The TV MegaSite banner

 

Welcome to The TV MegaSite's Primetime TV Site!

(Best viewed in the most recent browser versions--update now!)

Please click on the menus above to browse through our site...

Bookmark this section!

The TV MegaSite--TV Is Our Life (Logo)

PLEASE CLICK TO DONATE TO OUR SITE!!!!




Primetime TV Articles

This is just an unofficial fan page, we have no connection to any shows or networks.


Please click here to vote for our site!
Click Here to Visit!

PLEASE CLICK TO DONATE TO OUR SITE!!!!


Man vs. Wild



Press Release - Bear Grylls Bios - Pictures - Videos


BEAR GRYLLS VENTURES BACK TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL MONDAY, JANUARY 12 WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES OF MAN VS. WILD THAT TEST HIS ENDURANCE MORE THAN EVER BEFORE

Eight Extreme New Episodes Scheduled to Premiere Mondays This Winter at 10PM ET/PT

(Silver Spring, Md.) – MAN VS. WILD returns Monday, January 12 at 10PM ET/PT with all-new episodes that push adventurer Bear Grylls to the limit, as he navigates through some of the most extreme and challenging conditions he’s faced yet. Shot entirely in high-definition, the new episodes take Grylls to Transylvania, Turkey, Belize, the Yukon Peninsula, and through the Badlands of Oregon, before heading to the Dominican Republic during hurricane season. The ultimate adventure expert, Grylls uses his vast knowledge and survival expertise - which are tried and tested throughout these episodes - to show viewers how to get out of each location alive. The new episodes continue the hit Discovery Channel series’ third season, which began last August.

“The new episodes of MAN VS. WILD give viewers the opportunity to venture into some of the most extreme conditions this immense world has to offer, with the ultimate survival trainer – Bear Grylls - leading the way,” said John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel. “Bear goes to unprecedented heights as he faces some of the most difficult challenges of his career all along the way.”

These latest expeditions bring Grylls face-to-face with a killer bear, a deadly scorpion, a nine-foot boa constrictor and countless other dangers. He’s forced to scale hundred-foot waterfalls, feast on bear excretions (among other less-than-gourmet delicacies), and tackle some of the worst mosquito-infested swamps he’s seen, all in the name of survival. The invaluable survival techniques that Grylls portrays on MAN VS. WILD have been credited with saving various lives.

An ex-Special Forces soldier, Bear Grylls was trained as a survival expert in the British army, has a black belt in karate and is an experienced high-altitude mountaineer. Grylls has channeled his daring spirit into feats such as the highest-ever dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet, and the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open rigid inflatable boat.

In addition, in 1998 at age 23, Bear became the youngest British climber to ever complete a summit and descent of Mount Everest. Last year, Bear returned to the Himalayas to conquer a new dream – attempting to fly a powered paraglider higher than Everest. Through this expedition, Bear and his team donated over $2.5 million to charities, including $600,000 to the Global Angels Foundation, a charity that supports long-term projects for underprivileged children worldwide.

One of Bear’s upcoming expeditions will involve leading a team through remote areas of Antarctica to promote alternative energy and biofuels as a sustainable resource for the future, which will benefit the Global Angels Foundation.

MAN VS. WILD is produced for Discovery Channel by Diverse Productions and executive produced by Steve Rankin. Dan Korn serves as Executive Producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

Back to top


BIOGRAPHY:
BEAR GRYLLS
Host, MAN VS. WILD

MAN VS. WILD host, author and seasoned adventurer Bear Grylls began a lifetime of exploration at an early age. Bear grew up on the Isle of Wight, and as a young boy would go mountain climbing with his father.

He served three years with the Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British Army. During his service, he broke his back in three places in a parachuting accident over southern Africa.

Despite the accident and severity of his injury, Bear went on in 1998 to become, at age 23, the youngest British climber to complete a summit and descent on Mount Everest. He wrote about his experience in the book, The Kid Who Climbed Everest. In 2007, Bear returned to the Himalayas to conquer a new dream – attempting to fly a powered paraglider higher than Everest, a feat that was documented in BEAR’S MISSION TO EVEREST on Discovery Channel. Through this expedition, Bear and his team donated over $2.5 million to charities, including $600,000 to the Global Angels Foundation, a charity that supports long-term projects for underprivileged children worldwide. Last year, Bear served as the host of the Global Angels Step Up event “Feed a Child for a Year,” a partnership between Hard Rock International and the Global Angels Foundation. One of Bear’s upcoming expeditions will involve leading a team through remote areas of Antarctica to promote alternative energy and biofuels as a sustainable resource for the future, which will benefit Global Angels.

Not content to slow down, Bear achieved another first when he and his Everest climbing group circumnavigated the United Kingdom on jet skis. He also led the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open rigid inflatable boat. His book about this adventure, Facing the Frozen Ocean, was shortlisted as the UK’s Sports Book of the Year. Bear was awarded a commission in the Royal Navy in honor of leading this record-breaking expedition. His most recent book, Man vs. Wild, which hit bookshelves last April, provides his millions of fans a crash course in the many ingenious survival techniques he uses to navigate and conquer the extreme wild.

In June 2005, Bear broke a world record by hosting a dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet. He rappelled from the balloon's basket to the table, where in full Naval uniform he ate a three-course meal, before saluting the Queen and skydiving to Earth. His goal was to celebrate the work of two charities: The Prince’s Trust and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Bear hosted a 2005 television series for the U.K.’s Channel Four, called Escape to the Legion, in which he took a group of young men to the Western Sahara desert to undergo the French Foreign Legion's infamous basic training. A second Channel Four series, titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, completed its U.K. run in April 2007.

Featured in the Discovery Channel’s top-rated series MAN VS. WILD, Bear has ventured to remote parts of the world to demonstrate localized survival techniques since November 2006. This year alone, Bear’s teachings on the show have been attributed to the survival of four people in extreme situations out in the wild.

Back to top


 

Pictures courtesy of The Discovery Channel


Back to top


Videos

Parachuting Into The Yukon

Man vs. Wild Trailer

Back to top

Back to the Main Primetime TV Page
 

top


Updated 1/16/09  

FEEDBACK

We don't read the guestbook very often, so please don't post QUESTIONS, only COMMENTS, if you want an answer. Feel free to email us with your questions by clicking on the Feedback link above! PLEASE SIGN-->

View and Sign My Guestbook Bravenet Guestbooks

HELP SUPPORT THESE GREAT CAUSES!


Stop Global Warming!

Click to help rescue animals!

Click here to help fight hunger!
Fight hunger and malnutrition.
Donate to Action Against Hunger today!

Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign
Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!

Click to donate to the Red Cross!
Please donate to the Red Cross to help disaster victims!

Support Wikipedia

Support Wikipedia    

Save the Net Now



Help Katrina Victims!


This site is a member of WebRing.
To browse visit Here.