Survivorman To End The Series


It looks like Les Stroud, the host of the popular Discovery Channel television show Survivorman has had it with living alone in the wilderness, foraging for food and water, while capturing it all on film. Les tells reuters that he’s filming his last on screen adventure for the series this month in Papua New Guinea, and after that he’ll move on to other projects.

Stroud is wrapping up the third season of Survivorman and feels that the show has run it’s course. I think the following quote from the article sums it up best:

“You can only do seven days surviving without food a certain number of times a year. I’m pleased with what I have done, I’ve been copied around the world, but 25 times I’ve not eaten anything for a week while sleeping on rocks. I need to move on.”

I guess fans of the show had better enjoy this last season while we can, although it doesn’t sound like Les will be completely gone from the television screen. He mentions that he’s working on a possible new show in which he would follow in the footsteps of famous explorers, which sounds like a great premise to me as well. He also reminisces about his favorite and not so favorite moments on the show that made him famous, such as the time he nearly called in his support crew for help after suffering heat stroke in the Kalahari Desert.

Good luck Les! Thanks for three great seasons of Survivorman.

7 thoughts on “<i>Survivorman</i> To End The Series”

  1. While I can completely understand why Les is ready to move on this is quite disappointing. He’s one of my favorite people on tv and I look forward to watching Survivorman every time I can. Last week’s episode was great!

    It’s good though that he’s got some other projects in the works- the explorer one sounds interesting. Let’s just hope that they’re not only on in Canada like a lot of the stuff he’s done.

  2. I’m disappointed as well, but I can see his point about starving himself and putting his body through hell for the episodes. He’ll be missed, although I’m sure reruns will be common on Discovery.

    I hadn’t even thought about his new projects not being shown in the states, but you’re right. Lets hope Discovery bring them down south for the rest of us.

  3. I too will miss him. He was great. I do, however, understand his decision. I just hope people don’t all start complaining that Bear is the only one out there, because I find his show enjoyable as well.

  4. Yeah, I can hear the Bear supporters already. I like both as well, and find them both interesting and entertaining in their own way.

  5. Count me among the disappointed. I saw the first episode of the third season, and think he’s doing a great job of mixing it up a bit. I think he should consider doing things that are a little less exotic and have possible applications for a wider audience. For instance, I don’t think I’ll ever need to know how to survive in Papua New Guinea, but some basic survival tips in the Rockies would be welcomed!

  6. I’m guessing that’s part of what’s putting the show to an end. You can only do so many episodes in some of these locations before they start to overlap some. Like you though, I prefer a more practical approach. But, you never know when you might get shipwrecked in Papua New Guinea.

  7. My son got me into this show.. I most definitely will miss it! But I can certainly understand why he wants to move on…

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