Bear Grylls returns to Discovery overseas
Hour-long specials will not be available to U.S. audiences, however
Bear Grylls -- the British wilderness adventurer who eats bugs and chugs his own urine -- will return to the Discovery Channel with a six-part series of hour-long specials, according to Deadline. However, no U.S. airings were announced for "Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivors," which will be seen in 217 overseas and Latin American markets.
The specials, according to the report, will document stories of ordinary people stranded in do-or-die situations, then show Grylls re-enacting them.
No reason was given for the U.S. blockade. However, it may be related to the contract dispute that, according to the Hollywood Reporter, caused the network to cancel Grylls' popular "Man Vs. Wild" show last year.
Are you suffering from Bear withdrawals?
never should have been cancelled in the first place! Now that his show is being seen everywhere but in the United States what does that say about not only the corporations, but also about us in general. Do you really want the bad publicity?
And just exactly why was his show canceled? I guess I'm out of the loop. I work nights, and only got to see him on weekend marathons, sadly. I learned so much from Bear. I miss him terribly, too!!
I AM going through "Bear Withdrawal"! I LOVED Man Versus Wild!
It was a "reality" show I wanted to watch. Much better than most of Discovery channels current programming, So much now seems to cater to rednecks. (No offense Rednecks....it's just YOU already HAVE so many channels)
All I'm discovering lately........is disappointment.