Guest Post: Alternate Reality: 5 Reality TV Shows That Fooled Us

What's so hard to believe about finding a BMW hidden beneath a pile of garbage? Popular reality TV shows like A&E's Storage Wars show us discovered treasures like this all the time. It has to be real, right? Well former series star David Hester says no. He's suing A&E for wrongful termination and accusing the Reality Show of being fake. According to Hester, he complained to the producers and told them the "conduct of salting and staging the storage unit was possibly illegal" and was then fired from the show.

Exposing a reality TV show for its fictional storylines isn't exactly new, but it doesn't usually involve a lawsuit. Here are some of our favorite "reality shows" from that past that were never very real to begin with. By the way, if you're not a TV junkie, but want to start following reality TV and get "with it", there are many routes to start your journey, such as subscription services like, or online streaming options through the particular network's website. If you get sucked into the reality TV world, remember- moderation is KEY! Here's your list, my friends:

Ghost Hunters

Seven seasons and not one ghost. Sure, America was captivated by the paranormal investigators spending nights in abandoned insane asylums and pretending to find the lurking spirits in the dark, but not once did the camera actually see one. After seven years of watching shadows and flashlights, we'd like to think even the most loyal of viewers have caught on by now.

The Bachelor

A story of love so enchanting, it's almost as if there's a producer behind the scenes crafting the story. Each and every season, the roses always go to just the right people to keep the show enticing and keep us on the hook. What's even more convenient is the tabloid frenzy that covers the inevitable breakup two weeks after the show.