CHARLESTON, W.Va. (December 8, 2012)--U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel its West Virginia-based reality show "Buck Wild," which is set to air next year.
Manchin's office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network in which he said the show profits off of "poor decisions of our youth."
The senator also said the show, which is set to begin airing on 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.