Even reality shows can get a little too real.
Such has been the case on a handful of famous shows, which faced unexpected tragedy and turmoil at crucial moments in their histories.
On the heels of contestants being left in the wilderness on the UK's Eden without being told the show had been secretly canceled, it's clear the reality industry can't shake its snafus all these years later.
Of course, on some occasions, those haywire moments lead to all the more entertaining television, but in other instances, the results are purely devastating.
Here's a look back at some of reality's terrifyingly real moments: