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‘New Girl’ Star Hannah Simone to Host Fox Competition Series ‘Kicking and Screaming’

Show will team expert survivalists with pampered partners

“New Girl” star Hannah Simone has been chosen to host Fox’s new competition series “Kicking and Screaming,” the network announced on Monday.

The eight-episode series teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face challenges in wild environments all over the world, 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 to the finish line. Production is currently underway in Fiji.

For her role as “Cece” on “New Girl,” 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.

Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate, “Kicking and Screaming” was created by 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.