So it’s come to this. G4 has decided to cancel Attack of the Show and X-Play, it’s two longest running shows and the only sliver of the network’s gaming friendly past.
We’ve known for a while that NBC (G4′s parent company) was looking to re-brand the channel into something that more resembles an issue of GQ than EGM, but most suspected these two shows to make it to the new network in some fashion. The network is reportedly holding meetings today to tell employees of their future.
Both shows will end in December according to TV Guide, and both will get farewell episodes with past stars returning.”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,” G4 Media general manager Adam Stotsky tells TV Guide. “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.”
There’s no definite date for the new look of the network, but between December and then, get ready for Cheaters and Cops re-runs!