MTV has decided to air the documentary series Gone Too Farfeaturing the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, beginning Oct. 12.
MTV officials said it has the "consent and support" of Goldstein's family to air the eight-episode series that chronicles young addicts trying to turn their lives around. Goldstein, who is featured in each series counseling and meeting with the addicts, died in August of an accidental drug overdose.
At a July 29 Television Critics Association tour presentation on the show, Goldstein spoke openly about attempting suicide years earlier because of his addiction, and called Gone Too Far "my platform to help people."
Last month, MTV programming president Tony DiSanto told Multichannel News the network would be guided by DJ AM's family and friends in deciding whether to air the series.
In a prepared statement, the family of DJ AM said: "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."
MTV officials would only say that the network will acknowledge D.J. AM's death prior to the launch of the series.