NBC Developing Survival Reality Series with Bear Grylls

by | October 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM | TV News

Survivalist Bear Grylls (Photo: NBC)

Extreme adventurer Bear Grylls is demonstrating his survival skills in the world of television with a new show that was just greenlighted by NBC.

The news, announced Monday morning, comes just a few months after Grylls and the Discovery Channel ended a relationship that went back to 2006 (the relationship reportedly ended due to contract differences).

Now in the very early stages of development, his new show, titled “Get Out Alive,” will be a competition-reality show in the wild — “raw, tough and unrelenting,” NBC said in its Monday press release. If all goes according to plan, the show will turn up on the NBC schedule next summer.

British-born Grylls, 38, honed his survival skills as a member of the British Special Forces. Since leaving the service in 1996, he’s notched a wide variety of accomplishments, from climbing Mount Everest to circumnavigating the United Kingdom on a Jet-Ski. His Discovery show, “Man Vs. Wild,” premiered in 2006.

Get a taste of Bear: Watch him search for edible creepy-crawlies in this clip: