Kevin Pereira Is Leaving Attack of the Show, G4

    May 8, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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Pretty soon, G4 is going to be nothing but reruns. The channel that’s gone through more changes than Lady Gaga’s wardrobe is about to lose another familiar face, one of their only remaining. That’s right, Attack of the Show is losing host Kevin Pereira, who’s moving on to other ventures. This pretty much leaves Morgan Webb as the only “founding” personality who’s still with the company.

Over at the G4 blog, Pereira’s departure was announced:

After more than a decade on the air, host Kevin Pereira is leaving G4TV’s Attack of the Show. Attack will celebrate Pereira’s contribution to G4 with a month-long look back at his most memorable comedy sketches, interviews, and hilarious off-the-cuff moments from the show. The Pereira-palooza will culminate on May 31, his final day on AOTS, before Pereira delivers his final live, on-location coverage for the gaming world’s biggest event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), from June 4-7. In other words: Kevin’s going out large.

Which was confirmed on Pereira’s Twitter account:

Far more to say than a 140 characters will allow, but yes, I am leaving @aots. More info to come, and thanks for the kind words.(image) 56 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Granted, it’s still early, but there’s been no word on who will replace Pereira. As to whether G4 should even bother, well, that’s up to you to decide. For those who may not be aware, this isn’t the first tumultuous alteration the channel has had to deal with, going back to the Tech TV days. Names like Kevin Rose, Leo LaPorte, Chris Pirillo, and, to a lesser extent, Olivia Munn, have all come and gone from channel, which is actually in its third iteration.

However, the latest defections/resignations (Pereira and Adam Sessler, for instance) have left G4’s cupboard kind of bare. Yes, they could always hire someone new, but will that person have the same kind of chemistry Pereira had with the AOTS audience? Will they be given enough time to create their own rapport, or is Comcast more concerned about completing G4s shift, making it nothing but a channel that shows reruns?

The wait-and-see approach will probably be best here. For those of you who want a quick trip down memory lane, here’s Pereira’s first appearance on G4, something that will no doubt be on a loop when Pereira hosts his last group of AOTS shows:

As for Twitter, the reaction has been mixed:

Kevin Pereira has also left G4? But now who will crew members forcibly laugh at jokes for? #ohright #morganmanjaw(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @OriginalPSP Kevin Pereira leaving Attack of the Show – http://t.co/O8w0uHkN GOOD!(image) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Haters are definitely in the house, but there has been some love, too:

I’ll sincerely miss writing for @kpereira on AOTS — he’s a top notch class act. http://t.co/5yoZxfrz(image) 40 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Kevin Pereira is leaving @AOTS for good D: all of my sad. My only hope is that he’s starting his own show on G4 or some other network…(image) 16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

No Kevin Pereira don’t leave attack of the show!!! I’m not watching that show anymore! Lame people was hosting except you. #aots(image) 34 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So…no reason to watch G4 ever again now that Sessler and Pereira are gone. http://t.co/RcIIUth9 #Games #IMissTechTV(image) 18 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Which brings to the criticisms being currently leveled at G4:

G4 should just drop the gaming/technology pretense and call themselves the “we buy cheap syndications” channel. http://t.co/veEpWGdB(image) 8 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Kevin Pereira leaving G4 puts whats left of that channel on its death bed. I should try negotiations again to buy it for the WWE Network.(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Now that Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira is gone, the only thing G4 has left is Morgan Webb. G4 is history.(image) 14 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

What path do you think G4 is traveling down, as they continue to distant themselves from the tech/video game industry? Syndication heaven or gone completely? Let us know what you think.

  • http://www.nearfallnews.net deebow

    Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler leaving G4 is the last nail in the coffin for the network. They are going to lose a lot of long time viewers and the worst part about it is that they haven’t gained any new viewers for the longest time. With the ratings already in shambles, I don’t expect this network to stay afloat much longer.

    NBC and Comcast should of sold the network when they had the chance. I’m pretty sure the WWE would still be interested to purchasing the network still considering how much trouble they have been having in launching their own tv network.

    • Tacospeedboat

      What is G4 smoking? Kevin and Adam were both unique personalities and not to mention, funny. G4 must be clocking out, because it makes no sense. That was as good as G4 gets. Maybe if they tried some different shows of their own, rather than just one huge talk show. You can’t discount your way to success either, with crappy energy drink adverts and reruns.

    • Ken Gee

      My channel scan shows G4 is mostly COPS, NINJA WARRIORS and CHEATERS reruns. When Kevin Rose bailed I thought it was over…10 years later it looks grimmer.
      Kevin Pereira is a funny, smarmy, not-quite-geeky guy who must be an inhaler. So who’s gonna do the 4-20 shows now???

    • christy

      how does one hate The Kevin Pereira? its clear people are jealous of his success in those comments. the last remnants of the Attack may truly be dead, but Candace and whoever the new co host may be can help resurrect it.

  • Benny

    We now return you to your years old reruns of Cops and overhyped episodes of Third World Country Bomb Defusal Squad

  • Jamie

    Although he wasn’t formally employed by them, they also lost Chris Hardwick recently as he went off to work for Youtube full time. They lost the original series “Web Soup” in that instance. Personally I think AOTS will die, Candice is fun but I can’t see fans like myself accepting a new male host.

    • Jay

      KP was/is awesome…I actually DVR AOTS so that I can catch the news, review, and hijinx! I think Candace was a great addition to the show. She has really gotten good at hosting and is a real cutie but she is part of a duo. I would like to see if she can handle the solo act, but a new male co host will probably just be regarded as a douchbag. A long road to travel for AOST!

