Breaking News: TV Guide Buys TV Addict

Mark your calendars friends, today is a historic day for theTVaddict.com.

Gemstar, the parent company of TV Guide International has acquired theTVaddict.com for an undisclosed sum.

Serving hundreds of thousands of bored office workers and procrastinating students television fans each and every month, theTVaddict.com has quickly grown into one of the web’s leading destination for all things television.

“theTVaddict.com provides TV fans with a unique outlet to discuss their favorite shows and we are excited to welcome such a dedicated online community to Gemstar-TV Guide.” said Sloof Lirpa, senior vp of business development for Gemstar-TV Guide. “We believe theTVaddict.com will be a valuable addition to our repertoire of entertainment content.”

With the acquisition will also come a name change of historic proportions. After coming to the realization that the only people who use TVGuide as a ‘guide for TV’ are sixty year old grandmothers, TVGuide will be renamed TV Addict.

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  • Stef

    I didn’t fall for this one though!

  • Too big to be true 😉

  • Nick,

    True dat! But come’on, can we at least agree that the ‘Guide’ part of TV Guide is so 1975!

  • paketep

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • SimplyKimberly

    I knew it!

  • Tarn

    Hee! Nice one Addict.
    Nope, didn’r fall for it though – I’ve seen too many jokes already today..

    You think ‘TV Guide’ is an old-fashioned name? One of our main TV listings mags here in the U of K (in fact, I think it’s the oldest) is called the ‘Radio Times’.
    It’s been produced for the BBC for donkey’s years, and you can guess what it used to exclusively feature…

  • tim wilkins

    Well, the mag name change would go over like the New Coke. lol As for you joining them, that would be frakalicious.

  • shanna

    See the reason why I always get caught on April Fools’ gags is because I never know what day of the week it is until the afternoon.

  • Jennifer

    Ahhh….April Fool……….and here I was thinking that I could finally cash in on years of friendship, oops, I mean offer you congrats :.)

  • youknowwho

    I thought wow, now I don’t have to worry about my old age. Then I got angry, “why didn’t he tell me? Good One!