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Bear Grylls’ Not-So-Great Ball of Fire

On paper, it must have sounded like a great way to light up the beginning of last night’s Dodgers-Pirates game. But on YouTube, let’s just say this Bear Grylls stunt plays a little less spectacularly.

After being let go earlier this year from Discovery’s Man vs. Wild, Grylls has now discovered what happens in the case of mound vs. wind resistance. Namely, the flame gets extinguished before the ball makes it to home plate.

Maybe it’s just a matter of a better liquid fuel coating. Grylls gets an A for effort, but not quite an F for flammability.

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Bear Grylls Canned by Discovery Channel

The upcoming season of Man Vs. Wild looks like it will be the last. At least as far as Discovery Channel is concerned. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Discovery has severed its ties with Bear Grylls after the reality adventure star allegedly failed to complete two contracted projects for the channel.

“Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him,” a Discovery flack told THR. Grylls’ management had no immediate comment.

Grylls is a part-time Malibu resident who also lives with his family on a private island in Wales. Something tells us he’s going to be spending a little more time in Malibu in the near future, trying to deal with this fallout.

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 25, 2007

bear.jpegDiscovery Channel Back Into ‘Wild’
Bear Grylls is back on the air! THR reports on the comeback of his unscripted show Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel, which put the series back on the tube on Monday, re-edited of course.

The network added a disclaimer, THR says, to four episodes from the first season which featured not-so-natural actions by Grylls while “living in the wild.” Those acts included checking into a motel and assistance while building rafts or bridges. Read the full report here.

Gordon Finds 4-year Home at ABC
Producer Mark Gordon, known for his big-screen work on Saving Private Ryan and The Day After Tomorrow, continues his winning streak on the small-screen by signing a deal with ABC Studios. The man behind Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Army Wives and Reaper, will be ABC-based for another four years, reports THR.

Disney Jumps on Jonas Bros. Bandwagon
Speaking of the small-screen, the Disney Channel has set its sights on crowning another set of tween royalty by inking the Jonas Brothers, reports THR. The trio, Kevin, Joe and Nick, will star in the spy comedy series J.O.N.A.S. and the telefilm Camp Rock.

- CHRIS GARDNER