Before we take time to celebrate everything movies during tonight’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards, we’ll be taking a look back at the life of Shain Gandee, the star of “Buckwild” who died tragically at the age of 21 earlier this month. A special to honor the memory of Gandee will air at 8 p.m. ET tonight.
“Buckwild: WV to the NYC” — which follows a marathon of the season’s 12 episodes and leads into the MTV Movie Awards pre-show at 8:30 p.m. — features footage from the cast’s first group trip to New York City.
While production had started on “Buckwild” season two, it was decided after Gandee’s passing that the show wouldn’t continue in West Virginia. “After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of ’Buckwild’ in West Virginia,” a statement from the channel read. “We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.”
“Buckwild: WV to the NYC” will also feature appearances from “Guy Code” stars Charlamagne and Lil Duval, who visited the show’s cast in their home state of West Virginia and then showed them the sights during the big trip to New York City.
“WV to the NYC” airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, before the live 2013 MTV Movie Awards pre-show at 8:30 p.m. ET.