Ryan Dunn Proving Ground series will be back on G4, a cable and satellite- television channel in America, as a tribute to the “Jackass” star, the channel announced on Monday.
The series will return on television on July 19, after a special episode of “Attack of the Show,” in which Dunn’s “closest friends and colleagues” will talk about the memorable Dunn moments, the network said.
G4 said, “it will respect the Dunn’s family wish to bring back “G4’s Proving Ground” which will pay tribute to Ryan Dunn’s work,” the Washington Post reported.
“Ryan was an amazing talent and many of his fans, including G4 viewers, will miss him tremendously,” G4 President Neal Tiles said on Monday in a statement.
“We have decided to air the remaining episodes of Proving Ground with the support of Ryan’s family and give his fans the opportunity to continue watching this series that he was so passionate about,” Tiles added.
Dunn along with Jessica Chobot hosted G4's Proving Ground, which made its premiere on June 14, 2011, six days before his death.
G4 had run only one episode of the show till now. During the G4’s coverage of E3 (the annual video game conference Electronic Entertainment Expo), the first episode ran as a “sneak peek” which clocked an average of 149,000 viewers.
G4 premiered the episode on television on June 14 which clocked an averaged 31,000 viewers. The series will return on July 19 with the second episode in its original time slot.
In the show, Dunn and Jessica Chobot worked with experts, specialists and prop masters to re-create stunts seen in films, TV shows and video games to see whether they could work in the “real” world, the Washington Post reported.
The remaining episodes of the G4 Proving Ground are “dedicated to pop culture icons” such as the Goonies, Harry Potter and “Star Wars,” the network said.
Ryan Dunn, who died on June 20, 2011, was best known for being a member of the Jackass crew and a cast member on Viva La Bam. Dunn had played the main character in Bam Margera's 2003 film Haggard. The movie was based on a failed relationship that Dunn had experienced.
Below is the link of G4's Proving Ground episode: