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Cable Network Cancels Signature Shows, Including One That Helped Make Olivia Munn a Cult Favorite TVWeek

A cable network announced the decision to cancel two shows that have come to define the network for much of the past decade. The network is G4, which announced plans to wrap up “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play.”

G4 will end production on the shows at the end of this year, and will send them off with special retrospective programming.

In its announcement, the network said: “With upwards of 1,700 and 1,300 episodes, respectively, ‘Attack of the Show!’ and ‘X-Play’ defined the gamer culture for a generation of young men, and served as the launch pad for prominent personalities including Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Chris Hardwick and Adam Sessler. Guests James Cameron, Ryan Reynolds, Jimmy Fallon, William Shatner, Sasha Baron Cohen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the notables who got their geek on. The shows also pioneered live-from-the-floor coverage of the two most important conventions in the game culture universe: San Diego Comic-Con and E3.”

The channel will showcase memorable moments from both shows during the runup to their finales. “A rotating lineup of guest co-hosts like 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,” G4 announced.

“Attack of the Show” premiered March 28, 2005, with “X-Play” bowing two years earlier, April 28, 2003, when the channel was still called TechTV.

Click here to read the full press release from G4.

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