Meet Discovery Channel's Daring New Wild Man, Bear Grylls
Having recovered from a broken back to successfully climb Everest, it's safe to say that Bear Grylls is one resilient dude. Now, on Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild (new episodes premiere Friday at 9 pm/ET), the former British special-forces member is getting himself into — and then out of — some hairy situations.
TV Guide: How'd Man vs. Wild come about? Bear Grylls: Well, I did a TV series for British TV on what it was like to join the French Foreign Legion and go through basic training, and that was quite popular over here. And on the back of that, Discovery said, "Come and do something for us." For me, it was the perfect blank canvas [on which] to paint a fun picture. So I said, "Why don't we parachute me into lots of cool places with very little, and sort of film the adventure?"
Fri, Dec 22, 2006