'Explosive Diarrhea' Puts Halt to 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' Filming
It... wasn't just a Baby Ruth.
People magazine reports production has come to a standstill on NBC's new game show "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" after a crew member on the Simi Valley, California, set tested positive for giardia, a parasite that causes explosive diarrhea.
The shutdown began June 2, and there is no end in sight.
It came at a tough time for the fledgling show — with only a week left to shoot. "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" had been scheduled to premiere right after the Summer Olympics.
In a statement to People, a rep for Universal Television Alternative Studios said, "The health and safety of everyone on our set is our number one priority, so out of an abundance of caution we have made the decision to stop production of 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' at the current location. We are in the process of determining next steps in order to complete production."