Zac Efron is heading into the wild…for reality TV. The heartthrob will appear on Running Wild With Bear Grylls, a new NBC reality show that features host Bear Grylls and a slew of celebrities venturing into the wilderness for 48 hours.
"‘Running Wild' allows viewers to see inside the hearts and minds of these guests in a very open, honest and vulnerable way, pushing them out of their comfort zones and seeing what they are like in real life when stripped of all the benefits of celebrity," Grylls said in a statement. "Ultimately, this show is about taking these stars on the adventure of a lifetime and being alongside them when they discover something new and empowering about themselves and their world. For me, that is always a privilege."
Running Wild will feature the celebrities doing activities such as skydiving in the Catskill Mountains, repelling down cliffs in Utah and battling the elements in Scotland.
"Bear's incredible spirit is absolutely contagious, not only with his celebrity partners but with the viewing audience as well. We can't wait to see how these epic adventures will profoundly change those who take the challenge," Paul Telegdy, president or alternative and late night programming at NBC, said in a statement.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls kicks off Monday, July 28, on NBC.
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