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Hannah Simone: Fox names New Girl actress host of Kicking and Screaming competition series

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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.