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'Attack of the Show!' 'X-Play' Canceled

26 October 2012 12:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

G4 is cancelling "Attack of the Show!" and "X-Play," two giddily nerdy shows that helped define the network. Both shows will end production at the end of the year after 1,700 episodes of "Attack of the Show" and 1,300 episodes of "X-Play." "Attack of the Show!," perhaps best known for launching the career of former host Olivia Munn, has focused since its 2005 debut on technology, games, pop culture, movies and videos. Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood now host. The gaming-obsessed "X-Play" debuted in 2003 on G4's previous incarnation, TechTV. It is now »

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G4 Cancels Flagships ‘Attack Of The Show’ And ‘X-Play’

26 October 2012 11:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The network made it official today that production on the long-running shows is shutting down at the end of the year. Attack Of The Show and X-Play helped define G4‘s gamer-culture focus and launched careers for the likes of Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick, amassing close to 3000 episodes to date. They also provided wall-to-wall coverage of Comic-Con and E3 — two events right in the network’s young-male demo wheelhouse. X-Play launched in 2003 on what was then known as TechTV; Attack followed in 2005. Here’s the network’s release about farewell plans for the shows, which will air original episodes through 2012: Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2012 – Attack of the Show! and X-Play are the longest-running and defining series for G4 through its first decade. With the shows ending production at the end of 2012, G4 is getting set to showcase the landmark series as they wind down their long runs on the network. »


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'Attack of the Show' Employees Attack NBCU for Overtime Wages

31 July 2012 7:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Three current and former employees of G4's Attack of the Show are suing the network and parent company NBCUniversal for allegedly attempting to improperly classify them as "exempt" from laws governing overtime compensation. Sean Jordan, Bruce Greene and Yaniv Fituci filed a proposed class action on behalf of themselves and other line and field producers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. The plaintiffs say they have complained to network management about being "woefully understaffed," and that as a result of staff shortages, they could only complete their work by working more than 40 hours per week. In fact,

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