(CNN) - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia wants MTV to cancel an upcoming reality show starring people from his state.
"Buckwild" has been compared to the show "Jersey Shore." It features nine friends living in Sissonville, West Virginia.
Manchin says the show preyed on young people and coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior for profit.
He asked MTV to reconsider airing the series, which premieres January 3.