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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Monday night

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls 9 p.m., NBC

Survivor: the Shire. In this new summer reality competition, instead of every man or woman for him- or herself, the 10 teams being put through their paces by survivalist Grylls in remote New Zealand are actually supposed to stick together. That fellowship angle feels very “Lord of the Rings”-esque given the locale. Will they find Hobbits? Bump into Sauron? Be seduced by the power of the ring? Probably not. Instead they will likely climb, withstand, and strategize their way across New Zealand. (Which is actually kind of Tolkien-y.) The team that Grylls deems in possession of “the most heart, courage, initiative and resolve” will win $500,000.

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