MTV to Air DJ AM’s Drug Intervention Series
After some debate about the timing and content sensitivity of their drug-intervention reality show, ‘So Far Gone,’ MTV has decided to move forward with plans to air the program, which stars the late DJ AM.
AM — real name, Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his New York City apartment, just three days after MTV wrapped filming on eight episodes of the show. The reality series documents Goldstein as he enlists the help of an addiction specialist to counsel others through their battles with drugs, while still recovering from his own addiction problem.
The show was originally scheduled for an Oct. 5 premiere date, but after AM’s untimely passing, MTV networks said that no decisions had been made on whether on not the show would air as planned. A toxicology report explaining the cause of death for the Philadelphia native has not yet been released, but with evidence at the scene pointing to a drug overdose, the credibility of Goldstein’s role in the show came into question.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has been in talks with the Goldstein family about setting an appropriate run date for the show, and despite the tragic circumstances surrounding his death, some believe that AM’s role in ‘So Far Gone,’ will help to project the necessity of anti-drug counseling.
Before he passed away AM tweeted that he had wrapped filming on the show, and seemed excited to premiere the project.