MTV's 'Slednecks' Portrays Living on the Edge in Alaska

Critics say it's too similar to another MTV show that was canceled after the star died last year.
1:54 | 10/31/14

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Transcript for MTV's 'Slednecks' Portrays Living on the Edge in Alaska
We are back now at 7:42 with mtv under fire for the brand new reality show. It's called "Sled necks." And features young people living on the edge in Alaska. But critics say it's too similar to another show that was canceled last year after one of the stars died. Gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: It's mtv's hot now show in freezing temps. Everything is bigger in Alaska. The lower 48's got nothing on us. People are harder and tougher than anywhere else in the country. Reporter: "Sled necks," pree mered Thursday, has 19-24-year-olds living in rural Alaska and going wild. People think of us as a little bit more red neck, a little bit more sled neck. Reporter: But this morning that extreme show is drawing extreme criticism. With some noting it's basically the Alaska version of "Buck wild," a show they abruptly canceled after 21-year-old break youth star Shane gandy died while mudding. Carbon dioxide killing him. Some say it proves mtv didn't learn their lesson. It's a dangerous game. You have young people engaging in high-risk behaviors, there's risk. Reporter: Just look at some of the stunts. Barbecuing on glaciers, wake boarding in 12 degree Lakes. Going for a polar plunge. One of the stars telling dzi productions that's not just for the cameras. The way the show was shot, it's pretty much our lives as it is. Reporter: Mtv tells ABC news it has no comment. For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, New York.

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