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Man vs. Wild
Jul 11, 2011TV Network - Discovery
No, you read that one sentence description correctly, Jake Gyllenhaal is joining Bear Grylls for the season premiere of "Man vs. Wild." Normally we'd suggest something flippant like Discovery needing to change the name of the show tonight to "Men vs. Wild," but honestly we're just surprised--and quite jubilant--that Gyllenhaal is going to be on. Jake and Bear will be in Iceland for the season premiere, exploring all the terrain that lovely country has to offer. Hopefully Bear doesn't quit him on one of the mountains.
Mar 24, 2011TV Network - Discovery
It feels like just a month and a half ago that "Man vs. Wild" was premiering its sixth season and now, suddenly, it's ending. It feels that way because that's exactly what's happened -- this season is comprised of six episodes and Discovery has been airing one a week, so it was in fact a month and a half ago that it all began. Don't think of that as a short season, rather you ought to contemplate just how time consuming and arduous the filming of each episode is. Bear Grylls is just one man, an amazing man, but just one man; he can't possibly stay in the wild day in and day out to keep filming episodes.
Feb 17, 2011TV Network - Discovery
Season six of "Man vs. Wild" will once again feature intrepid survivalist Bear Grylls as the aformentioned 'man' going out into the previously discussed 'wild' (nature will be playing the part of the 'wild'). Grylls' job on a weekly basis is to survive in a mano-a-wildo battle. This season (but not necessarily tonight) will feature Grylls going to such excellent sounding places as Cape Wrath in Scotland as well as a little trip to Arizona. Which is scarier? You'll just have to watch to find out.
Aug 11, 2010TV Network - Discovery Channel
It's just like that old axiom - you can't keep a good Bear down unless you shoot it with a whole lot of Bear tranquilizers and if you do that you've kind of destroyed the whole point of Bear going up against the wild haven't you as Bear tranquilizers aren't to be found in the wild unless they're left by some thoughtless hunter. Yes, it's an awfully long axiom and no, that's Bear not bear as the host of the series, the man going into the wild, is none other than Bear Grylls which is just the sort of name you'd expect from someone who does his best to tame nature.
Feb 17, 2010TV Network - Discovery Channel
The Discovery Channel president and general manager says that "Man vs. Wild" is 'the gold standard in survival and adventure.' While he doesn't state that the host's name is the gold standard for joke potential in host names, Bear Grylls, it is, and if it was Bear Gyrlls it would be even better. We shouldn't kid too much though, Bear does incredible things, things like climbing a 200-ft waterfall and going head-to-head with Green Pit viper snakes so we shudder to think what he could do to us. Tonight we get the season finale, which means that even if the man has been winning thus far this season, the wild still has a chance to pull out a 'W.'
Jun 02, 2009TV Network - Discovery Channel
Bear Grylls is used to encountering a lot of strange things in the wilderness, but has he ever encountered anything as bizarre as Will Ferrell?
On Tuesday, June 2, in a fine piece of cross promotion for the Friday release of "Land of the Lost," Ferrell joins forces with Bear, as they eat reindeer eyeballs and try to keep warm north of the Arctic Circle.
Will hilarity ensue, or will Wild get the best of Man?