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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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76.

keyshia    

wow i feel bad 4 shain

456 days ago
77.

KW    

It's all fun and games 'til somebody goes dead. Too much reality, I guess.

456 days ago
78.

Grace    

Not to be off topic, But isn't cancelled spelled with 2 L's??

456 days ago
79.

wattafluk    

MTV should be canceled.

456 days ago
80.

Buckwild is awesome    

all you haters out there need to shut the f up. im from sissonville where the show is shot out, where muddin, drinking and partying is whats its all about. 3 men died how can only one be so heartless about someone dying. i personnaly knew shains friend Robert. they were all good men. so all $ucktards need to take a lesson from a person from the country. we take of each other we love each other and when we lose a fellow redneck we mourn we dont talk trash about them. i will miss the show.

456 days ago
81.

mike kelly    

THIS IS WHY THE SHOULD OF STUCK WITH JERSEY SHORE!! THIS NEVER HAPPEN ON THE THAT SHOW

456 days ago
82.

Debbie     

I loved that show. It was great to see how the southeren kids are. And it didn't seem fake.So for your loss.

456 days ago
83.

GaboonViper67    

AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww. Oops....never watched it.

456 days ago
84.

Marie    

It's for the best, now to get rid of every reality show

456 days ago
85.

MQQN    

we've lost nothing.

456 days ago
86.

King Anton    

This so ****in sucks, the one reality show I actually watched and liked

456 days ago
87.

whowantstoknow    

Jersey shore and Buckwild are both pretty bad shows.

456 days ago
88.

Doug    

"Reality TV" is why I don't watch anything but premium channels anymore; not only is it really ****ty TV, but it's ruined more lives of ordinary people by suddenly thrusting them into the limelight that NONE of them are prepared for.
I remember when "MTV" actually showed music videos, then went to rap, which I'm not into because, well, MUSIC requires the use of musical instruments... When MTV got into "Reality TV", they lost me for good. The only MTV program as offensive as "Buckwild", was "Jersey Shore". Oh, yeah, and ANY "Real Wives" of ANYWHERE"... Take a "nobody", and tell them that you want to film them in their "day-to-day" lives, broadcast it on national TV, and pay them more money than most of them have ever seen, and you have a recipe for disaster...

456 days ago
89.

Bridgette Wilson    

I think Shain would want the show to go on but what his family thinks is best thats the way I would go ..R.I.P buddy

456 days ago
90.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Thank god. Now Honey Boo Boo can own the poor white trash market.

Oh, and "13 and pregnant" and "I'm 12 and I have an STD" and "Great Grandma at 19" and "I don't need no stinkin' backround check for this here gun".

456 days ago
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