Starring Bear Grylls
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 22 (list of episodes)
Created by Delbert Shoopman
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
First episode date 28 July 2014
Program creator Bear Grylls
Cast Bear Grylls
|Similar Man vs Wild, Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, The Island, Spartan: Ultimate Team Ch, Worst‑Case Scenario|
Running Wild with Bear Grylls is a survival skills reality television series starring Bear Grylls. In each episode, Grylls brings a different celebrity along on his adventures. The crew consists of host Bear Grylls, a story producer, two camera cinematographers, two field recordists, and a mountain guide. Celebrities such as Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Ben Stiller made appearances on the first season of the show. In season 2, Kate Winslet, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Hudson, Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden, and Former President Barack Obama appeared. On December 6, 2015, Grylls announced that the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on August 1, 2016.
The show is based on the same survivalist concept as the rest of Grylls shows, such as Man vs Wild, but with a celebrity joining him for the journey. The journeys include skydiving into the Catskill Mountains and climbing the cliffs in Utah.
Season one began July 28, 2014 and ended September 8, 2014, receiving generally good reviews that improved week by week. For three weeks it was the highest rated unscripted new show of the summer. A second season was announced on March 26, 2015 and began airing in July 2015.
On August 31, 2015, NBC and the White House announced that President Barack Obama will appear as a guest, hike through Exit Glacier and discuss conservation as well as the impact of climate change on the Alaska wilderness.