West Virginia senator to MTV: Cancel 'Buck Wild' series

West Virginia senator to MTV: Cancel 'Buck Wild' series

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) participates in a news conference about a proposed line-item veto, at the U.S. Capitol, on February 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. The news conference was held to discuss a proposal that would provide the president with an enhanced rescission line-item veto authority. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel the West Virginia-based reality show "Buck Wild" that's set to air next year.

Manchin's office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of "poor decisions of our youth."

The senator also said the show set to begin airing Jan. 3 plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of his home state.

The network ordered 12 episodes of the show last fall, and a trailer shows the cast drinking and swearing, four-wheeling and fighting, even filling a dump truck with water and using it as a swimming pool. It was shot in Sissonville and Charleston.

MTV declined comment Friday through a spokeswoman.

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