NBC Sh-t Show: ‘Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide’ Production Shut Down Over ‘Explosive Diarrhea’ Outbreak (Exclusive)

Giardia strikes the network and Ben Silverman’s post-Olympics game-show adaptation of classic Wham-O backyard toy

NBC’s “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” just became the ultimate s— show.

The upcoming TV competition series, adapted from the classic backyard waterslide by Wham-O, has shut down indefinitely after up to 40 crew members fell violently ill during production on a remote ranch in Simi Valley, California, TheWrap has learned. According to a person with knowledge of the production, the outbreak of “awful explosive diarrhea” left people “collapsing” on set and “being forced to run into port-o-potties.”

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio