When the trailer was released late last month, Charleston Convention and Visitor's Bureau President and CEO Alisa Bailey told the Gazette-Mail it was "just most unfortunate."
The West Virginia Film Office, which can offer tax credits of up to 31 percent to film and TV productions in the state, denied the credits over concerns about negative portrayals of state residents.
Bailey had said these kinds of reality shows tend to sensationalize and exaggerate, and she hopes people watching "Buckwild" at home will not view it as how West Virginians really live.
Stevens told Entertainment Weekly that the show's appeal "comes from the fact these teenagers are free from technology and the pull of social media."
Melissa Whitman, a resident of Beechwood Drive in South Charleston, told the Gazette-Mail this week that several scenes for "Buckwild" were shot last spring in and around a yellow house just across the street.
For a reality show, a lot of the filming looked faked, she said, adding that she watched the cast and crew reshoot and tweak scenes.
"Of course it was made up," she said. "All of this was coaxed, coerced, scripted or whatever."
The show will fill the timeslot that had been held by "Jersey Shore."