G4TV has been relaunched, with Attack of the show! making a comeback as part of the network’s return. AOTS hosting mainstay Kevin Pereira is leading the reboot, but one personality that hasn’t returned is its longtime co-host, Olivia Munn. The live comedy/news show was where Munn got her first break before getting mainstream Hollywood attention via The daily show, The newsroom and X-Men: Apocalypse, among other projects. The actress, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend John Mulaney, previously competed in G4’s 2020 reunion special, but she’s not involved in the full relaunch.
In the official premiere of the new Attack of the show!, the show cut haters off from the get-go by making a few jokes about Munn’s absence and also referencing her high-profile relationship with Mulaney. Pereira was shown at a fake press conference for the AOTS reboots while being pelted with nonsensical questions from his fellow G4 personalities.
On a certain moment, AOTS co-host Kassem “Kassem G” Gharaibeh spoke on behalf of Twitch chat by asking, “Where’s Olivia?” Pereira replies sharply, “I believe pregnant, Kass. Thank you.” The piece continues, with Kassem pulling out another “random question” that reads, “Where’s OM?” Pereira bends and redirects strengthens co-host Ovilee May, but Kassem nods negatively.
Later in the same piece, Pereira, who is also known for hosting Hack my life and producing Disney XDs Select player and The attack, is struck by another question. This one comes from WWE superstar Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed), who forcibly asks, “Is it true that Kevin impregnated John Mulaney?”
Munn was also later mentioned during one of the show’s “Around the Net” segments. Pereira and co-host Gina Darling were interrupted by “Kevin’s Hype Machine”, a character from the Attack of the Show!’s original loop. At the end of the piece, the machine says goodbye to Darling by naming her Olivia, as well as the names of other former AOTS hosts such as Alison Haislip, Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood. “I feel like a new friend meeting the parents, Kevin,” Darling jokes afterwards.
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Apart from the above AOTS hosting trio of Pereira, Kassem G and Darling, Will Neff and Fiona Nova are also listed as co-hosts in the rebooted program. It is believed the show will also feature cameos from other G4TV personalities such as Woods, May, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Code Miko and the hosts of the rebooted xplay (Adam Sessler, Indiana “Froskurinn” Black, Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, and Corey “The Black Hokage” Smallwood).
According to G4TV’s official streaming schedule, Attack of Show! airs on Twitch/YouTube Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. AOTS will also get two spin-offs: Attack of Show: mood control (Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET) and the interview-based Attack of the Show: The Loop (Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET). xplay will stream live versions of its shows twice a week at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays. Edited versions for cable are broadcast on the main TV channel and those dates/times can be found by checking your local listings (via Verizon Fios, Cox and Xfinity TV). Archived versions of the shows, as well as various segments, are available to watch anytime on G4’s YouTube channel.
On the YouTube channel of G4TV you will also find the 2020’s A very special G4 reunion special and the official launch event Catastrophic launch of G4 spectacular, which gave a preview of the new/recurring shows and talent. There are also streaming series from the network’s soft launch, such as B4G4 and G4 Beach House, in addition to various sketches and xplay-style reviews and discussions.