‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ Episode Guide (May 25): Julia Roberts Treks Through Kenya

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‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ Episode Guide (May 25): Julia Roberts Treks Through Kenya

“Julia Roberts” (05/25/17) – Bear Grylls enlists acclaimed actress Julia Roberts for a very special adventure to Kenya, where the pair navigate a hazardous route through a harsh landscape of desert, canyons and rivers to deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village before the vaccines expire. As Bear and Julia encounter the dangers and enjoy the majesty of this wild land, they know that any delay could mean disaster for dozens of local children counting on them.

After a long journey to Kenya, Roberts visits with patients and medical staff at Wamba Hospital and is given life-saving cold-chain vaccines that must be kept cold on the trip ahead. She meets Grylls and boards a bush plane, but a remote and dusty landing strip means they must jump from the moving plane before it takes off again. Forging ahead via land cruiser and on foot, the pair navigate through dense underbrush, avoid hungry crocodiles and hippos, and stay awake through the night to monitor their precious cargo and deliver it safely to the Samburu community awaiting their arrival.

The journey highlights the impact of live-saving vaccines, which Red Nose Day helps to provide to children around the world.

Famed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls returns for a new season of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”

In this hour-long alternative series, Grylls will take seven entertainment and sports stars into the most remote and pristine locations in the U.S. and around the world for the 48-hour journey of a lifetime.

Joining the renown survivalist for season three is SAG Award-winning actress Courteney Cox; actress, dancer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough; stage and screen actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens; triple-platinum recording artist and actor Nick Jonas; NFL Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch; Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal; and alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.

This season the series will take viewers from the remote African Savannah and mountain passes of Sierra Nevada, to the wilds of Ireland and rocky shores of Corsica. The intrepid cast members will face their deepest fears and tackle everything from wild animals to rock repelling as they journey through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.

Pushing their minds and bodies to the limit to complete their journey, they will experience the excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head-on, which will be daunting and draining but also very empowering.

“Running Wild with Bear Grylls” was developed by Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. The series is produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures. Grylls serves as executive producer along with Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli, Vittoria Cacciatore and Shoopman.

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