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Bear Grylls Conquers the Utah Wilderness on 'Man vs. Wild' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 15th 2011 6:00PM
Bear Grylls beats the Utah wilderness on 'Man Vs Wild'Getting dropped off in the middle of Utah might not sound too dangerous ... just find a highway and hitchhike your way back to Salt Lake City, right? Not so fast. As Bear Grylls found out on 'Man vs. Wild' (Fridays, 9PM on Discovery), Utah's rough outdoor terrain can be a unforgiving and dangerous.

Crossing rapids is dangerous business, no matter where the water is. Grylls had to apply his survival skills get by, tying a rope to a tree before entering the water. "I'm holding myself out of the main stream for as long as possible," he said in the voice-over. "Because when the full force of the water catches me, I'm gone."

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Bear Grylls and Jake Gyllenhaal Strip Down in Freezing Temperatures on 'Man vs. Wild' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 12th 2011 9:40AM
You first heard about it a few weeks ago, but now you finally get to see Jake Gyllenhaal take his shirt off on 'Man vs. Wild' (Mon., 9PM ET on Discovery). Well, there was more to it than that.

He and Bear Grylls both shed their shirts in sub-freezing temperatures to keep them as dry as possible while they crossed a river. It's a far cry from a shirtless Gyllenhaal in the deserts of 'Prince of Persia.'

"I joined up for this, right?" Gyllenhaal lamented as he stripped. They made the crossing fairly quickly, making us cold just from watching them in the freezing water with the cameraman trying to keep the lens free of snow and ice.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Bear Grylls Trek Through Iceland on 'Man Vs. Wild,' Denis Leary Plans Paramedic Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 20th 2011 12:00PM
Jake Gyllenhaal, Bear Grylls, Man Vs. WildJake Gyllenhaal is getting in touch with his wild side.

On July 11, the Oscar nominee will appear alongside Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel series 'Man Vs. Wild' with Bear Grylls.

Gyllenhaal and Grylls will trek through the Icelandic landscape -- through mountains, glaciers and volcanoes -- with the actor forced to shadow the host as they endure rough weather conditions. Their adventure will kick off six all-new episodes of the series.

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Bear Grylls Chokes Down Pheasant Fetus on 'Man vs. Wild' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 2nd 2010 2:30PM
Bear Grylls makes quite a show of eating partially-developed pheasant eggs while in the Caucasus Mountains of the Georgian Republic on 'Man vs. Wild' (Mon, 9PM ET on DSC).

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'Man vs. Wild' Sending Bear Grylls to Survive in Your Xbox, Wii or PS3

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 5th 2010 2:30PM
Bear Grylls, host of 'Man vs. Wild'Have you always wanted to be dropped in the middle of some vast wilderness or barren desert, just to see if you could fend for yourself? Well, before you become an appetizer for some predator creature's three-course dinner, maybe you should give yourself a little test.

One way could be to try out the new 'Man vs. Wild' video game that's currently in development. A release date hasn't been set for the Bear Grylls-inspired video game, but it's scheduled to be released on all three of the home video game consoles.

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New TV on DVD Releases for May 4

by Elizabeth Chan, posted May 3rd 2010 6:09PM
In curating today's New TV on DVD, this week is definitely one for the comic fans. New DVDs are out for classic Iron Man, Super Hero Squad, Voltron, Wolverine & The X-Men -- just in time for fans to bring to Comic Con for autographs.

However, for those unaffected by animation, don't forget what happens if you take the good and take the bad this week -- you get the complete 4th season of 'The Facts of Life.' Another 80's classic coming out on DVD this week is the complete series of 'Kate & Allie.'

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Top Five Death-Wish Shows on the Discovery Channel

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 10th 2010 9:00AM
Deadliest Catch, crab fishingDiscovery Channel unveiled its lineup for the 2010-11 season this week, and it looks like more stellar programming for the real-life stories network. You can read more about it here, but two that caught my eye are 'Engineering the Impossible,' where a team of specialists search for clues about how some of the world's most fantastic structures were built; and 'The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.' a documentary executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

This made me think about some of my favorite shows on the Discovery Channel, and I realized that they usually involve people in ridiculously disgusting or deadly situations. I think of these as the "real" reality shows, rather than the manufactured reality shows like 'Survivor' and 'The Amazing Race.'

Ok, we'll take Bear Grylls out of the equation, because, clearly, there's no need for him to be dropped into the wilderness and have to drink his own pee. But the others on my list are just awesome people doing death-wish jobs no one else wants to do. Follow me after the jump to see who made my top five list.

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Bear Grylls Hosting 'Worst Case Scenario' Revival

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 15th 2010 8:32PM
The 'Man vs. Wild' host's career just got a little wilder.

Discovery announced that Bear Grylls will host six episode of a new survival show called 'Worst Case Scenario,' based on the popular line of books published by Quirk Books.

The show will put Grylls in a series of heightened and dangerous situations to teach viewers how to survive them or at least walk away with most of your limbs still intact.

