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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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61.

mercedes    

i guess good to cancel the show but you will find crazy young kids where ever you go

540 days ago
62.

Fred Farkel    

Cancelled?? Thank Christ.

540 days ago
63.

Keleigh Marie    

Giving these kids money for being "Buckwild" was like pouring gasoline over a fire. You gonna drink? You're going to drink more with more cash in your pocket. You gonna do drugs? You're going to be able to afford better drugs with money. It's true that these kids weren't doing anything differently on the show than what they were doing anyway but they could afford to take it to greater excess with the money they earned. I saw Shain Gandee at K-Mart a few weeks ago. He was bragging about his "new" Bronco. Little did he know that newly acquired prize would become his tomb. Yes, time to pull the plug, before anyone else is seriously hurt or killed. Oh yeah, most of these kids live within a 4 mile radius of my home.

540 days ago
64.

No1sname    

Who wants to see a bunch of misfits playing in mud anyway! Good riddance

540 days ago
65.

Stop It    

I wanted it cancelled befor this took place. Good

540 days ago
66.

elm    

Not bad, MTV......
One season, one death, and now the lot of them dumped back into the primordial West Virginia muck whence they came. Wash your hands of it and move on.

540 days ago
67.

South Side     

Buckwild: You are gone....and forgotten. Next!

540 days ago
68.

Cricket    

Good riddance. Now, I hope they all get their GEDs and advance quickly in their Walmart careers.

540 days ago
69.

haha    

So sad about Shain, but I can understand why MTV cancelled the show, it wouldn't be the same without Shain. Although it would be nice to see how his friends are doing since his death. RIP Shain, his uncle, and the other man that was with them. They will be missed. Shain is in Heaven now mudding and doing what he loves. RIP

540 days ago
70.

Jiji1978    

Shain was the show...

540 days ago
71.

Rick    

you people are crazy, Buckwild was an awesome show, it sucks that they canceled the show. I loved it!!

540 days ago
72.

jaytee    

Go figure, Rednecks act like rednecks, and their show gets cancelled. Accidental death in the mud, DUI and drug possession. Gangsta rappers shoot **** up, duis and drug possession and careless actions leading to death, and their videos are played and you can watch them on CRIBS.

540 days ago
73.

salvador    

they destroyed them self's well just 2 of them sad one .

540 days ago
74.

SIERRA    

I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING

540 days ago
75.

Melissa    

This really stinks I like the show BuckWild and Shain's death had nothing to do with the show- it was an accident- KEEP the show on please! the Fans don't want to see it go away MTV listen to us! the show was funny and the kids are buckwild and free - Tribute Shain pls

540 days ago
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