Maintaining a friendship with an ex after a break-up is tough enough, but allowing your former lover to have even a smidgen of influence over your next relationship? That's what we call a bad situation.

Somehow, someone out there working for Fox Reality thought that it’d be a great concept for a reality show, and so it happened. EX-treme Dating featured two people sent out on a blind date, with one of the contestants wearing an earpiece that connected them to their date’s ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, who was elsewhere watching a live feed of the date. Which really just takes the whole concept of third wheel to a whole new level.