Man vs. Wild Is Canceled; What Should Bear Grylls Do Next?

Extreme survivalist Bear Grylls has been unceremoniously dumped by Discovery Channel, THR.com reports, shortly after filming wrapped on the sixth season of his hit show, Man vs. Wild. It has something to do with a “continuing contractual dispute” between network and star, as Bear refuses to participate in “two unannounced projects” that he was allegedly contracted for. (Guess he failed to read that fine print stipulating his involvement in the Bear Grylls: Buried Alive in Cats by Crazy Hoarder Lady! one-off special Discovery had planned for sweeps week.)

In any case, there’s no reason to feel down, Mr. Grylls. I want you to step outside of that camel stomach you’ve been sleeping in since you heard the news, clean yourself up, and get right back on the job market. You are a hot property, and we’re going to help you find your next job.

Here are five suggestions you can pitch at your next meeting:

Mad Men vs. Wild: Bear dumps the cast of Mad Men in an uninhabited and hostile environment and abandons them there to fend off the elements and natural predators. Harry succumbs first, eaten by a badger. Joan outlasts everyone.

The Late Program with Bear Grylls Show: A late-night talk show broadcast live from a blue ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Most guests will appear via satellite, save for the occasional in-studio visit from a celebrity snow bat.

Am I Hot or Not? with Bear Grylls: Bear Grylls just looks at people in bathing suits and decides if he wants to have sex with them.

Cooking with Your Own Urine: Bear hosts a Food Network culinary show with a strong focus on using sustainable, locally grown and harvested ingredients.

Bear Grylls’ Holepokers: Kind of like Mythbusters, in that Bear proves or disproves certain commonly held perceptions about life in the wild. (Example: Polar bears enjoy the flavor of human flesh: True or False?)


Post your own ideas for Bear in the comments!

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Interestingly the UK Discovery channel has never little to no involvement with Discovery Channel US, which is reflected in the UK version showing episodes of different shows from different networks including Nat Geo and History Channel.

Bear's company is British, and he started in the UK on Channel 4, his show was called and still is called Bear Grylles Born Survivor.

UK Discovery continue to show all of his episodes up to last season. They plan to show an all new season of Born Survivor on UK Discovery some time this summer (this would be last season's man v wild).

One thing you need to remember is that both Channel 4 and Discovery UK make his show..the show is filmed across the US and across other places, but it's finalized in the UK.



I also remember reading not so long back, regarding the cancellation in the US, that the people at the UK network where extremely dismayed at the news, and that there may well be an opportunity for a UK network to pick the show back up again...with a possibility it could be sold over seas at some point in the future, which did not involve discovery US.



There is a whisper that Bear may have been contracted to do Dual Survival with Cody..

remember Bear is big property, his has a large following of fans, and hence why his show was never at any point under any threat.

Bear as never been on terms with Discovery and has expressed his wish in the past, that he would be more than happy to come back to the UK and work from there again...to be nearer his family.



lets be totally honest here, there is plenty of work out there for him, on any network in the world...he is a big name, has an extremely large following, and this cancellation by Discovery US is going to come back and haunt them for years to come, with cancellation the fans go as well.



I don't think its bad news at all, we'll see Bear on tv with all new episodes before we know it, whether as Born Survivor or some other reincarnation of the show...so don't worry people...the Bear will be back!!
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Bear is royalty. Literally. He is Lord Grylls. That said, he's not a true survivalist anymore. Les Stroud, there's a true survivalist. Bear sleeps in hotels each evening when he's shooting his series. In comparison, his show is a pale imitation to Survivorman and really not anywhere near the same quality. I can see Fear Factor on NBC. Why do I want to watch the same basic show with only one contestant against the backdrop of a survival setting?
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I am gonna RIP YOUR HEART OUT....For making fake story's about him...i know that i has been cancelled because he doesn't want to participate in a role of non-helpful method for people ...you should be ashamed of yourself for making an article ''Seth Abramovitch'' GO TO HELL & ROTTEN IN IT...NO ONE WILL HELP YOU ON THE WAY....SO GOOD LUCK TO THE JOURNEY TO HELL...I AM SURE YOU WILL FIND PEOPLE TO SCREW UP THERE :) :) :) ..MEAN IT..LOT IF PPL SUE YOU THIS VERY MINUTE

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forget to bring water.... drinking elephant shit



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R25Eflr0oJ8
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forget to bring water have an Enema.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtIG4TuVnvg&feature=player_embedded
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I love this show. Hopefully another network will pick this up!! Favourite bits include the time he was out in the desert, he killed and ate a skunk!! Crazy stuff.
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He could go on and do a show where he actually tries to survive real world scenarios and actually does the things they show him doing instead of the scripted crap he has shot with this show. Course for real and useful survival information one can simply watch Les.
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I'm sure some other network will pick him up for a show of the same premise though. He is a chief Scout after all.
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Yeah I'll also go with "Cooking with Your Own Urine"
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Cooking with your own urine, definitely!
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This is a huge disappointment I actually learned a lot from this guy. Compare to the other lame was they have he is one of the best I seen since the crocodile hunter. I hope he find better work than Discovery Channel that would appreciate what he does not doing crazy stupid stuff that they kept wanting him to do that cause him to get fired. He teaches the public how to survive in certain situations and he puts a lot of care doing it.
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Gryll-ing Stone: Bear Grylls sits on a one-man panel in a "Shark Tank"-type show, except there's a real shark involved
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Now we can all go back to watching Survivorman with Les Stroud, the thinking man's Bear Grylls.
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Indeed, after reading how badly Bear scammed his audience in the first season, it only made me respect Les more. Sure, Les was never quite as alone as the show would make you believe (the star can't be put but in so much jeopardy, after all), but at least he admitted to that, unlike Bear, who was staying in hotels when the cameras stopped rolling. Or so the stories went.



I fully understand why Les quit doing his show, but they remain highly rewatchable and the only program of this kind I have any interest in watching.

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How can you cancel this show? I thought it was great.



Bear Grylls should now become a villain for a tv show like NCIS, playing an evil MI-6 agent with the James Bond swagger.
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"Mad Men Vs. Wild" and "Cooking with Your Own Urine". Brilliant. Also good: "Survivor: Bear Grylls Island: Can the entire cast together beat Bear Grylls alone at ANYTHING having to do with actually surviving on an island?"
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go on fear factor
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He should go away.
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There is no better suggestion than this.



Comment section over.
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I'm indifferent honestly but MAN vs. FOOD should be the show cancelled by showing the ridiculous, appauling gluttonous lifestyle.
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There's an idea: "Man vs Food vs Man vs Wild" where the Man vs Food guy goes up against Bear Grylls. First they both try to eat way too much of something disgusting and then they immediately get dumped in the jungle and have to survive. I feel like every episode would have a disturbing ending involving the phrase "let that be a lesson to you, kids..."
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He should go and sell falafel from a food truck his show sucked
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Cooking with Your Own Urine: Bear hosts a Food Network culinary show with a strong focus on using sustainable, locally grown and harvested ingredients.





LOLOLOLOL

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