Ultimate Survival (known in the USA as Man vs. Wild and in the UK as Born Survivor: Bear Grylls), is a British reality television series produced by Diverse Bristol in which survival expert Bear Grylls demonstrates and narrates techniques for wilderness survival in regions around the globe.
The series premiered in the USA on the Discovery channel on 10 November, 2006. There are four seasons to date.
Ultimate Survival premiered in South Africa on DStv's Discovery channel on Saturday 16 June 2007, at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 aired on Discovery from 16 June to 8 September, 2008, on Mondays at 21h00. There are 13 episodes in the second season.
Season 2 Repeats
Sundays: 11h55, 19h00
Daredevil Bear Grylls returns for a second season of seeking out extreme survival challenges in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth.
He'll experience hair-raising drops into the infamous Viper Pits on the Camino Reale in Panama, disembowelling a dead camel to seek food and shelter in the Sahara, attempting to survive the extreme cold of Siberia and even facing his biggest fears as he fights his way out of crevasses in Patagonia.
Along the way there are plenty of gut-wrenching moments as he snacks on everything from a scorpion to a vine snake.
Bear builds on his survival knowledge as he encounters indigenous experts from the Berbers in the Sahara to tribesmen with an encyclopaedic knowledge of just what it takes to survive in such harsh environments.
Season 1 (15 episodes)
Premiere: 16 June 2007 | Finale: 22 September 2007 | Saturdays, 21h00
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Premiere: 16 June 2008 | Finale: 8 September 2008 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 3 (12 episodes)
Premiere: 30 March 2009 | Finale: 15 June 2009 | Mondays, 21h00
Season 4 (13 episodes)
Premiere: 9 November 2009 | Finale: 28 December 2009 | Mondays, 22h00