Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls
|Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls|
|Presented by||Bear Grylls|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Location(s)||South Island, New Zealand|
|Original release||July 8– August 26, 2013|
Ten teams of two compete to survive in the wild of New Zealand with Bear Grylls as their guide. The teams will perform various tasks and missions as they battle unforgiving terrain: high mountains, glaciers, gorges, the rain forest, rivers and rapids. Each week Grylls will eliminate one team, and the last team remaining will win $500,000.
Season 1 (2013)
|Andrew "Lucky" Larson||58||Carpenter||Stillman Valley, Illinois||Father/Daughter|
|Andrea "Louie" Larson||24|
|Chris Winter||28||Telecommunication field technician||Dallas, Texas||Friends|
|Austin Vach||24||Technical Account Manager||Maple Valley, Washington||Father/Son|
|Jim Vach||61||Fraud analyst|
|Ryan Gwin||24||Technical analyst||Mobile, Alabama||Engaged|
|Madeline Mitchell||24||3rd grade teacher|
|Royce Wadsworth||25||Finance/Human resources||West Hollywood, California||Friends|
|Wilson Sheppard||40||Boat captain||Altadena, California||Married|
|Robin Sheppard||36||District sales manager|
|Canden Bliss Jackson||23||On-air Host||Los Angeles, California||Mother/Daughter|
|Donna Nettles Jackson||51||Fairhope, Alabama|
|Alicia Berkwitt||28||Entrepreneur||Marina del Ray, California||Dating|
|Spencer Hill||35||Bartender/Entrepreneur||Los Angeles, California|
|Esmeralda Depierro||25||Entrepreneur||Miami Beach, Florida||Married|
|Vanessa Vazquez||23||Biology student/Waitress||Chicago, Illinois||Friends|
- Fire: make fire for the whole group.
- Food: make sure the whole group gets fed.
- Obstacle: make sure all the teams go through the obstacles safely and efficiently.
- Shelter: make sure every team has good shelter, and is dry, safe, and warm.
|1||Lucky & Louie||LOW||LOW||SAFE||WINNERS|
|2||Chris & Jeff||LOW||SAFE||LOW||LOW||RUNNERS UP|
|2||Austin & Jim||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||LOW||RUNNERS UP|
|4||Madeline & Ryan||SAFE||LOW||LOW||OUT|
|5||Kyle & Royce||SAFE||OUT|
|6||Robin & Wilson||LOW||LOW||LOW||OUT|
|7||Canden & Donna||LOW||OUT|
|8||Alicia & Spencer||OUT|
|9||Dominic & Esmeralda||LOW||OUT|
|10||Erica & Vanessa||OUT|
- Safe: Winners of the challenge, safe from elimination for the week, and win a trip to the feast pit.
- Low: Team judged to be poor performers.
- Out: Team eliminated
Development and production
In October 2012, NBC gave a green-light for the production of eight episodes of the series. Auditions were held in December 2012 and January 2013 in nine cities in the U.S. The series was filmed in the South Island, New Zealand.
|Season||Episodes||Series Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||8||July 8, 2013||August 26, 2013|
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"The Wild Is Revealing"||July 8, 2013||4.23|
|2||"Living on the Edge"||July 15, 2013||3.88|
|3||"Leave No Man Behind"||July 22, 2013||3.67|
|4||"The Mountains Will Give You Strength"||July 29, 2013||3.76|
|5||"Don't Look Down"||August 5, 2013||3.79|
|6||"The Tough Get Going"||August 12, 2013||3.71|
|7||"Frozen Planet"||August 19, 2013||3.41|
|8||"No Guts, No Glory"||August 26, 2013||4.15|
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- Sara Bibel (August 6, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up, 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers.
- Sara Bibel (August 13, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers.
- Amanda Kondolojy (August 20, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls' and 'Mistresses' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Under the Dome'". TV by the Numbers.
- Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Siberia' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Under the Dome' or 'Mistresses'