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VIDEO The complete WV To The NYC Shain Gandee MTV tribute
VIDEO The complete WV To The NYC Shain Gandee MTV tribute

On Sunday after a marathon of the first and only season of Buckwild, MTV aired a special tribute to the late Shain Gandee entitled, WV To The NYC. The footage was shot before filming of the 2nd season, which was halted and eventually cancelled in the wake of Shain’s passing, began and it features Shain and the Buckwild crew getting visited by Guy Code stars Charlamagne and Lil Duval. The cast returns the favor with a trip to New York City and during the entire special you get a vivid picture of just how much of an authentic, infectious and energetic person Gandee was in life. In the process, it’s also abundantly clear how he was willing to be, and enjoy, who he was regardless of his surroundings.


MTV to air Shain Gandee tribute, explains decision to end Buckwild that left producer outraged
MTV to air Shain Gandee tribute, explains decision to end Buckwild that left producer outraged

MTV has announced that the network will be airing a special this Sunday to honor Buckwild cast member Shain Gandee, who tragically passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning on April 1. In addition, they have issued an official statement on their decision to cancel the show which left the remaining cast members and the show’s producer outraged. Read MTV’s statement, what Shain’s mother Loretta Gandee said, the fiery response from show producer J.P. Williams as well as the air time for the special.


Shocked Buckwild cast react to news of cancellation
Shocked Buckwild cast react to news of cancellation

In the wake of the tragic death of Shain Gandee, MTV has decided to pull the plug on the popular reality show Buckwild after only one season. Fellow cast members were shocked by the news and expressed their disappointment and anger via Twitter. Read their responses, including a video from Anna Davis, as they encouraged fans to petition MTV to continue the show as they argued it is what Shain would have wanted.


Shain Gandee cause of death released, details about Buckwild Season 2, funeral service
Shain Gandee cause of death released, details about Buckwild Season 2, funeral service

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that the deaths of Buckwild star Shain Gandee, his uncle, David Dwight Gandee, and friend Donald Robert Myers were accidental and the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep reading for more information from the report as well as an update on the status of Buckwild Season 2 and Shain’s funeral.


PHOTOS Shain Gandee at Gandee’s General Store opening on Saturday
PHOTOS Shain Gandee at Gandee’s General Store opening on Saturday

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of one of it’s youngest and most joyous stars today after the bodies of 21-year-old Buckwild star Shain Gandee and two other men were found in a truck in the woods of West Virginia this morning. While there haven’t been many details about what caused Shain’s death released yet, fans are now hearing more about Shain’s final days. Just hours before his Sunday morning disappearance, the Buckwild star traveled to Crown City, Ohio to support his cousin Ashley at the opening of her store. Keep reading for photos from the event as well as Ashley’s comments about how great a guy her cousin was.


MTV issues statement as Buckwild cast express grief over loss of Shain Gandee
MTV issues statement as Buckwild cast express grief over loss of Shain Gandee

As details emerge on the tragic death of Buckwild’s Shain Gandee, fellow cast mates and MTV have expressed their grief and disbelief of the horrible news.


REPORT Buckwild star Shain Gandee found dead
REPORT Buckwild star Shain Gandee found dead

Shain Gandee is reportedly dead after he and his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee had gone missing. The Buckwild star and his uncle reportedly visited a bar in Sissonville, West Virginia early Sunday morning and planned to go four-wheeling in his truck. The family contacted police yesterday and a missing persons report was issued for both parties. Unfortuntely, their bodies were later found in Shain’s truck.


MTV officially announces Buckwild Season 2
MTV officially announces Buckwild Season 2

The ratings have been fantastic for MTV’s West Virginia based reality show venture Buckwild, but strangely the network has refrained from confirming plans to film a sophomore season… until now! Just one day before the season finale episodes, MTV issued a press release officially announcing there will be a Buckwild Season 2. Yeeee haw!


Buckwild ratings by episode for Season 1
Buckwild ratings by episode for Season 1

It’s official — MTV has a hit on its hands with the fun-lovin’ youngins from West Virginia! Buckwild premiered to huge numbers back on January 3, then took a slight dip before rebounding and holding steady with well over 2.5 million viewers tuned in for each of the last two episodes! Keep reading to see the ratings for each episode so far, both in text and handy dandy graph form!


INTERVIEW Buckwild’s Shain Gandee addresses Senator Manchin’s letter, tells how he got on the show
INTERVIEW Buckwild’s Shain Gandee addresses Senator Manchin’s letter, tells how he got on the show

MTV looks to have a hit on their hands with their new Dionysian hillbilly reality series Buckwild, and the clear breakout star is Wolfpen Holler good ol’ boy Shain Gandee. Buckwild has a cast of six young women and three young men from in and around Sissonville, West Virginia, but Shain is without question the hardcorest hillbilly of the bunch, eschewing such technological nonsensibles such as cell phones and Facebook in favor of more basic lifestyle accouterments like four-wheelers, beer, and tater guns. Keep reading for a radio interview with Shain (just don’ t tell him it was internet radio!) in which he talks about how he got on the show and what his reaction is to the now-infamous letter to MTV from West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin saying he was repulsed by the show and wanted the network to cancel it before it even aired.


 

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