Bear Grylls Is Back!

Bear Grylls meets Conan O’Brien

Bear Grylls on cover of Outside Magazine Bear Grylls will appear on Late Night with Conan O’Brien tonight (technically, tomorrow) at 12:35 A.M. on the NBC Television Network.

If you do not have a video recorder, and do not feel like staying up that late, you can watch it on Wednesday at NBC Video Rewind.

Grylls will be promoting the new season of Man vs. Wild which begins on Sunday, November 18th at 6 P.M.

The “new” version of Man vs. Wild, will be two hours long, or as Discovery has it, in a pair, of one hour segments, which Discovery has helpfully titled, Part One and Two.

Bear Grylls Comes Clean

Well, sort of. The man who was described as the the cheese souffle of the adventure world, after it was revealed that he slept in hotels, while pretending to sleep in the wilderness, offered very little new information.

Basically, his excuse is:

As to the question “are things ever staged?” the answer is on occasions, yes. We have to condense so much action into a few days, and that involves good prior planning. But the production team have since edited the previous shows to make this clearer.

Grylls described his “new” format as:

We are also making the shows for season 2 two hours long, instead of one, allowing us to go into more detail, and to see more of the role and challenges faced by the crew. I think people will enjoy that, especially since we’ll now be working in some of the most extreme environments in the world, including the Sahara and Siberia.

Decide For Yourself

Like everything else associated with Man vs. Wild, there are two versions of this interview. You can read a condensed version on Bear’s blog: http://www.beargrylls.com/media/beargryllsoutsidemagazine.pdf or the complete interview at: http://outside.away.com/outside/culture/200711/bear-grylls-interview-1.html

Does It Really Matter?

Not to me. Bear Grylls is back, and I can’t wait to see the kinder, gentler, version of Man vs. Wild on November 18th at 6 P.M., on Discovery.

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