NBC announced on Thursday, that it has ordered Running Wild with Bear Grylls a new unscripted reality series that will feature Grylls taking celebs such as Channing Tatum, Deion Sanders and Zac Efron into the most remote locations for 48 hour adventures.
Per The Hollywoor Reporter, in each new hour-long episode will follow Grylls accompanying a new celebrity as they endure the harsh wilderness conditions.The series will also feature the celebs taking part in various extreme activities including repelling down cliffs in Utah and skydiving into the Catskill Mountains.
NBC President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy looks forward to seeing Grylls’ adventures with some of Hollywood’s biggest names:
“Bear’s incredible spirit is absolutely contagious, not only with his celebrity partners but with the viewing audience as well. We can’t wait to see how these epic adventures will profoundly change those who take the challenge.”
Grylls is also looking forward sharing his adventures, while offering viewers the chance to see some of their favorite celebrities take on new adventures and in turn discovering new things about themselves:
“Running Wild allows viewers to see inside the hearts and minds of these guests in a very open, honest and vulnerable way, pushing them out of their comfort zones and seeing what they are like in real life when stripped of all the benefits of celebrity. Ultimately, this show is about taking these stars on the adventure of a lifetime and being alongside them when they discover something new and empowering about themselves and their world. For me, that is always a privilege.”
Also set to appear this summer on Running Wild with Bear Grylls are actor Tom Arnold, comedian Ben Stiller and Today anchor Tamron Hall.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls debuts on NBC Monday, July 28.
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