At the time of "Buckwild's" cancellation earlier this month, the show's producer J.P. Williams -- and manager of eight "Buckwild" cast members, including the late Shain Gandee -- told The Hollywood Reporter, "There was no explanation ... My job is to protect these kids ... This will get ugly." He added that he would continue shooting "Buckwild" and would try to extricate the show from MTV so he could shop it around elsewhere.
But on Friday, Williams told THR that though there was interest from other cable networks, executives Van Toffler and Susanne Daniels at MTV, who controls the rights to the show, refused to let "Buckwild" go.
"MTV is the most hypocritical network out there," Williams told THR. "Van and Susanne can keep promoting pre-martial sex and promoting leaving the baby after you have it [on 'Teen Mom']. I'm so glad they have found their moral bar."
When "Buckwild" breakout star Gandee died in a mudding accident, MTV immediately stopped production on the series, but didn't cancel it until a week later. "After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of 'Buckwild' in West Virginia," the network said in a statement. "We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately."
Though some fans and cast members thought it was the right decision, others were outraged. See some tweets from "Buckwild' cast members in the wake of the cancellation below:
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