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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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31.

Patrick    

The minute they learned Shain's mouth was on his uncles c**k they canceled the show. Bastards!

507 days ago
32.

hippie    

saw it coming, but I seriously want another network to adopt it... the lack of Shain is a HUGE minus.... but the mtv partner coulda hopped the train a bit early tbh

507 days ago
33.

wrx7182    

Come on now, it was pretty funny. And you can't tell me you won't miss Salwa's tits.

507 days ago
34.

RoadRig    

good riddance..

507 days ago
35.

shaneubanks    

Man why do people gotta shine down on this how bout u go suck on ur uncles **** n howw bout u ****ing chock on it n die heb died tragicly u stupid moron

507 days ago
36.

ProudWVHillbilly    

I am sitting here in shock looking at the inhumane, hurtful and demeaning stuff from so called smart people with no heart. A young man is dead and all I read is how dumb Hillbillies are? Where is the compassion of your fellow man? My Heart goes out to these men and their Families and God bless all of you for you know not what you do.

507 days ago
37.

John Lutz    

Good.

507 days ago
38.

spokenword    

When is salwa's sex tape coming out?

507 days ago
39.

Chad    

Piss on MTV. A young man dies and you turn your money hungry asses on his friends and family. I'm sure that Shain would be especially proud that in the wake of his own death...you'd bale on him and his friends alike with the cancellation of Buckwild. Shame on you MTV.

507 days ago
40.

Ms Neutral News    

Not the same w/o Gandee if you watched yuu would know but im sure buckwild fans would agree. RIP Shain

507 days ago
41.

Toilethead    

Those girls should be buck naked.

507 days ago
42.

Socalpimp    

Good, this show is stupid and MTV should be held responsible for promoting garbage

507 days ago
43.

hippie    

saw it coming,but bull****

507 days ago
44.

Mary P    

What's funny is that these guys are supposed to be just good ole boys, but I'm betting they were far more hardcore than most of Compton.

507 days ago
45.

tgrfan42069    

i didnt like the show.i never watched it.i sat around all the time hoping they would cancle it.because by my logic if i dont like or watch something it shouldnt be on tv.. - the people cheering on the cancellation logic.

507 days ago
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