Discovery Channel revealed at the end of the season finale of”Mythbusters” that co-host Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara would not return for more episodes, but the network may not be done with any of them just yet.
In response to nearly 35,000 people petitioning Discovery to rehire the only female Mythbuster on the team, the network said it hopes to work with Byron, Belleci and Imahara in the future on new projects.
“We are all big fans of Kari — as well as Tory and Grant — and are looking for other projects where we can work with them,” Discovery said in a statement.
A spokeswoman from the network said to “stay tuned” when TheWrap reached out for comment about what projects, if any, are being developed.
The petition shunned Discovery for taking “a huge step backward” by removing Byron from the reality series, which will only be hoested by original stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman going forward.
“As the main female Mythbuster, Kari inspired a generation of girls and showed them that they, too, had a place in the traditionally male-dominated world of science,” the petition reads. “We already know that women and minorities often feel unwelcome in the sciences and discouraged from pursuing STEM studies and careers. Why is Discovery reinforcing these damaging stereotypes?”