‘Buckwild’ Update: MTV Cancels Show; Producer Speaks Out


Fans of MTV’s hit reality show Buckwild—still reeling from the death of star Shain Gandee earlier this month—learned this morning that the show would not return for its planned second season. An anonymous source told The Hollywood Reporter that the network came to that decision after suspending production after Gandee’s accident, reportedly due to a desire to “avoid any potential controversy”—and as acknowledgement that Gandee was the most popular cast member among the West Virginia youths the show followed. E! confirmed the news late last night.

His body and those of two other companion were found in a vehicle on April 1. Although there were some initial questions surrounding their deaths, it was later determined all had succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning resulting from a mud-blocked tailpipe.

(MOREShain Gandee of MTV’s Buckwild Dead at 21)

Buckwild had been a breakout hit for MTV, with the first…

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