G4TV.com just notified us that Attack of the Show! and X-Play will both be coming to and end, December, 2012. This is a part of some major reconstructing at G4, but hopefully all of the folks currently in employment on both shows (and others that may get affected by things changing within the company) are able to quickly find new work. Paul Gale Network has been both a friend and a fan of many of the video game personalities on G4TV’s programming over the years and wishes everyone the best, moving forward. The official statement is below.

G4’s two longest-running and defining series, Attack of the Show! and X-Play, will be ending their run at the end of 2012. Both shows will include original episodes through the end of the year, and will look back at theirmost memorable moments as we lead up to their final episodes. A rotating lineup of guest co-hosts including John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Josh Myers, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz will join AOTS hosts Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood, and X-Play hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter as part of the farewell shows.

With well over a thousand episodes each, Attack of the Show! and X-Play have defined gamer culture for a generation, serving as the launch pad for prominent personalities including Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Chris Hardwick and Adam Sessler. Attack of the Show! debuted March 28, 2005 and from the start was the ultimate guide to everything cool and new in the world of technology, web culture, gaming and pop culture. X-Play made its debut almost two years earlier, on April 28, 2003 (on G4’s previous incarnation: TechTV), and immediately became the go-to destination for young men seeking the latest video game news, honest reviews, hands-on demos and exclusive video game trailers and footage. The year-end celebration will take you back through highlights of these landmark shows’ history, including its exclusive live-from-the-floor coverage of San Diego Comic-Con and E3.

Both long-running shows helped define, as well as expand, the pop culture and gaming TV experience for a generation. We hope you’ve had as much fun watching them as we have had making them, and sincerely hope you join us in bidding a fond farewell to Attack of the Show and X-Play’s as we look back over the next two months and head towards each series’ finale.

One thought on “Attack of the Show! and X-Play are both coming to an end, December, 2012.”
  1. NO!!!! THIS CAN’T BE TRUE! I’ve watched Attack of the Show everyday since it started airing in 2005! and X Play to??? man this sucks…first Nintendo Power is shutting down and now this! Nice move G4!!! Network sucks nowadays anyway, it isn’t even about video games anymore…RIP X-Play and AOTS…you will both be missed 🙁

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