3 'MythBusters' fan favorites are leaving the show

Image: Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci. Benjamin Hanson / Discovery Channel
Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci are off to new adventures after a long run on "MythBusters."

It's the end of an era for "MythBusters": Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are leaving the series. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced the fan-favorites would depart the show at the end of the Thursday, Aug. 21 episode of the hit Discovery program.

Kari and Grant took to Twitter to share their feelings with fans after the announcement.

"I guess you guys are finding out the news right about now. After a decade of the "MythBusters," we are no longer with the show," Kari said in a series of tweets. "Thank you to all the fans who have supported us. The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters. I am sad for an ending but there will be exciting new adventures for us."

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Adam shared the photo of the crew above and thanked his cohorts. 

Adam and Jamie will return to being the sole hosts of the science series when it returns with new episodes. See the show's tribute to Kari, Tory and Grant below.