MTV Cancels ‘Buckwild’ So ‘Teen Mom’ Should Be Next

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buckwild teen momAfter Shain Gandee, his uncle, and a friend died of carbon monoxide poisoning when their vehicle got caught in the mud while "mudding", MTV was in the spotlight. Shain, and eight other young, West Virginian men and women were having their lives filmed for the network's reality show Buckwild. According to reports, they were four episodes into filming season two when Shain died, and now as a result, sources are claiming that Buckwild has been canceled.

And one of the producers is pissed about it. J.P. Williams, who not only produces the show but manages its cast members, vented to The Hollywood Reporter all about how unfair it is.

Williams said:

This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They'll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living and they cancel the show? There's something that smells of s--- here on every level ... This will get ugly.

Thing is, Williams is right. For the most part, anyway.

While I disagree with Williams and personally believe it was a sage move on MTV's part to cancel Buckwild (not only because it's the decent thing to do, but, like, what would the show become now that one of the group members has died -- a series about grieving for a friend? Would viewers accept the kids having fun mudding knowing full well that their buddy died doing it? It'd be really tricky to pull off), I do agree with the guy on his Teen Mom reference.

If MTV considers their reality stars family, and have decided it was best to cease production on Buckwild, where's that decency and humanity when it comes to their Teen Moms?

Teen Mom Jenelle Evans has been in and out of rehab, has admitted to being addicted to heroin, was beat up so badly by her husband that it might be a reason she miscarried their baby (husband Courtland Rogers pleaded guilty to battery against an unborn child), and doesn't have custody of her son, ostensibly the reason she was cast on the series.

And Teen Mom Farrah Abraham is one bad decision away from becoming the next Heidi Montag. From extreme plastic surgeries to unapologetic DUIs to bragging about waxing her toddler's eyebrows to now shopping around a sex tape, Farrah is clearly in a very unhealthy state of mind.

Teen Mom Amber Portwood is currently serving a five-year jail sentence for domestic violence, and Teen Mom Leah Messer Calvert is not yet 23 but has three children with two fathers -- a downright blissful situation compared to her co-stars.

If jail time, heroin addiction, abuse, and porn aren't enough to get a producer to pull the plug on a reality series, death, as Buckwild's shown us, might be the only option.

What are your thoughts?

 

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LostS... LostSoul88

What the producer isn't saying is two of the main cast members are in jail for dealing herion as well. Teen mom should have been canceled years ago.

Eddie... EddiesMama83

MTV isn't responsible for Shane's death nor are they responsible for some of the girls on Teen Mom. Why doesn't the interwebs get rid of The Stir, a crappy gossip website with nothing relevant or real for mothers?

Eddie... EddiesMama83

And I'm not exactly a fan of Leah, but in no way is her life as messed up as the other three. At least she waited until she was married to have her third baby!

Shandi80 Shandi80

This network is poisonous. That's what I think.

dirty... dirtymoon

Technically, Leah had a miscarriage before her and Jeremy were married. But thats besides the point(:
Anyways, I'm somewhat a fan of the drama on Teen Mom, i'd rather watch it on tv than be involved, but i do agree it should have been cancelled.
In Teen Mom 1 the camera crews just stood around as Farrahs daughter fell off the bed. They watch it all happen and don't do or say anything to better the moms. I blame MTV to a point.

nonmember avatar Stephanie.r.e

I hate people that b**** about wanting certain shows canceled. If you don't like them or they bother you then don't watch. I like teen mom and they would be doing the same things filmed or not. I hate the kardashians so I just don't watch their show. I'm not going to bitch for it to be canceled.

April Townsend

If an actual member of another show had passed away, it would be canceled too. Why cancel it if it doesn't affect any of these other people? Maybe none of the other cast members of Buck Wild WANTED to continue with the show. There's 2 sides to every story.

Connie Hartman

teen mom is a awsome show keep that show out of what happen them girls are good moms well all but two the dads are the ones that walk out

nonmember avatar Trisha

I think buck wild should go on, I think it would be what shane wanted and I think it would be awesome to see how the friends remember him.. I also am a fan of teen mom, and I think its not a bad show it just showes you have life can go being a young mother...

Angel Marie Long-Whitt

OMG don't cancell either show.. For the teen moms yes that is sad that they have ended up the way they are but think about it hey did not have a childhood due to getting pregnant as a child so they are acting out.. I think that Lea is doing a good job but who am I.. Yes i agree it is stupid they are cancelling Buckwild over someone dying at a young age it was not due to drug alcohol or anything it was an accident and it was bad but don't cancell the show dang.

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