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With its West Virginians partying hard and playing harder, Buckwild became a breakout hit for MTV in its first season and was poised to fill the void left by Jersey Shore.But after the carbon monoxide-poisoning deaths of cast member Shain Gandee and two others while driving their SUV through the mud, MTV has canceled the show. "We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him," MTV says in a statement. "Instead, we are »

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