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(HitFix)   G4 cancels Attack of the Show and X-Play because there just wasn't enough room on the schedule for those shows and 23 hours of Cops per day   (hitfix.com) divider line 130
    More: Fail, X-Play, cops, Paul Scheer, Candace Bailey, Rob Huebel, Sara Underwood, Howie Mandel, Michael Ian Black  
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2012-10-27 04:14:59 AM  
Well in all fairness, to most of their audience, COPS, is the only home movies they have left after having sold all their belongings for Natty lite, and meth.
 
2012-10-27 05:42:46 AM  
Don't care, and haven't cared since TechTV was killed off.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2012-10-27 07:24:27 AM  
I'd like to think that it's a lack of chemistry on the set without Olivia Munn. If you're unfamiliar with her, someone should come along and provide pictorial evidence. That, and she was fun.
 
2012-10-27 07:32:15 AM  

433: I'd like to think that it's a lack of chemistry on the set without Olivia Munn. If you're unfamiliar with her, someone should come along and provide pictorial evidence. That, and she was fun.


Or, someone could post a picture of any talentless, average looking attention whore and you'd get roughly the same effect.
 
2012-10-27 07:36:37 AM  
FTFA: 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.

Yea right. Cause when I think of geeks, I think of Esquire and GQ. More than likely it's going to be an E! like channel for dudes. Can't really say I'm surprised though, since the only way I would see any new content on that channel now I would have to piss off an authority figure at a campus or trailer park. Or a very insecure girlfriend who LOVES drama.

I actually did like their coverage of the cons, especially E3. SInce I would probably never get a chance to attend one, it was as close as I could get. G4 used to be a great background noise channel but after the Cops and Cheaters switch I had to start turning it off.

/ now it's SportsCenter and its endless prattling about a backup QB and a ho hum team in a big market.
// urge to kill rising
 
2012-10-27 07:39:49 AM  
www.vgcats.com

What's a G4?
 
2012-10-27 08:02:09 AM  
I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-10-27 08:05:12 AM  
Well, so long G4.
 
2012-10-27 08:08:12 AM  
In other news, subby is/was apparently the one person in the world who watches G4.

Switch to TWiT, subby.
 
2012-10-27 08:12:09 AM  
Shame that G4 fell that hard. It used to be my go to channel for just having something on. Wish I could see the old shows.

The MTV of this decade.
 
2012-10-27 08:14:26 AM  
On the bright side, now that she'll have nothing to do, there's always that chance Sara Jean Underwood will make the leap to starring in bukkake videos.
 
2012-10-27 08:29:20 AM  
I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.
 
2012-10-27 08:32:04 AM  
say what you will but cops and ninja warrior are better than x-play/aots, x-play went to shiat before adam sessler left anyways (tho him leaving was the nail in the coffin)

remember zdtv? screen savers? :/
 
2012-10-27 08:35:32 AM  
Wow.. This is the slowest death of a channel I've ever seen. They've been doing regular format changes and layoffs since 2005.. It's amazing how badly they completely farked up what was once nearly perfect geek programming.
 
2012-10-27 08:36:54 AM  
G4 is a turd. It's too forced for geeks and too nerdy for anyone else.
 
2012-10-27 08:39:05 AM  

Shadowtag: I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.


Considering the target demographics of at least SyFy and G4, you're trying to get a group of people that more and more rely on the internet for their entertainment that trying to maintain a cable TV channel gets less and less profitable. You'd think they would try to redirect their energies in to creating a more online presence to follow their demographic, but when you see other networks competing for the Cops/Cheaters demographic, I guess it seems easier and more cost effective to try to squeeze more and more blood from that stone.

This is where Comedy Central shows why it's more savvy than most other channels. Instead of fighting for viewership, it at least maintains some semblance of its original intent and hosts a good deal of content online. Then again, it has a larger pool of successful content to host, but SyFy and G4 might too if they would focus on creating content rather than leasing someone else's.
 
2012-10-27 08:41:05 AM  

AdamK: say what you will but cops and ninja warrior are better than x-play/aots, x-play went to shiat before adam sessler left anyways (tho him leaving was the nail in the coffin)

remember zdtv? screen savers? :/


It was tough to pay attention to what Leo LaPorte was saying while rubbing one out to Kate Botello.
 
2012-10-27 08:41:12 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: 433: I'd like to think that it's a lack of chemistry on the set without Olivia Munn. If you're unfamiliar with her, someone should come along and provide pictorial evidence. That, and she was fun.

