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OTRC: Bear Grylls lands NBC reality series, 'Get Out Alive'

Bear Grylls appear in a still from the Discovery Channel series 'Man Vs. Wild.' (Discovery Networks)

Bear Grylls has landed a new NBC reality series, with the working title, "Get Out Alive."

"'Get Out Alive' will be raw, tough and unrelenting, but it will also inspire and teach the essentials that one day may just save your life," Grylls said in a statement. "The goal is to empower people with the ultimate in both survival and teamwork, and that brings incredible reward... but first there must be some pain."

Grylls previously starred in the Discovery channel adventure series, "Man Vs. Wild," but parted ways with the network in March, following a contract dispute.

His new series will be a reality competition, where Grylls guides two teams, who are fighting to survive in the wilderness, according to the Associated Press.

"To meet Bear is to meet a force of nature. He is a magnetic and charismatic talent, whose infectious enthusiasm for adventure inspires people to push themselves beyond their limits," Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC said in a statement. "These contestants are in for the ride of their lives!"

Grylls rose to fame in 2006, with the debut of "Man Vs. Wild." The British adrenalin junkie trained in martial arts when he was young and spent three years in the British Special Forces.

Grylls suffered a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, breaking his back in three places, but went on to become one of the youngest climbers to reach Mount Everest's summit.

"Get Out Alive" is slated to debut in summer 2013. The show will be co-produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Ben Silverman's multimedia studio, Electus.

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