Ryan Dunn's unaired show 'Proving Ground' returns to TV, along with a tribute
Ryan Dunn's G4 show "Proving Ground" was taken off the air following his death on June 20, but the network announced on Monday that the show will return on July 19, along with an "Attack of the Show" dedicated to the "Jackass" star.
Only one episode of the series had aired before Dunn's untimely death, but the eight remaining installments will resume in the 8 p.m. ET timeslot. The "Attack of the Show" tribute will feature Dunn's most memorable moments on the network and interviews with his friends and loved ones.
"Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his fans, including G4 viewers," G4 president Neal Tiles said in a statement. "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 crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania last week, killing himself and a passenger. Local police told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Dunn, 34, was drunk at the time and that he was driving between 132 and 140 miles per hour.
Last Wednesday, Dunn's family members, friends and longtime girlfriend Angie Cuturic gathered for a private memorial. Dunn's friend and co-star Johnny Knoxville said on the website of one of the production companies of "Jackass" on June 25 that he was unable to convey his feelings at the event.
"I lost my brother and my world got about 134 percent less funny," Knoxville wrote in an online message posted after the funeral. "I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much."
Dunn, who celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11, appeared on "Jackass" the series between 2000 and 2002 as well as in "Jackass" films.
Fellow "Jackass" star and friend Bam Margera broke down in tears last week as he visited the site of the car crash that killed Dunn.
"I've never lost anybody that I cared about and it's my best friend," Margera, 31, recently told local FOX affiliate WTXF Television, choking back sobs.
Ryan Dunn's "Attack of the Show" tribute will air on July 19 at 7 p.m. ET on G4.