MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ Barred From Continuing on New Network
A few weeks ago MTV announced their understandable decision to cease production on Appalachian reality series ‘Buckwild,’ following the tragic accidental death of perhaps its series’ most memorable star Shain Gandee. Producer J.P. Williams didn’t take too kindly to the cancellation, vowing to continue the series on another network, but has MTV officially shut down ‘Buckwild’ for good?
‘Buckwild’ fans who hoped to see the show continue on in some manner after the tragic death of series star Shain Gandee may officially be out of luck. Via The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve learned that negotiations between MTV and ‘Buckwild’ producer J.P. Williams to continue the series have officially broken down, preventing Williams from taking the series to another network, even for a share in the profits.
“MTV is the most hypocritical network out there,” Williams said of the latest shutdown. “[MTV Executives Van Toffler and Susanne Daniels] can keep promoting pre-martial sex and promoting leaving the baby after you have it [on 'Teen Mom']. I’m so glad they have found their moral bar.”
We’re told that even though Williams had completed approximately four episodes worth of filming on ‘Buckwild’ season 2, the footage will be scrapped with no intent to air any additional content beyond the recent special.
What say you? Is MTV right to prevent ‘Buckwild’ from continuing after Shain Gandee’s death? What would you like to see become the new ‘Jersey Shore‘?