EP Daily

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EP Daily
File:EP Daily logo.jpg
EP Daily logo
Genre Video Games
Created by Victor Lucas
Developed by Greedy Productions
Written by Victor Lucas
Blake Siefken
Ryan Nicolas
Rob Koval
Jason Margolis
Geoff Chapman
Miri Jedeiken
Shaun Hatton
Marcus Onischak
Alistair Brown
Directed by Victor Lucas
Presented by Victor Lucas
Marissa Roberto
Scott C. Jones
Jose Sanchez
Miri Jedeikin
Shaun Hatton
Ben Silverman
Steve Tilley
Raju Mudhar
Ben Bolea
Theme music composer Paul Ruskay
Composer(s) Audio Network (music)
Country of origin Canada Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 20
Executive producer(s) Victor Lucas
Producer(s) Jason Margolis
Rob Koval
Editor(s) Jordan Taylor (Lead)
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia
Toronto, Ontario
San Francisco, California
Los Angeles, California
Cinematography Richard Grundy
Production company(s) Greedy Productions Ltd.
Distributor Greedy Productions Ltd.
PPI Releasing
Original network G4 Canada
Youtoo America
First shown in September 1, 1997
Original release September 1, 1997 – present
Related shows Reviews on the Run
Greedy Docs
External links

EP Daily (formerly The Electric Playground) is a daily news television show that covers movies, TV shows, comic books, collectibles and gadgets. Created and executive produced by host Victor Lucas, and his Vancouver, British Columbia production company Greedy Productions Ltd, EP Daily has been a staple on airwaves since its debut in September 1997.


The show features previews of upcoming videogames, videogame industry news, and interviews with celebrity gamers and people in the videogame industry; as well as segments that look at the latest toys, games, comics, and gadgets. EP’s hosts travel the world bringing viewers behind the scenes of the global game business to meet the planet’s most respected videogame creators. The show features daily coverage from Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Current cast and correspondents include: Victor Lucas, Scott Jones, Marissa Roberto, Jose "Fubar" Sanchez, Ben Silverman, Steve Tilley and Raju Mudhar .[1]

Former cast and correspondents have included: Tommy Tallarico, Julie Stoffer, Jade Raymond, Geoff Keighley, Donna Mei-Ling, Briana McIvor, Shaun Hatton and Miri Jedeikin.

International broadcasters

Country Network(s) Notes Ref
America Discovery Science Channel (2001-2002), G4 (2002-2006), Syndication (2010-2014), Youtoo TV (2012–Jan 2015), Reelz (2013-Jan 2015) Started airing weekly episodes in September 2011,[2] the daily version was made available in select markets on September 3, 2012. Began airing in April 2013 on Reelz. [3]
Australia SF Channel (relanuched as Syfy on January 1, 2014) Unknown if EP Daily will be shown in Australia at all in 2014
Canada G4, City, Space (TV channel), Razer, A-Channel, OMNI 1 Aired only once on OMNI.1

EP Daily airs on G4 Canada and City. The show had previously been aired in Canada on Space, Razer, A Channel, and OMNI.1, and in the United States on The Science Channel and G4. The show's website, elecplay.com, was launched in 1995.

In 2002, the reviews segment of the show, "Reviews on the Run", was spun off into its own show. It was known as Judgment Day in the United States and Reviews on the Run in Canada. The final airing of Judgment Day on G4 was in December 2005. In 2010 "Reviews on the Run" was expanded out to a daily format. The show's website is reviewsontherun.com.[4]

On December 31, 2006, Lucas announced on the EP Daily forums that Greedy Productions had canceled its contract with CHUM television, which had broadcast Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run on SPACE and A-Channel, and signed a two-year exclusive deal with Rogers Communications, to broadcast the shows on G4 Canada and then additionally on other Rogers owned TV stations. The Electric Playground aired only once on OMNI.1, on September 3, 2007.

On December 15, 2007, the series premiered on City Toronto and City Vancouver, airing episodes that had aired on G4 Canada. Greedy Productions Ltd. currently has a multi-year contract with Rogers Media for its television program Electric Playground.[citation needed]

Since December 1, 2010, EP Daily airs every weeknight at 8pm on SCI FI Channel Australia. This ceased on December 31, 2013 when SFTV Australia was closed after the owners of the channel failed to reach an agreement with Foxtel, and has now been replaced by NBCUniversal's Syfy Australia [5]

In September 2010, the show returned to America on ABC stations in select cities in the United States.[6] It featured two specials that aired on Sunday, January 16, 2011: "Everythings Cool Awards" and "Cool Things For 2011". Weekly episodes began airing in September 2011. Each episode is an hour split into two parts, either airing back to back or at separate times, depending on the station that's airing the show. Daily episodes began airing on select stations on September 3, 2012.[2][3] As of January 2015, none of the USA broadcasters including Reelz and Youtoo channels were continuing to broadcast EP Daily in the US markets. Some of the American stations replaced EP Daily with televised versions of Q starting in September 2014.

The show was known as The Electric Playground until July 2012, at which point the name was changed to EP Daily.

Late in 2014, Shaun Hatton left the series[7] and Reelz has decided not to renew the series on the network.[8]

The show will no longer air on G4 and City in 2016, but will remain on the show's YouTube channel.[9] The show will go on hiatus in the new year until new partners to support the show can be found.[10]


  1. "Hosts". epn.tv. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PPI RELEASING". ppi.tv. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 ""EP DAILY" TO LAUNCH DAILY IN US ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd". epdaily.tv. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  4. "Electric Playground Network". reviewsontherun.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. Scifitv.com.au. The Electric Playground Coming To SCI FI Dec 1
  6. hollywoodreporter.com. PPI, Greedy Prods. Launching 'Electric Playground' on ABC Stations
  7. "メガショーン on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  8. "Brian de Castro - Hey, was wondering what the status of... - Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  9. "Ep Daily Rundown - November 25, 2015". EPN.TV. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  10. "Announcement About the Future of EP". EPN.TV. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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