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'Sister Wives,' 'Teen Mom,' The Kardashians & More! Who Is Reality TV's Most Dysfunctional Family!

Mon, October 4, 2010 4:06pm EDT by 1 Comment
Posted Mon, October 4, 2010 4:06pm EDT

Reality TV has become dominated by offbeat families these days, be it giant broods of children, multiple wives, teen moms, or just plain old loud and proud ‘Real Housewives!’ Who do you think is the craziest of the bunch?

If anything can be learned from new shows like Sister Wives and Raising Sextuplets or returning favorites like The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Kate Plus 8, it is that family dynamics are now dominating the reality television scene. If anyone wonders why, they need look no further than the wildly eclectic, and controversial, families featured! But who gets your vote for the kookiest clan?


  1. Sister Wives : The latest addition to the reality genre, this show features the Brown family, which includes husband Kody and his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine. Mix in new wife Robyn and sixteen kids and, well, things are bound to get messy.
  2. Raising Sextuplets : As if being the parents of six small children was not enough to stir up the pot, things got very real when husband Bryan Masche was arrested on domestic abuse charges. Now he and wife Laura are splitting much like …
  3. Kate Plus 8 : One of the first, and still one of the most controversial, in the genre. After eight kids, and many a TV argument, Kate and Jon Gosselin went their separate ways in 2009 but both still remain relevant. Somehow.
  4. Jersey Shore : Okay, so they’re not technically a family, but come on! No one is closer than that tight little group of boardwalk pals who come in every shade of the leather handbag rainbow.
  5. 19 Kids & Counting : Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar see no point in stopping at just 6 or even 8 kids, opting instead for 19. What’s more, they still have not said they are done trying to have more!
  6. Keeping Up With the Kardashians : They may be the most beautiful, and wealthy, family around, but their reality show proves they are just as wild, kooky, and off-base as every other family!
  7. The Rachel Zoe Project : Mix one super determined stylist and a husband pining for a child and let the fireworks fly!
  8. Teen Mom : The title pretty much sums it up.
  9. The Real Housewives : From Danielle Staub‘s checkered past to NeNe Leakes rumored romance with a murderer and Michaele Salahi‘s infamous White House party crash, there is never a dull moment when these ladies are around!

So HollywoodLifers, who gets your vote for the most dysfunctional reality TV family?