The premiere episode of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" drew a record audience for the network, with 9.8 million viewers on Monday. But is the high price of reality TV success worth it? Kate and Jon Gosselin, whose show revolves around their lives with sextuplets and twins, have dominated tabloid headlines for weeks because of accusations of infidelity.
The Gosselins aren't the first reality TV family to run into troubles on or off camera. USA TODAY examines those hit by the reality TV curse.