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MTV’s latest controversial reality show Buckwild has earned a second season, the network said Wednesday.
The show has acted as the network’s successor to Jersey Shore, averaging 3 million viewers in the show’s old slot on Thursdays at 10 p.m., reports Entertainment Weekly. Buckwild premiered to 2.5 million viewers last month and is the top-rated show in the 12-34 target demographic.
Buckwild centers on a group of twenty-somethings doing wild things in a mountain town in West Virginia. It was harshly criticized by some in the region, especially Senator Joe Manchin. He wrote that he was “repulsed” by the show, adding, “I cannot imagine that anyone who loves this country would feel proud profiting off of Buckwild.”
The show’s stars later defended it.
“All them old people in West Virginia cannot go back and say that they did not do all that stupid stuff, because if they did, they're lying,” Shain told MTV News. “I mean, they all had trucks, and they's all being goofy, making our own stunts ... just ours was caught on film.”
The season one finale airs tomorrow night, with a special titled Bucking Unseen Moments following it.