Or, someone could post a picture of any talentless, average looking attention whore and you'd get roughly the same effect.


Have you seen her in The Newsroom?

I was fairly impressed with her acting skills that (seemingly) materialized out of nowhere. She also seems a lot hotter when she's not just there to be eye candy. (Why did they have to hire a chick to be eye candy? They already had Layla Kayleigh...)

/Geek television is dead.
//We're all on the internet now anyway.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:32 AM  
parkerlewis: I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

Is she padding around the show barefoot? Because I think I could work with that.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:41 AM  

Shadowtag: I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.


In this day and age where we're creeping closer and closer to Idiocracy becoming prophetic, people apparently don't have the attention span for a dedicated channel it seems, so they have to diversify or they'll go under.

Or at least that's what some guy with a his face affixed in a permanent troll face is telling these channel executives, as that's the only thing that explains why Cartoon Network shoved its new seasons of saturday morning DC nation shows to next year after airing one episode, and replaced it all with live action bullshiat.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:55 AM  

BronyMedic: [www.vgcats.com image 692x754]

What's a G4?


OMG, that asshole finally updated his comic. Let me guess, there are three whole strips from this year? No, that's too many. It's got to be two.
 
2012-10-27 08:51:26 AM  

BronyMedic: [www.vgcats.com image 692x754]

What's a G4?


Huh, I'm surprised he managed an update between now and when I quit following three or four years ago.
 
2012-10-27 08:52:34 AM  

Shadowtag: I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.


They don't care: generalized channels make more money.
 
2012-10-27 08:56:43 AM  
I saw Sumi Das do her own makeup for CES coverage.
 
2012-10-27 09:07:30 AM  
Only reason for this show:
Sarah Underwood.

That is all.
 
2012-10-27 09:09:39 AM  

BronyMedic: [www.vgcats.com image 692x754]

What's a G4?


I don't know who made that comic, but I want him to suffer a good punch in the face.
 
2012-10-27 09:10:02 AM  
SFW, btw.
 
2012-10-27 09:16:41 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Only reason for this show:
Sarah Underwood.

That is all.


That's a stretch. She has that rode very hard and put away wet look to her.. She's also flirting with extra chromosomes.
 
2012-10-27 09:25:46 AM  

NeverDrunk23: Shame that G4 fell that hard. It used to be my go to channel for just having something on. Wish I could see the old shows.

The MTV of this decade.


...you say that as though G4 were the only one to abandon its "core philosophy"...
 
2012-10-27 09:30:09 AM  
As mentioned by others, I have to agree...why the fark do network exec not grasp specialization? TLC, History, and Discovery all used to be my wife's and my go to channels, now they have been inundated with mindless drivel. Rather than please a specific audience, they cast the widest net possible.

Honey Boo-Boo is a great example of something that has no place on television. Nothing is gained by it. Nothing. Ok...perhaps enjoying the exploitation and spectacle of poor, uneducated rednecks.
 
2012-10-27 09:35:18 AM  

LoneWolf343: Shadowtag: I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.

They don't care: generalized channels make more money.


Then they might as well rebrand them. TLC can become the "Freak Lifestyles Network"; A&E can become the "War on Mundane things (and Storage Lockers) Network (which occasionally airs good scripted content...if you're lucky)", History becomes the "Turn Junk into Gold Channel"; SyFy becomes the "Conspiracy Channel"; and USA becomes the "Hey, We Actually Put Scripted Stuff On Our Channel Channel."

/They would've won that one in a bidding war with TNT.
 
2012-10-27 09:40:19 AM  
I stopped watching when TechTV went away
 
2012-10-27 09:50:57 AM  

IlGreven: NeverDrunk23: Shame that G4 fell that hard. It used to be my go to channel for just having something on. Wish I could see the old shows.

The MTV of this decade.

...you say that as though G4 were the only one to abandon its "core philosophy"...


Nah. I said it like that because I used to watch G4 all the time when it came out, so I guess I'm just extra bitter at this. That and how they were so damn focused at turning into Spike TV Jr.
 
2012-10-27 09:56:34 AM  
When these two go, i'll have no reason to watch the channel
 
2012-10-27 10:01:51 AM  

IlGreven: LoneWolf343: Shadowtag: I don't know why this irritates me, since I haven't watched it in years. Maybe it's because SyFy and BBCAmerica are going the same route by filling their schedules with crap that has nothing to do with the idea behind their existence, and Cartoon Network's not looking too well either. Do any of these network execs understand the concept behind a specialized channel? Because the first thing they do when the budget lags is grab the cheapest, stupidest, least related thing possible and just fill the schedule with that until they've destroyed it entirely. It's as if they weren't charismatic enough for politics so they got the next job with least requirements involved that require basic comprehension of that job.

