Black Sabbath rockstar Ozzy Osbourne and his manager-wife Sharon were one of the first star families to open their home to cameras. The show was expected to return for another season in 2015, but MTV scrapped the plans.
The series followed former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith and her endearing entourage as she navigated through life as a has-been. It was canceled during the third season. Smith died of a drug overdose in 2007.
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson married in 2002 and filed for divorce in 2005 -- about the same amount of time their reality show lasted. The series made them household names and boosted their careers, though.
Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's reality show focused on his protective parenting ways -- hence, the play on '50s TV show "Father Knows Best" -- but the family was far from perfect. His son faced charges for reckless driving in 2007, and Hogan allegedly cheated on his wife Linda with one of his daughter's friends. She divorced him and the show was canceled.
Rev Run (Joseph Simmons), formerly part of rap group Run-D.M.C., incorporated his credits as a practicing minister into the series. Unlike many other reality shows, his ended simply because the kids were older and the family was ready to move on.
"Family Jewels" (2006-2012)
Kiss bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons' show lasted seven seasons, but was consistently plagued with accusations that some events never occurred. Simmons then decided to focus on the Kiss tour and other business ventures.
Kim Kardashian's reality series gave its stars' collective career status a formidable boost. The show features former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, momager Kris Jenner, sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, brother Rob Kardashian and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Once her divorce to her husband Jon was finalized, Kate Gosselin proceeded with the show alone. Her ex-husband sent letters to TLC, demanding that they cease and desist production. Still, the series perseveres.
Willie Robertson's family business is a multimillion dollar corporation. Despite his father Phil Robertson's controversial anti-gay remarks, A&E gave in to public pressure and reinstated him nine days after suspending the family patriarch.
"Toddlers & Tiaras" spin-off centering on the family of child beauty pageant star Alana Thompson was quickly canceled after media revealed that the child's mother Mama June Shannon had resumed a relationship with former boyfriend and convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel, who had served 10 years for molesting another of Shannon's daughters.
Millionaire Todd Chrisley's reality show is entering its third season of production. The series faced controversy after his son Kyle Chrisley made allegations that the family patriarch was staging the whole show.