It appears that the Discovery Channel has terminated its contract with Bear Grylls, the star of Man vs. Wild.
According to the network, “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him."
Rumors are that Discovery wanted Bear to participate in several projects, but he refused. I am not sure what those projects were. It would be interesting to find out, considering that so far he has been okay with eating spiders and drinking his own urine on the show.
I can’t say I will lose too much sleep over this new development. The show was a fun bit of entertainment, but seriously lacked in educational value.