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Despite his untimely death, MTV is premiering DJ AM’s reality series, Gone Too Far, tonight at 10 p.m.
The eight-episode drug-intervention show wrapped up just three days before authorities found Adam Goldstein dead in his New York apartment.
Gone Too Far was originally billed as "tough-love interventions for young people whose lives have become unmanageable because of chemical dependence."
This is not an easy decision for the executives at MTV. It’s a little hypocritical for the network to broadcast an intervention show hosted by a guy who was reportedly found with half a bag of cocaine and nine OxyContin pills in his body.
When reality show contestant Ryan Jenkins committed suicide after he was wanted for the murder of wife Jasmine Fiore, VH1 immediately -- and tastefully -- canceled Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money 3, the shows he was affiliated with.
Ultimately, DJ AM was so vocal about the challenges in his life, including obesity and drug addiction, that I’m sure he would want MTV to air the series as an aid in drug prevention.
Watch the show's trailer:
Do you think MTV is doing the right thing by airing Gone Too Far in tribute of DJ AM?