NBC Greenlights Bear Grylls Show ‘Get Out Alive’
Grylls’ grew up on the U.K.’s Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. He was trained from a young age in martial arts, and then spent three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces. He then survived a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. All of you who have seen Discovery’s ‘Man vs. Wild’ anyway know what the man is capable of.
For those of you who haven’t, the initial introduction should give you an idea about the kind of guy Bear is. This time round the show he is a part of called ‘Get Out Alive’, shall see contestants get out of really tough situations, with nature as their enemy and also their ally. For example: Grylls is dropped into the most remote corners of the earth on ‘Man vs. Wild’, where he must go to such extremes as drinking his own urine to stay alive. The only difference in this new show will be the fact that, the contestants on this show would be doing similar things, that Bear does on ‘Man vs. Wild.
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NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy while making it public that, NBC has given the show a go ahead, also gave his vote of confidence to Grylls, when he 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” .
Grylls on his part revealed “‘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.” It would be interesting to see as to how many people sign up for the show, because the ones who do sign up, have to be mentally and physically prepared to brave conditions, which they might never have imagined.
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