MTV revives Buckwild concept for Slednecks, original cast members react

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What do you get when you take Buckwild‘s original recipe, add in moose and references to “seeing Russia from my house” and take out the original cast? Slednecks, ya’ll!

According to TMZ, MTV is currently shooting Slednecks in Wasilla — home of former governor Sarah Palin. And, lest anyone worry there will be an absence of skin because of the sub-freezing temperatures, insiders say the cast has already been filmed skinny dipping during an ice fishing trip.

Although MTV hasn’t confirmed the reports, news of Slednecks spread like wildfire. It apparently also came as a surprise to the original cast members of Buckwild, which was filmed in West Virginia.

Buckwild‘s Kristina Shae also retweeted a message from Welcome to Myrtle Manor‘s Taylor J. Burt, in which he said the new show is “a slap in the face to the REAL Buckwild cast.”

The original Buckwild was a ratings hit when it aired on MTV in early 2013. A second season was quickly ordered, but that decision was reversed after star Shain Gandee tragically passed away in a mudding accident. The cast members voiced their disappointment with MTV’s decision, saying Shain would have wanted the show to go on.

We followed up with Anna Davis today and she said the decision to create a new show is equally baffling.

“MTV canceled us because they didn’t want to ‘profit off tragedy.’ Yet they play reruns of our show because they know they still get big numbers,” Anna exclusively told us. “With that, they’re going to see if they can do it again with a new cast. Won’t happen, but it’s a nice effort.”

UPDATE MTV included some information about the new show in a length press release today.

Slednecks is a new, half-hour docu-series following a group of ‘outdoor tough’ friends living in the modern-day Wild, Wild West of Alaska. It’s an inside look at their unique lifestyle where the world can be tougher and more dangerous than anywhere else in the lower 48. Yet these Slednecks make the most of what they have, always making sure they have a good time doing it and maintaining the close bonds they have forged as friends.

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  • Marie

    Shae and Anna are always on Twitter acting like they’re still relevant. Shae said she created an account where people can buy things for her. Anna “makes appearances” with that Myrtle Manor creep at Jenelle Evans’ favorite club. Ashley is stripping now.
    So they need to let go of their 1 shot reality show, find real jobs, & take MTV off their resumes.

    • Renee L

      Ashley is a stripper now? Damn, fell hard? Cara always acts relevant too. She’s the most annoying.

  • Guest

    Buckwild Alaska? What a joke. I honestly don’t see why the first one got canceled. They “profit from tragedy” every time they air 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom!

    • Ha

      Which cast original cast member are you? Get over it and move on.

      • Guest

        The number of snarky b|tches who post comments here is astounding. Keep it up!

        • Red

          Don’t worry. We will.

          • Guest

            Of course you will :) You live your life on the internet :)

            • Red

              Yep. You’re absolutely correct. I have no life outside of the internet. You caught me. Excuse me while I go cry now.

    • Red

      That last sentence; Touche.

  • Renee L

    Please don’t make them bring up seeing Russia from their house. Old joke, not even funny anymore.

  • Renee L

    Who is Kristina Shae? Shae?

  • Kait

    I can’t understand why these girls think they are irreplaceable. I mean, their show was entertaining but they didn’t do anything special.. Mudding, swimming, & drinking are all things that people who live in rural areas do.

  • BethyW

    They are not jealous that there is a spin off, they are jealous they do not get the pay day. Why should MTV care about them, they are irrelivent and they can get 7 other teenagers who like to drink anywhere in America cheaper. Also you can only show so much boggin before it gets old. Sorry but they are not original, kids have been boggin, and turning trucks into hot tubs for many years before them.

  • ladyfeet

    They cancelled it because the premise was woohoo party time and the second season would have been a downer….no matter what bs they told the cast.

  • bringtherealBuckwildbavk

    Replacing the cast and trying to get a new tv series is bullshit and insulting to Shain and the rest of the buckwild cast. They cant show mudding but they can show other people doing stupid shit? Wtf and all these idiots in the comments make me sick. These people obviously werent real buckwild fans

    • Evan Palmer

      Buckwild made my eyes want to bleed. West Virginia needs to be bulldozed.