1. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (Fox, 2000)
The concept of Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? was innocent enough—think The Bachelor, only the eligible dude is a multi-millionaire. This, and the fact that you could practically see the dollar signs popping up behind the eyes of the women competing for his affections, was basically the only difference.
No, what made Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionare so awful was its aftermath. As it turned out, the man, Rick Rockwell, wasn't even a multi-millionaire; in reality, he was only worth about $2 million, and his last name wasn’t even Rockwell. Additionally, he had failed to inform producers that his ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him due to allegations domestic violence.
A background check certainly wouldn’t have hurt.