Why Anthony Anderson is ‘running wild’ with Bear Grylls on National Geographic

Anthony Anderson is up for a new challenge
Photo credit: National Geographic

On “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” Bear Grylls is taking it up a level by teaching his celebrity guests essential survival skills that they’ll have to master and then prove they can use in a high-stress situation. With more daring, epic challenges that span from the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the deserts of the Great Basin to the volcanic rainforests of Costa Rica, are Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Florence Pugh, Simu Liu, Anthony Anderson, and Rob Riggle up for “The Challenge?”

Anthony Anderson in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Premieres Aug. 22 at 9/8c on National Geographic
Streams Aug. 10 only on Disney+
Anthony Anderson joins Bear in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tossing their backpacks from the helicopter, Bear challenges Anthony to survive with just a rope and compass. On the ground, Bear teaches Anthony navigation and knot-tying skills. On day two, Bear leaves Anthony to use his new skills to secure his climb up a sheer rock face. Anthony will dig deep to make it to their extraction point.

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