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Discovery Channel Fires Bear Grylls Over Contract Dispute

March 13th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Bear Grylls is leaving Discovery Channel after six years on the air. According to an exclusive story by The Hollywood Reporter, Grylls and Discovery could not agree on appearances in two other unnamed projects.

Grylls' show, Man vs. Wild, premiered in 2006 and has been a hit ever since. Celebrity cameos included Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller. Grylls' online fandom grew when he began to eat and drink from natural sources - the most extreme being liquid squeezed from elephant dung and infamously drinking his own urine.

The show also created a debate on the new "survival real...

Bear Grylls' Seven-Year-Old Son Rescues Friend

August 5th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
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Survival expert Bear Grylls' son proved he's following in the TV adventurer's footsteps after rescuing a friend who fell into a river.

The Man Vs. Wild star's seven-year-old son Jesse managed to pull the little girl out of the water and drag her to safety.

Grylls explains, "They (the children) were in a little base in a stream and she fell in. And - I wasn't there, you know, and the story grows and grows every time he tells me - but he did rescue her and he was proud as punch to have dragged her out."

However, Grylls, who is also dad to sons Marmaduke, five, and four-year-old Hucklebe...

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal & Bear Grylls On 'Man Vs. Wild' Monday, July 11

July 9th, 2011 8:34am EDT
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Catch Jake Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls as they tackle the dangerous Icelandic terrain and kick off six new episodes of Man Vs. Wild on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m.

Here are two all-new season premiere 'Sneak Peeks' of the daring duo trekking Iceland's rugged mountains, volcanoes and glaciers.

You can view more show clips at

Jake Gyllenhaal Lives Dangerously On 'Man vs. Wild'

July 6th, 2011 4:24pm EDT
"No more time thinking. It's time to do it."

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't sound too convinced of his own convictions when he decides to hang by a rope above a huge gorge in the middle of inclement weather, but hey, he goes through with it!

For an A-list movie star, Gyllenhaal makes for a pretty good rugged outdoorsman/ adventurer as he joins Bear Grylls for the season premiere of Discovery's "Man vs. Wild." The death-defying Prince of Persia himself would be impressed as Jake takes on Iceland’s mountains, huge glaciers and active volcanoes.

Let fear be your guide as you watch the clips below...

Spike TV's 'Surviving Disaster' Premieres Sept. 1

August 30th, 2009 8:30am EDT
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Picking up a few last minute items at the mall when violent gunmen storm the store…what to do? What if, on the daily subway commute, a bio weapon is released? Or a fire is blazing in the 12th floor office and the only way out is blocked? Disasters can strike at the most unexpected times, but Spike TV's new original series "Surviving Disaster," led by Cade Courtley, vividly takes viewers through catastrophic scenarios and arms them with the knowledge needed to survive the unthinkable. Navy SEAL Courtley is the ideal host for this timely series, having faced imminent danger for a living, ...

Ben Stiller To Appear On 'Man Vs. Wild'

August 11th, 2009 11:02am EDT
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Funnyman Ben Stiller is following in the footsteps of his pal Will Ferrell - he's signed up to appear alongside British adventurer Bear Grylls in an upcoming episode of his Man Vs. Wild series.

Ferrell spent 48 hours in the frozen Swedish wilderness learning how to stay alive against the odds with the former military survival expert, and even drank his own urine - a regular survival tip from Grylls on his hit show.

And Ferrell's experiences convinced the Zoolander star to sign up for a similar challenge - he's set to feature in an upcoming episode later this year.

Ben Stiller Pho...

Will Ferrell Joins Bear Grylls On 'Men Vs. Wild' Tonight!

June 2nd, 2009 11:51am EDT
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Universal Pictures and the Discovery Channel are proud to bring you a special episode of Men vs. Wild tonight, Tuesday, June 2nd at 10pm - EST! Tune in to watch Will Ferrell and Bear Grylls face off in a hilarious outdoor adventure…

Will even eats a reindeer eyeball on the show, which he said was totally disgusting.

Get a sneak peek of tonight's show!

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Will's new movie, "Land of the Lost", is in theaters this Frida...

Will Ferrell Says Eating Reindeer Eyeball Was Disgusting

May 30th, 2009 11:42am EDT
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Funnyman Will Ferrell will go to great lengths to promote movies - he ate a raw reindeer eyeball as part of the press build up for his new film Land of the Lost.

