Today, Kevin Pereira, host of G4′s popular hour long weekday segment, Attack of the Show, announced that he will be leaving the show to pursue other ventures. He released the following statement early Tuesday afternoon on G4tv’s official website:
“For the last ten years, G4 has provided me a phenomenal career filled with countless once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and the chance to work with some of the most driven, talented and passionate people in the business,” said Pereira. “I want to thank our viewers for allowing me to inform and entertain them each and every week.” He also added, “ “I plan to turn my attention to full-time with my production company Super Creative and live touring nerd-carnival leetUP,”
This may come as a shock to most people, because Kevin Pereira was often seen as the face of G4. While neither party has declared what caused Pereira to announce his departure, the absence of his presence on Attack of the Show will be hard to ignore. G4 took quite a bit of time trying to find a replacement for Olivia Munn just a little while back, and it may take even longer to replace a talent such as Pereira. This news also comes just a few weeks after Adam Sessler released a statement informing his fans that he too would not be returning to G4. His representative released the following statement on April 25th:
“Television personality Adam Sessler and TV network G4 are parting ways, with Adam’s last episode as host of G4′s “X-Play” airing on the network today, Wednesday, April 25. Adam has been hosting the show since it first aired as ZDTV’s “Gamespot TV” in July 1998 and he also served as Editor In Chief of games content at G4. His current projects include starring as himself in the Summer 2012 movie “noobz” and consulting with a film production company on theatrical feature adaptations of video games. Adam intends to stay in front of the camera and continue as a key voice within the games industry. He also sings and is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.”
This was also a shock, and an equally huge loss to G4tv’s staff. The two men were the most influential hosts of popular G4 television shows in recent past, and provided added coverage of the gaming industries largest conventions. Both men will be sorely missed. So what gives with the departure of two of the most important hosts on two of your more popular shows? Both have been there over 10 years, and they both exit within two weeks of each other, that seems fishy. What ever the cause for their departures, you can rest assured that this will not bode well for G4 and its viewers.