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CHARLESTON (AP) — Move over, "Jersey Shore" cast. A bunch of wild young West Virginians is about to fill your time slot.

MTV will begin airing the reality show "BUCKWILD," shot in Sissonville and Charleston, at 10 p.m. on Jan. 3, spokeswoman Candice Ashton said Thursday.

Details about the series were to be released later in the day, but last fall, the network said it had ordered 12 episodes of the show featuring a group of young people recently out of high school and their "colorful antics." A preview clip posted on Entertainment Weekly's website shows the cast drinking and swearing, four-wheeling and fighting, even filling a truck with water and using it as a swimming pool.

The executive producers are Zoo Productions and J.P. Williams of Parallel Entertainment, a native West Virginian best known for creating Blue Collar Comedy.

The West Virginia Film Office denied tax credits to the producers over concerns the show would negatively portray the state's young male residents, the latest front in a continuing battle over stereotyping.

In 2002, public outcry prompted CBS to drop plans for "The Real Beverly Hillbillies," which was to feature residents of rural Appalachia plunked down in the middle of Beverly Hills. A year later, the horror film "Wrong Turn," shot in Canada, was set in a hypothetical West Virginia, where cannibalistic mountain men terrorized lost tourists.

And in 2008, state leaders responded vehemently when a casting company looked to West Virginia for extras to play inbred degenerates.

On the upside, though, was last year's Paramount Pictures blockbuster "Super 8." It was set in Weirton, the same town used for some scenes in the classic Vietnam film "The Deer Hunter."

The 2004 film "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton" was partially shot in Fayetteville, which stood in for the Putnam County town of Fraziers Bottom, where the script was set.

 

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