TBS cancels “Lopez Tonight;” last episode is Thursday

By | August 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 3 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

In a classic case of just-not-good-enough ratings, TBS has decided to cancel comedian George Lopez’s late-night chat show Lopez Tonight. And the network isn’t wasting any time getting it off the air. Tomorrow night will be the show’s last airing. Although it seems clear, there’s no politics or personalty conflicts at play. “TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight,” a spokesperson for the network said. “We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.” Lopez Tonight premiered on TBS in November of 2009. When Conan O’Brien hopped joined the network with Conan, Lopez’s show was bumped back an hour to the midnight time slot.

At the time, Lopez declared on his show that he was 100 percent behind the decision. “He’s a great asset to the TBS family,” Lopez said in April of last year, calling O’Brien his “partner in late night.”

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  • http://twitter.com/jessepriest Jesse Priest

    Bad news because Portland Comic Auggie Smith was supposed to be on the show.