'Gone Too Far' to launch on Oct. 12
MTV has confirmed plans to air “Gone Too Far,” the docuseries hosted by the late DJ AM.
The eight-episode series, which wrapped production just days before DJ AM’s untimely death, will launch at 10 p.m. Monday.
“Gone Too Far” was originally set to bow on Oct. 5, but MTV put the series on hold as it determined how to proceed. Cabler said it opted to launch the show after consulting with the family of Adam Goldstein (AM’s real name).
“After careful consideration we have decided to air the show,” Goldstein’s family said in a statement provided by MTV. “Adam felt strongly that by doing this series he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober. Adam was fully aware that if it were not for his own sobriety he never would have achieved the level of success and happiness he had found.”
“Gone Too Far” follows AM as he offers a group of young addicts a chance at recovery. Ish Entertainment produced the series.
In their statement, Goldstein’s family called the decision to air the show “difficult” but said they believed the show would “inspire others to seek help.”
“Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam’s life,” the family said. “It is our hope through airing this show that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others.”
Goldstein’s body was found on Aug. 28. A report from the New York medical examiner’s office ruled that his death was accidental, blaming a mix of cocaine and prescription drugs found in his system.