Off-screen drama can often get in the way of television gold. The disruption of a solid series due to an actor or host’s messy personal life is an unfortunate, but not uncommon, occurrence. When these unsavory revelations come to light, it can often make it difficult for a series to recover, no matter how highly rated it once was.
1. Flip or Flop
HGTV’s popular house-flipping reality show, Flip or Flop, was turned upside down when formerly married hosts, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, revealed they were separating in December 2016. The announcement came after an ugly altercation involving a gun in May 2016, in which police were called to their California home.
Tarek officially filed for divorce in January 2017 and the two have seemingly resumed a more amicable relationship, even walking a red carpet together in May 2017. HGTV plans to continue the series’ production. But it’s hard to imagine that the show will be the same after the scandalous split.