NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says its upcoming series “Slednecks” about a wild group of young people in Alaska isn’t “Buckwild” on ice.
The production company that made “Buckwild” is behind “Slednecks,” too. Clips of the new series shown to advertisers Thursday featured loud arguments, a snowmobile rider flipping and crashing, and people jumping naked into a lake through a hole cut in thick ice. The show is expected to premiere this fall.
“Buckwild” was a big hit for MTV, featuring a group of hard-partying West Virginia residents, but was abruptly canceled last year. That came after one of its stars, Shain Gandee, died of carbon monoxide poisoning when his SUV became stuck in a mud pit, its tailpipe submerged.
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