Slednecks

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Slednecks
Slednecksmtv.jpg
GenreDocu-Reality[1]
Starring
  • Jackie
  • Hali
  • Big Mike
  • Dylan
  • Tosca
  • Zeke
  • Amber
  • Kelly
  • Samantha
  • Sierra
  • Trevor
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Barry Poznick
  • Colin Nash
  • J.P. Williams
  • Jeffrey Hevert
  • John Stevens
  • Lauren Dolgen
  • Michelle Klepper
  • David Osper
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkMTV
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 30 (2014-10-30) –
December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)
External links
Website

Slednecks is an American reality television series about a group of friends living in Wasilla, Alaska that premiered on MTV on October 30, 2014.[2] The show's title is borrowed from a slang term referring to "rednecks" who live in snowy climes, like Alaska. The series has the same basic premise as Buckwild, the popular show that preceded Slednecks on Thursday nights (but was canceled after one of its cast members died). Slednecks was cancelled after one season due to low ratings.

Premise[edit]

Slednecks is a documentary series that follows a group of friends living in the "modern-day Wild Wild West of Alaska".[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jackie – "Inupiat Eskimo from Kotzebue"
  • Hali – "Straight Shooter"
  • Big Mike – "Pure Bred Alaskan"
  • Dylan – "El Tornado"
  • Tosca – "The Tomboy"
  • Zeke – "Adrenaline Junkie"
  • Amber – "Big City"
  • Kelly – "The On again Off again"
  • Samantha – "The Youngster"
  • Sierra – "Sassy and Outspoken"
  • Trevor – "Fungineer"

Recurring[edit]

  • Leonard – "The Boss"
  • Jack – "Jackie's Dad"

Development[edit]

When it was announced on April 9, 2013, that MTV had chosen to cancel Buckwild, it was reported that executive producer J.P. Williams from Parallel Entertainment stated that his company would like to revive the series in another location with a new cast.[4][5][6][7]

Production[edit]

On April 24, 2014, Slednecks was announced.[8] According to MTV President Stephen Friedman, the series set in Alaska "will not be a version of 'Buckwild' in a different setting", but like Jersey Shore and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County will "be focused on the unusual experiences of a different group of people".[9]

On December 30, 2014 the cast announced via Twitter that the show had been canceled.[10]

Episodes[edit]

The first (and only) season aired episode in pairs, back to back.[11] The series' special 90-minute premiere aired on October 30, 2014, but was released a week earlier on October 23, 2014 for the MTV app as well as the Xbox One app and Xbox 360 for Xbox Live members living in the United States.[2]

Episodes
No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Wash Away Your Sins"October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)0.72[12]
2"Turn Down for Zeke"October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)0.64[12]
3"Operation Revenge"October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)0.70[12]
4"Roommate Romp"November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)0.49[13]
5"Breakup Season Party"November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)0.46[13]
6"Thrilla in Wasilla"November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)0.52[14]
7"Hell Week"November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)0.58[14]
8"Raft'N Romance"November 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)0.64[15]
9"Arctic Adventure"November 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)0.57[15]
10"Girl Fight"November 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)0.56[15]
11"Party Island"December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)TBA
12"Glacial Facial"December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)TBA
13"You've Been Chii'd"December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)0.50[16]
14"That's my B."[17][18]December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)0.46[16]
15"Roommate From Hell"December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)0.54[19]
16"Body Shots and a Bear Job"December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)0.44[19]
17"Gears, Sparkles and Broken Hearts"December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)TBA
18"Longest Party Ever"December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)0.45[19]
19"Slednecks Untamed: The Unseen Footage"December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)TBA

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) No. of
episodes
Premiered Ended
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1 Thursday 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm
19 October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30) 0.72 December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Slednecks". MTV. October 29, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Bucksbaum, Sydney (October 2, 2014). "Meet Alaska's Version of the Jersey Shore: MTV's New Series 'Slednecks'". EOnline. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Levin, Gary (April 24, 2014). "MTV sets new series on Alaskan 'slednecks'". USA Today. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Whittington, Mark (April 16, 2013). "'Buckwild' May Be Revived in Texas". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "'Buckwild' producers eyeing show revival". MSNTV. April 15, 2013. Archived from the original on April 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "'Buckwild' Canceled". TMZ. April 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Rose, Lacey (April 9, 2013). "MTV Cancels 'Buckwild' Following Star Shain Gandee's Death". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 24, 2014). "MTV Renews 'Real World,' Orders New Series From 'Buckwild' Producers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  9. ^ Bauder, David (April 26, 2014). "MTV 'Slednecks' Finds Wild Crowd In Alaska". Huffington Post.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  10. ^ Edge, Megan (December 30, 2014). "Sorry, 'Slednecks' fans: MTV reality show appears to be canceled". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "MTV Slednecks". Futon Critic. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c Metcalf, Mitch (October 31, 2014). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.30.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 7, 2014). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.6.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  14. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 14, 2014). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.13.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c Metcalf, Mitch (November 21, 2014). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.20.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  16. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 12, 2014). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.11.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  17. ^ "Slednecks Episode: 'That's My B.'". Slednecks Episodes. TV Guide. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  18. ^ "Slednecks seasons & episodes". MSN TV. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  19. ^ a b c Metcalf, Mitch (December 19, 2014). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 25 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.18.2014". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
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