G4TV Cancels X-Play and Attack of the Show

We can’t say that we didn’t see it coming, especially after Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira departed earlier this year, but it’s still sad to see it become final. According to the TV Guide, both X-Play and Attack of the Show have been canceled, thereby closing the door to all of G4TV’s gaming programming. The final episodes will air this December.

Rumor has it that this is all part of G4’s rebranding plan to emulate GQ magazine and become a more “upscale, sophisticated” TV channel just for men. I wonder if this means we’ll see more time slots for Cops and Cheaters. I also wonder if Ninja Warrior will still have a presence, as I really liked that show.

The new rebranding programs will go into effect in early 2013 in a most likely last ditch effort to keep the network on the air at all.