It was the end of an era this week over on G4. Their Attack of the Show! series came to a close after more than 1,700 episodes on the air. The show’s cancellation was announced late last year as part of the plan to rebrand G4 as the Esquire Channel, focusing on programming for “metrosexual viewers.”
Back in March 2005, Attack of the Show! replaced The Screen Savers, a beloved computer and tech help show that started back when the channel was known as TechTV. Over its seven year run, the Screen Savers hosts included Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht, and Sarah Lane.
After it was announced that Attack of the Show! would be ending, producer Joshua Brentano contacted Laporte and Norton about filming a special sketch for the last episode.
Below, you can see the two discussing the finale gag on a December episode Laporte’s This Week in Tech netcast.
Below that, you can see the end of Attack of the Show! and the special finale scene — an homage of sorts to the beloved finale of the Newhart sitcom.
If we can believe the end of the clip, it appears that TechTV will be making a comeback someday in the future.
What do you think? Was this a classy way to end of Attack of the Show! on G4? Were you a fan of the series? How about The Screen Savers?