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Bear Grylls Tackles 'Worst Case Scenario'

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 15th 2010 2:40PM
Forget 'Man vs. Wild.' Survivalist Bear Grylls is turning his attention from the wild outdoors to the concrete jungle with Discovery's newest series, 'Worst Case Scenario,' The Live Feed reports.

Grylls, who gained fame teaching viewers how to use outdoor survival techniques in 'Wild,' will now be applying his know-how to life-threatening situations that could occur in our everyday lives, showing audiences how to handle urban disasters such as escaping a sinking car or surviving inside a falling elevator.

The series will be based on the bestselling book series of the same name, with six episodes ordered for a spring premiere.Forget 'Man vs. Wild.' Survivalist Bear Grylls is turning his attention from the wild outdoors to the concrete jungle with Discovery's newest series, 'Worst Case Scenario,' The Live Feed reports.

Grylls, who gained fame teaching viewers how to use outdoor survival techniques in 'Wild,' will now be applying his know-how to life-threatening situations that could occur in our everyday lives, showing audiences how to handle urban disasters such as escaping a sinking car or surviving inside a falling elevator.

The series will be based on the bestselling book series of the same name, with six episodes ordered for a spring premiere.

Clark Bunting, president and general manager of Discovery Channel, insists that the new show is not just retreading the same ground as Grylls' previous work. "Worst Case Scenario' is a much different take on survival than 'Man vs. Wild,'" he said in a press release. "It features Bear in all his physicality using an urban backdrop to set up everyday scenarios viewers could encounter at any time."

Discovery is obviously hoping that audiences have forgotten about TBS' critically derided series 'Worst Case Scenarios,' also based on the book franchise, which featured 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe and a team of stunt men showing viewers how to survive other life threatening situations. The show was quickly canceled, but since Grylls will be relying on his own wits rather than stunt men to inform audiences, his version is unlikely to suffer the same fate.

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