Despite a lot of what we see on television in this day and age being largely made-up or heightened in comparison to what we consider normal life, it's important to remember that there are still real people involved in the process. So, there's always a chance that genuine lives, either on-set or watching at home, can be altered for better or worse by the shooting of your favourite hit TV show.
Now, we're not just talking about an actor winning an Emmy for their work on a programme and subsequently going on to become a household name. No, instead we're focusing on those times when actors have lost jobs due to real life issues out of their control, audiences have been terrified by what they thought were legitimate paranormal events and freak accidents have nearly cost humans their lives on-set. We'll even touch upon the time when a seemingly useless outtake saved an individual from prison (and possibly even death).
Sure, television is a welcome escape for most average folks who want to switch off from the sometimes soul-crushing reality of the world outside. But, the guys and gals involved in these particular moments weren't afforded this same luxury when TV shows simply got too real.