Shortly before his passing, DJ AM filmed eight episodes of an Intervention-like show for MTV titled, Gone Too Far. The basic premise of the show focuses on AM confronting users in a tough-love manner, urging them to enter rehab. After his death at the end of August, the network scrapped the October 5th premiere date and shelved the project. A few weeks have passed and now MTV has been communicating with Adam’s family in hopes that they’ll bless the show and agree on an airdate.
This will go one of two ways. Option 1: Viewers will think AM was a hypocrite, considering his own tragic end was caused by drug use. Option 2: Viewers will realize the true fragility of sobriety. It’s never a “done deal” and addicts must truly work at it one day at a time … for life.
Option 3 is a given: Everyone will watch, ratings will be high. People are just too curious about young, dead celebs.
R.I.P. Adam. I hope your show saves a life.