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NCSU grad is a finalist in the search for TV’s new ‘Mythbuster’

Tamara Robertson, an eastern North Carolina native and graduate of N.C. State University, is one of four finalists on the Science Channel series “Mythbusters: The Search.”

Robertson avoided elimination in last night’s episode, which involved the challenges of creating a spy car that can blind a vehicle during pursuit and spending six minutes in an open coffin filled with snakes and rats.

Robertson graduated from State in 2009 with a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering and is participating in the reality competition series for a chance to be a host/scientist on a new version of the beloved “Mythbusters” program, which ended last year after 14 seasons on the Discovery Channel. On “Mythbusters,” Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman used science to test various myths and urban legends.

Robertson currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog, and has several acting credits on IMDB.

“Mythbusters: The Search” started the season with 10 contestants who completed challenges in each episode to advance, with one competitor eliminated at the end of each episode.

The winners will be named in the finale for “Mythbusters: The Search,” which airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on the Science Channel. (Locally, the Science Channel airs on channel 136 on Time Warner Cable, 258 and 1258 on AT&T UVerse, 193 on DISH and 284 on DirecTV.)