Final Episode of Survivorman Airs Tonight

Heads up for all you fans of the Discovery Channel’s Survivorman television show. The last episode will air tonight at 9 PM EST/8 CST and will drop host Les Stroud into the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

The show became very popular, in no small part thanks to it’s host, Stroud, who sets off alone in remote places, and demonstrates how to survive in those environments. Les goes completely alone and does his own camerawork, doing his best to give an accurate indication of the challenges he faces while living off the land.

A few months back it was announced that Les was hanging up his survival gear after three seasons. He admitted that the grind of filming took it’s toll on his body, and that he was ready to move on to other projects. It’s a shame to see him go, as I always liked his approach, but it’s also quite understandable. How many of us would want to starve ourselves for a week, while trying to escape from a remote place, only to reach civilization, and then go do it again the following week?

We’ll see Les again. He has reportedly already pitched a new show, and I’m sure Discovery is happy to have him in any capacity that they can. Of course, this being Discovery, Survivorman will continue to live in re-runs for a long while yet as well. Good luck Les, can’t wait to see your next adventure!

Kraig Becker

5 thoughts on “Final Episode of <i>Survivorman</i> Airs Tonight”

  1. It would be cool if somebody new took over the survivorman show each season. Many people appreciate Les’ approach to a survival show over MvW.

    Also, does anyone know what Les is pitching?

  2. From what I understand, Les has pitched a show that will have him following in the footsteps of famous explorers in history and traveling along their same routes.

    Sounds like the kind of show I’d watch! 🙂

  3. Les made it work because you knew he was really on his own, humping all his camera gear and having to go back and forth to get us all those great shots. As a solo video blogger I almost do the whole journey twice to get footage. Less was definitely and inspiration for my work… he’ll be missed… hopefully not for long.

  4. Good point! Les talked about having to retrace his steps more than once as well, since he had to go back to get the cameras and other stuff. It had to be incredibly tough doing what he did, and you have an understanding of that more than anyone.

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