EP Daily

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EP Daily
EP Daily logo.jpg
EP Daily logo
GenreVideo Games
Created byVictor Lucas
Developed byEP Media Ltd. (formerly Greedy Productions)
Written byVictor Lucas
Blake Siefken
Ryan Nicolas
Rob Koval
Jason Margolis
Geoff Chapman
Miri Jedeiken
Shaun Hatton
Marcus Onischak
Alistair Brown
Directed byVictor Lucas
Presented byVictor Lucas
Marissa Roberto
Scott C. Jones
Jose Sanchez
Miri Jedeikin
Shaun Hatton
Ben Silverman
Steve Tilley
Raju Mudhar
Ben Bolea
Theme music composerPaul Ruskay
Composer(s)Audio Network (music)
Country of originCanada Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons25
Executive producer(s)Victor Lucas
Producer(s)Jason Margolis
Rob Koval
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia
Toronto, Ontario
San Francisco, California
Los Angeles, California
CinematographyRichard Grundy
Editor(s)Jordan Taylor (Lead)
Production company(s)Greedy Productions Ltd.
DistributorGreedy Productions Ltd.
PPI Releasing
Original networkG4 Canada
Youtoo America
First shown inSeptember 1, 1997
Original releaseSeptember 1, 1997 (1997-09-01) –
2015 (2015)
Related showsReviews on the Run
Greedy Docs
Judgement Day
External links

EP Daily (formerly The Electric Playground) was a daily news television show that covers video games, movies, TV shows, comic books, collectibles and gadgets. Created and executive produced by host Victor Lucas, and his Vancouver, British Columbia production company EP Media Ltd (formerly Greedy Productions Ltd), EP Daily was a staple on airwaves since its debut in September 1997. The show continues to produce and publish content on the Electric Playground Network's YouTube channel.


The show featured previews of upcoming video games, video game industry news, and interviews with celebrity gamers and people in the video game 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 video game creators. The show featured daily coverage from Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Current cast and correspondents include: Victor Lucas, guest correspondent Johnny Millenium of Happy Console Gamer

Former cast, crew and correspondents have included: Tommy Tallarico, Julie Stoffer, Jade Raymond, Geoff Keighley, Jose "Fubar" Sanchez, Ben Silverman, Steve Tilley, Donna Mei-Ling Park, Kelly Benson, Briana McIvor, Shaun Hatton, Miri Jedeikin, Scott C. Jones, Marissa Roberto, Raju Mudhar, Zoe Flower and Evangeline Lilly.

The Electric Playground began its life as online news magazine founded by Victor Lucas, John Shaw and Torben Rolfsen before it was brought to television when the team was joined by Scott Barrett in 1997 - who remained with the show to direct the first two seasons. At the end of the second season, Scott accepted an offer to join Shiny Entertainment, so Victor took on triple duty as the show's producer, director and host.


EP Daily aired 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 Electric Playground began as a website (elecplay.com) in 1995. In September 1997 the show premiered in Canada and along the US west coast in a 30-minute weekly format.

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 was reviewsontherun.com. Reviews on the Run ended in 2014 after 13 seasons.[1]

On December 31, 2006, Lucas announced on the EP Daily forums that Greedy Productions had cancelled 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.[citation needed]

In August 2008, EP Daily premiered in a daily format. The Electric Playground remained weekly, wrapping up the week in video games, technology, and entertainment.[2]

Beginning on 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 NBC Universal's Syfy Australia [3]

In September 2010, the show returned to America on ABC stations in select cities in the United States.[4] 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.[5][6] 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.[citation needed]

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

As of 2016, EP Daily no longer airs on G4 and City. The show continues to produce content, such as daily Rundown segments and interviews, on the Electric Playground Network's YouTube channel.[9] Since then, Victor Lucas has been looking for new partners to support the show.[10]

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Network(s) Notes Ref
United States 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,[5] the daily version was made available in select markets on September 3, 2012. Began airing in April 2013 on Reelz. [6]
Australia SF Channel (relaunched 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


  1. ^ "EPNdotTV". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ "The Electric Playground goes daily". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. ^ Scifitv.com.au. The Electric Playground Coming To SCI FI Dec 1 Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ hollywoodreporter.com. PPI, Greedy Prods. Launching 'Electric Playground' on ABC Stations
  5. ^ a b "PPI RELEASING". ppi.tv. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b ""EP DAILY" TO LAUNCH DAILY IN US ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd". epdaily.tv. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  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. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Announcement About the Future of EP". EPN.TV. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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