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Hannah Simone to host new unscripted survival competition series 'Kicking & Screaming' on FOX


Mon, May 9th 2016 03:35 pm

Series is currently filming in Fiji

Hannah Simone 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," 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. 

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.

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