Television

Senator Manchin Not a Fan of MTV's "Buckwild"

Wrote a letter asking MTV to "put a stop to the travesty called 'Buckwild.'"

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Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) isn't too wild about MTV's new reality show, "Buckwild."

The show is scheduled to debut next month and follows a group of nine twenty-somethingsliving in and around Sissonville, W.Va., a town of just 4,000 residents. The program has been described as "The 'Jersey Shore' of Appalachia," referring to the now-canceled reality show that earned the ire of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and state lawmakers.

In the case of "Buckwild," Manchin said he's only seen previews for the show — but that the teases that staffers showed him were enough to compel him to send a letter Friday to MTV President Stephen Friedman asking that the network "put a stop to the travesty called 'Buckwild.'"