8 Reality Shows That Failed Miserably
Throw in some wild characters, sizzling situations, unbridled drama and POOF! Instant reality show hit, right? Not so much. It might seem like it only takes an unusual premise and a handful of quirky personalities to capture an audience’s attention, but reality show viewers are becoming more discerning in their tastes as the options keep coming and there are endless picks. To prove this point, here are 8 reality shows that failed miserably, from an entire brood of baby-mamas to celebrities who tried to revive their fame by giving the public a glimpse into their personal lives. Which ones do you remember? Were they right to be pulled or would you have kept watching?
8. All My Babies’ Mamas
Having 11 children with 10 different women? What could possibly go wrong? And of course it would make for amazing TV viewing, right? Nope. Rapper Shawty Lo pitched the idea of his own reality show to Oxygen who was ready to release the program focused on the rapper, his 11 children, and the 10 different women who were their mothers. If you don’t remember this one, there’s a reason for that. The NAACP as well as other groups actually lobbied for the show to be pulled before it even hit the air. Supposedly, Shawty Lo has been trying to get other networks to pick it up, so if this piques your interest, there may be hope yet. And who knows, by that time it might be 13 kids with 11 women or 20 kids with 17 women.
7. Liza and David
There are many reasons why reality shows get canned, but having your show cancelled because one of the network executives is rude at your dinner party seems just about right for Liza Minnelli and David Gest. The entertainment business power-houses tied the knot in a star-filled ceremony and creeped out the public with one of the ickiest kisses even caught on cam. So why not turn the entire thing into a reality show? SMH! However, the show wasn’t meant to be and, although Liza claimed it was because of the executive’s bad behavior, VHI claimed that Minnelli and Gest were uncooperative and the show was cancelled after just one week of filming. Now that the couple have split, the world will be deprived of further super-creepy on-cam make-outs…thank goodness.