WATCH: Kate Hudson Is Running Wild and ‘Freaking Out’ During Bear Grylls …

14 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bear Grylls goes over a mountain — with a movie star.

In an exclusive sneak peek, the Oscar-nominated actress is bracing to rappel down the side of a mountain as she tells Grylls, “Oh man, this is freaking me out.” In the episode, Hudson and Grylls spend 48 hours on a challenging, snowy trip through the Dolomites, a formidable Italian mountain range. Blackout: American Experience: A look back on the 1977 New York City blackout in which 7 million people lost power, businesses were looted, more than 1000 fires were set and diners at the top of the World Trade Tower enjoyed them some free champagne. 8 p.m., PBS Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Denis Leary stars as a grizzled old rocker who tries to get the bacd back together in this new comedy that is receiving critical praise.

The actress snacks on the insects in Monday’s Season 2 premiere of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (10 p.m. on NBC), where the famed adventurer/survivalist takes Hudson on a 48-hour trek through the Italian Dolomites.Now that he’s off The Island, wilderness expert Bear Grylls starts the second season of his series in which he takes a different celebrity on an outdoor adventure each week. Series premiere. 9 p.m., FX Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff: The hottest comedian on the market right now does a set in San Francisco where she talks about … you know … mostly sex stuff. 8 p.m., Comedy Central Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: My father assures me this is a very good movie. NBC If you’ve ever been towed along on an outdoors gambol by a more adventurous friend, you’ll appreciate the position of the celebrities on this show, which returns tonight for a second season.

Besides ants, she eats pigeon (caught in a traverse through an abandoned WWII bunker), hikes 8,000 feet up a snowy mountain range and repels 250 feet down a steep rock face. “This is a perfect opportunity to get back to nature in a way that I haven’t done in many years,” Hudson says at the beginning of the episode, though she later admits, “Never in a million years did I think that I would do something like this.” Indeed it’s a much different look for the 36-year-old actress, best known for her glamorous red carpet looks and girly rom-com roles like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” But Hudson (a mom of two) proved tough in the demanding wilderness — perhaps due to growing up partially in Colorado with mom Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who Hudson considers her father (she’s estranged from her biological father Bill Hudson). “She wanted the full experience. Actually, “adventure” may apply more to the experienced Grylls than to the famous person who’s along for the journey — and who often ends up having a more gruelling time than expected. We talked to Grylls about the premiere, featuring Kate Hudson; their 48-hour journey finds the daring duo in the Dolomites, one of the most treacherous mountain ranges in Italy, hiking toward the Austrian border. ET/PT) on NBC, features a who’s who of the bold and bold-faced — including Kate Hudson in the first episode, followed by Kate Winslet, Michelle Rodriguez, Drew Brees, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and James Marsden. Wednesday on ABC, will feature Caitlyn Jenner, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Danica Patrick, Kiefer Sutherland, Britney Spears, Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski and many others.

Note: My father does not have the best taste in movies. 8:30 p.m., FXM Twilight Mini-Marathon: Sometimes you just want to settle in with a solid four and a half hours of movies about glittery vampires, you know? She’s actually a tough girl,” Grylls told reporters during a conference call to discuss the show. “That sort of terrain is incredibly [tough] — big mountains, big cliffs, snow, avalanches, forest, rivers. First up this time is Kate Hudson, who goes on a two-day trek in Italy’s mountainous Dolomites. (NBC, Global) In the new episode Oh, Mexico, Hildy and Terry (Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs) are unhappy to find themselves investigating people in their own department. Normally, I am not a fan of “celebrity does something like a regular person” shows, but in this case, the telegenic personalities serve to communicate the thrill of the moment better than “normal” people could.

Breaking Dawn: 4:30 p.m.; Breaking Dawn, Part 2: 7 p.m., FX Hell on Wheels: AMC has taken to breaking every final season of every show up into two parts, apparently. Meanwhile, Suger (Mo McRae) makes a shocking discovery when he embarks on a search for answers after someone close to him vanishes. (Bravo) The title says it all for this new series as such Food Network personalities as Bobby Flay, Robert Irvine, Rachael Ray and others reveal their most decadent culinary indulgences as well as the creators of those guilty pleasures. Denis Leary, so fine in “Rescue Me,” is a bit lost as Johnny Rock, a self-destructive rocker, in “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.” The FX comedy, debuting at 10 p.m. HBO Theatrical producer and composer Elizabet Swardos made a picture book about her success in battling depression as a present for a similarly afflicted friend.

At the end of the journey she gets overwhelmed with emotion talking about her back-to-nature experience — which Grylls says is not unusual for his celebrity adventurers on “Running Wild.” “A lot of these stars live mega-busy and often complicated lives, and for them to have a bit of space and time just to express themselves is often quite a moving thing for them,” he says. “It’s seeing them as they really are, [with] no makeup and no three minutes on the sofa telling funny stories. Elsewhere, Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) pursues her dream of adopting a child and Carmen’s (Roselyn Sanchez) singing career starts to take off. (Lifetime Canada) Following a new episode of the Making of the Mob: New York, comes director Brian De Palma’s violent 1983 remake of the mobster classic in which Al Pacino gives an appropriately over-the-top performance.

Sigourney Weaver narrates Swardos’ journey and her discoveries about how to deal with depression. “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” 9 p.m. I had such a good time.” He concocts each adventure based on what would suit the celebrity — Hudson, for example, is in peak shape, so Grylls figured she could handle a long hike. It has to be lean and light.” He briefs guests the day before, to give them “a rough idea of what to expect.” There’s no catering truck, no hotel on standby. Mark Weinert, a U.S. survival consultant on Grylls’ Discovery show, told the Times of London in 2007 that Grylls cozied up in hotels, instead of roughing it outdoors, and had help building a raft, among other inconsistencies between what was shown to viewers, and what actually happened.

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