Network cancels ‘Buckwild’ after stars death

After 21-year-old “Buckwild” star Shain Gandee died suddenly at the beginning of the month, MTV executives confirmed that the show will not continue for a second season, much to the frus­tration of cast members and fans.

MTV said in a statement they “felt it was not appropriate to continue without him” and are “working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.” A subsequent tribute to Gandee aired Sunday before the MTV Movie Awards.

But despite the tribute, cast members including Cara Parrish are not happy about MTV’s de­cision. Parrish tweeted, “I think MTV should show reality. Losing Shain broke all our hearts. I want to #KeepBuckwildForShain…”

The hashtag quickly took off and fans rallied to show their sup­port of the cast and crew. One producer even promised not to let the show end without a fight and potentially will continue film­ing his own version of the reality show in the future.

Alexandra D’Aluisio can be reached at

Author: Staff Writer

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