The star agreed to spend two days with survival expert Bear Grylls in the frozen Swedish wilderness to promote his upcoming movie on the Brit's reality TV show Man vs. Wild.

Ferrell learned how to make snow shoes from twigs and light a signal fire - but he could have done without the culinary delights of the trip.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I did eat the cornea of a reindeer. Bear cut out this little gelatinous ...

Adventurer Bear Grylls Welcomes Baby Boy

January 16th, 2009 8:59am EST
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TV adventurer Bear Grylls has become a dad again - Shara, the Brit's wife, gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday.

Grylls, the star of Man Vs. Wild, and his wife already have two kids. Their third child is called Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls.

A spokesman for the adventurer says, "Shara and the baby are both doing great."

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TV Adventurer Bear Grylls Injured In Fall

December 8th, 2008 8:52am EST
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British adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls is recovering in the hospital after suffering a serious injury while on an expedition across Antarctica.

The Man Vs. Wild star was said to be in "shock and agony" after fracturing his shoulder in a fall on Friday, according to reports. Grylls was airlifted to South Africa on Sunday and was later flown to his native U.K. for further medical treatment.

A statement released by U.S. network Discovery Channel reads: "Bear is currently on route back to the U.K. to get the medical attention he needs. Once he sees a doctor, we will have a...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

September 15th, 2008 8:37am EDT
Monday, Sept 15

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - When the lights go out, Chuck comes out to play.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 8 p.m.) - John makes a new friend at school, one of the female persuasion. Sure, John, that's going to stop your feelings of inappropriate robot love.

One Tree Hill (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Tree Hill continues to get more dark and depressing as the gang get ready to bury a friend.

Prison Break (Fox, 9 p.m.) - Stay away from the drugs, Sara!

The Closer (TNT, 9 p.m.) - Brenda and the team face a ticking bomb in tonight's midseason fin...

Surviving Survivalist Television: 'Man Vs. Wild' Versus 'Survivorman'

June 9th, 2008 9:22am EDT
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At the age of 23 Bear Grylls was the youngest climber ever to ascend the summit at Mount Everest. Recently Bear drank his own urine for the amusement of thousands of television viewers. In 2000 Grylls traveled around the island of the United Kingdom on a jet ski. While filming in the African savannah Bear took a hearty bite out of a recently deceased zebra. In 2003 he led the first-ever unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic Arctic Ocean by boat. This past fall Bear skinned and disemboweled a camel then used the empty carcass for shelter.

Bear Grylls is without a doubt a self-profes...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

May 12th, 2008 8:53am EDT
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Monday, May 12

Bones (FOX, 8 p.m.) - In real life, the sisters Deschanel are lovely singers, but Brennan doesn't do so well at an open-mic night featuring American Idol guest stars Ace Young and Brandon Rogers.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The twisted love triangle - aka Blair, Chuck and Nate - come together to help Serena, who is back to her old ways.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Britney Spears returns as Abby, and she's teaming with Barney to make Ted jealous.

House (FOX, 9 p.m.) - How you know it's sweeps: House suffers from weird visions after waking fr...

Bear Grylls Returns With New Episodes Of 'Man Vs. Wild' May 2

April 30th, 2008 9:08am EDT
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Seasoned adventurer Bear Grylls returns to Discovery Channel with six of the most intense and daring episodes of "Man vs. Wild" yet, premiering May 2 at 9 PM (ET/PT).

New episodes of the second season of "Man vs. Wild" will take Bear through some of the harshest conditions on Earth as he parachutes into the frigid Siberian Tundra, braves flash floods in Southern Africa and journeys through Indonesia’s highly erratic ‘Ring of Fire’. Season two of "Man vs. Wild", which began in November of 2007, brings Bear Grylls face to face with the grueling task of navigating each remote location, ...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 17th, 2008 8:52am EDT
Dancing With the Stars
Monday, March 17

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.) - The men take center stage tonight as the sixth season kicks off. Another episode, featuring the female contestants, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Not the episode with Britney, but this being the first original episode in months is an even better reason to tune in. We also hear Barney will be St. Patty's Day suiting up.

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Watch out, Allison Dubois. Elizabeth's new client claims he can talk to the dead and she's buying it up after he shares information about ...

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