Entertainment ‘Ultimate Slip ‘n’ Slide’ Series Scores Post-Olympics Slot on NBC
U.S. State Department spokesperson says they’ll “discuss” a potential boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with allies
There have been six different cases of multiple countries boycotting an Olympics over the years, but all took place at the Summer Games between 1956 and 1986. We’ve never seen multiple countries boycotting a Winter Olympics, but comments from U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price Tuesday indicate there may be some talks between the U.S. Read more The post U.S. State Department spokesperson says they’ll “discuss” a potential boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with allies appeared first on Awful Announcing.
has found its post-Olympics show.
The network has gone straight to series on a 10-episode reality competition game show Ultimate Slip ‘n’ Slide. Hosted by comedians and actors Bobby Moynihan (NBC’s Mr. Mayor) and Ron Funches (The Goldbergs), the series will launch with one episode on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. PT — immediately after the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies.
“NBC is proud to be the home of some of the biggest and most outrageous physical competition shows and we’re thrilled to add this larger-than-life version of the classic backyard game to our summer lineup,” said Jenny Groom, the recently installed executive vp unscripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “What better way to celebrate all the gold medals from the Olympic Summer Games than to give everyday people the opportunity to soar down an extraordinary 65-foot-tall slippery yellow slide.”
NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for April 17, 2021
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Described as a “fresh” take on Wham-O’s popular 1960s outdoor game, the series transforms the backyard slide into a real-life water park filled with gigantic slippery rides with the chance to win a big cash prize. Siblings, friends, couples and colleagues will all compete in multiple rounds of the game that includes challenges like Human Bong, Body Bowling, Cornhole, Bocce Fall and more.
Traditionally, NBC in the past has used the Olympics to help launch buzzy new scripted originals. Before the summer games were delayed amid the pandemic, NBC had planned on launching Kenan coming out of the Olympics. The Kenan Thompson comedy has already launched (and been renewed) on NBC.
Ultimate Slip ‘n’ Slide will join a roster of NBC physical competition shows including The Titan Games, American Ninja Warrior, The Wall and newly ordered series including Family Game Fight and The Wheel.
The series is produced in-house at Universal Television Alternative Studio and Propagate. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone, Kevin Healey, Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Todd Richards, Bruce Kaufman, Shye Sutherland Sharp, Tina Nicotera Bachmann and Keith Geller exec produce.
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Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late .
TOKYO (AP) — It may be too little, too late. That's the realization sinking in as Japan scrambles to catch up on a frustratingly slow vaccination drive less than two months before the Summer Olympics, delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled to start. The Olympics risk becoming an incubator for “a Tokyo variant,” as 15,000 foreign athletes and tens of thousands officials, sponsors and journalists from about 200 countries descend on — and potentially mix with — a largely unvaccinated Japanese population, said Dr. Naoto Ueyama, a physician, head of the Japan Doctors Union.