For the past seven years, American audiences have thrilled (or gagged) at the sight of Bear Grylls gleefully digging in to putrefying animal parts, insect larvae, mammalian reproductive organs and other various and sundry items that would give your average turkey vulture pause. But maybe not any more. It seems that Bear and Discovery Channel have parted ways…

From this story on the BBC:

TV adventurer Bear Grylls, star of the survival show Man vs. Wild, has been sacked by the Discovery Channel. The US channel said: “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.” Grylls, who has presented the show since 2006, is known for eating insects and drinking animal urine in the wild. His publicist confirmed the move saying they could not reach a “mutual agreement on new programming”.

Heather Krug told the Hollywood Reporter: “Bear’s goal has always been to make life-empowering shows for his many fans around the globe, and he has taken great risks to bring Discovery such award-winning programming over seven seasons. “Unfortunately, Bear and Discovery have not been able to come to mutual agreement on new programming, and he disagrees with Discovery’s decision to terminate current productions. “Bear has loved the Man vs. Wild journey and looks forward to producing further cutting edge content again soon for his loyal audience.”

What do you think this means for Bear? How quickly will he get another TV deal? And more importantly, what should it be called? Let’s hear your suggestions…