Unchained Reaction

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Unchained Reaction
Unchained Reaction logo.jpg
Created byAdam Savage and Jamie Hyneman
StarringAdam Savage
Jamie Hyneman
Charles Haine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Adam Savage
Jamie Hyneman
Daniel Soiseth
Lloyd Braun
Gail Berman
Gene Stein
David Pritikin
Tracy Rudolph
Producer(s)(co-executive producers)
Derek Wan
Jared Heinke
Production company(s)Discovery Studios
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseMarch 18 (2012-03-18) –
May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)
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Unchained Reaction is a science and engineering reality game show that aired on the Discovery Channel. It was judged and executive-produced by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, best known for hosting the science entertainment series MythBusters.

The series premiered on March 18, 2012,[1][2] the series pit two teams of various backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption (sometimes also referred to as a "Rube Goldberg" machine or device). Teams were provided with identical sets of tools and materials and were given five days to construct a series of mechanisms based on a pre-determined theme. Midway through each week, the teams were provided with a surprise "missing link" item that they must add to the middle of their machines. The winner would be selected by Savage, Hyneman, and a guest judge.


Discovery Channel announced Unchained Reaction, described by Savage as his "super secret project", on January 20, 2012.[3] In the announcement, Savage said he and Hyneman wanted to create a show "that puts the process of problem solving and ingenuity front and center".[3]

The series was produced by Discovery Studios, and Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun's BermanBraun.[4] The first and only season consisted of six episodes.


No. Title Guest judge Original airdate
1"Heavy vs. Light"Adrian HightowerMarch 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)
2"Fire and Ice"Adam SadowskyMarch 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
3"Speed"W. Daniel HillisApril 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)
4"Take Flight"Bruce GrayApril 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
5"Jack of All Trades"Julia GreerApril 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)
6"Movie Mayhem"Rick BakerMay 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)


  1. ^ "'Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage To Exec. Produce New Discovery Channel Series, 'Unchained Reaction'" (Press release). Discovery Channel. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  2. ^ Unchained Reaction Sunday March 18th @ 10pm *. Discovery Networks. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  3. ^ a b Levine, Daniel S (2012-01-20). "'Mythbusters' hosts to launch new Discovery series 'Unchained Reaction'". TheCelebrityCafe.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-01-20). "Discovery Orders Series With 'Mythbusters' Stars Adam Savage And Jamie Hyneman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-01-20.

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