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 3 premiered on Discovery on Monday 30 March 2009, at 21h00. There are 12 episodes in the third season.
Adventurer Bear Grylls uses his military training and daring spirit to demonstrate survival skills in extreme terrain and weather conditions in a third season of Ultimate Survival.
His travels this season take him through the Baja Peninsula located in the desert of Mexico, Louisiana's hurricane-ravaged swamps, sea cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, the Black Hills, the Great Plains and the inhospitable Badlands of South Dakota.
Throughout his adventures Bear braves alligator-infested swamps, scales thousand-foot high mountains and scavenges for raw insects, rodents and deadly snakes.
He is accompanied by his camera crew, who risk their lives to capture every moment of his exploits on camera.
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