Updated April 11, 2013, 12:10pm CT
UPDATE 4/11/13: In the wake of Shain Gandee’s death, MTV has canceled Buckwild.
Surprising no one, MTV today announced the pickup of its hit reality series Buckwild for Season 2. Since its premiere last month, Buckwild has quickly filled in the Thursday night gap left by the departure of the network’s popular Jersey Shore, ranking as the No. 1 original cable series on Thursday nights among P12-34, pulling in an average of 3 million total viewers per episode. The series follows a group of nine friends living in West Virginia, who find their own unique (and often kinda dumb) ways of creating fun.
Season 1 of Buckwild comes to an end this Thursday night, Feb. 7, with two half-hour episodes airing at 10pm and 10:30pm ET. Leading into the Season 1 finale, MTV will air interstitial interviews with the entire Buckwild cast from West Virginia throughout the night beginning at 8pm ET/PT, as they prepare to watch the end of the first season.
Then, in the first of the two final episodes, at 10pm ET/PT, romance begins to blossom between Katie and Tyler. To put him to the test, Katie invites Tyler to meet her mom, but problems arise when Ashley throws an unexpected wrench into the relationship. Meanwhile, Joey learns that letting Shae drive his truck means more than what he had in mind.
Afterwards, in the final episode of the first season airing at 10:30p.m. ET/PT, Shain tries one last time to win over Cara, the girl heâ€™s been vying for since she moved to town. Then, the gang takes their last trip of the summer to the lake and battles an epic self-made human slingshot (see the video).
Following the Season 1 finale, MTV will air a Buckwild special called “Bucking Unseen Moments” at 11pm ET/PT. In the program, Shain, Joey, Cara, Anna, Tyler, Salwa, and Shae will take viewers through some outrageous and never-before-seen footage, from the guys â€śbuckingâ€ť around on anything on wheels to the girls showing their mischievous and lighthearted side.
The final two Season 1 episodes of Buckwild air Feb. 7 at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT.
The “Bucking Unseen Moments” Buckwild special airs Feb. 7 at 11pm ET/PT.