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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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46.

hippie    

gandee pawnded the show.... its stad at poinsts....

561 days ago
47.

bigdaddyjr915    

Salwa is HOT!!!!

561 days ago
48.

bukibby    

I think the least MTV could do is show whatever they did have recorded.

561 days ago
49.

BB not bb    

Well they are probably scaread of being sued for promoting wild behavior that could end in death. I think that Shain would have wanted them to continue in the wild tradition however. Daredevils usually don't care about the risks very much. It at least gives the rest of the people there something to do besides roll down the hill in tires and fight with neighbors.


I guess Shain was the wildest one there. Maybe they are scared that the rest of the crew wouldn't come up with any interesting stunts. I thought that most of the stunts looked kind of stupid and contrived. I sort of just liked the hillbilly soap opera aspect of it.

I think the story would be interesting to see how they deal with the loss of their friend. Also even how they deal with Salwa's arrest. The other guy wasn't a major character.

561 days ago
50.

mallball    

Cancel mtv

561 days ago
51.

Sftbllem5    

TMZ...why don't you "reach out" to the family, friends or co-cast members of Shain Gandee's for a comment since you have been so respectful of them...ya know, releasing that heartbreakin 911 call and all. Such a classy move I'm sure they would have pleanty of comments for you!! And btw...it's *cancelled*

561 days ago
52.

LDB    

**** those rednecks. bring back 'the hard times of r.j berger'

561 days ago
53.

NOT ELMO    

'Buckwild'
Canceled.................Me never watched it so Me won't miss it....

561 days ago
54.

rocky    

DUH! He was the show. The rest of em are dumbasses. The vast majority of folk who tuned into this show did so to see Shain. Next......

561 days ago
55.

jarhead333    

F those white trash !

561 days ago
56.

Brian    

This show was like that one with Johnny Knoxville, but not as entertaining.

561 days ago
57.

furryorangecat    

I would like to .highlight another person's observation...cancelled. spellcheck fools

561 days ago
58.

Cool Breeze    

Good, now cancel mtv !

560 days ago
59.

Lil_Country 37    

I loved this show bring it back, life goes on

560 days ago
60.

Yaya12    

Yes!

560 days ago
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