13 Reality TV Show Hoaxes You Totally Fell For

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8. Born Survivor: Bear Grylls

Born Survivor: Bear Grylls
Man vs. Wild airs on Channel 4 in the UK and is called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls. It’s about this British military veteran being dropped into harsh landscapes and surviving on his own… except the network had to come out and admit Bear occasionally stayed on hotels overnight and got help from his crew.

9. Lizard Lick Towing

Lizard Lick Towing
Lizard Lick Towing is a real show. It centers around a towing company down south. But Bobby Brantley, who played the "muscle" for Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery, later told a Virginia TV station that owner Ron Shirley asked him to fabricate altercations for producers.

10. The Pickup Artist

The Pickup Artist
The Pickup Artist featured some dude named Mystery (seriously!) and depicted how he helped nerdy men try to pick up members of the opposite sex. But one ex-contestant told Jezebel that he was chosen through a talent agency and the producers barely even tried to act as if they weren't shaping the outcome in favor of Mystery winning the grand prize.

11. Cribs

Well, one Crib in particular. When MTV took viewers inside the home of Ja Rule for this behind-the-scenes series, it turns out they were taking viewers behind the scenes of the rapper's RENTED home.

12. Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy
Farrah Abraham tried to bring a fake boyfriend on to Couples Therapy. Irwin Entertainment, the production company behind the series, actually filed against Brian Dawe, the phony boyfriend, for misrepresenting his relationship.

13. Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Do we have proof that everything you see on Keeping Up with the Kardashians is as fake as Kylie Jenner's lips? No. But come on, people! Open your eyes.

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