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Reality TV Shows That Went Too Far

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By their nature, most reality shows are pretty ridiculous. It’s no secret that they entail some level of manipulation by producers, increasingly insane premises, and publicity-hungry participants. However, some particularly shady gems really stick out in our memories. Let’s check out the shows that took it too far and thankfully ended up getting canned…

Are You Hot? | 0:21
Born in the Wild | 1:02
Boy Meets Boy | 1:43
The Moment of Truth | 2:35
The Swan | 3:03
I Wanna Marry “Harry” | 3:42
Man Vs. Beast | 4:17

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  1. Marianne Wade

    November 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Excellent list, Nicki. Wow, talk about questionable television! The only one I didn't cringe over was the last, Man vs Beast. At least in that one no one was being maligned nor brought to tears. If an athlete wants to pit him or herself against a creature genetically adept at the competitive event hey knock yourself out. I can't see a human besting one of Mother's animals doing what it was born to do. Did anyone ever win a race?

  2. WRO

    November 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I Want to Marry Harry….it was about gold diggers who wonder if they could marry a rich Prince Harry. SURPRISE, a gold digger hooks up with Harry, the construction worker.

  3. Jimmy Stallworth

    November 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Man vs Beast. Looked awesome. No one have it a chance.

  4. Jane Doe Deer

    November 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    The moment of truth was the best

  5. Trish Armijo

    November 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    The boy meets boy sounds good

  6. Molly Crimey

    November 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    that last monkey show sounds cool af

  7. ZeldasFinalFantasy

    November 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I'm sleepy

  8. Jackalope-eye Saddle Tramp

    November 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Gonna miss the shit out of Bad Girls Club. It was seriously one of my guilty pleasures.

  9. magusxxx

    November 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Unfortunately, I don't remember the name. But wasn't there a show which was cancelled and they didn't even tell the contestants for at least 1-2 weeks later. I think it was something like Survivor.

  10. Grey Potatoes

    November 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Who hate man vs beast?

  11. wuddafxuppp

    November 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Anyone remember Beauty and the Geek? lmao

  12. mccuish1525

    November 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Man Vs Beast could've done well if done right

  13. Nicki Swift

    November 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Which of these shows did you actually enjoy watching and why?

  14. Darth Star Killer

    November 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Megan wants a millionaire: One of the contests was a murderer and placed third in the overall competition

  15. huntopia

    November 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    boy meets boy seems awful lmfao. Why would you hire actors to to pretend to be straight

  16. Tarrell Bellinger

    November 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Does anyone remember the 2007 CBS reality TV bomb Kid Nation, which followed a group of kids and teenagers as they were sent off to live in a town in order to build a society of their own without adults? Me neither. Glad it got cancelled after just one season.

  17. Charles T

    November 1, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    The concept of Man vs Beast has potential

  18. Luneland

    November 1, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    that tv show where Jerry hall had to choose some young dude to hold her bags

  19. Star Cherry

    November 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Really? The worst all of was that the show was boring?

  20. EsotericOccultist

    November 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    People are offended by everything nowadays. Its because liberals are butthurt Trump won so now we have to pretend everything is offensive.

  21. MsRainbow Brite

    November 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I loved Man vs Beast. I thought it was a great show

  22. Alice Leo

    November 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Born in the wild was dumb and scary, specially because I was pregnant at the time and just listening to them scream in pain in the middle of nowhere scared the hell out of me.

  23. Avarus Surava

    November 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I used to love the swan so much when I was younger

  24. VidKid 2269

    November 2, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Man vs beast doesn't look terrible coming from a 14 year old

  25. Mercy 1985

    November 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

    What about "something about Miriam?" Lol forgot to add that show in

  26. Wanda Jackson

    November 2, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Reaction Christmas license town off prove.

  27. MelancholyArmy

    November 2, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I love this list. lol good job nicki swift

  28. Addie Metal

    November 2, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The fake Harry did end up choosing someone. He told her he wasn’t actually prince Harry but she didn’t care. They got, I think 1 million dollars from the network for her saying she didn’t care and still wanted to marry him. Then they walked off together. I don’t know if there still together.

  29. Having Tea With the Devil

    November 2, 2017 at 6:24 am

    In all honesty, I would watch Man vs. Beast lol

  30. ILI CarrieDoll

    November 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

    actually I do find Man vs Beast concept is rather interesting, after all we often have kids books depicting what if human vs the animals. Then the thought of possible poor treatments and cruelty to prepare the animals for the show creeps in..

  31. TheMichaelCW

    November 2, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I remember I used to love watching the Swan! Lol! Boy meets Boy and Man vs Beast are both awful! Those animals being subjected to unnecessary displays! Americans would do anything just for their 15 seconds of fame!

  32. Bradley

    November 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Do you see how crazy people have gotten SICK

  33. Jennifer D. Lewis -DHS- SSC

    November 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    LOL..I didn't even know some of these existed!!

  34. Piper Puppy squad

    November 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    The one with animals is just downright CRUEL

  35. Emelie Peach

    November 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    the Swan I remember waching as a kid and it has made me want plastic surgery now as an adult

  36. Semai Soshul

    November 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I actually liked Moment of Truth

  37. skorpia g

    November 4, 2017 at 3:50 am

    How on earth did that polygamous reality show didn't make the cut.

  38. Fairy Liquid

    November 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    i'm pretty sure i want to marry harry didn't cancel after 4 episodes?… i am sure it literally ended with one girl he chose and she said she don't care that he isn't harry when he said it and there were fireworks and stuff

  39. bella poops

    November 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    “I Wanna Marry Harry” was my guilty pleasure. I watched it to the end. He chose a girl and she stayed with him even when she found out who he really was.

  40. Lyne Gauthier

    November 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    There was a show that lasted only 1 season — I forget what it was called — where the premise of the show was that, in the first episode, a Young woman 'chose 6-8 Young men out of 12-15 & do something similar to The Bachelor/The Bachelorette. She was told that these men wouldn't participate on the show & a Young man was selected for her. She had to pretend to her family that she was in love with him & that they were getting married. IF she pulled it off, she would get $500,000 & her family wou;d get the same amount. The actor they hired to be her pretend fiancé was a big clutzy guy that was already married.

  41. Sutanai M

    November 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    The Moment of Truth looked lit tho

  42. crystalk17co

    November 16, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I Wanna Marry Harry wasn't canceled after 4 episodes. It got through its first season

  43. Artur Dent

    November 17, 2017 at 9:03 am

    couldn't all reality shows be canceled

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