West Virginia senator Joe Manchin III finally got his wish… though he surely didn’t want it to come true this way.
MTV officially announced today that it has canceled Buckwild, a reality show about southern teens that was initially touted as the new Jersey Shore. Given Buckwild star Shain Gandee’s sudden death on April 1, the news isn’t entirely shocking: “We felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately,” the network said in a statement. MTV also revealed that it will air a special called Buckwild: WV to the NYC this Sunday, April 14, following an entire day of programming dedicated to Gandee.
As unexpected as the cancellation may be, one person isn’t happy about it: Producer J.P. Williams, who railed against MTV in an interview late Tuesday.