Earlier this season, MTV launched Buckwild, publicizing it as kind of a mix between Jersey Shore and Jackass. While the series has not set the world on fire, it has done pretty well for the network as it averages nearly 3 million viewers each episode (including Live+3 numbers) in the time slot vacated when Jersey Shore came to an end.
The network has decided to renew the series for a second season, as it has become the top-rated program on the network in its key 12-34 target demographic.
Two episodes remain in its 12-episode first season, with each scheduled to air this Thursday beginning at 10 p.m. A special called Buckwild: Unseen Moments, will air following the last two episodes.
Buckwild follows nine young adults living in West Virginia who find unique ways to entertain themselves. Critics have said the show projects stereotypes of West Virginia and paint the state in a negative light. I watched part of an episode and it did nothing for me - what about you?
Buckwild is executive produced by John Stevens and Barry Poznick from Zoo Productions, and J.P. Williams from Parallel Entertainment. Adam Paul, Lauren Dolgen and Colin Nash executive produced the program for MTV.