G4TV’s Proving Ground on Hold in Wake of Co-Star’s Death

G4TV announced last night that it has put its new show "Proving Ground" on hold after hearing the news that one of the show’s co-hosts, Ryan Dunn had died in a car crash in Pennsylvania. The network also issued a statement offering its condolences to the friends and family of the former Jackass star.

"All of us at G4 are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news that Ryan Dunn has passed away," read a G4 statement. "Ryan’s comedic wit and signature no-holds-barred approach made him an incredible talent and his work on G4’s Proving Ground was flawless."

A spokeswoman for the network said separately that "the show is off the schedule as of today until we discuss next steps." The half-hour show with Dunn and co-host Jessica Chobot debuted on June 14. The idea of the show is for the duo to team up with experts to recreate stunts from films, TV and videogames to see how they might work in the real world. There’s a good chance that the show will be canceled.

According to published reports, Dunn passed away in a car crash early Monday morning. While details of the crash have not been released, it appears that he lost control of his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3; it was found "off the road and in the woods" in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. Dunn and an unidentified passenger died as "a result of injuries sustained in the accident."

We offer our sincerest regrets and condolences to the friends and family of Dunn.


Source: Ace Showbiz


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    Vake Xeacons says:

    Well, I haven’t been a fan of the show in years, but nevertheless, this is tragic.

    My sincerest condolences to Ryan’s family and friends.

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    black manta says:

    I heard about this yesterday.  While I wasn’t a fan of Jackass or any of its related spin-offs (and untill recently I always used to get Dunn and Zach Galifianakis confused with each other), this was very sad.  I heard about Proving Ground and thought the concept was great; kind of like a Mythbusters for the gamer crowd.  Dunn’s sudden death now makes me wonder about the future of the show, and I express my condolances to Jessica Chobot and the rest of the show’s production crew.

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