New Girl‘s Hannah Simone has been tapped to host the new Kicking & Screaming TV show on FOX. A competitive survival series, Kicking & Screaming teams 10 expert survivalists with — let’s say indoorsy types — for what FOX calls, “the race of their lives.” Per the network, Kicking & Screaming will drop these unlikely partners into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they will face dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather.
Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate Television, Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris. Kunitz and Anthony Dominici executive produce. Rebecca Shumsky Quinn developed the project and is a co-executive producer, along with Shumsky and Harris. The series is now in production, in Fiji.
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HANNAH SIMONE (“NEW GIRL”) TO HOST NEW UNSCRIPTED SURVIVAL COMPETITION SERIES “KICKING & SCREAMING” ON FOX
Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in Association with Lionsgate.
Series Is Currently Filming in Fiji.
Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL) will host KICKING & SCREAMING, the new eight-episode FOX competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. From executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), and in association with Lionsgate, the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather.
While these no-nonsense survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there’s one thing for which none of their previous expeditions have prepared them: their nature-phobic partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line. Production is currently underway in Fiji.
For her role as “Cece” on NEW GIRL, Hannah Simone won the TEEN CHOICE 2012 Award for Choice TV Breakout Star: Female. She recently starred in and executive-produced the feature film “Miss India America,” which was released earlier this year. The film won the Comcast Narrative Award at the Center for Asian American Media Festival. Simone also filmed a role in the independent feature “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” opposite Alex Karpovsky and Melanie Lynskey, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her other film credits include “Flock of Dudes,” starring opposite Chris D’Elia and Skylar Astin; and Spike Lee’s “Oldboy,” opposite Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson. She also starred in “H+,” a digital series produced by Bryan Singer. Born in London, Simone grew up living abroad and participating in local theater productions in Saudi Arabia, India, Greece and Canada. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, where she majored in international relations and political science, before going on to work as a human rights and refugee officer with the United Nations in London. She also has a master’s degree from Ryerson University in radio, film and television.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Kicking & Screaming TV series on FOX? Will you tune in to watch Hannah Simone host? Do you plan to check out the Kicking & Screaming series premiere?