CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking a network not to cast his state in a negative light with a new reality show. Problem is, MTV owner Viacom says it's not involved in "West Virginia Wilder."
Manchin said he watched a trailer for the show, which is a reboot of the reality series "Buckwild" that aired on MTV, and sent a letter Thursday to Viacom's president saying the network can make a compelling show about West Virginia "that does not play into vicious stereotypes."
Viacom tweeted that it's not involved in the show and agrees "there are great things happening in the Mountain State!"
You can read Manchin's long letter to Viacom here.
Okay, I realize I am not a part of this show's targeted demographic. I can't help wondering, however, who is?