G4, the once-defunct and soon-to-return video game television channel, is asking for audition tapes from people interested in becoming hosts for the network.
The announcement came via a YouTube video uploaded to G4’s channel earlier today, featuring former X-Play host and on-air personality Adam Sessler.
Sessler encourages those who know someone interested in becoming a host for the relaunched network to tag them in a tweet with the hashtag #G4NeedsTalent.
Those personally interested in auditioning for a spot on the new G4 can submit audition tapes by following the instructions listed on the G4TV subreddit:
Put yourself on camera doing something great! (2 minutes or less please)
Upload your audition tape to Twitter, Instagram, or this very Reddit thread!
Tag it with the hashtag #G4NeedsTalent
You can also email the link to your audition tape to email@example.com
To be eligible for consideration, submissions must be from someone who is 18 years of age or older and is a legal U.S. resident.
In late July, G4 teased its 2021 return, which prompted responses from many previous G4 hosts including Kevin Pereira, Morgan Webb, and Olivia Munn.
The network originally went on the air in 2002, launching with the tagline “TV for Gamers” and 10 original shows all focused on video games; in 2004, the network merged with TechTV, a tech and internet-focused cable network. The combined entity was briefly called “G4techTV.”
With the acquisition, G4 added TechTV programming like tech variety show The Screen Savers, the computer support show, Call for Help, and game review show X-Play; later, G4 revamped The Screen Savers into the pop culture-centric Attack of the Show!
In 2005, “TechTV” was dropped from the “G4techTV” name in the United States, becoming “G4” once again and adopting the new tagline “Videogame TV.”
In years leading following, G4 became increasingly less video game-focused and more of a general men’s lifestyle channel, airing reruns of shows like Star Trek, COPS, Cheaters, and Lost.
Network mismanagement and a loss of viewership eventually led to the channel’s demise in 2014, when all operations were shut down.
It’s currently unknown what form the new G4 will take — whether it’ll be a TV network like its past incarnation or a digital-only production.
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