Averaging 3 million viewers per night in the old “Jersey Shore” timeslot, “Buckwild” is the number one-rated cable program on Thursday nights at 10pm. So we have only ourselves to blame for this particular renewal. MTV announced the decision to pick up a second season of the reality show on its website.
“Buckwild” focuses on nine twenty-somethings living in the small West Virginia town of Sissonville. As you would expect from an MTV reality show, these young people spend much of their time drinking, partying and generally exhibiting poor life choices. Their antics were so disturbing to some in the first season that West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III complained to the network and to the press about the “ugly, inaccurate stereotypes” depicted.
That didn’t hurt the ratings.
Season 1 of “Buckwild” concludes on Thursday (Feb. 7) night with a double episode at 10pm and a bonus-footage special at 11pm.