  • Tim

    I dig the bomb patrol show. But if they keep letting the hosts leave they won’t have any show it sucks to see Kevin go I was already disappointed when Olivia Munn left her and Kevin cracked my shit up. And she is smokin hot. But bomb patrol and some rerun cheaters and cops won’t do it for me they need to get their shit together


    This is very disappointing to hear that Kevin is leaving AOTS, I always thought he would be like Kobe Bryant and be with the Lakers for his entire career. Kobe will never leave the Lakers and I thought the same for Kevin and AOTS.

    Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood are perfect hosts of the show but Kevin is the one that brings it all together. Replacing the great Kevin P. will be hard and Candace will seem out of place without him. People have said for Matt M. to replace Kevin – YEAH RIGHT!!! He maybe fun to watch during Gadget Pron but hosting beside Candace. NO WAY. Candace and Sara hosting together will be awesome for a litte while but it will just get boring.

    Overall – Don’t get me wrong, I love Candace and Sara but without Kevin, I have to agree with everyone. G4 is going down the toilet – i have been loyal to G4 but if are looking to make it younger and more hip – BAD CALL.

    • Karen

      I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  • G4 Loyality

    First it was Adam and now Kevin – if G4 loses Sara Underwood or Candace Bailey or Morgan Webb, I’m no longer watching G4 anymore. Always thought that Olivia Munn never wanted to be there because I always felt that she was using AOTS as a stepping stool to a career in hollywood.

    Really don’t know what will be left for AOTS to do when Kevin leaves -Candace will be a big ??? with a new host and just won’t have that same chemistry she has with Kevin. Sara was a great addition to the show and like I said, if she leaves – I’m leaving despite my love for Candace. Seeing Sara everyday just makes my day.

    Well I will hang on for a little longer to see what they do with AOTS but if everything I use to love about AOTS doesn’t return. I’m saying goodbye myself.

    <3 Kevin + Candace + Sara <3

    • tim sims

      Fucken noob

  • John doe

    It will be sad to see Kevin go but as fit Adam goodbye and good riddance. I think that Blair Herter would be an awesome replacement for Kevin and anyone can replace Adam because people will continue to watch xplay for Morgan.

    • Techtv

      Bro obviously your wrong. Morgan Webb has NO personality compared to Adam. She was always just……there.

  • NIck A

    I’ll no longer be able to watch aots… ;__; where he is he’ll be amazing !! If he goes to another show, then i shall be so happy to see that i can laugh and smile another day :)

  • paul t

    What’s all the fuss about. I personally never liked Pereira … thought he’s stiff, desperate for approval and just not very cool nor funny. The show will do equally as well without him.

  • kevin T

    If G4 loses Webb,then that is the end for G4 it will be dead.I got the channel package that i have just for G4,back when there was cheat!,so no webb no G4.

    • mojoeyftw

      God I remember Cheat…those were the fun days. Now, are they going to turn to an all girl cast? I can live with that, but, it really wont be the same without kevin

  • The Masses

    If KP is stepping down, then bring back The HAISLIP!!!

  • kurt g

    I don’t even watch AOTS anymore, if I ever do, it is only to watch the quirkiness that is Kevin P. I remember watching him and his terrible facial hair/sense of style in arena and on various techtv shows. Hopefully he gets his own review/tech show on a bigger network, because if anyone deserves it, its him. Go Getem kevin!

  • This guy

    Years ago, I used to leave the tv on G4 all day as I played games on my other tv and on the computer. Back then they had a ton of good shows and I really couldn’t go wrong with their line up. Heck, even the slot with nothing but video game clips was more interesting than the current line up, but this was back when it was G4TechTV and transitioning into G4. Having lost the channel for years as my families cable no longer had it, I finally came back last year hoping for the glory days, but I got crap.

    They don’t even play reruns of their old original shows, it’s just irrelevant reruns of shows that weren’t good when they first aired more than ten years ago. X-Play and AOTS aren’t even as good anymore. They used to be great with all the antics of X-Play (Ratty :) and the sense of cohesion during the week on AOTS, but those don’t seem to be around anymore, or if they are I’m just not watching the right episodes. The only thing that makes them good now are the personalities. I’m really only interested in watching E3 coverage and the absolute newest ninja warrior, not the american ninja warrior.

    Just like everyone has said, the network doesn’t have long without their stars. Maybe if they reach into the old closet and pull out reruns of good television and hit the jackpot on replacement hosts they might survive long enough, but without new, original content taking up at least 70% of the line up I can’t even see stoners enjoying this channel much longer.

  • http://www.T1GN.com/ MoonDoggie82

    If KP is smart he’ll launch his own channel on Youtube like Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day.

  • frankie

    I’m gonna miss Kevin. I miss Adam. But you know what? G4 WILL BE FINE! Change happens, it’s life. AOTS and G4 have never been perfect, but they have always been great. It is hard to say what lies ahead, but this kool aid drinker is gonna be there no matter what :)

  • http://findextramoney.com alex

    listen, if you don’t want to see G4 ‘hosts’, or personnel leaving, then PAY THEM MORE! if that can’t be done, what do you frikkin’ expect? other than the fact that SOME people want to be famous and need a bigger arena to be seen, peeps will stay if their wallets are FATTER. SHOW ME THE MUN-NEEE BABY!

  • mikey

    and make him dress like big bird now and then and play
    SPK and try to code ‘live’ while doing the show.