In 2009, Vh1 found itself in the middle of a PR disaster. One of its new programs, Megan Wants a Millionaire, featured a contestant who just so happened to become a murderer.
The second Ryan Jenkins was named a suspect in Jasmine Fiore's murder after production on the show wrapped, the network went on lockdown mode,
pulling their new series — which had premiered just weeks before — off the air. Media and fans began criticizing reality television for its seemingly ineffective screening process. For its penchant for craving content so outrageous, it wouldn't shy away from questionable choices in order to gain a bigger TV audience. As consumers, we wanted to see crazy television — just so long as it didn't glorify tragedies.