test whether the board could have supported both Jack and Rose until »

- Mandi Bierly

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Exclusive Clip: Mythbusters Tests a Titanic Tale

4 October 2012 6:24 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

They're kings of the myth-busting world! For their season premiere, Mythbusters experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage teamed up with one of Hollywood's biggest directors, James Cameron, to address the show's most requested query: Could Titanic's Jack [Leonardo DiCaprio] and Rose [Kate Winslet] have both fit on the wooden piece of debris and survived together at the end of the movie?

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- Rob Moynihan

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TLC and Discovery Chief Eileen O'Neill on 'Honey Boo Boo': 'Some Things Are Easy to Pick On' (Q&A)

20 September 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

This story first appeared in the Sept. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On a warm September afternoon, Eileen O'Neill walks through Discovery's campus in Silver Spring, Md., a state-of-the-art green building where the halls are decorated with floor-to-ceiling banners of the company's breakout stars including Todd Hoffman (Gold Rush) and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (MythBusters). There is a poster featuring Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls, who was booted from the network this year after the British adventurer balked at participating in a planned spinoff series. Asked if the poster would soon

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- Marisa Guthrie

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Shark Week 2012 continues with MythBusters' Jawsome Shark Special -- Exclusive Clip

13 August 2012 11:26 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Discovery’s 25th anniversary Shark Week continues tonight with the premiere of two new specials: In 9 p.m.’s Sharkzilla, a team of engineers and paleontologists build a model of a prehistoric 52-foot Megalodon, and MythBustersKari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tori Belleci feed it things to chomp on. In 10 p.m.’s MythBusters’ Jawsome Shark Special, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman count down their top 25 shark myths of all time — which includes new myths along with their previously tested. Watch an exclusive clip of that show’s opening below.

More clips from MythBusters’ Jawsome Shark Special:

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- Mandi Bierly

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What to TiVo: Wednesday

31 July 2012 11:59 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 The Middle (repeat) 8:30 Suburgatory (repeat) 9:00 Modern Family (repeat) 9:30 Modern Family (repeat) 10:00 Final Witness (new) 11:35 Nightline (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests Russell Brand and Olivia Munn) 8:00 Big Brother (new) 9:00 Criminal Minds (repeat) 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guests Justin Bieber and Michael Ian Black) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guests Selma Blair and Adam Savage) 8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (new) 8:00 2012 Summer Olympics (new) 8:00 Supernatural (repeat) 9:00 Supernatural (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'Mythbusters' explosive new trailer is here!

15 July 2012 1:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

There are a million cable reality TV shows, but very few get any love at Comic-Con. And none attract the same level of fandom worship as Mythbusters, which just packed Ballroom 20 for a fun session. Discovery Channel just presented the new fall trailer to the crowd and it looks great. Want to see it? It’s right here! First let’s get to the sneak peek, and then we have some details from the panel. 

Looks like they’re testing the Titanic “two people can’t fit on one floating door” myth?

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- James Hibberd

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'Mythbusters' Adam Savage's incognito Comic-Con costumes -- Photos

14 July 2012 9:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Mythbusters team co-leader Adam Savage has been haunting the San Diego convention center in a trio of awesome disguises today and EW.com has all his costumes. One is a Lotr Ringwraith (a disguise that was spotted almost immediately, he told the Comic-Con crowd at the Mythbusters packed panel), another is the Rocketeer and the third is No-Face. Also: You want to see the explosive new Mythbusters fall trailer? That’s here. Check out these exclusive photos below: »

- James Hibberd

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Comic-Con: The Big Bang Theory Panel Recap Including a Q&A with the Cast and Crew and an Audience Member Winning a Trip to Space

13 July 2012 1:41 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Big Bang Theory is a cute show.  I watched the first four seasons because it's got nice jokes, likable characters, and enjoyable plots.  It's not surprising that it's one of the most-watched shows on network TV, and the fans wearing "Bazinga!" shirts around Hall H are a testament's to the program's popularity.  The show's previous Comic-Con appearances were in Ballroom 20, but the show's become so big that it demands the San Diego Convention Center's biggest hall.  This year, there were a jovial time with the cast and showrunners.  There was also a prize for a fan to go to outer space. Hit the jump for the recap, and click here for all of our Comic-Con coverage. The panel began by showing off the gag reel that will be included on the Season 5 DVD.  Like most gag reels, they're funnier to the people on the gag reel than the people watching it, »

- Matt Goldberg

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The Big Bang Theory Returns to Comic-Con

5 July 2012 6:40 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Comic-Con is a week away and the biggest comedy on TV is ready to take the biggest stage at the annual pop culture fiesta. The cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory are making their annual trek to the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 13, holding court in the iconic 6,500-seat Hall H. Adam Savage, co-host of Discovery's Mythbusters, will moderate the panel, from 12:05pm to 1:05pm.

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- Rich Sands

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