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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
    More: Fail, X-Play, cops, Paul Scheer, Candace Bailey, Rob Huebel, Sara Underwood, Howie Mandel, Michael Ian Black  
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4177 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 27 Oct 2012 at 7:37 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-27 05:01:57 PM  

KarlMaldensNose: EddieFC: Roja Herring: I liked the girl before Olivia Mun... what was her name...?

Sarah Lane

mekki: Yes, why do you hire pretty much a non-geek to host one of the geekiest shows on television? Haislip filled the "hot girl" quota and she knew what she was talking about and was head over heels in love with it. She was perfect.

Stupid move.

Yeah, for me that was the begining of the end. I don't think Candace is particularly bad, it's just that there were so many better people they could have picked.

Sarah Lane is working for Leo Laporte over on Twit.tv these days. She does an actual daily tech news show along with an iPad show and a short iPhone show. She's doing alright for herself.


Candace was pretty enough but wasn't funny wasn't geeky and had a bit of a stick up her butt. Say what you will about Munn, she was down for the hot sauce challenge. They should have replaced her with Haslip or even Blair Buttler.

Sarah was fine on The Feed and I'm sure she'll pick up another gig somewhere. But I will miss Gaget Pron and DVDuesday.
 
2012-10-27 05:09:18 PM  
And for the hell of it, the Christmas movie "Rare Exports" is a good horror film.
 
2012-10-27 05:38:20 PM  
G4 stopped being about videogames and started being about...Campus PD. Who the fark cares about that stuff? I'm sure the whole network will be liquidated soon.
 
2012-10-27 05:51:27 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Pereira, Munn, Sessler, Webb, Gore, Hardwick, Haislip, Butler, all talented, smart, funny people doing a lot of live television week in, week out.

Pereira's got a show coming up on Syfy, Munn is showing up on The New Girl, Hardwick is back with Talking Dead.
Saw Haislip on American Ninja Warrior. She did not look happy.

Is Ninja Warrior going to be shown anywhere?


Hardwick has a whole media empire with Nerdist Industries.
 
2012-10-27 05:56:39 PM  
Oh no! What about Morgan Webb? Is she okay? Does she need consoling? I can do that.

Is she even still on there? Truthfully, I stopped watching after they sent Leo Laporte packing...


Morgan, call me.
 
2012-10-27 05:59:47 PM  
ZDtv is dead. Long live ZDtv.
 
2012-10-27 06:16:50 PM  

parkerlewis: I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

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So much this

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2012-10-27 06:19:16 PM  
Don't get G-4 anymore so I also miss:


michiganweed.org
 
2012-10-27 07:28:56 PM  
I really liked tech tv. I know even that had its detractors, but it had lots of good actually informative shows. I liked leo laporte, i liked the format of the shows. I could ignore the anime and whatever, but at least it felt tangentially related to tech. Cops, what the hell does that have to do with anything? I know it changed when it became G4 and just like sci fi, become syfy everything went to shiat.

Catering to the lowest common denominator sucks.
 
2012-10-27 07:31:58 PM  

HempHead: Anna David was a hottie. I liked to see her talk sex with Olivia.

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I remember one incredibly uncomfortable exchange when Anna David was trying to impart some truly great and honest sex advice and Munn started running her mouth, going for the low-blow joke instead. Anna actually said, "I'm trying to give some advice on a genuinely tough problem that a lot of men go through. Would you shut the fark up and let me finish?" About a month later she stopped showing up on the In Your Pants segments and they switched to that stupid mannequin. Anna was a guest on a podcast (I think it was The 404) not too long after that and they mentioned In Your Pants segment among her credits, but she stopped the host and said that she had quit doing those because Munn would never stop talking over her and always undermined Anna's attempts to answer legitimate problems seriously and with dignity so she could get a cheap laugh or do something that would "get her mentioned in the blogs the next day."
 
2012-10-27 08:30:30 PM  

Blowmonkey: I really liked tech tv. I know even that had its detractors, but it had lots of good actually informative shows. I liked leo laporte, i liked the format of the shows. I could ignore the anime and whatever, but at least it felt tangentially related to tech. Cops, what the hell does that have to do with anything? I know it changed when it became G4 and just like sci fi, become syfy everything went to shiat.

Catering to the lowest common denominator sucks.


Just like public education
 
2012-10-27 08:37:38 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: (Why did they have to hire a chick to be eye candy? They already had Layla Kayleigh...))


