From executive producer Matt Kunitz (Wipeout, Fear Factor) and Lionsgate Television, the series drops the unlikely pairs into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. 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.
Simone, who plays Cece on New Girl, recently starred in and executive-produced feature Miss India America, which was released earlier this year. Simone also appears in indie 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 and Spike Lee’s Oldboy. She also starred in H+, a digital series produced by Bryan Singer.
Kicking & Screaming is 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.