The Discovery Channel has canceled "Man Vs. Wild", and is parting ways with the show's star BEAR GRYLLS. This is a bit of shock to me because I know people that are obsessed with "Man Vs. Wild".

A Discovery rep says, quote, "Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him."

Bear's rep says, quote, "Unfortunately, Bear and Discovery have not been able to come to mutual agreement on new programming, and he disagrees with Discovery's decision to terminate current productions. Bear has loved the "Man Vs. Wild" journey and looks forward to producing further cutting edge content again soon for his loyal audience."

"Man Vs. Wild" premiered in 2006.  The seventh and now final season ended in August.  It averaged 1.1 million viewers.