She was the most annoying, talentless, vapid airhead that ever graced G4. She cared less about what she was saying and read a prompter worse than Olivia Munn. And Munn was no prize
 
2012-10-27 08:40:59 PM  
G4's been on the way out for a while now.
 
2012-10-27 09:14:55 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 452x294]


Funny...cause Obama doesnt give a fark either way....you are ironic and dont know it
 
2012-10-27 09:18:26 PM  

hasty ambush: parkerlewis: I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

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So much this

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I have to applaud this
 
2012-10-27 11:08:46 PM  
It was only a matter of time after Sessler left. Him and ...well at least initially, Webb were the only two seemingly genuine gamers/techies. Webb has sort of bought her own hype a this point, though. Their coverage of E3 has sucked balls the last couple years as well, which was the only reason I even tuned in anymore.
 
2012-10-27 11:16:07 PM  
sixpacktech.com
 
2012-10-27 11:21:30 PM  
Isn't this what happens with every niche channel ever made? They start out catering to a small demographic, whether it's history, learning, geek, etc.. Then it takes off and the business types have to figure out how to make more money because shareholders need growth so they start researching and finding out what sells advertising spots, and then the channel turns into what we have now like TLC reality crap and History Channel's ancient aliens.
 
2012-10-27 11:42:55 PM  
I haven't really watched TV in over a year now, maybe two. Every channel I loved to watch was turned into a bland shadow of itself, replaying the same shows over and over again. Network Decay has set in so badly it's become the norm rather than the exception. There's simply nothing on I want to watch.
 
2012-10-27 11:55:55 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: It was only a matter of time after Sessler left. Him and ...well at least initially, Webb were the only two seemingly genuine gamers/techies. Webb has sort of bought her own hype a this point, though. Their coverage of E3 has sucked balls the last couple years as well, which was the only reason I even tuned in anymore.


I was never a huge fan of Webb, I mean at least she knew what the fark she was talking about. One review was super memorable to me at least for the review because the game was crap IIRC it was a stupid Naruto fighting game and Webb dropped an F-bomb about having to review another stupid farking Naruto game and for whatever reason it didn't get beeped and well whatever it's cable I backed my Tivo up though a couple of times to make sure I heard correctly though.
 
2012-10-28 12:33:46 AM  
I'm kind of glad that Adam Sessler left X-Play mainly because he was so biased
 
2012-10-28 12:48:10 AM  
Did anyone notice how the article said that TechTV WAS G4, and simply turned INTO G4, not mentioning anything about how G4 bought TechTV, and burned all of their great programming to the ground, turned their best shows into shells of their former selves, and now are cancelling them.

/trolling done
 
2012-10-28 01:07:26 AM  

hbk72777: Directv dumped them 2 years ago.

Morgan Webb also started sagging


Still want
 
2012-10-28 02:08:26 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: G4 stopped being about videogames and started being about...Campus PD. Who the fark cares about that stuff? I'm sure the whole network will be liquidated soon.


Sounds like it's just being rebranded.

Usually what happens is whoever has bought the network will come in and take a look at all of their assets. In this day and age if their gear is up to date then one of two things will happen:

1. Come in, grab all the gear and redistribute to your other networks.
2. Fire everyone, rename the channel and restaff.

A lot of times they'll just have everyone reapply for their old jobs. I've been through both scenarios...
 
2012-10-28 02:14:58 AM  

kliq: Wait, people still have cable subscriptions?


Yeah -- gotta have easy access to sporting events in HD.
 
2012-10-28 05:39:56 AM  
And TechTV is now really and truly gone.
 
2012-10-28 01:48:44 PM  
...and nothing of value was lost.

Over the last couple years, those shows have become little more than infomercials for whatever game/console was coming out. Not to say there are rigorous standards for "gaming journalism", but feigning frothed excitement over the Wii-U isn't merely sad, its still not going to make anyone want to buy a Wii-U.
 
2012-10-28 07:03:09 PM  

Codenamechaz: 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.


Yup. Easier to blame the audience than to change your business model, and nobody gets promoted for saying "We need to focus on quality and our demographic, making the most out of our audience, instead of grabbing for every the LCD." What's particularly galling about CN is how successful midweek shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Gumball have been when not kicked to the curb at the first opportunity.
 
2012-10-30 01:48:43 PM  

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"...


Yeah, were talking about you Scifi channel...
 
2012-10-30 09:31:28 PM  
Judgement Day > X-play

there, I said it

// they weren't afraid to badmouth a bad game ... but the publishers of those games are the ones that bought the ads. Conflict of interest.
 
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