MTV has announced it has ordered Buck Wild, a new docu-reality series which will follow a group of high school graduates proud of their rural West Virginia hometown.

Buck Wild will chronicle the circle of small-town friends just out of high school as they move onto college, work local jobs or just try to make ends meet. The series will air as 12 episodes.

"We know that showing unique slices of youth culture on MTV is something that resonates with our audience," said MTV executive David Janollari.

"With Buck Wild, we'll give our viewers a singular and fun glimpse at this generation's experience as we go into Appalachia to capture the lives of a loveable group of dynamic young people."

Buck Wild is being executive produced by John Stevens and Barry Poznick for Zoo Productions and J.P. Williams from Parallel Entertainment.