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KcMizzou
10-27-2012, 02:16 PM
And I don't mean Sara Underwood's boobs.

G4 cancels 'Attack of the Show' and 'X-Play'

It looks like it's game over for two of cable's most beloved geek-friendly shows.

"Attack of the Show" and "X-Play" will soon be no more, but G4 is giving fans some time to say goodbye.

The two popular series will come to an end as part of the network's plan to make itself over next year, according to TVGuide.

Both shows will air new episodes through December, and will wrap up production by the end of the year.

For the final episodes, "Attack of the Show" co-hosts Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood will be joined by several guest hosts, including comedians Michael Ian Black, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz.

Likewise, "X-Play" hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter will also share screen time with well-known guests hosts.

"Attack," which debuted in March 2005 and launched the career of Olivia Munn, has aired around 1,700 episodes, while "X-Play" will end up with just under 1,300 episodes. It launched in April 2003, back when G4 was known as TechTV.

Although the details of the network's rebranding are being kept behind close doors, some are speculating that G4 may be partnering with Esquire magazine in order to make the change more palatable to upscale consumers. There will doubtlessly still be a nerd-friendly side to the network though.
"'Attack of the Show' and 'X-Play' have been important for G4, and we want to acknowledge the creative people who have helped inspire and showcase the phenomenon of gamer culture," said G4 Media general manager Adam Stotsky. "With more than 3,000 episodes aired between them, we have more than enough great material to honor these innovators and their amazing contributions as we bring both shows to a close."
http://www.hitfix.com/news/g4-cancels-attack-of-the-show-and-x-play

KcMizzou
10-27-2012, 02:19 PM
More time for reruns of Cops and Cheaters!

Third Eye
10-27-2012, 04:23 PM
G4, well TechTV, and Sci-Fi, errr Syfy, are two channels that I used to watch extensively. Sadly, I almost never watch either anymore.

Canofbier
10-27-2012, 04:25 PM
I could never watch the gaming-related content on that channel, despite the fact that I play video games pretty frequently. It's all so damned hokey, and I was always worried that someone would walk in and judge the shit out of me for watching it.

notorious
10-27-2012, 04:33 PM
G4 isn't on DirecTV anymore, but I used to watch it all of the time because of XPLAY and AOTS.


Stupid executives are trying to outsmart themselves. :facepalm:

whoman69
10-27-2012, 04:50 PM
I haven't watched that network in over three years.

Deberg_1990
10-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Guess this will leave more time for Tango and Cash reruns.

PGM
10-28-2012, 07:22 AM
Can't wait for the G4 Original Movies!!!

BryanBusby
10-28-2012, 07:22 AM
More time for reruns of Cops and Cheaters!
Basically this.

I remember long ago when it was called ZDTV (and "X-Play" was GameSpotTV) and there was actual quality shows on it and learned a lot of random stuff about technology.

Flipped it on once like a month ago and quickly flipped it off when some crack whore was getting cuffed.

DaveNull
10-28-2012, 09:20 AM
Surprised it took them this long.

QuikSsurfer
10-28-2012, 09:30 AM
All Cops, all the time.

Reaper16
10-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Kevin Pereira must have seen the writing on the wall.

I hated X-Play, but grew to appreciate Sessler and Webb on G4's coverage of E3.

Thankfully, the E3 webstreaming technology has caught up with the TV coverage quality on Spike (and, presumably, formerly G4).

Silock
10-28-2012, 09:43 AM
This sucks. I love those shows.

cabletech94
10-28-2012, 09:51 AM
This sucks. I love those shows.

same here.

too bad, attack usually had some good stuff on there. explains why they didn't rush a full-time host back after kevin left.

Mr. Laz
10-28-2012, 11:10 AM
no reason to watch G4 anymore

Reaper16
10-28-2012, 11:19 AM
no reason to watch G4 anymore

You literally just repeated the thread title.

Mr. Laz
10-28-2012, 11:26 AM
You literally just repeated the thread title.
You literally just quoted me for this?

Reaper16
10-28-2012, 11:27 AM
You literally just quoted me for this?

Yes.

Mr. Laz
10-28-2012, 11:27 AM
where's Leo Laporte when you need him?

Deberg_1990
10-28-2012, 11:57 AM
no reason to watch G4 anymore

Too many of these cable channels start off with a nice niche idea, then end up a generic movie/reality tv show channel. They are all starting to bleed together and losing their original niche and in the process their appeal.

Pawnmower
10-28-2012, 12:41 PM
where's Leo Laporte when you need him?

in Petaluma CAlifornia at his radio station

theelusiveeightrop
10-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Gave up on G4 when O Munn practically disappeared. Sad.

loochy
10-30-2012, 08:53 AM
ill miss her:

http://images.hitfix.com/photos/2430692/aots_article_story_main.jpg

Frazod
10-30-2012, 10:11 AM
I've never even heard of this network.

Does that make me cool in some way? :D

loochy
10-30-2012, 10:12 AM
I've never even heard of this network.

Does that make me cool in some way? :D

no

Frazod
10-30-2012, 11:09 AM
no

:sulk:

Frosty
10-30-2012, 01:27 PM
When we had G4, the only thing I ever watched on it was (the Japanese) Ninja Warrior. The American version sucks balls.

loochy
10-30-2012, 01:27 PM
:sulk:

if you start watching Jersey Shore you'll be cool

ragedogg69
10-30-2012, 02:35 PM
So sad. I used to watch G4 religiously right when they bough ZDNet and were mixing the best content from both channels. Then they started to get rid of all the original content in favor of syndicated shows.
So I only watched XPlay and AOTS. I believe Blair Butler left Xplay as head writer and the show stopped being funny and later went to a live format. That sucked.
So with AOTS left, DirecTV dropped G4TV, so I started torrenting it instead. Kevin Pereira saw the writing on the wall once Adam Sessler was let go, and Kevin left to form his own production team and to host a very under rated game show. Good for him.
AOTS absolutely sucked after Kevin left. The forced audience laughter never bothered me before but when they introduced a 10 minute unfunny monologue every single day, it truly is awful. I finally gave up and stopped downloading them.

Oh well, I will always have Bustice in my heart:
http://coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bustice.jpg?w=600&h=350

Frosty
10-30-2012, 02:40 PM
Oh well, I will always have Bustice in my heart:
http://coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bustice.jpg?w=600&h=350

Sara Jean Underwood is a Beaver (that's Derek Anderson's jersey she has painted on). :thumb:

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1116069/oregon1_medium.jpg