FOX Kicking and Screaming, Host Hannah Simone says “Challenge is to keep their partner in the game”

New episode, competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives, Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, series premiered March 9th, 2017 

 By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/3/15 – “For the survivalist, I think the greatest challenge is to keep their partner in the game,” says Kicking and Screaming host Hannah Simone. “We have ten survivalists and ten novices. And the survivalists are incredible hardcore. Then they have to do the challenges, so it’s a game about relationships, it’s a game about the jungle.”

Kicking and Screaming is an 8-episode competition series that teams ten expert survivalists with clueless couch potato contestants to face tough outdoor challenges. Contestants, who have never even camped in their own backyards, are tasked to survive in the wild, in the middle of the jungles of Fiji. Together these duos face wild animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. In order to win the $500,000 cash prize, the survivalists have to drag their clueless partners, Kicking and Screaming, to the finish.

Among the contestants are a former beauty pageant winner, a model, and a professional gamer. Paired with survivalist guides, the unlikely duos are forced to set aside differences to face an unforgiving jungle, triggering transformations not only in the novices, but also in the survivalists

Hannah Simone is the host of Kicking and Screaming. For her role as Cece on New Girl, Hannah Simone won the Teen Choice 2012 Award for Choice TV Breakout Star: Female. She recently wrapped production on Taran Killam’s film, Why We’re Killing Gunther starring Killam, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bobby Moynihan. She executive-produced and co-starred in the feature film Miss India America, released earlier this year. The film won the Comcast Narrative Award at the Center for Asian American Media Festival.

Simone 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.

Upcoming episodes:

March 9th, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT        

  • Welcome to the Jungle

 Ten survivalists and ten novices pair up and begin their journeys to compete for half a million dollars. As the novices adjust to life in the jungle, the survivalists realize the competition and gameplay aren’t the only obstacles to overcome.

March 16th, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT          

  • The Hunger Pains

 Kirsten struggles with a serious allergic reaction which puts her team in jeopardy. Rivalries form as a team is targeted in the Prize Challenge.

 March 23th, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT  

  • Going Coconuts

 Romance and tempers flare in the camp as the pairs struggle to find their team dynamic.

 March 30th, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT  

  • Jungle Love

 Pairs prove how hungry they are for a spot in the Top Five.  A Prize Challenge reward leads to a new budding romance.

 Kicking and Screaming Stars:


  • Hannah Simone


  • Angelica Bridges. Former Baywatch Babe Turned Beverly Hills Mom.
  • Claire Schreiner. Stay-at-Home Wife.
  • Elaine Swann. Etiquette Coach.
  • Juliana Herz. Model.
  • Kristen Erskine. Housewife.
  • Maxwell Carr. Fashion Student.
  • Michael Forbs. FedEx Delivery Driver.Nakeisha Turk,
  • Nakeisha Turk. Cheerleader and Graduate Student.
  • Natalie Casanova. Gamer / YouTuber / Livestreamer.
  • Samuel Shankland. Professional Chess Player.


  • Brady Cervantes. Ex US Marine Scout Sniper.
  • Ben Domain. Ex Air Force S.E.R.E. Specialist.
  • Caleb Garmany. Private Security.
  • Hakim Isler. Martial Arts Instructor.
  • Jessie Krebs. Wilderness Therapy Field Guide.
  • Jason White. Ex-Recon Marine.
  • Ras Vaughn. Landscaper.
  • Tamra Dawn Hyde. Wilderness Guide.
  • Terry Fossum. Life-Long Boyscout.

A Lionsgate Television production in association with Pulse Creative. Created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris. Executive produced by Matt Kunitz and Anthony Dominici.

Fox Channel is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group.

Twitter: @FOXTV@KickScreamFOX@HannahSimone#KickingScreaming


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