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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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1.

Loves you    

Well who didn't see that one coming

565 days ago
2.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Bout time. Who watches that jersey shore wannabe

565 days ago
3.

IndyMike    

Never heard of it

565 days ago
4.

Loves you    

@ 6am it's a reality show about rednecks doing dangerous things ( stunts and such) . One of the boys was killed in a mudding accident

565 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

That's too bad for them. They didn't even stay on long emough to profit from fame.

565 days ago
6.

voiceofreason    

This show was not a good idea at all!

565 days ago
7.

karen    

oh well. NEXT

565 days ago
8.

Sue from jersey    

F * uckwild r.i.p. Shane

565 days ago
9.

Krammerhead    

So glad I don't have cable.

565 days ago
10.

JohnW    

Won't stop the world from turning.

565 days ago
11.

KiKi_93    

One dumb show down 2 more to go (KarTRASHians shows)

565 days ago
12.

Foxy Doll    

Shain would of wanted the show to go on.

565 days ago
13.

steak man     

Only idiots watch shows on mtv or vh1

565 days ago
14.

who dat    

That was a very sad tragedy. MTV did the right thing.

565 days ago
15.

RunnersHi5    

More Teen Mom 2 please!!!!

565 days ago
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