'Buckwild' Renewed by MTV for Season 2 - Update

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February 6th, 2013

Here's MTV's official press release announcing the show's renewal:

The Hit Series Ranks as Thursday’s #1 Cable Series Among P12-34
Fans Won’t Want to Miss the First Season Finale on Thursday, February 7 with Two Back-to-Back Episodes Beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
SANTA MONICA, CA (February 6, 2013)MTV today announced a second season pick-up of its hit new series “BUCKWILD.” The half-hour, 12-episode series follows a group of nine young, carefree and adventurous friends living in West Virginia, who find unique ways to create their own fun. Since the series premiere last month, “BUCKWILD” ranks as #1 rated original cable series of Thursday nights among P12-34, while pulling in an average of 3 million total viewers per episode (Live +3). Additionally, MTV has two of the top three rated cable series of the first quarter of 2013 among P12-34, with “Catfish: The TV Show” as #2 and “BUCKWILD” as #3.*
Leading into the upcoming season one finale on Thursday, February 7, MTV will air interstitial interviews with the entire “BUCKWILD” cast from West Virginia throughout the night beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, as they prepare to watch the end of the first season that introduced them to fans across the country.
Then, in the first episode airing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, romance begins to blossom between Katie and Tyler. To put him to the test, Katie invites Tyler to meet her mom, but problems arise when Ashley throws an unexpected wrench into the relationship. Meanwhile, Joey learns that letting Shae drive his truck means more than what he had in mind.
Afterwards, in the final episode of the first season airing at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Shain tries one last time to win over Cara, the girl he’s been vying for since she moved to town. Then, the gang takes their last trip of the summer to the lake and battles an epic self-made human slingshot. Check out a sneak peek clip here (embed code below).
Following the season finale, viewers can check out “Bucking Unseen Moments” at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this “BUCKWILD” special, Shain, Joey, Cara, Anna, Tyler, Salwa, and Shae will take viewers through some outrageous and hysterical never-before-seen footage, from the guys “bucking” around on anything on wheels to the girls showing their mischievous and lighthearted side.
For more information, viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. Fans can also “like” the “BUCKWILD” Facebook page, follow the cast on Twitter and use the hashtag #BUCKWILD. To pre-order the “BUCKWILD: Season One Uncensored” DVD and check out “BUCKWILD” t-shirts, go to Shop.MTV.com.
“BUCKWILD” is executive produced by John Stevens and Barry Poznick from Zoo Productions, and J.P. Williams from Parallel Entertainment. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash and Kristina Edwards serve as the Executives for MTV. Michelle Klepper is the Production Executive and Jessica Zalkind is the Talent Executive for the network.
*Source: Nielsen, L + SD unless noted, P12-34 unless noted, ranked on 000s, 01/03/13-01/31/13. Cable series rankers: 12/31/12-01/27/13.
About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.


Multiple sources are reporting that MTV has renewed reality series Buckwild for a second season. The first season finale will air Thursday night. The series, about a group of friends in West Virginia, was annointed as the next Jersey Shore before it premiered. Though its cast members have yet to become the pop cultural phenomenons of the Jersey crew, the show has been a strong performer for MTV, ranking as the number one Thursday cable series among MTV's key demo of Adults 12-34.



  • ddddddddddd

    Worst news ever.

    It’s sad to see well written scripted shows suffer in ratings while trash like this get renewed year after year.

  • Meanie

    This show is worst than Honey Boo Boo

  • msupdate

    I actually like Buckwild and I initially didn’t expect to. The first episode came off badly for me but as I forced myself to watch more episodes the show grew on me. It’s honestly not bad at all in my opinion.

  • Dillan

    The show is very entertaining so I’m happy!

  • Tony JJ

    @ANDROME easy. because the ratings are good and MTV is making $$$$ off of it!

  • george w

    This show is entertaining imo. Whoever says its worse than the disgusting fat slobs on honey boo boo is either crazy or 400lbs

  • Andrew

    Great show..took a bit to get into it, but fine replacement for jersey shore

  • davie

    I’ll be watching. I mean It’s entertaining. And not as ridiculous as a lot of other reality shows…but it’s all up to taste. It’s not like MTV decided to renew this instead of one of their scripted shows, so it’s okay.

  • Jonathan

    I’m from West Virginia and I actually like this show. I live about 45 minutes from where they shot the first season and they took trips around 10 minutes from where I live. I actually like the show and know people that act like that lol

  • mmmz

    For being a trashy reality show, it’s pretty entertaining. At least they’re outdoors doing stuff, instead of being at the club all the time.

  • ali

    it aggrivates me when people judge this show. i mean its entertaining and fun to watch. its not rlly creating stereotypes or anything in my opinion. its just showing a bunch of kids just out of high school enjoying there summer break before they have to go back to the real world. its an awesome replacement for jersey shore because its more realistic to see a bunch of kids going crazy on t.v. then it is to see a bunch grown ups in there 30s going crazy. in my opinion the jersey shore people look like idiots andlosers

  • Eric

    Liked the show except for Salwa who had a black bf. This is West Viginia. White power!

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