Bear Grylls has a new show, but few details
are available. We know that he will
avoid injuries as
a spectator. I will explain how you can participate in the
NBC Bear Grylls Adventure.
This show was created for Bear Grylls. A previous version,
Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,
was described as:
extreme adventure reality-competition series headlined by
world-renowned adventurer Bear Grylls
The current version, The NBC Bear Grylls Adventure was developed
by a company with a cute name:
ElectUs. (I added caps).
Ben Silverman. Mr. Silverman also produced
Ugly Betty and
The Biggest Loser for NBC.
I have never watched Mr. Silverman’s previous shows. I am familiar with The Biggest Loser because it appeared in an advertisement for StreetStrider, the first
elliptical tricycle. I enjoy
riding a bicycle. I would really like to
try a StreetStrider. Unfortunately, there are no StreetStrider showrooms near me, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Starving for Dollars
Mr. Silverman is smart. Losing weight is
not exciting. Nevertheless,
Americans have enjoyed watching The Biggest Loser, where obese contestants have
starved and dehydrated themselves for prizes, since 2004.
On TV, contestant Kai Hibbard
lost 118 pounds in twelve weeks. However, she said:
I have people that come up to me and talk to me and ask me why they can’t lose 12 pound in a week when I did. When I didn’t. It didn’t happen. It’s TV. I helped perpetuate a myth that’s dangerous.
Bear Grylls has been caught
faking stuff. I hope his new show is legitimate.
Incidentally, Kai Hibbard regained 31 pounds in two weeks after the show.
Eating Bugs for Dollars
I do not why
Bear Grylls is
scowling, with a wrinkled forehead,
in this show’s
I expect the contestants on the new Bear Grylls show to make
worse faces eating non-kosher insects.
Although this was not mentioned in the press release, the new Bear Grylls
show sounds like Fear Factor. If you have forgotten Fear Factor,
The New York Times
described it as a:
Reality series in which contestants compete by performing extreme physical,
mental and gastronomic challenges under the supervision of Hollywood stunt
Fear Factor contestants were couples. Just like the new Bear Grylls
show. They competed eating insects
and other silly stuff. I watched Fear Factor many times. I stopped
watching Fear Factor, after host Joe Rogan, who never scowled,
forced a nearly blind, 75-year-old
G. Gordon Liddy, who was winning,
to drive around an obstacle course. Mr. Liddy crashed almost
immediately, so someone else could win.
Now or Neverland
Fear Factor was created by
began on Dutch TV as
Now or Neverland.
The New York Times listed
“Nerves of Steel” as an alternate title, but I was unable to find
any information about that.
Drinking Donkey Semen For Dollars
I found a Fear Factor video of
two women drinking donkey semen and urine which
not shown on American TV.
They might have been
unemployed. They definitely needed cash.
Why Copy Fear Factor?
after its fifth season. It earned hundreds of millions of dollars.
Fear Factor was revived for two episodes in 2012. One stunt was:
being submerged in a tub
full of leeches before having to consume 10 leeches
Fear Factor stunts are completed
under the supervision of
professional Hollywood stunt coordinators. Bear Grylls is the ideal
person to supervise these stunts.
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
Fear Factor is popular in India. The Indian host is
a Bollywood action star.
Indian stunts are milder than American stunts. Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi won an
Indian Telly Award
for “Best Reality Show” during its
The winning season, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Level 2, was
Thirteen women— minor celebrities— are paired with people in need of money. The idea is for the pairs to complete two difficult tasks, involving both creepy crawlies and physical challenges, with the weakest performers being eliminated at the end of the day’s tasks.
Bear Grylls is the logical host
Bear Grylls knows more about “creepy crawlies and physical challenges”
than almost anyone on Earth.
How To Meet Bear Grylls On His New Show
submit a video
for the best chance of being selected. I doubt that we will see many contestants
over 40, none over 70. G. Gordon Liddy would not be selected.
If you want the best chance of being selected:
Fill out an application
- Create a compelling video with your partner
- Attend an audition with your partner. Dates below.
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