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[05/09/16 - 10:30 AM]
Hannah Simone ("New Girl") to Host New Unscripted Survival Competition Series "Kicking & Screaming" on FOX
The series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

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.

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. "Like" KICKING & SCREAMING on Facebook at facebook.com/KickingAndScreamingFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @KickScreamFOX and join the conversation using #KickingScreaming. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @KickingScreamingFOX/.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier, next-generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically acclaimed hit series "Orange is the New Black," the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama "Mad Men," the hit broadcast network series "Nashville," the syndication successes "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Celebrity Name Game" (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series "The Royals" and the Golden Globe Award-nominated dramedy "Casual." Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster "The Hunger Games" franchise, the first two installments of the "Divergent" franchise, "Sicario," "The Age of Adaline," CBS/Lionsgate's "The DUFF," "John Wick," "Now You See Me," Roadside Attractions' "Love & Mercy" and "Mr. Holmes," Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' "Addicted" and Pantelion Films' "Instructions Not Included," the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com





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· KICKING & SCREAMING (FOX)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)





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