NBC’s ‘Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide’ Competition Series Pulled From Post-Olympics Premiere

Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, NBC’s new reality competition series that scored the plum post-Olympics slot for its premiere, has been pulled from the schedule, sources close to the production confirmed to Deadline. The move comes a month after production was shut down due to a non-Covid illness outbreak among the show’s staff.

The show was to premiere over two nights: Sunday, August 8 at 10:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm PT, immediately following the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, and Monday, August 9 at 8 pm ET/PT. Production remains on hold, and there are no plans for a new premiere date at this point, a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline. NBC would not comment.

We hear the show’s producer, Universal Television Alternative Studio, is considering a few options for completing the season that it will share with NBC next week.

Hosted by SNL alum Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches (The Goldbergs, Black-ish), Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide is a reality competition take on Wham-O’s iconic 1960s outdoor game, in which contestants compete in a series of challenges on the gigantic slippery slide including Human Pong, Body Bowling, Cornhole, Bocce Fall and more. The two teams that make it to the final challenge will take on the Big Slipper, a colossal multi-part slide, to determine who earns the Slip ‘N Slide champion title, along with the cash prize.

The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Propagate and Critical Content.

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