It’s all fun and games until somebody drives their four-wheel-drive into a mud pit and dies from carbon monoxide poisoning. In the wake of reality star Shain Gandee’s death, MTV has announced they are cancelling Buck Wild. But if you’re a fan of watching young adults with IQ’s that would get them off the hook for murder in some states drive around without seatbelts and play with explosives, you might be in luck.
The producer for the show, J.P. Williams tells the Hollywood Reporter that he will continue to shoot the show and is looking to make a Buckwild Movie as well.
“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 [mudding] and they cancel the show?” he fumes. “There’s something that smells of s— here on every level.”
What MTV should do is double down and create Buck Wild Teen Mom, it will combine the fun of second-cousin relations and moonshine with the excitement of fetal alcohol syndrome. It’s a win-win!