Both series, which helped put the cable network on the map, will end production at the end of the year, as the network undergoes a re-branding initiative in 2013. New episodes of both shows will continue to air through December, according to TV Guide.
“‘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,” G4 Media general manager Adam Stotsky said in a statement. “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.”
The pop culture-driven series “Attack of the Show,” which premiered in 2005 and help kick start Olivia Munn’s career, is currently hosted by Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood.
The video-game based “X Play” launched in April 2003 on the G4 predecessor TechTV.