/Kind of amazed that Comedy Central still appears to understand what it's doing, but they still fill the schedule with the same thing over and over.

They don't care: generalized channels make more money.

Then they might as well rebrand them. TLC can become the "Freak Lifestyles Network"; A&E can become the "War on Mundane things (and Storage Lockers) Network (which occasionally airs good scripted content...if you're lucky)", History becomes the "Turn Junk into Gold Channel"; SyFy becomes the "Conspiracy Channel"; and USA becomes the "Hey, We Actually Put Scripted Stuff On Our Channel Channel."

/They would've won that one in a bidding war with TNT.


All the things mentioned in the quoted posts is why I canceled cable TV this summer.. I now stream pre-programmed content specific Justin.TV channels which are by all means programmed 100% better than anything I saw on TV in years.. There is a great military docs channel, a few fantastic crime docs channel.. The list of content goes on.. Combined with netflix.. Yeah.. I watch more video content now without cable then I ever did with it.
 
2012-10-27 10:07:25 AM  
My friend and I used to watch Xplay and AOTS while drinking and before Cops. No, not the best but I have some great memories associated with them. On that alone I'm sad to see them go.
 
2012-10-27 10:10:50 AM  
Wait, people still have cable subscriptions?
 
2012-10-27 10:13:02 AM  
I like the girl with the tits on Storage Wars
 
2012-10-27 10:13:51 AM  

kliq: Wait, people still have cable subscriptions?


If you think that's weird, my step-dad still has a subscription to tv guide.
 
2012-10-27 10:26:13 AM  
Might as well cancel a commercial.
 
2012-10-27 10:43:08 AM  

433: I'd like to think that it's a lack of chemistry on the set without Olivia Munn. If you're unfamiliar with her, someone should come along and provide pictorial evidence. That, and she was fun.


That girl that replaced her was so LAME.

/the Olivia Munn years on Attack of the Show were great
 
2012-10-27 10:56:04 AM  

styckx: HotIgneous Intruder: Only reason for this show:
Sarah Underwood.

That is all.

That's a stretch. She has that rode very hard and put away wet look to her.. She's also flirting with extra chromosomes.


Did you just go full studman69? Damn it you never go full studman69.
 
2012-10-27 10:57:20 AM  

Endive Wombat: Honey Boo-Boo is a great example of something that has no place on television. Nothing is gained by it. Nothing. Ok...perhaps enjoying the exploitation and spectacle of poor, uneducated rednecks.


Wrong, wrong, WRONG. I no longer accept "I watch (toddlers and tiaras, honey boo boo, 16 and pregnant, etc) to feel better about myself. I know it's terrible."

If you watch it AT ALL, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.

Stop. Watching. This. Trash.
 
2012-10-27 10:58:08 AM  
I'm waiting for the day when The Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and The Weather Channel switch their programming to show only reality shows and Cops reruns.
 
2012-10-27 11:01:05 AM  
i486.photobucket.com
But, she's on Attack Of The Show.....they can't cancel it. She's cute, and you don't fire the cute girl!
 
2012-10-27 11:03:06 AM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-27 11:19:31 AM  
And Another channel gets shiat on like discovery and history. Can't wait for their slew of reality shows
 
2012-10-27 11:24:22 AM  

Craps the Gorilla: And Another channel gets shiat on like discovery and history. Can't wait for their slew of reality shows


And how could I forget scyfy. Oh how I miss the days of outttt limits, bsg, random star gates. Etc etc.. I think some of those survived for a bit after its LCD schedule change.

/cause when I think of scifi, I think of wwe....
 
2012-10-27 11:26:38 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Only reason for this show:
Sarah Underwood.

That is all.


I think they could make a go at having somewhat not retarded hot chicks go places and do things like that.

Sarah Underwood isn't a Paris Hilton level stupid, and she's willing to wear ridiculous skimpy outfits to do things, so it's fun to watch.
 
2012-10-27 11:27:26 AM  
This show signed its own suicide note when they made Candace Bailey the cohost instead of Alison Haislip. Though I would hope that it will one day comeback revamped like Talk Soup did with The Soup
 
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