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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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holbrook    

he was fun he went out doin wat he did! being wat he was!
Is sad but would he have it another way? I dont think?

1158 days ago
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Stan    

Are they trying to imply that G4 actually has 31,000 viewers? Sounds like marketing hype to me.

I used to watch G4 back in the early days, after they made the name change from TechTV but before they ruined the channel by getting rid of all of the good shows and/or good people. I haven'*****ched it since I quit satellite/cable for good back in 2004, but I know that they'd bled off most of their audience by then. Since it's still owned by Comcast, I can't imagine that it's gotten any better. (And since they had a new show on starring Ryan Dunn, I think that proves my theory.)

1158 days ago
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greglead    

G4 probably pulled it so they wouldn't get calls from MADD, SADD, and organizations like that. it's all about publicity, and how it will affect their ratings to the majority, NOT the minority.

1157 days ago
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Patrick    

Shocked?!?! How can G4 be shocked? It sounds to me like this guy drank and drove ALL OF THE TIME! His close friends said years ago that THIS is how he's going to die. Shocked.....what a joke. Thanks for the laughs Ryan. It was a LOT cooler when you were alive.

1138 days ago
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