The recent death of DJ AM has jeopardized Gone Too Far, a yet-to-air MTV program in which he helps people battle their addictions. Likewise, the suicide of a Megan Wants A Millionaire contestant accused of murdering his ex-wife has put an end to that show. What other scandals have disrupted reality series?
- NBC comes under fire when producers fail to vet 386-pound Biggest Loser contestant Lou Holloway, and he's revealed to actually weigh 172 pounds
- Britain's Got Talent is temporarily thrown into disarray when a physically unattractive person is revealed to have some shred of societal worth
- America's Got Talent is put on hiatus after Nick Cannon is stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border with a suitcase full of parrots
- VH1's entire fall lineup is put on hold due to a syphilis outbreak among most of the shows' stars, contestants, and crew members
- Production on Project Runway is suspended when frontrunner Christopher Straub is found to have simply glued some beads and tassels onto existing Talbots clothing during each challenge
- The contestants on More To Love realize they aren't interested in dating other fat people and just wander off one by one
- After learning there would be a new season of Paris Hilton's My New BFF, season-one BFF Brittany Flickinger tweets secrets she learned about Paris during their one day as "friends"
- Filming of 18 Kids And Counting is abruptly halted after several vital organs fall out of mother Michelle Duggar's abdominal cavity through her gaping vagina