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"Unchained Reaction" on Discovery Channel is a series executive produced by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "MythBusters." The duo also serve as judges for the series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption. But they're not creating a mere string of dominoes — teams must utilize ingenuity, innovation and know-how to build contraptions on a massive scale.

Each week, two teams made up of artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joe, are provided with identical sets of tools and materials and given five days to complete a series of mechanisms based on a specific theme. It's the ultimate build-off pressure cooker, where refined mechanical movements, pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction are encouraged. Making a refrigerator a pendulum? Totally possible on "Unchained Reaction." Catapults? Flying saucers? Guillotines? Anything goes as long as they trigger the next link in the chain.

Teamwork and outside-the-box thinking are what it will take to be the "Unchained Reaction" winner, as teams compete to see who can achieve the most impressive build in such a short time. Each week, Jamie and Adam are joined by a new guest judge to decide which team impressed them the most with their innovation, energy and how much spectacle they can create.

"Unchained Reaction" is produced for Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios and BermanBraun. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are executive producers. For Discovery Studios, Daniel Soiseth is executive producer and Derek Wan is co-executive producer; for BermanBraun, Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman and Gene Stein are executive producers, and Jared Heinke is co-executive producer. David Pritikin and Tracy Rudolph are executive producers for Discovery Channel


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: March 18, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Discovery Studios

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage in "MythBusters" Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage to Produce 'Unchained Reaction' — Due in March, the new Discovery Channel series pits two teams against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption. Read more...

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