There have been a number of shows over the years that have created controversy. While some of these shows were cancelled as a result, there are a number of others that went on to air for many more seasons in spite of the contention that they created. Here is a list of 15 shows that are considered the most controversial:
The based MTV reality show Buckwild – which followed a group of hard-partying West Virginian teens – was stirring up controversy before it even premiered. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin reportedly wrote a letter to MTV demanding that the show not be aired, claiming that the show played to inaccurate stereotypes about the people in the state. Then, once the show did air, cast member Salwa Amin was arrested following a drug raid and Michael Burford was arrested for driving under the influence. When one of the stars, Shain Gandee, died of carbon monoxide poisoning during a mudding expedition after his vehicle became submerged in mud, the show was already filming its second season, but MTV finally decided to axe it.