Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide
No. of Seasons: 0
Hosted by Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches, game show Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide was originally set to premiere on NBC after its primetime airing of this year’s Summer Olympics closing ceremony. But the network announced on August 6th that it decided not to move forward with the series after over 40 crew members came down with what insiders have called “explosive diarrhea.” Sources said some staff members were either passing out on set or too busy rushing to the nearest port-a-potty while at work. One crew member even tested positive for a parasitical intestinal infection called giardia, resulting in a production halt last June.
Although production was halted 7 weeks into the intended 8 weeks of filming, the format of the show, an ongoing competition with a definitive conclusion, meant that the final competition for the grand prize had not been filmed, and production’s attempts to edit the show in absence of its proper conclusion were ultimately passed on. Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide was replaced by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Family Game Fight! in the post-Olympics time slot.