The Peacock has given a six-episode order to “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” an unscripted hour that will pair the famed British adventurer with one celeb per episode for a 48-hour treks to an exotic locale in the U.S. and abroad. Also on board for the series, which bows July 28, are NFL star Deion Sanders, “Today” anchor Tamron Hall and Tom Arnold.
Series hails from Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures. Grylls is exec producing with Electus’ Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Corie Henson, Laura Caraccioli, Doug McCallie and Viki Cacciatore.
“Bear’s incredible spirit is absolutely contagious, not only with his celebrity partners but with the viewing audience as well,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and latenight programming for NBC.
Grylls was seen on NBC last summer with the series “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls.”