Only a week after pulling Ryan Dunn’s G4 series “Proving Ground” from the schedule following his death, the network announced Monday (June 27) that it would resume airing the show next month.
Beginning July 19, G4 will begin to play the remaining eight episodes in the series; only one episode aired earlier this month. That same night, a special “Attack of the Show” will be dedicated to the late “Jackass” star. The special will include stunts the TV star pulled for the network, as well as interviews with his friends and colleagues.
“Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his fans, including G4 viewers,” G4 president Neal Tiles said in a statement to MTV News. “With the support of Ryan’s family, we’ve decided to air the remaining episodes of G4′s Proving Ground and give his fans the opportunity to continue watching this series he was so passionate about.”
Dunn died last week in a car accident in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, along with his friend and “Jackass” production assistant Zachary Hartwell. It was later determined Dunn was legally drunk at the time of his accident.
“All of us at G4 are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news that Ryan Dunn has passed away,” a statement from G4 last week reads. “Ryan’s comedic wit and signature no-holds-barred approach made him an incredible talent and his work as host of G4′s Proving Ground was flawless. Ryan will be missed dearly by his legion of fans and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
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