Yesterday I was just fiddling around with the Direct TV and saw a listing for a show called Survivorman the lost pilots. I thought it was referring to aviators, but when I read the description, that wasn't the case. Apparently, before Discovery Channel picked up the series, Les Stroud made several episodes to use as a selling tool. These are what is being shown on the Science Channel. The episode I saw Saturday was filmed way up in Northern Canada. He was very young then, and not so experienced but he already had his format down. Filming his own show, with no crew and no script was what he came up with and for authenticity it's the best thing going.
I don't know how many pilots they are going to show, but this first one was pretty good.
His new series starts 18 December, at 2200, on the Science Channel.