Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard's New TV Show Just Got Great News From NBC

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard during interview

When it comes to celebrity couples, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are certainly some of the busiest partners in Hollywood. The two occupy their time with film and TV roles and even some podcasting responsibilities, all while managing to be devoted parents. Not only that, but the two are also quite candid when it comes to the ups and downs of their marriage. At present, the two are about to jump into a new game show for NBC called Family Game Fight, which is set to air this summer, and the show has now received some great news from the network.

It would appear that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Family Game Fight is going to be in a prime position when it makes its NBC debut. According to Deadline, the network has decided to set the show’s premiere date for Wednesday, August, 11, at 9 p.m. -- which is directly after the Olympics Closing Ceremony. While it’s hard to say exactly how the show will perform at this point, it’s fair to assume that this will give the show a leg up, as it looks to build an audience. This move comes after the network decided to remove another new competition show from the spot.

Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide was originally set to follow the close of this year’s Summer Olympic Games. However, that show experienced a setback, as it was recently reported that the production experienced an outbreak of giardia. This resulted in numerous crew members experiencing “explosive diarrhea” According to reports, some crew members allegedly blame the production for the situation, claiming that the studio didn’t do its due diligence in ensuring that fresh and clean water was used for the series.

Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide is set to be hosted by SNL alum Bobby Moynihan and Harley Quinn and Match Game alum Ron Funches. As of right now, NBC has not scheduled a new premiere date for the show.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Family Game Fight is inspired by some of the segments the couple would perform while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On the game show, both spouses will be adopted into a family of four and compete in a series of games in the pursuit of prizes.

This actually isn’t the only project the two stars are collaborating on at the moment. Both Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are set to lend their voices to AMC+’s stop-motion comedy Ultra City Smiths. The show focuses on the disappearance of a town’s most well-known magnate and the efforts of two detectives who brave the corruption in their town in order to solve the case.

The concept of Family Game Fight is fun enough and should be a nice showcase of the humorous chemistry between Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. It’ll be fun to see which one gets the most bragging rights as the show progresses in its run.

Erik Swann
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