'Explosive Diarrhea' Causes NBC's 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' To Pause Production: Report

Written by on June 12, 2021

NBC has indefinitely paused manufacturing of its upcoming competitors present “Final Slip ’N Slide,” reportedly after a number of folks on set got here down with diarrhea.

The Wrap reported Thursday that “as much as 40 crew members fell violently sick,” citing a “particular person with data of the manufacturing.” That particular person stated folks have been “collapsing” and “being pressured to run into port-o-potties” on account of “terrible explosive diarrhea.”

TMZ additionally cited an nameless supply “near manufacturing” as saying that a number of folks have been sick with gastrointestinal signs.

Spokespeople for NBC didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from HuffPost. Nevertheless, Folks confirmed {that a} shutdown started on June 2 and that at the least one crew member examined optimistic for Giardia, a parasite that may trigger diarrhea.

A spokesperson for Common Tv Different Studios, which is producing the present for NBC, informed Those who it’s “within the technique of figuring out subsequent steps with a view to full manufacturing.”

The present, which was being filmed in California’s Simi Valley, was described in a Could press launch as a “wet-and-wild new collection [that] takes the spirit of the traditional yard slide and transforms it right into a real-life water park stuffed with gigantic slippery rides with the prospect to take dwelling a giant money prize.”

It’s scheduled to premiere Aug. 8, although it’s unclear how the diarrheal delay would possibly have an effect on this.

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