Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide is not coming to NBC this summer after all. The new competition series was set to premiere after the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in August. But, the network has pulled the series and halted production following an outbreak of Giardia, an intestinal infection.
The series had only one week of filming left when production was halted on June 2nd. Other cases of Giardia were also found in the area, and it was decided that production would not continue at that location. A new location is being sought, but it is not known when filming will resume.
“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.”
What do you think? Did you plan to watch Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide on NBC? Will you check it out when it eventually debuts?