G4 video game channel returns to TV in November

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G4 rose from its grave back in July 2020, declaring it would return in 2021, but how and when the return would occur was unclear. However, G4 finally announced that it is returning to TV on November 16, 2021, available through Xfinity TV, Cox, and Verizon Fios, and it will also be available for streaming on Philo. G4 furthermore has a multi-year promotional and commercial agreement with Twitch, and it will continue supporting the YouTube channel it has been using for the past year. Basically, G4 will be on TV and on a lot of other places — and it’s bringing both new shows and classic shows like X-Play and Attack of the Show! with it.

Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira are returning to host X-Play and Attack of the Show! respectively. A new show called Boosted will be about esports and offer coverage of events like ESL’s IEM Katowice 2022. (If you don’t know what any of that is — good for you!) There will also be a show where people just play Dungeons & Dragons. (Sister site The Escapist is already doing that, for the record.) And for the heck of it, G4 is bringing at least 37 seasons of Ninja Warrior (Sasuke) back to TV, including some that have yet to air in the US. That has nothing to do with video games, but that show rules, so I have no complaints.

If G4 has more focus and fewer employees using cocaine behind the scenes this time around, maybe it can sustain itself as a viable video game TV channel again. It has known personalities like Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil and WWE wrestler Xavier Woods in its talent roster to bolster it, which is a start.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!