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RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS
Air Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#310) "RND WITH JULIA ROBERTS"
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"RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS"

"RUNNING WILD: RND WITH JULIA ROBERTS" ORIGINAL

05/25/2017 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : JULIA ROBERTS JOINS BEAR ON A SPECIAL DESERT MISSION TO KENYA -- Bear Grylls enlists Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts for a special adventure to deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village before the vaccines expire. After a long journey to Kenya, Roberts visits with patients and medical staff at Wamba Hospital and is given life-saving cold-chain vaccines that must be kept cold on the trip ahead. She and Bear board a bush plane for the first leg of the trip, but a remote and dusty landing strip means they must jump from the moving plane before it takes off again. Forging ahead, the pair navigate through dense underbrush, cross a river full of hungry crocodiles and hippos, and stay awake through the night to monitor their precious cargo and deliver it safely to the Samburu community awaiting their arrival. The journey highlights the impact of live-saving vaccines, which Red Nose Day helps to provide to children around the world. TV-PG

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RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/28/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 5/25/17; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, April 2017) Bear Grylls enlists acclaimed actress Julia Roberts for a very special adventure to Kenya, where the pair navigate a hazardous route through a harsh landscape of desert, canyons and rivers to deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village before the vaccines expire. As Bear and Julia encounter the dangers and enjoy the majesty of this wild land, they know that any delay could mean disaster for dozens of local children counting on them. After a long journey to Kenya, Roberts visits with patients and medical staff at Wamba Hospital and is given life-saving cold-chain vaccines that must be kept cold on the trip ahead. She meets Grylls and boards a bush plane, but a remote and dusty landing strip means they must jump from the moving plane before it takes off again. Forging ahead via land cruiser and on foot, the pair navigate through dense underbrush, avoid hungry crocodiles and hippos, and stay awake through the night to monitor their precious cargo and deliver it safely to the Samburu community awaiting their arrival. The journey highlights the impact of live-saving vaccines, which Red Nose Day helps to provide to children around the world.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bear Grylls
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bear Grylls as EP
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Chris Grant as EP
· Delbert Shoopman as EP
· Laura Caraccioli as EP
· Viki Cacciatore as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bear Grylls Ventures
· Electus