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


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'."

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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This show was not a good idea at all!

540 days ago


that show was a complete waste of time and money.

540 days ago


i just can't believe this show was seen as sooooo bad. like none of jersey shore was arrested or got in trouble, or got hurt. the same for teen mom. i cannot understand why buckwild was so bad but we can sit and watch young girls do a horrible job at motherhood. and it's been on season after season. we can watch jackass for season upon season and watch idiots hurt themselves and each other on purpose. but god forbid we watch some good ol' country folks tearing up mud pits and oh no DRINKING!!!!! like that doesn't happen on any of the tasteless reality shows. no everyone wants to sit around and watch people get so drunk they can't remember who they slept with the next day or watch poor kids make a mess of their lives. oh, or rich people. we have to watch rich people. not how the got rich or what they do for work bur we have to see their refrigerators and bathtubs.....come on people. the show was good, it just wasn't ignorant enough for you.

540 days ago


he died of using meth probably ,, why didn't they use their cell phone to get help,,,, I say it was drugs,, and not carbon monoxide poisoning,,, they should have gotten help if they were stuck in the mud,,,,,,,,,,,

540 days ago


My guess is it was already scheduled to be cancelled, this just pushed the date up.

540 days ago


WV White and proud!!! **** u city slickin bitches!!!

540 days ago


Would you damn media people PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop using the word "Star" so gratuitously!!!! In the old days you actually had to accomplish something to be called a star. This kid was not a STAR he was an actor.

540 days ago


I'm amazed of the vast amount of ignorance being displayed about this show and it's people. If you didn't like him, the show or the attention the media gives to the both of them, by all means feel free not to read about, watch or comment about on it. I truly feel sorry for you. I would have hoped that your mothers raised
you better then that and would have taught you how to show some respect. Shame on all of you bashing this
young man, he was someone's child!

540 days ago


Well damn no more half naked redneck girls on TV!!!!

540 days ago


Ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!! That's awsome, nobody wants to see these dumb inbred Hicks run around and try to look cool. You losers ARE NOT ON THE JERSEY SHORE!!!!!!!!!! Stop trying to act cool....your not........yeah hi,la from Virginia, here soooooooooooo wild and crazy and out of control.......go be "buckwild" somewhere else on your own time, no one wants to see, not does anyone care

540 days ago


The issue is not the network, much less the participants. The issue is the niche audience of brain-dead Americans who sit on their couches watching the boob tube and consider this entertainment. The rest of us can end this atrocity by boycotting the companies that run commercials on this program.

540 days ago


Well done boof-head, you cost all those people their jobs.

540 days ago


And wtf kind of name is "salwa"?!?!?! Go back to the Taliban b!tch!!!!!!!!!!!

540 days ago


I'd say if someone is so stupid (and drunk?) that they don't exit a vehicle; they probably shouldn't have been on a show in the first place. Of course, it was a ridiculous show to begin with.

540 days ago


Crazy way to die ... Well a very white way to die lolol

540 days ago
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