Entertainment The Dark On-Set Drama Behind The Scenes Of Hit TV Shows  

Jessica L. Yarbrough
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Acting is all about on-screen drama - but what happens when the drama bleeds into real life? More often than not, personal problems between cast and crew members can result in halted production (Two and a Half Men), killed-off characters (Desperate Housewives) and cancelled shows (Martin). Here's the juiciest on-set drama and behind the scenes gossip from your favorite small-screen shows!
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Saved By The Bell: NBC Kept Mario Lopez from a Rape Trial
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According to Dustin Diamond's tell-all, "Behind The Bell" (a questionable source at best), the set of Saved By The Bell wasn't nearly as wholesome as you'd hope. Mario Lopez was apparently a hardcore womanizer, and at one point was accused of luring a girl back to his home and raping her. The victim had a strong case, so NBC execs paid her off to keep the story quiet and keep the SBTB cameras rolling. 

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The Price Is Right: Bob Barker is a Dirty Old Man
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The Price Is Right's most iconic host is Bob Barker - too bad he had to leave the show due to multiple lawsuits against him. In 13 years, Barker racked up nine different lawsuits from past cast and crew members, including a sexual harassment suit from former Price promo girl Dian Parkinson. She claimed Barker promised her job security on the show in exchange for sex. Although Barker has denied all the claims in every suit against him, he had no choice but to step away from the spotlight in 2007. 
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Martin: Martin Lawrence Accused of Sexual Assault
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A sexual assault lawsuit between actors is never a good sign for a TV show. When Tisha Campbell filed her lawsuit against Martin costar Martin Lawrence, it meant that the two could no longer film scenes together - which proved difficult, since their characters were love interests. The awkward filming and disjointed plot lines led to low viewership and eventual cancellation. 
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Two and a Half Men: Charlie Sheen's Substance Abuse Was Unbearable
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It's no secret that Charlie Sheen has substance abuse issues, which affected his work on Two and a Half Men. After show creator Chuck Lorre tried to help Sheen with his addiction, Sheen lashed out in the media saying, "He’s [Lorre] a stupid, stupid little man and a p**sy punk that I’d never want to be like. And that’s me being polite." Since Sheen wouldn't film anymore, Lorre had no choice but to have TAAHM go on hiatus - eventually relaunching the show minus Sheen and plus Ashton Kutcher. 
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