Bear Grylls making competition series "Get Out Alive" for NBC

Adventurer Bear Grylls is shown at Mount Borradaile in Australia's north-western Arnhemland during filming of the series, "Man vs. Wild," on May 25, 2010. AP/Discovery Channel

Bear Grylls is bringing his in-the-wild adventures to NBC.

The network said Monday that it is making a competition series with Grylls, the former star of Discovery's "Man vs. Wild" series that tested his survival skills in foreboding settings

The NBC series, "Get Out Alive," will debut next summer. In it, Grylls will guide two teams on adventures.

"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," Grylls said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly. "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 is co-producing the series with Electus, the studio run by former NBC entertainment chief Ben Silverman.

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