|The original cast; Gandee is at left|
Monday, May 21, 2018
'Buckwild' makers filming another West Virginia reality show
"I think this show will be a completion of what we got started," Williams told Garland. "There’s a lot I’m excited about, frankly."
"Buckwild" ran for one season and scored well with the coveted age 12 to 34 demographic, but was canceled after one of its stars, Shain Gandee, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in 2013.
Some West Virginians, such U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, disliked "Buckwild", saying it played to negative stereotypes, but Williams said his shows are about "laughing with — not at," which he says is a "huge distinction that needs to be made," Garland reports.
The new show may not be on MTV; the show's producers say they're considering multiple offers on broadcast rights and will announce a decision soon.