Bear Grylls hasn't always had it easy in the United States, but the British explorer and survival expert is back on his feet again in the country after it was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that his new show Get Out Alive (a working title) will take on a reality format that will test two teams of people in what we presume is going to be a set of physical and endurance challenges surrounded by the harsh climes of nature. The Hollywood Reporter are describing it as a Survivor-style program and it's been picked up by NBC for eight episodes.

"To meet Bear is to meet a force of nature," Paul Telegdy, NBC alternative president, said in a statement. "He is a magnetic and charismatic talent, whose infectious enthusiasm for adventure inspires people to push themselves beyond their limits. These contestants are in for the ride of their lives!" Grylls added: "Get Out Alive will be raw, tough and unrelenting, but it will also inspire and teach the essentials that one day may just save your life. The goal is to empower people with the ultimate in both survival and teamwork, and that brings incredible reward... but first there must be some pain."

Grylls had been on the network Discovery since 2006 with his show . His relationship with them ended badly last March though after it was alleged he was taking too long getting working on two unannounced projects for them.