A brand new TV show that was set to premiere in August has now been pulled from the schedule... due to an "explosive diarrhea outbreak" on set.
Deadline reports that NBC's new reality show, "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" has been yanked after the outbreak. The show was set to premiere on August 8th, following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
There was trouble on the set dating back to early June, when the show's producer had paused production due to the outbreak - of giardia, an intestinal infection - among staff.
There was only one week left of production left when filming was halted on June 2, when the crew member tested positive. Multiple crew members then got sick, and more testing results received a week later on June 10 revealed giardia "in the surrounding area." The studio announced they would not be shooting the series moving forward at that point.
There are no new plans for a premiere date at this point.