NATPE: Lionsgate Sells 'Kicking and Screaming' Across Europe

Lionsgate Television
'Kicking & Screaming'

The new reality series from 'Fear Factor' producer Matt Kunitz, starring Hannah Simone, will premiere on Fox in the U.S. in March.

On the eve of the NATPE television market, Lionsgate Television has announced a series of deals for its new reality show format, Kicking & Screaming.

The show, from executive producer Matt Kunitz (WipeoutFear Factor), will premiere on Fox in the U.S. in March. New Girl actress Hannah Simone will host the comedy competition series in which teams of expert survivalists are pared with hapless amateurs. The mismatched duos are dropped into a tropical jungle in Fiji and have to fight their way through a series of challenges.

European production group Banijay has picked up the format for its main territories in France, Italy and across Scandinavia, while Sony Pictures Television Network has licensed the show for its Viasat channel in Hungary.

Kicking & Screaming is one of the highlights of Liongate's new TV slate, which the company is unveiling to buyers at this year's NATPE. The TV market runs Tuesday-Thursday in Miami.