[05/05/11 - 08:54 AM]
"G4's Proving Ground" Takes Viewers on a Roller Coaster Ride of Trial and Error When New Series Premieres June 14th at 8 PM ET/PT
Ryan Dunn and Jessica Chobot host the half-hour series, which has a nine-episode commitment.

[via press release from G4]


Jackass' Ryan Dunn and Videogame Starlet Jessica Chobot Host 9 Episode Half-Hour Series, Which Puts Pop Culture's Most Memorable Moments to the Test

Los Angeles, May 5, 2011 - Ever wished you could spin a web and swing from it like Spiderman? Use "the force" on your enemies? Teleport like Captain Kirk? We have too, but instead of sitting around saying "wouldn't it be cool if..." we're getting off the couch and doing something about it. "G4's Proving Ground" sets its sights on some of pop culture's most iconic moments in film, television and videogames to see if they can really work in the real world. Hosted by Ryan Dunn (Jackass) and Jessica Chobot ("Attack of the Show!", IGN) "G4's Proving Ground" premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 8 PM ET/PT

The series follows the risk-taking Dunn and the gorgeous Chobot, along with a dream team of experts, specialists and prop masters from the worlds of film and television, who assist the two in determining if great pop culture moments can be executed in real life through action-oriented trials, stunts and experiments. Once the best strategies and tactics are determined, all plans and materials are then taken to the "Proving Ground" to be executed and reveal once and for all if the pop culture moment in question can in fact happen in real life.

However this crew is not all work and no play so watch your back - there's no end to the pranks that get played along the way. Sometimes all the right elements come together to create that perfect moment from your favorite movies, TV shows and videogames, but other times our attempts takes us all down a hilarious - and sometimes disastrous - path.

In the new series, viewers will watch as Ryan and Jessica set out to answer the following questions through large-scale real-life experiments:

Is it possible to give a real go-kart the power ups found in the Super Mario Kart so the game can function in real life?

Is it possible to engineer flying brooms and balls with brains and put on a quidditch type match from the Harry Potter movies?

Is it possible to simulate an 'away' mission similar to the original Star Trek series including teleportation, phasers and the Vulcan nerve pinch?

Is it possible to use Data from "The Goonies" style inventions?

Is it possible to set up a martial arts tournament like the ones from Mortal Kombat that includes special powers and fatality moves?

Is it possible to wield the power of "the force" used in the Star Wars movies?

"G4's Proving Ground" brings a guy's imagination to life by celebrating some of the most memorable events of pop culture both past and present.


Jessica Chobot became an overnight Internet sensation when a literal tongue-in-cheek modeling photo of her appeared online licking the Sony PSP. Jessica has been working with gaming website IGN.com as host, field reporter, features and review contributor as well as freelancing for G4 as a fill-in co-host for "Attack of the Show!"

Ryan Dunn is best known for being a member of The Jackass Crew, MTV's Viva La Bam, and Homewrecker. A member of the CKY Crew, Dunn played the main character in Bam Margera's film Haggard, which was based on a failed relationship Ryan had experienced.

"G4's Proving Ground" was created and is executive Produced by Michael Bloom and Bruce Klassen for Bongo Pictures, along with Laura Civiello, Vice President of Development and Darren Wadyko, Director of Development at G4.

"Proving Ground" premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 8 pm ET/PT, only on G4. For more information, please go to: http://g4tv.com/provingground

About G4

G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. The network has given young guys of today's digital generation a television home. G4 is the #1 podcasted cable network in America and is available in 59 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network's popular original programming includes "Attack of the Show!," "X-Play," "American Ninja Warrior" and "Campus PD." G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. The network's key acquisitions include "Heroes" and "Lost." G4's Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. G4 is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

  [may 2011]  


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