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G4 Network PULLS Ryan Dunn's New TV Show

6/20/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The G4 Network has announced it will stop airing all episodes of Ryan Dunn's new TV show, "Proving Ground" in the wake of his death ... effective immediately.

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Dunn had already shot 8 episodes as the star of the show -- which featured the former "Jackass" star recreating famous stunts from TV shows, movies and video games.

According to Deadline.com, the show got off to a slow start ... with only 31,000 viewers tuning in to the Tuesday premiere.

A rep for G4 explained, "The show will not be airing for now and discussions are underway re future plans."

G4 released a statement saying, "All of us at G4 are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news that Ryan Dunn has passed away. 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."

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Norba    

Drove the show right into the ground

Norba

1165 days ago
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gemini81    

It's really sad that drunk driving has to take so many lives every year, many of them innocent ones. Hopefully this will make his friends and others think twice before driving drunk.

1165 days ago
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beyondjupiter    

Why would they pull it? You think they would air the rest in his honor. It is in poor taste to pull it right after his death, IMO.

1165 days ago
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mindful_indulgence    

That is total BS. If anything they should run a marathon of it. He worked hard at what he did, no matter how people perceived it or if they thought it was 'work,' 'talent,' or a disgrace. I go for the former adjectives.

1165 days ago
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Stephanie    

Betcha people want to see it now.....that's kinda just the way it goes.

1165 days ago
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Raven    

I think they should air the final episodes in memory of him.

1165 days ago
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arale norimaki    

Hi, I'm Ryan Dunn and this is Flaming Porche!"


hey g4tv take attack of the show off the air too.

The Screen Savers
rip 1998-2005

1165 days ago
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Justin    

Aww cmon air the rest of them in memory of him. I bet more people will watch too. It was a decent show I saw the first episode.

1165 days ago
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bmxlegend    

what the hell is g4?

1165 days ago
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RyanDunnFan    

It is sad to lose a reality star that actually works and makes people laugh. I'm sure he was fun to be around in person as well. Everyone will remember all the good times he had and the good times he made everyone else laugh. Sorry Dunn family for the lose.

1165 days ago
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Chris    

Sounds like a pretty back handed complement from G4. Maybe if they run it now they'd have a hit on their hands. I dunno, sounds odd . . . don't doubt for a second it's not politicking.

And as far as everyone weighing in on the drunk driving claim. TRUE, you should never drink and drive, BUT you're talking about a group of guys that notoriously performed dangerous stunts with precision while highly intoxicated. If Ryan only had 6 drinks in a 4 hour period I highly doubt that played any part in his demise, the problem appears to be SPEEDING. If you loose control of a car going the speed it appears to have been going, it's Sayōnara, drunk or stone cold sober.

1165 days ago
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mark    

fck G4 no respect RIP ryan.

1165 days ago
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Me    

I watch G4 and never heard of Dunn's show. G4 must have done a **** job advertising it.

1165 days ago
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h8cats    

This is a decision about money, not respect. If they wait a few months, with Ryan's death, there will be 10 times as many viewers and they will be able to sell the advertising at a substantially higher rate than they are now.

1165 days ago
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momo    

I think its smart to pull it immediately off...but definitely Ryan Dunn deserves to be remembered.

You gotta think too that its hard for his family to see him on t.v. right now as well.

1165 days ago
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