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Bear Grylls returns to Discovery overseas

Hour-long specials will not be available to U.S. audiences, however

By Corey Levitan Feb 5, 2013 9:56AM

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.

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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.


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Are you suffering from Bear withdrawals?

Feb 6, 2013 1:53AM
The networks need to put aside their personal beef what ever it is and Put Man vs. Wild back on the network.  But if they are to hard headed stubborn idiots then PLEASE ANOTHER network pick up the show and let us fans watch it. It is not just a show, it is an EDUCATIONAL show!
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?
Feb 6, 2013 12:38AM
I preferred Dual Survival w/ Cody and Dave.. not sure if I like Dave's replacement
Feb 5, 2013 10:58PM
I miss Bear so much!  I love how t.v. execs always pick the most stupid of shows to continue, and get rid of great shows like Man vs. Wild.  Ugh.  So now, hopefully we will be able to catch his new specials on YouTube?
Feb 5, 2013 9:57PM

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!!

Feb 5, 2013 10:50AM

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's just YOU already HAVE so many channels)

All I'm discovering disappointment.

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