Famous Shows That Had Way More Drama Behind The Scenes

Tune into any hit show long enough, and you’re bound to hear rumors about behind the scenes antics of certain cast members. It’s not unusual for actors, showrunners, and crew to have creative differences. In fact, every TV show has its ups and downs, but certain shows seem to have more bickering and backstabbing than others.

Check out slide #8 to see which actress is causing diva pains for Empire. See slide #4 to find out who holds a burning grudge against her co-stars, and click all the way to the end to see which bad boy was kicked off his own show for being too much like his character.

10. Community

Chevy Chase pissed off showrunner Dan Harmon when he walked off the set during the last day of shooting. Chevy’s actions ruined a crucial final shot, and Harmon got back at Chase by publicly berating him at the show’s wrap party. Chevy then retaliated by leaving Harmon a profanity-laced voice mail message. Chase quit, and Harmon got booted.

9. Glee

Rumors swirled that behind the scenes of Glee show stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera often butted heads. Show creator Ryan Murphy admits these rumors are true. Murphy also reveals that fights among the show’s male stars were also common. Apparently, it’s hard to stay gleeful when the pressure’s on, and fame arrives swiftly.

8. Empire

Fans of Empire love the show’s over-the-top drama. Rumor has it that guest actress Nia Long and the show’s resident diva, Taraji P. Henson, are at odds with each other. Adding to the real life drama, the actor who plays Lucious’ half-brother was recently arrested for domestic violence. Life imitating art?

7. Charmed

Shannon Doherty already had a bad girl reputation from her time on Beverly Hills 90201. Her behavior on the set of Charmed didn’t do anything to improve her rep. While Doherty and co-star Holly Marie Combs were besties, Doherty and Alyssa Milano fought constantly. Doherty’s witchy ways got her character killed off. Bye Brenda.

6. Taxi

Audiences fell in love with Andy Kaufman’s Taxi character, Latka Gravas. The sweet-natured mechanic with the funny foreign accent was hysterical. Kaufman’s lounge singer alter-ego, Tony Clifton, was also supposed to appear regularly. Kaufman purposely sabotaged Clifton’s show rehearsal and Clifton was fired for acting like a jerk to everyone on set. Yes, this is weird.