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'Buckwild'

Canceled

[Update]

4/10/2013 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:22 AM PT -- A rep for MTV tells TMZ ... "Given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him."

The rep adds, "Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately."

MTV says ... this weekend, it will have a "day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of 'Buckwild'."

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MTV is pulling the plug on "Buckwild" -- canceling the reality series that was rocked just 8 days ago by the death of cast member Shain Gandee ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the show tell us MTV decided to stop production in the middle of the second season of the show ... which followed the lives of young people in a rural West Virginia town.

We're told MTV didn't give the cast and crew any specific reason for the cancellation. An official announcement is expected Wednesday morning.

Gandee died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his Bronco last week ... when the vehicle got trapped in mud during an off-road excursion.

There were other issues since the show debuted in January -- the arrests of 2 other cast members ... Salwa Amin for drug possession and Michael Burford for DUI.

According to our sources, 4 episodes of Season 2 were shot, but will not air -- however, a special that was taped 2 months ago is expected to air.

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16.

manfredt     

thats good!, hey my friends sing: we are the world!,aaaaaaaa

476 days ago
17.

Mrugowsky    

MTV showing some decency? ?? It must be a first.

476 days ago
18.

Nicoleasm    

So did they all know each other before the show? So called reality series are always lies, so I just assumed they took some Hollywood wannabe actors, threw them into WV, and coached them on how to act. I thought only a few were from the area, like Shain

476 days ago
19.

Charlena     

ugh this sucks i think they should air the rest of the episodes they shot...and continue the show...huge fan sad to see it go!! RIP Shain

476 days ago
20.

cindy    

Does anybody even watch Mtv anymore? I think other than the places in the south, its pretty much become a joke of a network.

476 days ago
21.

Sickoffamewhores    

A show that shows people that yes hillbillies are real and stupid. Darwin Award nominees each and everyone of them sooner or later

476 days ago
22.

freshrodc    

RedNecks

476 days ago
23.

Throwback kid    

It's too bad this didn't happen to the Situation after the first season of Jersey Shore. Then MTV would have cancelled the show and America wouldn't have to see those greasy, talentless drunken losers show up everywhere for the last three years. The Jersey Shore cast was so gross and disgusting they made that loser Kardashian family seem talented

476 days ago
24.

hippie    

SAW IT COMING, BUT IT NEEDS a REMEMBERANCE TO TOP IT OFF... TO KILL IT OFF WITHOUT ONE IS DOUCHEY... TBH...

476 days ago
25.

Liss    

Yay ! These reality shows are getting more and more stupid.... cancel them all....

476 days ago
26.

SoWhat    

Wish MTV could be canceled,, the whole network hasn't put anything on tv that's worth anything in at least 20 years now.

476 days ago
27.

hippie    

SAD... i HOPE ALL UNSEEN FOOTAGE GETS A RLS OR A LEAK

476 days ago
28.

tgrfan42069    

i didnt watch it so it doesnt matter to me either way.its funny though i see people cheering and saying bout time.implying they do not like the show so in term i guessing they did not watch which leads me to ask.why do you care if a show that you never watch gets canceled or not?

476 days ago
29.

hippie    

iF YOU PAID FOR ALL EPS AIR THEM...its TERRIBLE shain wont get the half season or so already recorded, MTV and its subsidary is bull****

476 days ago
30.

Sean Kelly    

This is really too bad... there were a number of really hot, slutty women to enjoy during each episode. Maybe they could just do "Slutty women of WV".

476 days ago
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