Bear Grylls is making a TV comeback on NBC since "Man vs. Wild" was canceled. Grylls and the Peacock network have teamed for a new eight-episode reality competition series called "Get Out Alive."
"Bear is the most exciting talent in the world of survival adventure today -- there is simply no one like him," Chris Grant, CEO of Electus, said in a statement. "To be able to partner with Bear and the rest of his team is a dream come true. I believe that the synergies between our two companies are limitless and we are very excited to make programming with Bear for NBC."
The new series will feature teams of two facing "extreme tests" in the wilderness.
“‘Get Out Alive’ will be raw, tough and unrelenting, but it will also inspire and teach the essentials that one day may just save your life," Grylls said in a statement. "The goal is to empower people with the ultimate in both survival and teamwork, and that brings incredible reward ... but first there must be some pain."
Grylls starred in "Man vs. Wild" on Discovery Channel for six seasons, but the series was canceled by the network.
“Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him," a Discovery spokesperson said in a statement released to The Huffington Post in March 2012. Discovery had reportedly been after Grylls to participate in two projects he was contracted for, but could not secure his participation.
"Get Out Alive" will premiere in June 2013. This will be Grylls' first major broadcast network series.
“To meet Bear is to meet a force of nature," Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "He is a magnetic and charismatic talent, whose infectious enthusiasm for adventure inspires people to push themselves beyond their limits. These contestants are in for the ride of their lives!"