This isn't the first time the book series has gotten the TV treatment. TBS turned the book series into a reality information show that only lasted two seasons and featured a fresh-faced Mike Rowe before he found infamy as the host of Discovery's 'Dirty Jobs'.

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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.

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New TV on DVD Releases This Week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:19PM
FlashForwardHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

So this is the week that 'FlashForward' gets released on DVD, even though we're still in the middle of season one. You'll notice that the DVD set is titled "Season 1, Part 1" because, well, Part 2 won't start until March 18. So who is going to buy this set to prepare for the show's return?

  • 'Adam-12' - Season 4
  • 'American Chopper' - Honoring The Uniform
  • 'Dirty Jobs' - Something Fishy
  • 'FlashForward' - Season 1, Part 1
  • 'Ghost Hunters' - Season 5, Part 1
  • 'Jersey Shore' - Season 1 Uncensored
  • 'Justice League' - Crisis on Two Earths

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What's On Tonight: State of the Union, Leverage, Tosh.0

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 27th 2010 12:11PM
  • PsychAt 8, FOX has a new American Idol.
  • PBS has a new Tavis Smiley Reports at 8.
  • At 9, the major networks and other channels have The State of the Union Address.
  • TBS has four new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns starting at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside the NFL at 9.
  • Fine Living has a new Whatever, Martha at 9.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters International.
  • At 9:30, ESPN2 has more of The Australian Open.
  • At 10, USA has the premiere of Psych.
  • TNT has a new Leverage at 10.
  • There's a new Nip/Tuck on FX at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Launch My Line at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Tosh.0.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: The Middle, Mercy, People's Choice Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 6th 2010 12:10PM
  • Law and Order: SVUAt 7, ESPN has The GMAC Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Troy.
  • At 8, ABC has two new episodes of The Middle, followed by new episodes of Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Ugly Betty.
  • CBS has a new I Get That A Lot at 8, then The People's Choice Awards.
  • NBC has a new Mercy at 8, followed by new episodes of Law and Order: SVU and The Jay Leno Show.
  • PBS has a new episode of The Human Spark at 8, then a new episode of The Emotional Life.
  • At 9, DirectTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters International at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by a new Steven Seagal: Lawman.
  • At 10, FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Launch My Line at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Bear Grylls Talks Survival Tips, Barbecued Rat and Celeb Guests on 'Man vs. Wild' - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 5th 2010 1:00PM
Bear GryllsThe audience for Discovery Channel's 'Man vs. Wild' extends far beyond adventurers and thrill-seekers. Men like to watch host Bear Grylls squeeze "potable" liquid out of elephant dung, and women ... well, most women could watch Bear Grylls to just about anything.

Returning with a brand new batch of episodes (Wed., Jan. 6, 9PM ET) -- including an urban survival adventure -- one of the latest treks made the ex-British SAS soldier feel "like a kid in a candy store." Of course, in Bear's world, that often includes barbecued rat. (Culinary sidenote: He insists rat brain does not taste like chicken.)

AOL TV got Bear to reminisce a bit about the 50 episodes he's survived, laugh about why he looks so much older on TV, quote Winston Churchill when talking about his most important tip for survival and plea to get a big name Hollywood actress to come along on an adventure with him. Cameron Diaz, are you watching?

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The Show Girl Gets 'Wild' with Bear Grylls, Talks '24,' 'HIMYM''s Mother & More - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 18th 2009 4:45PM
Bear GryllsYou've got questions? I've got answers. I'm The Show Girl!

Everyone has crazy dreams, but mine are usually TV-related. Like the one I had that was all about 'Man vs. Wild' host Bear Grylls. Yeah, I know I'm not alone there. He's just so ... talented and professional, right? Right, and we go on quite an adventure this week.

I also have a little sneak peek of season 8 of '24' -- including an introduction to two new cast members -- and a I get into it about 'How I Met Your Mother''s mother. Is it Rachel Bilson? Should it be? Does anyone still care? Personally, I just can't wait to see star Neil Patrick Harris' sure-to-be-legendary song and dance number in the 100th episode.

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com -- who knows, I might just give you an answer on the show. Now watch, enjoy and come back next week for more. Until then, happy TV watching! -- By Maggie Furlong

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What's On Tonight: Crash Course, Dark Blue, Michael & Michael

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 26th 2009 4:05PM
  • At 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by the series premiere of Crash Course and a new Primetime: Crime.
  • CBS has Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother at 8.
  • NBC has two new episodes of America's Got Talent at 8.
  • ESPN has more coverage of The Little League World Series at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Bobb'e Says at 8, followed by new episodes of Dude, What Would Happen? and The Othersiders.
  • At 9, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • There's a new Leverage on TNT at 9, then a new Dark Blue.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Spring Breakdown at 9.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, then a new Criss Angel Mindfreak.
  • At 10, ABC has Remembering Ted Kennedy.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • MTV has a new episode of The Real World at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has the season finale of Michael & Michael Have Issues.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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