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Why Nailed It! Halloween Is Shorter Than Other Seasons
By AMBERLY MCKEE
Inspired by Pinterest fails, Netflix’s "Nailed It!" has bakers recreate a displayed treat. For the contestants, who are far from professional bakers, this means melted icing, tipping cakes, and decorations that won't stay put, but due to issues between crew members and show producers, the Halloween special filmed this year was sliced in half.
“Nailed It!” had a permanent production shutdown after crew members went on strike in the midst of filming. The crew teamed up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which has around 150,000 workers in entertainment, and tried to reach a mutual agreement with Magical Elves, the show's producers.
Magical Elves, however, had no interest in bargaining, so they spoke with Netflix and cut the season short, leaving Season 7 with fewer episodes than usual.
"[Magical Elves would] rather shut down than sign a union contract. They're notoriously nonunion," a source said to Deadline.