Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls

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Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls
Get Out Alive NBC logo.jpg
Developed by
Presented by Bear Grylls
Judges Bear Grylls
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s)
  • Ben Silverman
  • Bear Grylls
  • Chris Grant
  • Laura Caraccioli
  • Doug McCallie
Location(s) South Island, New Zealand
Production company(s)
  • Bear Grylls Ventures
  • Electus
Original network NBC
Original release July 8 (2013-07-08) – August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)
External links
Official website

Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls is an American reality competition series hosted by adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls. The eight-episode series premiered on NBC on July 8, 2013.[1]


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)[edit]

Name Age Occupation Residence Relationship
Andrew "Lucky" Larson 58 Carpenter Stillman Valley, Illinois Father/Daughter
Andrea "Louie" Larson 24
Chris Winter 28 Telecommunication field technician Dallas, Texas Friends
Jeff Powell 29
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
Kyle Krieger 29 Hairstylist
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
Dominic Depierro 26 Entrepreneur
Vanessa Vazquez 23 Biology student/Waitress Chicago, Illinois Friends
Erica Franklin 24 Hairstylist


Summary table[edit]

Tasks :

     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.
Place Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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[edit]

In October 2012, NBC gave a green-light for the production of eight episodes of the series.[3] Auditions were held in December 2012 and January 2013 in nine cities in the U.S.[4] The series was filmed in the South Island, New Zealand.[1]

International broadcast[edit]

Discovery Networks International has purchased the rights to the series, to be aired on Discovery Channel in 218 countries beginning in the third quarter of 2013.[5]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Series Premiere Season Finale
1 8 July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)[6]


No. in
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "The Wild Is Revealing" July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) 4.23[7]
2 "Living on the Edge" July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15) 3.88[8]
3 "Leave No Man Behind" July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22) 3.67[9]
4 "The Mountains Will Give You Strength" July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) 3.76[10]
5 "Don't Look Down" August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05) 3.79[11]
6 "The Tough Get Going" August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12) 3.71[12]
7 "Frozen Planet" August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19) 3.41[13]
8 "No Guts, No Glory" August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26) 4.15[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "NBC Sets Debut Dates for Summer Schedule". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NBC Announces 10 Teams to Participate on "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls"". The Futon Critic. June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Graser, Marc (October 8, 2012). "Bear Grylls takes on 'Get Out Alive'". Variety. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NBC's New Adventure-Reality Series, 'Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls' (working title) Launches Nationwide, Nine-City Search For New Contestants" (Press release). NBC Entertainment. November 29, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Discovery Network International Acquires "Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls" From Electus International To Air On Discovery Channel Internationally". The Wall Street Journal. April 4, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Listings - Get Out Alive on NBC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
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  10. ^ Amanda Kondolojy (July 30, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' & 'The Bachelorette' Adjusted Up; 'Mistresses' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ Sara Bibel (August 6, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up, 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ Sara Bibel (August 13, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Siberia' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Under the Dome' or 'Mistresses'

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