Destroy Build Destroy

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Destroy Build Destroy
Created byDan Taberski
Scott Messick
Presented byAndrew W.K.
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes37 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Dan Taberski
Scott Messick
Producer(s)Mess Media
Idiot Box Productions
Running time22 minutes
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseJune 20, 2009 (2009-06-20) 
September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)

Destroy Build Destroy is an American live action reality series on Cartoon Network hosted by Andrew W.K.. It was an unusual type of game show, in which two teams destroyed a random object and built vehicles from it, and then the winners destroyed the losers' creation. The series originally premiered as part of a line of live-action reality series called CN Real, which aired in 2009. The series premiered on June 20, 2009, and ended its run on September 21, 2011.

Destroy Build Destroy is one of only two shows from the CN Real block (the other being Dude, What Would Happen) to have been renewed for additional seasons, as the other CN Real shows had already been cancelled earlier.


Destroy Build Destroy is a game show 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 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 with the winning vehicle.[1] However, if a tie occurs by the end of the final round, resulting in neither team winning, both vehicles are destroyed.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 7 June 20, 2009 July 22, 2009
2 8 November 4, 2009 March 17, 2010
3 8 October 6, 2010 December 1, 2010
4 15 June 1, 2011 September 21, 2011


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" was 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 was ordered and aired from June to September 2011.[6]


  1. Archived May 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Turner Newsroom: Home". Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  3. "Cartoon Network Led By "Destroy Build Destroy," "Dude, What Would Happen" and "Johnny Test" – Ratings". TVbytheNumbers. March 2, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  4. "Cartoon Network Unveils New Line Up And Returning Shows – Ratings". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  5. "Breaking News – International Sensation Hole in the Wall Joins Cartoon Network's Explosive Wednesday Night Line-Up on October 6". Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  6. "Cartoon Network Unveils New Programming Slate Including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and Details on 'How to Train Your Dragon' – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". March 23, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2012.


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