Buckwild production “suspended indefinitely”

Production on MTV’s hit reality series Buckwild has been suspended following the death of one of its cast members, Shain Gandee.

The New York Times reports that “MTV executives declined to comment on the record about whether the show would continue, the current season, which had been in production for more than a week, has been suspended indefinitely.”

The mayor of the town where the show is filmed, Charleston, West Virginia, cited two recent arrests of other cast members and said, “The show only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has. I hope the show’s life is short.”

TMZ speculates that carbon monoxide poisoning could have killed Shain, his uncle, and another passenger, as Shain’s 1984 Ford Bronco appears to have been submerged in mud almost to the top.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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