G4 has just announced that it is canceling two of its longest running shows. Attack of the Show and X-Play will both be ending production at the end of 2012. With a little over two months left, G4 plans to pay tribute to the series in the remaining episodes.
Attack of the Show has run for over 1,700 episodes, while X-Play has run for over 1,300 episodes. The two series helped launch the careers of Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Chris Hardwick and Adam Sessler. Guests of the shows have included many celebrities popular among comic book fans such as James Cameron, Ryan Reynolds, William Shatner and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The shows also provided live coverage from the floors of San Diego Comic-Con and E3.
In the final episodes, Attack of the Show and X-Play will look back at their most memorable moments, important scoops, entertaining programming and appealing hosts. Guest co-hosts during the farewell episodes will include John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Josh Myers, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz.
“Attack of the Show! and X-Play have been important for G4, and we want to acknowledge the creative people who have helped inspire and showcase the phenomenon of gamer culture,” said G4 Media General Manager Adam Stotsky. “With more than 3,000 episodes aired between them, we have more than enough great material to honor these innovators and their amazing contributions as we bring both shows to a close.”