Mar 14 2012
For the first time in his career, “Man vs. Wild” star Bear Grylls has failed to survive at the Discovery Channel — because the network just fired him. A rep for Discovery tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.” Sources tell THR, the relationship came to a screeching halt after 37-year-old Grylls refused to participate in two mystery projects he was contracted for.
If I’m a network executive I’m on the phone with Bear Grylls right now. This guy is a superstar and nobody knows it! This is a freekin’ tragedy. Nobody brought the thunder better than Bear Grylls. Think about it – you put a guy out in nature alone and he entertains the f$ck out of you for an hour. There isn’t another star on the planet that could do something like that.. not even Jeremy Lin! Damn – I can’t wait until Bear signs on to a new network and tells Discovery to eat his d$ck.
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