NBC has ordered a reality competition series starring adventurer
Bear Grylls to premiere in summer 2013, it was announced Monday.
The network has greenlit eight episodes of Get Out Alive (working title), which will test teams of
two in the wild. The series is
co-produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Electus.
It is the first network TV role for Grylls, best known for his
former Discovery series Man vs. Wild.
Discovery terminated that relationship last spring. "For us, Bear represented an untapped goldmine," said Electus CEO Chris Grant in an interview.