Fox didn’t have to look very far for the host of its upcoming survival competition series Kicking & Screaming.
New Girl star Hannah Simone, who plays Zooey Deschanel’s longtime best friend Cece on the comedy, will host the eight-episode show teaming10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives.
Currently shooting in Fiji, the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition and its $500,000 prize, the experts will have to drag their partners — who think “glamping” is roughing it — “kicking and screaming” to the finish line.
Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate, Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky and Mark Harris, and executive-produced by Kunitz and Anthony Dominici. Rebecca Shumsky Quinn developed the project and is a co-executive producer, along with Shumsky and Harris.