Just when you think you’ve seen all reality TV has to offer, here Discovery Channel with Man vs. Bear. It’s about, you guessed it, humans competing with grizzly bears. E! News has your exclusive sneak peek above.
Each week, three bears—Bart, Tank and Honey Bump—take on three new human competitors in tests of strength, speed and stamina. All the action takes place at the grizzly sanctuary in Utah. These challenges are based on bears’ natural instincts, predatory skills and actions. Everything from a game of tug of war to brute force will be challenged.
In the exclusive sneak peek above, Tank, the elder statesman bear, takes place in an eating challenge. Like humans, grizzly bears are omnivores, so the competitors have quite a variety of food in front of them to chow down on. There are five piles that are found in a grizzly’s diet: raw salmon, corn, blueberries, ham and bugs.
Each competitor will get points for the piles they finish in their entirety. The competition begins when Tank starts eating.
Check it out above.
Each episode of Man vs. Bear features five challenges inspired by what bears do in the wild. In the final round, the top two competitors will come face-to-face with Bart and the human competitor who earns the most points of the day will be named champion. At the end of the season, the top three contestants with the most points return one more time for a showdown against the bears. Brandon Tierney and Casey Anderson provide commentary.
“Competing against bears is both scary and exciting,” Ira, an MMA fighter and competitor from Texas, said in a statement. “It’s competing against the unknown. This is a completely new challenge for me.”
Man vs. Bear premieres Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. on Discovery.