[10/05/09 - 09:03 AM]
MTV to Air Documentary Series "Gone Too Far"
Originally set to launch tonight, the Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein-hosted series will now bow Monday, October 12.

[via press release from MTV]



Series Premieres On Monday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT

New York, NY (October 5, 2009) � MTV, with the consent and support of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's family, will air the documentary series "Gone Too Far" on Monday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT. The one-hour, eight-episode series hosted and created by Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein chronicles young addicts between the ages of 20-25 in the grip of addiction who are offered a chance at recovery.

The intense and eye-opening series features real addicts in crisis whose families are desperate to get them the help they need. Each episode features Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein meeting with the addicts, friends and families to explore their willingness to change. As part of his life long struggle to overcome substance abuse, his mission was to help as many people as he could and this series was a way for him to help on a bigger level. Through interviews and self-shot video from the addicts and their families, the severity of their addiction and its impact is exposed. Adam often uncovers and reveals new information that even those closest to the addicts are unaware. Along the road to recovery, Adam made the time to see how their rehabilitation was progressing, providing a raw and honest look at their new sobriety.

Adam's family tells MTV, "After careful consideration we have decided to air the show. 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."

"Recovery can be extremely difficult and requires constant attention, said Sean Clarkin," Executive Vice President of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. "But it's important to know that it is in fact possible to present examples of people who are recognizing the need for treatment and beginning that journey."

Viewers seeking additional information on substance abuse and addiction issues can log on to SubstanceAbuse.MTV.com for resources from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

"Gone Too Far" is executive produced by Michael Hirschorn and Stella Bulochnikov Stolper for Ish Entertainment ("T.I's Road To Redemption"), Cheryl Horner Sirulnick for Gigantic! Productions ("True Life: I'm Addicted to Crystal Meth" and "True Life: I'm Going to Rehab") and Paul Rosenberg. Lawrence Vavra serves as Co-Executive Producer. Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and Amy Emmerich are the executives overseeing the series for MTV.

About Ish Entertainment

Ish Entertainment was launched in April 2008 by former VH1 [Hirschorn, Michael] programming chief Michael Hirschorn and [Hirschorn, Michael] VH1 talent executive Stella Bulochnikov Stolper. Ish, which has a first-look deal with MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, operates as a joint venture with Lionsgate, which handles Ish's international distribution. The projects to come out of that deal so far are "Paris Hilton's My New BFF," which [Hirschorn, Michael] has completed its second season and has spawned two international spinoffs ("Paris Hilton's My British Best Friend" for ITV2 and "Paris Hilton's My New BFF Dubai"), "50 Cent: The Money And The Power," "T.I.'s Road To Redemption" all for MTV; [Hirschorn, Michael] "My Antonio," for VH1; and a Christmas special starring Larry the Cable Guy for CMT. Ish Entertainment [Hirschorn, Michael] has numerous scripted and unscripted projects in development at cable and broadcast networks . Ish Entertainment is based in Los Angeles and New York.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com grew a healthy +9% from 1Q09, averaging 23.6M unique visitors for the second quarter of 2009. The site continues to grow video content streams, up significantly from 1Q09 by +15%, generating a whopping 262.2M streams in Q209, a +7% increase from the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Gigantic! Productions

Gigantic! Productions was founded in 2001 by Cheryl Horner Sirulnick and is based out of TriBeCa, New York City. Since its inception, Gigantic! has produced several award-winning documentaries and unscripted series documenting the full spectrum of addiction, compulsion and substance abuse. Gigantic!'s honest and uncompromising storytelling have garnered the production house numerous awards including a 2007 Prism Award for MTV's "True Life: I'm Addicted to Crystal Meth" and a 2008 Prism Award for the special "I Won't Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom" which focused on the true life story of hit R&B singer Mario and his mother's battle with heroin addiction. The company was also awarded a 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for their work on MTV's "True Life" series. Gigantic! established a successful development with MTV, which has produced a range of successful unscripted programming for the network including "Fat Camp," "Return to Fat Camp" and for the "True Life Series," the episodes "I'm A Compulsive Shopper," "I'm Deaf," "I'm Changing My Sex" and "I'm A Gambler" among others.

  [october 2009]  


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