Destroy Build Destroy

Destroy Build Destroy
Format Reality, Game Show
Starring Andrew W.K.
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 37 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Dan Taberski and Scott Messick
Producer(s) Mess Media
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run June 20, 2009 – Hiatus
External links

Destroy Build Destroy was a live action program on Cartoon Network. It focuses on an unusual type of a game show, where two teams destroy a random object and build vehicles out of them, and then destroy the losers' creation. Currently, the show is not airing, and it is unknown whether or not the show will return.



Destroy Build Destroy is a game show hosted by musician Andrew W.K. in which two groups (a "green or blue" team and an "orange or yellow" team, usually grouped by theme such as common interests) of three teenage contestants get to destroy various objects, then build vehicles out of the wreckage. The show features high powered explosives, rocket launchers, bazookas, and other destructive tools. The winning team gets $3,000 ($1,000 dollars each) as a prize, the losers' creation then gets destroyed by the team of the winning vehicle.[1] However, if a tie occurs by the end of the final round, no one wins anything, and both vehicles get destroyed.


All of the episodes consist of destroying the original item (car, jeep, etc), then beginning to build using the remains. The other team picks the means of original destruction. Halfway through the show, both teams have a mini-competition. Whoever wins the competition gets to set back the other team. Then, at the end, whoever loses has to watch as their creation is destroyed (in means chosen by the winning team).


The show launched on June 20, 2009 in Carver, Massachusetts,[2] as part of a new Cartoon Network programming block named CN Real.

Destroy Build Destroy is produced by Mess Media in association with Idiot Box Productions. The executive producers are Dan Taberski and Scott Messick.

The second season of the show premiered on November 4, 2009 and ranked #1 in its timeslot among boys 6-11 on all television with a total of 2.1 million watching each episode.[3]

Destroy Build Destroy was listed as one of the returning shows on Cartoon Network for 2010-2011 television season.[4] The third season began airing on October 6, 2010.[5]

A fourth season has been ordered and began airing in June. [6]


External links

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