Bear Grylls to host “extreme adventure” reality series for NBC

Get Out Alive will see the adventurer putting teams of contestants through their paces in the wild

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Bear Grylls has landed a new TV series in the States called Get Out Alive.

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Billed as an “extreme adventure” reality series, Get Out Alive will be the TV explorer’s first television project for US network NBC.

Each edition of the eight-part series will place two teams of contestants “beyond their most extreme imaginations in the wild.”

Talking about the new series, Grylls said: “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.”

NBC Entertainment’s President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy enthusiastically welcomed Bear to the station, saying: “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!” 

Grylls rose to fame fronting the Discovery series Born Survivor between 2006-2011, which was called Man vs Wild in the States, but the adventurer broke with Discovery earlier this year after he could not commit to making two future projects for the organisation.

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Get Out Alive is expected to premiere on NBC in summer 2013.