October 10, 2012 07:00 AM by Megan Wilson
Do you remember Bear Grylls? The stubble-faced survivalist who climbed Mount Everest, para-motored over Angel Falls, and completed a host of other extreme ventures, only to be cited in 2006 as a fraud and later fired from his TV show, “Man vs. Wild?” Well, now Bear Grylls is finally coming out of hiding with a reality TV show to boot.
After The Discovery Channel pulled the episodes of Bear Grylls’s stunts, they re-released them with a voice over to give the audience a clearer picture of the situations Bear was in. Now that the controversy has settled, NBC has decided the extremist deserved a second chance and ordered eight episodes of a new team-against-team survival show aptly named, “Get Out Alive”. While the details have yet to be released, the show will be produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Ben Silverman’s studio, Electus. The show will feature two teams, pitted against each other in what no doubt will be a harrowing backdrop. Will it take place in Antarctica? The middle of the ocean? In some desert hundreds of miles away from civilization? Who knows-but we shall see when the show debuts this summer.
In a statement to the press, Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said: “To meet Bear is to meet a force of nature. He is a magnetic and charismatic talent, whose infectious enthusiasm for adventure inspires people to push themselves beyond their limits. These contestants are in for the ride of their lives!”
Already excited about the show, Bear was quoted as saying,”‘Get Out Alive’ will be raw, tough and unrelenting, but it will also inspire and teach the essentials that one day may just save your life. The goal is to empower people with the ultimate in both survival and teamwork, and that brings incredible reward … but first there must be some pain.”
What do you think of Bear’s new venture? Will you tune in to “Get Out Alive?”
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