Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival,, Survival Game, or colloquially as simply Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom was a survival television series hosted by Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel. In the United Kingdom, the series was originally shown on Channel 4, but later series were broadcast on Discovery Channel UK. The series was produced by British television production company Diverse Bristol. The show was first broadcast on November 10, 2006 after airing a pilot episode titled 'The Rockies' on March 10, 2006. In a special first aired on June 2, 2009, Will Ferrell joined Grylls on a survival trip to Northern Sweden. Grylls also said he has been approached about doing a Man vs. Wild urban disaster 3-D feature film, an idea he said he would 'really like to do.' Ben Stiller has also signed on for an episode later in the year.
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