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Published: Monday, 12/10/2012

W.Va. senator to MTV: Cancel 'Buck Wild' series

Says new TV show plays to ugly stereotypes

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.)
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CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel the West Virginia-based reality show “Buck Wild” that's set to air next year.

Manchin's office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of “poor decisions of our youth.”

The senator also said the show set to begin airing Jan. 3 plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of his home state.

The network ordered 12 episodes of the show last fall, and a trailer shows the cast drinking and swearing, four-wheeling and fighting, even filling a dump truck with water and using it as a swimming pool. It was shot in Sissonville and Charleston.

MTV declined comment Friday through a spokeswoman.



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