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‘Man vs. Wild’ – CANCELED!

“Man vs. Wild” has been canceled. Discovery Channel released a statement to The Huffington Post, “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.”

The Hollywood Reports claims the network had been after Grylls to participate in two projects that were written into his contract, but they could not secure his participation.

“Man vs. Wild,” which has been on Discovery since 2006, attracted quite the following — including celebrity fans. Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell and Jake Gyllenhaal all appeared in episodes of the series.

While “Man vs. Wild” had a loyal following, it also had its critics. On multiple occasions, experts came out debunking some of the show’s claims, particularly that Grylls was surviving on his own in the wild. In 2007, The Daily Mail reported Grylls used hotels and wasn’t really surviving in the wild.

“Man vs. Wild” wrapped Season 6 in the fall of 2011.


Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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Will Ferrell Roughs It, Drinks Urine with Bear Grylls


A man will do just about anything when braving the frozen tundra. And for an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, Will Ferrell even drank urine.

Joining Bear Grylls for 48 hours in Sweden’s ice-bound mountain ranges, Ferrell tandem-abseiled off a helicopter, rappelled down hundred-foot frozen waterfalls and made snow shoes from saplings.

“To be able to participate in an episode of Man vs. Wild was a thrill of a lifetime, even though I did get urine-drunk, which is sad,” Ferrell said.

The interesting drink choice was paired with a meal of reindeer eyeballs.

“Will did an amazing job in subzero, very unforgiving conditions,” Grylls said. “He should be very proud of how he performed.” He added to Variety: “He trusted me when it mattered and we survived.”

Ferrell’s episode of Man vs. Wild will air the first week of June on Discovery, coinciding with his Land of the Lost debut, which hits theaters June 5.


Posted Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 7:07am
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