NBC penned in its special series debut after the Tokyo Olympics with Family Game Fight!, hosted by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. The reality game show series is set to premiere Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET, immediately after the Olympics Closing Ceremony. There will be a time-period premiere with an all-new episode on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide was originally slated for the post-Closing Ceremony premiere with Family Game Fight! taking the Aug. 11 spot. However, due to a giardia outbreak during the water-based game show’s production, NBC ultimately decided to nix the 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. The move comes a month after production was shut down due to a non-COVID illness outbreak among the show’s staff. Production remains on hold, and there are no plans for a new premiere date at this point, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.