Man vs. Wild is a TV show that goes by many names. It has been called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or Real Survival Hero. In the UK though, the show is simply referred to as Bear Grylls. It is a survival TV series hosted by, you guessed it, Bear Grylls himself, on the Discovery Channel as well as Channel 4 in the UK. The series was produced by British TV production company Diverse Bristol. The show aired from March 2006 to November 2011. It ran for 73 episodes (and 10 specials) spread across 7 seasons. The format that each episode takes basically sees Grylls being left stranded in some remote region with a film crew. Each episode documents his efforts to survive and find his way back to civilization. During the whole ordeal, he must find a way to deal with various harsh terrain and landscape, all while keeping himself fed and hydrated.
Each episode takes about 7-10 days to shoot. This is on top of a week's worth of reconnaissance and a couple of days of on-site briefing and preparations. The show has been quite popular that even a few famous celebrities were involved. Will Ferrell joined Grylls on one of his survival trip to Northern Sweden. Ben Stiller also guest-starred in a special episode with the last one being Jake Gyllenhaal where he went with Grylls to Iceland. If you have yet to see the hit survival show, now is a great time to do so. Check out our list of some of the best websites to watch Man vs. Wild down below. Tell us in the comments section what you thought of it.
Did you know that Discovery Channel has terminated its relationship with Bear Grylls? A Discovery Channel spokesperson said they cut ties with Grylls due to a continuing contractual dispute. It comes after the network was unable to get him to take part in two unannounced projects, in violation of his contract. The Man vs. Wild star has been part of the series since 2006. The series enables him to travel around the world as he tries to survive in hostile places. Unfortunately, the Man vs. Wild has also been canceled following Grylls' termination. As soon as Grylls and Discovery split, he jumped over to NBC where he hosted the Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls in 2012. The following year, Grylls was back with Discovery. He hosted Escape From Hell, which reveals true stories of ordinary people in extraordinary life or death situations. The next six years, Grylls has done a number of other on-screen credits and transcended into other mediums of television.
After eight years since the Man vs. Wild's cancellation, a special episode aired on August 2019. The episode was shot in India's Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It showed the PM and Grylls roughing it in the wild, talking about Modi's childhood, and dreams of becoming the PM. Days after it was televised, Grylls has claimed the episode broke all the records to become the "world's most trending televised event." It has beaten the Super Bowl 53 record for the most number of social media impressions of 3.6 billion online. There is no news yet if there will be more Man vs. Wild episodes. But if you cannot wait for the announcement, then you might as well check out this list of the best reality shows which might pique your interest.
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