MTV to premiere DJ AM addiction series next Monday

Mon Oct 5, 2009 7:51pm EDT
 
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - MTV is going forward with the late DJ AM's "Intervention"-style reality series "Gone Too Far," which will premiere next Monday.

DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, was a recovering addict who died of a drug overdose in August during production of "Gone Too Far," in which he sought to help fellow sufferers.

"After careful consideration we have decided to air the show," Goldstein's family said in a statement released 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. Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam's life. 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. The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help."

MTV notably did not include any executive quotes in its release. "Gone Too Far" will premiere at 10 p.m.

(Editing by D Goodman at Reuters)

 
<p>Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein arrives for the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year gala in honor of Neil Diamond in Los Angeles, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>