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

By | Friday October 26, 2012 @ 11:25am PDT

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: Read More »

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‘Attack Of The Show’ Producers Sue NBCUniversal & G4

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 6:43pm PDT

G4’s Attack Of The Show has been hit by attack of the producers. Three segment producers (two former and one current) are bringing a class action suit (read it here) against the G4 Network and its owner NBCUniversal Media over pay, classification and unfair business practices on the live daily tech and pop culture show. The action is being launched by Sean Jordan, Bruce Greene and Yaniv Fituci on behalf of the group. They say the network intentionally misclassified them and others as exempt to not pay “all the wages to which they were and are entitled under federal and California law” when they worked over 40 hours a week.

The three, who are seeking a five- to seven-day jury trial, claim that, among other infractions, they were denied breaks and forced to drive 120 miles back home from a location shoot because the network wouldn’t pay for hotel rooms. They also claim that just last month one of the show’s executive producers “made a point of chastising” Jordan, who still works for G4, about requesting the show to hire more people to meet the increasing work load. They also allege that G4 and NBCUniversal not only failed to maintain accurate payrolls and withheld wages but “committed unfair business in an effort to increase profits and to gain an unfair business advantage at the expense of … Read More »

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