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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

Buckwild is nothing if not infamous in West Virginia. 

The "Jersey Shore" treatment of the Mountain State premieres Thursday night to the ire of many West Virginians, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. 

Manchin asked MTV to "put a stop to the travesty called ‘Buckwild.'"

Members of the cast disagree. 

"It's a hilarious and genuine show," said Cara Parrish, one of the shows stars on Twitter. "The reaction has already been overwhelmingly positive."

"Buckwild" premieres Thursday.