1.) No One from "The Biggest Loser" Can Keep the Weight Off . . . Quote, "Almost every 'Biggest Loser' winner has gained back a chunk of the weight he or she lost. They aren't doing anything except training [on the show] . --"Once [it's] over, they go back to their normal 9-to-5 lives, which typically do not include controlled diet and exercise. They cannot possibly continue a weight loss program as intense as the one on the show."
2) Almost Every Restaurant on "Kitchen Nightmares" Goes Out of Business. . . "Only about a third of the restaurants GORDON RAMSAY 'rescues' actually manage to stay open once he leaves them . . . and the number drops as time goes on. --"For instance, in the first two seasons of the show [2007 to 2009], he rescued 21 restaurants. Only two are still open."
3.) The People on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Can't Afford to Keep Their New Homes . . . "Sure, the show's producers may cover all the construction costs . . .-"But the lucky homeowners are left on their own [to maintain it] . . . and to figure out how they're going to cover the utility bills and property taxes that have skyrocketed as a result of their extreme home makeover."
.4) Oprah Makes People Pay for Their Free Cars . . . "Unfortunately, receiving a luxury item as a prize on a TV show doesn't exempt you from having to pay the accompanying taxes--Technically, Oprah could've saved the audience from paying taxes by declaring the cars "gifts" and not "prizes" . . . but in order to do that, she probably would've needed to pay for them herself. She didn't . . . they were donated by the manufacturer in exchange for the publicity.
5) "Storage Wars" Capitalizes on People's Misfortune . . . and Is Probably Staged . . . "The reason these abandoned treasures are abandoned is that the original owners of the units failed to make their rent payments.
--"This is because they could no longer afford them due to unemployment, homelessness (hence putting all their belongings in a storage locker), divorce, or illness, or because they had died and were therefore no longer able to pay."
--There have also been accusations that the show is FAKE . . . particularly by former star DAVE HESTER . . . who claimed that the producers would PLANT valuable items in otherwise worthless lockers, and that the auctions themselves were scripted.