In the social media era, reality TV producers are faced with some unique challenges.
The biggest problem, of course, is that by the time an episode airs, the storylines are often old news thanks to the stars of the show airing their dirty laundry online.
Fortunately, in some cases, the drama is so wild that viewers will tune in even though they already know what's gonna happen.
Take, for example, Monday night's episode of Teen Mom 2, in which Barbara Evans threatened to kill Kailyn Lowry.
Sure, fans watched it all unfold on Instagram Live back in January, but it was such a shocking moment that they reacted with shock all over again last night.
Take a look:
The trouble started when Jenelle and Barbara decided to hop on Instagram Live during a girls' trip.
"I've been kind of overwhelmed with all the drama in my life, so my mom wanted to take me out of town for the weekend," Jenelle explained in a voice-over.
Better Luck Next Time!
Needless to say, the little excursion only created even greater drama!
The Brittany Factor
Briana DeJesus' sister, Brittany, eventually joined the chat from afar. This seemingly prompted Babs to step up her drunken antics.
She Went There
"We'll all get lit and we'll kill Kail," an intoxicated Babs shouted at one point.
Too Little, Too Late
Jenelle, who had also been drinking, quickly attempted to defuse the situation.