Articles tagged with ‘Man vs. Wild’
Posted on February 6th, 2013 at 10:32 am by Sean Borg
I hear Bear Grylls is set to make a telly comeback, hosting a new reality show for the Discovery Channel re-enacting true survival stories…
Coupled with archive footage and interviews with survivors, the former SAS man and survival expert will recreate some of the desperate challenges people have faced around the world in the six-parter.
Bear will then pit himself against the same dangers – reliving their dilemmas through risky first-hand experience.
Whether it’s a plane crash in the Amazon, or an icy crevasses in the European Alps or the North African desert, Bear with navigate through the most hostile areas of the earth to demonstrate the skills needed to make it back to civilization and safety.
Bear said: “Man vs. Wild (broadcast as Born Survivor in the UK) took me to some of the toughest climates and terrains out there.
“This new series is an exciting evolution of that.
“The aim is to follow incredible real-life survival stories and demonstrate dynamic life-saving know-how along the way.”
Ultimate Survivors will air on the Discovery Channel later this year.
Posted on March 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm by Sean Borg
I was disappointed to hear that The Discovery Channel has parted company with my favorite British adventurer, Bear Grylls…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network fired the 37-year-old host of Man vs. Wild, allegedly over his lack of cooperation on two projects he was contracted to do, this has resulted in Grylls having his agreement terminated.
A rep for Discovery confirmed, “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.”
In response to Discovery’s statement, Grylls’ representative Heather Krug said, “Unfortunately, Bear and Discovery have not been able to come to a mutual agreement on new programming, and he disagrees with Discovery’s decision to terminate current productions.”
She added, “Bear has loved the Man vs. Wild journey and looks forward to producing further cutting-edge content again soon for his loyal audience.”
Grylls, a former SAS soldier, has swallowed many unsavory things during his time on Man vs. Wild, including drinking his own pee (eww!), however, I’m guessing accepting The Discovery Channel’s decision is probably one of the hardest things he’s had to swallow to date…
Come back soon Bear, we miss you already!