'Kicking & Screaming' survival competition to be hosted by 'New Girl' star Hannah Simone
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/09/2016
Kicking & Screaming, Fox's new survival competition series, officially has a host.
Fox has announced Kicking & Screaming will be hosted by New Girl star Hannah Simone. Simone is a Canadian television hostess, actress, and former fashion model.
In addition, Fox also revealed production is currently underway in Fiji and the winning team of the series will walk away with a cash prize of $500,000.
The network announced in January it had picked upKicking & Screaming, a show that will pair up 10 expert survivalists -- who are accustomed to expeditions and fending for themselves -- with pampered and privileged partners for a dangerous and physically-challenging race.
The reality series will drop unlikely duos into the wilderness where they must overcome extreme weather conditions, hunger, raging rivers and frightening animals together. The first team to cross the finish line will win the money, but only after the expert spends the entire race dealing with a person who believes "roughing it" is skipping a weekly massage.
Kicking & Screaming, which is slated to premiere later this year, is being produced by Lionsgate Television and executive produced by Matt Kunitz, who is also behind Wipeout and Fear Factor. Anthony Dominici also serves as an executive producer.