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'Buckwild': The next 'Jersey Shore?'

From New Jersey to West Virginia, MTV may have deftly located the next pod of bibulous, boobulous buffoons to entertain America's misbegotten youth. But really .?.?. let's not pass judgment just yet, shall we?

The gang of "Buckwild" could be Rhodes scholars for all we know.  MTV announced a little while ago the successor to "Jersey Shore," ending mid-December — though strands of its DNA will be spun off (and have been already) into other shows — will be "Buckwild."  And the assumption — a good one — is that the network wants something that will mirror the spirit of its predecessor.

The young people in the series are united by the deep pride they have for small-town American life, in which they find unique ways to create their own fun. From transforming a dump truck into a pool party to building a human sling shot, they live their lives loud and proud without restrictions. Beyond dating, friendship, and their love of mudding, the bond they share with family and friends is always at the core for this fun-loving group.

 How fun loving? Take a look, y'all; show launches Jan. 3 at 10 .?.?.:


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