G4 May Change Name, Try To Become More "Sophisticated"
To many, G4 is just a bit on the childish/adolescent side.
Well, NBCUniversal may be seeking to change that image, as according to a new Variety report, NBCU is looking to give G4 an "upscale makeover."
Basically, they want to take G4 "in a direction reminiscent of GQ," which is a well-known magazine for the "modern male" that certainly goes beyond the beer-stained t-shirt, brainless floozies, and mindless violence. So next year, don't be surprised to see a new level of "chic" when you switch on G4; the standard programs like "Attack of the Show" may remain, but maybe the hosts will be wearing ties or something, I don't know.
I would probably try to watch some of it if it were less annoying, so I say this is a good thing. The problem I usually have with such programming (and a lot of stuff found on Spike, TV for "men," supposedly) is because I find it extraordinarily insulting at times. We're not all 30-year-olds trapped in a 15-year-old's body. I swear.
9/7/2012 9:25:50 AM Ben Dutka