'Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage on new Discovery show
The two will serve as judges on the series, which has two teams of varying backgrounds like artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and regular people, against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction machine. The teams are given five days to complete a series of mechanisms based on a specific theme. According to the network, "refined mechanical movements, pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction are encouraged." At the end of the the five days, Savage and Hyneman, along with a new judge every week, will pick a winner.
"Unchained Reaction" will premiere in March, with Savage and Hyneman executive producing. "We wanted to craft a show that puts the process of problem solving and ingenuity front and center, and we've done exactly that with "Unchained Reaction," Savage said. Hyneman added, "The innovative solutions and boundless energy demonstrated by the contestants surprised us every single time."