NBC runs its reality show “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” … after a few people on the crew experienced explosive runs themselves.
The network put the show on hold after members of the production staff had diarrhea … apparently from a type of parasite called giardia.
The show was filmed in the San Fernando Valley and almost hit the finish line with 1 week of production time, but it was too much. After several crew members fell ill, production was suspended indefinitely.
None of the hosts – Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches – came down with the runs.
An environmental lab tested the water used in the competition along with toilets and other facilities, and at first the results were negative, but they did have a positive result Last month. So, with 7 weeks in the can (sorry) and a week left, the door slammed … according to PEOPLE.
The show was due to premiere on August 8, following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
Did anyone say this show sucks?