There’s a basic formula for a reality TV family: craziness equals reality show. Sometimes the craziness comes from being wealthy, while in other cases, it comes from being in an unusual family dynamic. Of course, being on TV seems to only bring out the dysfunction even more. If a reality show about a family ends up not being popular with viewers, it’s usually because the family is too normal and boring! Here are our picks for the most dysfunctional reality TV families:
7. The Lohans
It’s hard to get more dysfunctional than Lindsay Lohan and her parents, Dina and Michael. In fact, Dina and Michael have decided specifically to document their issues: they will be the subject of a new reality show on VH1 called Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn. It won’t be just the Lohans, though; they’ll undergo three weeks of therapy, and other families will appear on the show as well. Dina, 52, has accused Michael, 55, of domestic abuse and has also blamed him for Lindsay’s alcohol issues. The pair also has three other children together. In the past, Dina starred in the reality series Living Lohan, which featured her daughter Ali, who was trying to pursue a music career. It aired for one season in 2008 on E!.