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G4 is slowly making the transition to GQ by axing Attack of the Show and X-Play

10.26.2012by:

It was rather surprising to hear the news that G4 would be switching over to GQ. The network is now slowly phasing out the programming to make the transition to please the sophisticated male.

That said, ATTACK OF THE SHOW and X-PLAY have been cancelled. So if it still matters to you, go right ahead and DVR what you might be missing. If it's Candace Bailey's ass, you can just google that.

Attack of the Show and X-Play will continue to roll out new episodes through December. Leading up to their finales, a rotating lineup of guest co-hosts will join Attack of the Show hosts Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood, including John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Josh Myers, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz. Various stars are also expected to join X-Play hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter on their show."

Both shows will take the next two months to wind down with a series of farewell episodes, inviting back favorite guests and former hosts, as well as airing audience favorite segments, such as Attack of the Show's 2007 iPhone coverage and their first Comic-Con show that aired live from the convention floor in 2006. X-Play will recap some of its past coverage from the floor of the E3 convention. Both Attack and X-Play pioneered such live convention-floor coverage.

X-PLAY along with AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR were the only things that mattered to me. I also took in a few episodes of COPS during the week. The focus of G4 quickly became less about tech and more about T&A, especially after they figured out that Olivia Munn was making boys cheese in their pants. But I digress...

I still miss the days of TECH TV along with SCREEN SAVERS and ROBOT WARS. But I suppose that's not what the public is crying out for--but is it GQ TV that they want?

Extra Tidbit: Why is it that men get SPIKE and women get LIFETIME aka The Ovary Network? I'd much rather watch whatever is on SPIKE than watching a depressed TV actress cry about whatever some dude did to her.
Source: TV Guide

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9:03PM on 10/26/2012
Such irritating and distressing news. I will miss you G4.
Such irritating and distressing news. I will miss you G4.
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9:13AM on 10/27/2012

Bring back TechTv!!

Kevin Rose was the best, screen savers was awesome and I loved how there was that channel for people like me to learn everything about the underworld of computing. Then it turned into G4 which was good for about a year or two then it died a slow, painful death. So I don't care about G4 anymore, and the internet has plenty of web shows similar to what would air on TechTv anyways.
Kevin Rose was the best, screen savers was awesome and I loved how there was that channel for people like me to learn everything about the underworld of computing. Then it turned into G4 which was good for about a year or two then it died a slow, painful death. So I don't care about G4 anymore, and the internet has plenty of web shows similar to what would air on TechTv anyways.
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8:54PM on 10/26/2012

boooooo

So lame.
So lame.
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7:30AM on 10/27/2012
When Kevin Rose, Kevin P, and Sarah Lane were the hosts this was the one of the most entertaining shows on television. Then they replaced the awesome geekiness of Sarah Lane with the phony Olivia Munn and it became all sex talk and and stupid segments.

Good riddance.
When Kevin Rose, Kevin P, and Sarah Lane were the hosts this was the one of the most entertaining shows on television. Then they replaced the awesome geekiness of Sarah Lane with the phony Olivia Munn and it became all sex talk and and stupid segments.

Good riddance.
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9:29PM on 10/26/2012
Honestly, I knew something bad was coming for a while. You don't lose the longtime contributors and a major provider like they did and expect things to stay the same. For me it's bittersweet, I remembered when it first aired before all the reruns and it was a nice if limited budget network but it at least had heart. Now the network is pretty much a shell of what both networks (G4 and TechTV/ZDTV/Gamespot TV) used to be.
Honestly, I knew something bad was coming for a while. You don't lose the longtime contributors and a major provider like they did and expect things to stay the same. For me it's bittersweet, I remembered when it first aired before all the reruns and it was a nice if limited budget network but it at least had heart. Now the network is pretty much a shell of what both networks (G4 and TechTV/ZDTV/Gamespot TV) used to be.
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10:53PM on 10/26/2012

as a viewer since the beginning

this PISSED ME OFF SOME MUCH, then i got sad, now i don't give a shit.
this PISSED ME OFF SOME MUCH, then i got sad, now i don't give a shit.
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1:07AM on 10/27/2012
This is sad.
This is sad.
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11:57PM on 10/26/2012
I quit watching after Alison Haislip left
I quit watching after Alison Haislip left
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1:21PM on 10/28/2012
Immediately Google'd Candace Bailey's ass. Meh. S'okay.
Immediately Google'd Candace Bailey's ass. Meh. S'okay.
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12:41AM on 10/27/2012

I'll miss Attack of the Show. :(

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1:24AM on 10/28/2012

G4

I miss " The Screen Savers" and "X-Play"......when Kevin Rose, Leo Laporte and Martin Sargent left, the show went into the toilet....another reason I cancelled my subscription.
I miss " The Screen Savers" and "X-Play"......when Kevin Rose, Leo Laporte and Martin Sargent left, the show went into the toilet....another reason I cancelled my subscription.
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5:00AM on 10/29/2012
man, them were the days
man, them were the days
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11:19PM on 10/27/2012
X-Play is good but when Adam Sessler left the show was doomed
X-Play is good but when Adam Sessler left the show was doomed
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1:20AM on 10/27/2012
It's like the parents came home from vacation to find that their kids burned down the house.
Only the parents didn't come back. But the house still burned down.

I stopped watching after DTV dropped G4.
Both shows declined over the years, some great memories though.
It's like the parents came home from vacation to find that their kids burned down the house.
Only the parents didn't come back. But the house still burned down.

I stopped watching after DTV dropped G4.
Both shows declined over the years, some great memories though.
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12:47AM on 10/27/2012

Extra Tidbit:

These days we women have We and Oxygen. They've played Goodfellas on We and I can watch stories about women murderers on Snapped and The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen. Lifetime is just too boring.
These days we women have We and Oxygen. They've played Goodfellas on We and I can watch stories about women murderers on Snapped and The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen. Lifetime is just too boring.
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11:07PM on 10/26/2012
Goodbye G4 you will be missed.
Goodbye G4 you will be missed.
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10:02PM on 10/26/2012
Well. That's what happens when you put mindless eye candy like Sara Underwood and Candace Bailey on a show that they really shouldn't be doing.
Well. That's what happens when you put mindless eye candy like Sara Underwood and Candace Bailey on a show that they really shouldn't be doing.
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12:41AM on 10/27/2012
and Olivia Munn wasnt mindless eye candy?
and Olivia Munn wasnt mindless eye candy?
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11:49PM on 10/26/2012
F both of these shows. Adam Sessler is awful, he can read fifty reviews and uses the exact same intonation for each regardless of the content in each.

Attack of the Show was fine sometimes, but I am still mad they got rid of The Screen Savers, so I'm not too sad to see it go.
F both of these shows. Adam Sessler is awful, he can read fifty reviews and uses the exact same intonation for each regardless of the content in each.

Attack of the Show was fine sometimes, but I am still mad they got rid of The Screen Savers, so I'm not too sad to see it go.
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11:50PM on 10/26/2012
That being said, I'm all about John Barrownman and I'll watch if he comes back.
That being said, I'm all about John Barrownman and I'll watch if he comes back.
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