Fox Orders Kicking & Screaming Competition Series From Wipeout EP

No longer just a Stephen Sondheim musical, “Into the Woods” is now a mantra for pampered princes and princesses involved in Fox’s newly ordered survivalist competition series Kicking & Screaming.

The eight-episode reality show from executive producer Matt Kunitz (Wipeout, Fear Factor) will pair 10 expert survivalists with non-outdoorsy partners “to face the toughest race of their lives,” the network announced on Tuesday.

The series, set to premiere later this year, will be set “in a forbidding wilderness where [contestants] must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather,” according to a Fox release. “While these survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there’s one thing that none of their previous expeditions have prepared them for: their privileged partners, who think roughing it is going a week without a massage. To win the competition, the experts will have to drag their partners, Kicking & Screaming, to the finish line.”

“I’ve always been fascinated by the survival space,” said Kunitz, in a statement, “so I am excited to infuse a touch of comedy into a traditionally dramatic genre.”

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