It's been a dangerous year for reality television. DJ AM died of an accidental drug overdose while filming MTV's Gone Too Far, a series in which he helped young drug addicts recover. Then a Wipeout game-show contestant died of a stroke two weeks after he was hospitalized during the competition's filming. And of course there was the Balloon Boy family, who duped us into thinking someone had died--allegedly in pursuit of landing their own reality show. It's only a matter of time before another devastating accident happens to a contestant on a major, prime-time reality series, perhaps finally giving us pause: what are we doing to ourselves?