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Bye-Bye, Bear Grylls! Discovery Terminates Relationship With Man vs. Wild Star

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Bear Grylls can navigate his way through any wild terrain, but television executives are another story.

A rep for Discovery tells E! News that the channel has "terminated all current productions" with the Man vs. Wild star.

So what's the reason behind the split?

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According to a Discovery rep, it's simply a result of "a continuing contractual dispute" between the channel and Grylls.

Grylls' rep told E! News: "Bear's goal has always been to make life-empowering shows for his many fans around the globe, and he has taken great risks to bring Discovery such award winning programming over seven seasons. 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 has aired on the channel since April 2008. Stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller have joined Grylls for his wilderness adventures.

—Additional reporting by Claudia Cagan and Marcus Mulick

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