G4 may still live: months after laying off a number of staff and canceling both of the struggling channel's flagship gaming shows, NBC Universal has decided to keep G4 alive, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
That's right: instead of turning G4 into the newly-branded Esquire Channel as part of a licensing deal with the Hearst corporation, the folks at NBC have decided to leave things as is, despite the fact that G4's major studio shows, X-Play and Attack of the Show, no longer exist. The on-air talent is all gone too.
At least they still have all those Cops reruns?
Says The Hollywood Reporter:
G4 is expected to remain as is for the foreseeable future, though it's highly unlikely the company will invest in more original programming. Stotsky will remain in charge of that network as well as Esquire, which will remain his primary focus with regard to time, energy and resources.
NBC will instead rebrand the Style channel as the Esquire network.