Before it had even premiered, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was calling for MTV to cancel their new reality series "Buckwild." The show follows the proud "redneck" antics of a group of 20-somethings in West Virginia, and MTV didn't cancel it.
In the premiere, the gang got up to all sorts of trouble, finding fun where they could. They set fires, got evicted, got into fights and even swam in toxic water. When they got tired of that, they got creative. They turned a dump truck into a swimming pool.
"We ain’t got much, but we have fun with what we got," castmember Shain said.
That sentiment was echoed by Cara. "Shain’s like a redneck MacGyver."
Airing in the timeslot once held by "Jersey Shore," the network is certainly hoping the antics of this "redneck" group can tap into the same zeitgeist that propelled the "Jersey" cast to the forefront of popular culture.
See what they come up with next on "Buckwild," Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.
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