March 25th, 2005 | researchmaterial
We think weâ€™re finally starting to get a handle on what it takes for a reality show to can an episode.
* Television producers destabilize a family by removing a parent and replacing her with a near polar opposite: Father in destabilized family commits horrible act of child abuse (punched his 13-year-old daughter in the face) : Episode canceled
* Contestant commits suicide: OK, likely somber boxing-glove retirement segment to follow. Show trumpets tragic fighterâ€™s defeat on website.