Before he was killed in a terrible car accident a week ago, Jackass star Ryan Dunn had just made his debut on G4 in the new show Proving Ground with co-host Jessica Chobot. In the wake of his untimely death, it was decided to put the rest of the show’s episodes on hold.
Now G4 has announced that they will air a special hour–long tribute to Dunn on Attack of the Show that will air on July 19th at 7pm EST. In the tribute some of Dunn’s memorable moments will be shown, accompanied by interviews with his friends, family, and colleagues. After the special tribute concludes, Proving Ground will resume airing the 9–episode season in its original time slot of 8pm EST.
In the show, the two hosts take popular video games and movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Mario Kart, and The Goonies and see if they can recreate them in real life with the help of many experts, prop masters, and perhaps an unlucky producer or two.
G4 president Neal Tiles spoke of the announcement, saying “Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his many fans, including G4 viewers. It was important to all of us at G4 to find a way to celebrate his life and pay tribute to him. 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 that he was so passionate about.”