A regular reader of this blog knows that one of my reality show fears is that someone from Western New York will be appearing as a contestant and I'll have to watch it after going kicking and screaming.
So imagine my pain when I learned that a WNYer is one of the competitors in the coming Fox reality show, "Kicking & Screaming," "that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives."
Maxwell Carr, who grew up in Hamburg, attended Canisius High School and lives in Buffalo, is the local contestant seeking a $500,000 prize in the series that premieres at 9 p.m. March 9 on WUTV, the local Fox affiliate.
I wish the local "pampered partner" well even though I wish I didn't have to watch the program that has Hannah Simone of the Fox comedy "New Girl" as host.
The executive producer of the series, Matt Kunitz, is a reality show veteran who has worked on “Wipeout” “and "Fear Factor."
Here is the Fox description of the program:
"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 has prepared them: their teammates, who think 'glamping' is roughing it.
"Among them are a former beauty pageant winner, a model and a professional gamer. 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."
One more thing: I had never heard of "glamping," but looked it up to learn it is is defined as "glamorous camping."