The plug has been pulled on the NBC reality show based on the popular Wham-O backyard game Slip 'N Slide, hosted by Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches, after a giardia outbreak on set sidelined much of the crew and forced the network to halt production on June 2. Filming on Ultimate Slip N’ Slide had been almost completed when the shutdown happened. According to Deadline, "the logistics and costs of restarting production to complete the season proved prohibitive. Additionally, the competition show had been designed as a lead-out program of the Tokyo Olympics. As a result of the production pause, NBC last month pulled The Ultimate Slip N’ Slide from its plum post-Olympics premiere slot on Aug. 8. Family Game Fight will now air in its place." The Wrap, which first reported the shutdown, says that NBC spent $18 million on Ultimate Slip N’ Slide.
TOPICS: Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, NBC, Bobby Moynihan, Ron Funches, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups, Reality TV