MTV renews ‘Buckwild’

Controversial reality series receives second season from cabler

MTV, not backing away from its controversial series “Buckwild,” is giving the show a second season.

Relishing in its redneck ways, “Buckwild” airs at 10 p.m. Thursday, in the timeslot formerly occupied by “Jersey Shore.” Cabler was hoping many who watched the reckless Garden State characters would tune in to “Buckwild,” and while clearly not as many have, there are enough watching to warrant a second season.

In the 12-34 year-old demo, “Buckwild” is the top cable series on Thursdays.

The last two of season one’s 12 episodes air Thursday.

Show has received plenty of flack from politicians in West Virginia, where the series is shot. Said Sen. Joe Manchin: “This show plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.”

Later on, he wrote a letter stating: “You preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior, and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong.”

Real-life characters on the show live in rural areas and often act in reckless ways to keep themselves entertained.